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More on First Page Results on Google
First Page Results
Do you know how to get first page results on Google? Apparently we do.  Interestingly, after posting my article on the importance of getting listed on the first page of search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN and brand benefits associated with that first page ranking, I started noticing hits...
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If Content is King, Linking is Queen
Linking is Queen - Content is King
If Content is King then surely Linking is Queen. And we all know who really rules the kingdom. I came across a great article that built on the well known saying that content is king by saying that "Content is King, but Linking is Queen." Content and Linking go hand in hand if the site is going...
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Organic Results get more Clicks than Pay Per Click
Organic Results and Higher ROI
Organic or "normal" search engine results get more clicks than Pay Per Click (PPC) or Sponsored Listings.I still don't understand why someone wouldn't want to do Search Engine Optimization (SEO) on their site instead of setting up a PPC plan. I know all too many companies that forego optimizing...
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First Page Search Engine Results
Be First Page in the Search Engines
Being on the first page of the search engine results, like Google, Yahoo, and MSN, not only will improve your ROI but will increase your brand image. According to a new study more than half of search engine users will click on the very first page of results. 62% of search engine users click on a result...
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Is your search engine placement like a billboard in the woods?
Placing in the First Three Pages
Most search engine users will abandon or change their search if they do not find what they are looking for in the first three pages of results. Interesting statistics for people using search engines show that most people expect their results in the first three pages. 90% of search engine users will...
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Google's Big Daddy
BigDaddy Update
Although the "Big Daddy" update has happened at Google, many data centers are still in flux. Matt Cutts, Google employee and avid blogger, recently commented that the Big Daddy Update was fully deployed: Q: “Is Bigdaddy fully deployed?” A: Yes, I believe every data center...
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Search Engine Statistics
Search Engine Statistics
Search Engine Usage Statistics for February 2006 Nielson/Net Ratings has released new search engine statistics for Feb 2006. Each of the search engines is maintaining their market share with less than 1% change in the main search engines. Overall, there were 5.3 billion searches performed in February...
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Live PageRank Dead or Changing
Live PageRank
Live PageRank, a popular tool among Search Engine Optimizers and Website Designers, has either shut down or is being updated. Ever since Google began updating the PageRank on their toolbar every 3 months instead of every month, people have tried to guess their "current" or "live PageRank"....
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What is V7ndotcom Elursrebmem?
V7ndotcom Elursrebmem
SEOs battle it out for Google placement for the keyword "V7ndotcom Elursrebmem" in new SEO contest. Today the Wall Street Journal commented on a new Search Engine Optimization contest for the keywords v7ndotcom Elursrebmem. It seems that this contest has drawn interest from Matt Cutts (the...
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Google Sitemaps
Google Sitemap Statistics
Google Sitemaps are getting better at showing you a compiled snapshot of how Google views your web pages. Ever really wondered how Google views your pages? Well if you haven't used Google Sitemaps yet, you might just consider it. You don't even have to create a sitemap for your site to benefit from...
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What really is Search Engine Optimization?
Customer Optimization
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is not merely validating HTML, keywords, alt tags, and descriptions. SEO is all about "Customer Optimization". Too many people do not understand what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) really is and what it is not. Even "Professionals" disagree....
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Whitehat SEO versus Blackhat SEO
Whitehat vs Blackhat SEO
The showdown between whitehat SEO and blackhat SEO is heating up and search engines are backing the whitehats. Whitehat and blackhat SEO (Search Engine Optimization) are two different (and normally opposing) views of how to do search engine optimization. Whitehats are those website designers that...
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Are reciprocal links losing their importance?
Reciprocal Links vs. Authoritative Links
One-way, "authoritative" links, may become the new wave of linking and leave reciprocal links in the dust (or the grave). As long as there are people in the world that do search engine optimization (SEO), there will be change in the ways that search engines rank sites. This latest change...
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Jagger Update - Google's October 2005 PageRank Update
Jagger Update
Jagger Updates - Google's October 2005 PageRank/BackLink Updates will come in smaller pieces and quick frequent updates. The recent October 2005 PageRank update has changed from the normal 3 month PageRank updates we have been seeing. This update, codenamed "Jagger", will come out in...
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What exactly is a bot like Googlebot
Googlebot and other Spiders
Googlebot, Yahoo Slurp, and MSNbot and similar spiders, bots, and crawlers are the programs that harvest information for search engines. For anyone tracking statistics on their website, Googlebot, MSNbot, and Yahoo Slurp can be welcomed guests. These three search engine bots gather (harvest)...
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SEO and Forget It
Google's Sandbox - SEO
In this "fast-food", "fast-paced", "broadband" era, many people don't realize that it takes time to get out of the sandbox before they can move up on the search engines. I don't know if it is just the fast-paced time that we live in, or if people have just forgotten that patience is a virtue,...
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Allinanchor, Allintitle, Allintext and other Google Keywords
Google Keywords
Google Keywords like: Allinanchor Allintitle Allintext Site Link can give you a greater understanding of how to get better placement in Google. Each of these keywords can help you understand better where you can focus your efforts to increase your ranking in Google. Here is a breakdown...
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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Basics
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Tips
Basic Search Engine Optimization (SEO) techniques that are so simple that anyone can do them. While there are numerous tricks and tips to get better search engine placement (let alone the tips specific to every individual search engine), here are some very basic search engine optimization tips...
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Dynamic Pages vs. Static Pages
Dynamic Pages vs. Static Pages
Dynamic pages can pose problems for search engines compared to static pages. Following these tips will help avoid the problems that dynamic pages can create with search engines like Google, Yahoo, and MSN. Now, while search engines do not care if your webpage ends in .htm, .html, .asp, .php, etc.,...
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Is Your Website Search Engine Friendly?
Search Engine Friendly Websites
If your website isn't search engine friendly, your website is not earning you enough money. Far too many web designers are actually graphic designers claiming to be website designers. Unfortunately, they know nothing (ok... maybe next to nothing) about how search engines work and what is necessary...
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Placement in the directory - Pure Power
DMOZ / Google Directory
Many people may wonder why anyone would jump through all of the hoops to get listed in the DMOZ directory ( They would argue that nobody uses the dmoz directory to find businesses. Well, people might not use the dmoz directory like they use yahoo or google, (some people might not even...
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Google Updates PageRank - Google Dance Begins
PageRank Update
Well it has begun. The long awaited Google PageRank Update has begun for April 2005. After nearly four months of waiting (the last update was done on January 1st, 2005) we have begun seeing the PageRank update on the Google toolbar. We commented on a new tool that could inform you of the current...
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PageRank Update - PageRank (PR) 2005 is alive and thriving
PageRank Update
NOTICE: PageRank Update has begun as of April 23, 2005. Please visit our blog on this update. For many of the diligent PageRank (PR) followers out there who have been pulling their hair out trying to figure out when Google is going to update their toolbar, you need not worry because you can know...
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