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Created by raavi on 27/08/2008
Last updated: 03/09/10 at 15:20
Feeling desperate to improve your status on Yelp? Considering bribing customers to write reviews on Yelp or paying someone to do it? Think again after you read these cautions.
Rachel discusses how to improve organic CTR through on-site optimization that does not necessarily boost rankings
Glen continues to impress me with his unrelenting quest to write truly useful posts. No high-level, water-downed tips here. He actually goes out of his way to explain some very "diamond in the rough" techniques and websites.
Chrome Seo for modern search engine optimizers, search engine marketers and webmasters. Now more than ever seo is tied directly to the live web and real-time actions. Blog farms and scrapers, gave way to mass social spam and vote rigging. Brokering links was safe, then unsafe for Google whitehat seo, and everything in between. Page rank was abandoned even though its still with us. No-follow links and page sculpting turned out to be a shame, even with proof of concept. A list of 24 SEO's tools for Chrome...
Christmas comes just once a year, but terrible websites can be found all-year long! When it comes to SEO-friendly web design, here are a few practices that will have you asking Santa Claus for a new webmaster this Christmas.
Have you launched a new Search Marketing consultancy, looking to build the PR of your agency or looking to boost your personal brand? Here are 10 well read SEO & Search Marketing blogs that openly accept guest posts. Contributing to these communities will not only get your face and company out there, but also gives you a chance to contribute to the sharing and awareness of SEO.
Yet another great post from the SEOverflow team. I was about to puke at the thought of reading ONE MORE blog entry about Google SERP personalization this week. Luckily I found something worth reading and feel like I can hold down my breakfast after all.
Lisa Barone does it once again with coverage of 17, count em 17, PubCon sessions from the 2009 Vegas show. I don't know how she does it, but here is the full list of sessions covered.
Aaron Wall interviews Jeremy Shoemaker
Page title is the most visible but not the only element which can make your page listing stand out in SERPs. Your page search listing description is another one and it should never be underestimated.
As an individual that works very hard at maintaining relationships and attempts to help anyone at anytime he possibly can, I see some pretty interesting mistakes that people make, DAILY! Sometimes, I have to admit, I’ve made the mistake of burning a bridge or two at past companies, just by the simple fact of not understanding how important it was not to hurt a relationship. But, I now know that there are some things that you should NEVER do…and I mean NEVER.
So, as Moore's idea diffusion curve dictates Twitter is reaching the early and late majorities. Like Bebo, Myspace, YouTube and Facebook before them Twitter is reaching its maturity. We see the celebrity and mass market adoption of the media booming35 Vote(s)
Gab Goldenberg weighs in on the Chris Anderson/Malcolm Gladwell FREE controversy responding to a comment by Seth Godin about where journalism, and editing, might be headed.
"I’m a great fan of Seth Godin...but a risk that is always present in that type of writing is to mistake causation with correlation."
This is a guest post on Michael Grays blog.
SNIP - The problems of geolocation and international SEO are many and varied however, so in this post Im going to focus on how to scale a business across multiple languages and countries in an SEO friendly manner. The important thing is to make sure that your international SEO strategy uses the strengths of your business strategy to achieve success.
SNIP - Use your content to your advantage. Pick out specific high-priority keywords and link to the appropriate pages. If your number one keyword phrase is "link architecture" and you have a page on your website that carries a PageRank of three, use35 Vote(s)
Eric Lander is interviewed and shares a number of interesting thoughts on Google, search, Twitter, and his latest venture.28 Vote(s)
Has Michael Jackson died or is this another social media and Internet hoax? Social Media is reporting his death. CNN is reporting he's in a coma. And the search engines don't have a clue what's going on.32 Vote(s)
A good list explaining why your site may have high bounce rates. "Bounce Rate can be simply defined as the percentage of website visitors that leave the website directly from the page they enter without clicking through to any other page of the webs38 Vote(s)
"Being an authentic corporate blogger means finding a way to balance your voice with the goals of the company you‘re representing."Great post on how to be authentic without "crossing the line".29 Vote(s)
A list of the seven most valuable twitter resources / tools. These tools are great for small business and individuals looking to profit / save time on Twitter.67 Vote(s)
Are niche sites dead because of new Google rules on PageRank sculpting?32 Vote(s)
You've had your domain for a long time and it has served you well. Today, though, you're looking to expand your online business and the old domain just won't do the trick. You need something new, fresh and exciting and perhaps you've already regis38 Vote(s)
Debra Mastaler writes... If you've been doing business online for any length of time chances are you have a database of opt-in email addresses from customers, vendors, newsletter signups etc. Here's a way to use those email addresses to increase yo25 Vote(s)
lan Bleiweiss explains why he thinks Google Squared to be so flaky that you'd think this experimental search engine was born on crack.30 Vote(s)
Brian Carter on bidding on keywords for their brand names, service name, or product names: "When you don't have an ad AND a natural listing, you have less presence on the search result page, and thus more competition..."44 Vote(s)
"Twelve video interviews conducted at SES London and SES New York this year that provide wide spectrum of divergent opinions."27 Vote(s)
Eduard highlights the top 20 SEO from SMX London (May 2009). A short but useful summary...34 Vote(s)
One of the most important factors of negotiating any link deal is to ensure that the link is both indexed and dofollow - thereby ensuring it actually passes "link juice" or link power. Time and time again, clients inquire about how best to link out/47 Vote(s)
| Search Engine People | Jeff has a notable task every blog owner should undertake each quarter... and apparently a new tool on the way to help. This one is certainly important as old posts can cease to give us full value languishing in the shadows.28 Vote(s)
Cindy Alvarez writes this amazing post on getting your customers to talk about you and your product.33 Vote(s)
To me, it's been a real joy to have two employees who are trained in SEO and PPC and expert enough to start suggestion improvements and innovations to our processes. There's nothing like another set of eyes, and no matter how much of an expert I am,30 Vote(s)
Li Evans, talking about social media, points out the fact that "you need to plan your social media strategies around other success factors, not how many links you gain or SERP spots your take up. If you plan your strategy around other success factor33 Vote(s)
Yet another way for Twitter to increase valuation and revenue but this time with no AdSense and no Social Media Tools. This article takes a look at monetizing Twitter through Local Search while increasing the overall user experience while not being 38 Vote(s)
A superior list of relevant ranking factors facing SEOs in 2009. Just about everything that is important you don't already know is covered. It will definitely stir up your brainwaves and keep you thinking. Bookmark it and keep it handy as this is yo39 Vote(s)
Great write-up from Rand about what looked like an awesome conference in Reykjavik last week.24 Vote(s)
Jon Myers opens his Searchcowboys account with a blasting post on Universal Search Video Results. Online video is going from strength to strength in 2009. There has been a lot of talk about it over the last few shows I have spoken at. People rea34 Vote(s)
DazzlinDonna has released a new tool called MonitorHackdFiles, which acts as a sentry for your site. It watches your site, and when it detects a file has changed (or been added), it notifies you via email and tells you which file(s) was changed.31 Vote(s)
Where a certain incident that took us all by surprise last week caused me to rant about honest and ethics in our industry and who actually deserves the harsh punishment.28 Vote(s)
I've [Ann Smarty] been reviewing backlink checkers multiple times and it's now time to list them in one round up. I'll be listing only free ones here and also I'll sort them by best functions, so a few feature-rich tools may end up being mentioned i34 Vote(s)
Danny will be giving the SEMpdx Searchfest Keynote on March 10th in Portland. Here, I ask him a half-dozen questions of interest to me (and hopefully to you as well).29 Vote(s)
Dan Zarrella shares more of his genius with Brett "From Tibet" Borders. Check out this juicy interview and pick up some gold nuggets :).26 Vote(s)
Your site has an SEO grade of xx. You've seen and maybe used some of the tools discussed here. Hugo Guzman sheds some light on his investigation of a couple of popular website grading tools.24 Vote(s)
Donna writes about how Google gets itself in trouble with paid links. People won't forget this one for a while!44 Vote(s)
Hot on the heels of the announcement by Google and Live of a new tag attribute for links, Joost De Valk creates plugins to support this for Wordpress, Magento and Drupal.67 Vote(s)
Send Your Valentine Some Link Love! How? Fill out the form below, and we'll embed your Valentine's web address on this page, giving the one you love SEO credit and enhanced web authority. How romantic!24 Vote(s)
In the past Google would remove results when a DMCA claim was filed, now they are deleting actual posts from Bloggers Accounts ...Andrew Pederson, a spokesperson for the Mountain View-based company, explained via e-mail, "When we are notified of43 Vote(s)
Good post on the negative aspects of using URL shorteners. I personally feel differently, but this post has some interesting insight.40 Vote(s)
My colleague Valarie put together an interesting checklist of link-building best practices, so I figured I would share!34 Vote(s)
An exploration of PPR and the possible impacts it could have on search. With behavior metrics and personalized search becoming a popular trend among SEO's we might be best served by understanding more about how search engines are going about such s32 Vote(s)
Michael Gray: Long time readers here will know that I'm not a big fan of Google's personalized search. However late last week I watched a TED talk and had a zen moment of clarity, and finally got personalized search. More interestingly I got it with35 Vote(s)