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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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Don't Make These Mistakes in Your Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Mistakes
Too many companies fail in these incorrect assumptions about SEO when dealing with search engine optimization to get first page results. Rand Fishkin mentioned these two ways companies often incorrectly approach SEO. The biggest mistakes I see around SEO is that they consider it two ways, both of which...
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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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Business Week Article Shows SEO Increases Revenue
SEO Increases Revenues
Just another example of how realign/redesigning your website with SEO can increase revenue. While us in the SEO industry already know this little tidbit, it was nice to see an article written in Business Week about how SEO and a properly designed website can increase revenues. The redesign and search...
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Free SEO Report - Review
Free SEO Report
A quick review of Shoemoney's "Free SEO Report". I've been a big Shoemoney follower for a long time, but when I read about his latest adventure I was suprised because I had already used the service - Free SEO Report, without knowing that he was behind it. Here is a quick review: The report contains...
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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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SEO World Championship SEO Contest Begins
GlobalWarming Awareness2007 Contest
Well there is another SEO contest going on, so we'll see how much SPAM comments start accumulating on discussion boards and blogs all over the world. This contest is for the keywords "globalwarming awareness2007 ". Those that rank highest on the big three (Google, Yahoo, and MSN) will...
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2010 SEO and Website Predictions
SEO and Website Predictions
2010 will be the year of shorter, more concise, and quicker information. I read SEOmoz's 8 predictions for SEO in 2010 and figured I'd make my own (some of which I total agree with SEOmoz. Conversion Rate Optimization will take off. After reading Call to Action by the Eisenberg brothers I was convinced....
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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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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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Shoemoney SEO Contest
Shoemoney
Shoemoney has thrown down the gauntlet to other SEOs and challenged them to dethrone him for the keyword "shoemoney". While this is just another SEO contest, Jeremy Schoemaker at Shoemoney has openly admitted that outranking him for #1 for the keyword shoemoney will be next to impossible....
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Three Steps to a Great Website
Great Website in 3 Steps
Matt Cutts' three step process to a great rankings in the search engines and success out of your website.I agree with Matt on his "3 step process" to getting better rankings in the search engines. There’s SEO and there’s QUALITY and there’s also finding the HOOK or angle...
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Most Useful Seach Engine Optimization Information
Search Engine Optimization Information
For those of you in the web site design business, what document, guideline, book, whatever, did you find most useful for Search Engine Optimization (SEO)? Here is some quick advice: Always follow the Google webmaster guidelines Make sure you use a unique and descriptive title tag Make sure you...
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Is Good Coding Key to Great Placement in MSN
Good Coding for Ranking in MSN
The two "big dogs," Google and Yahoo, now have a new competitor. MSN came out with a new search engine in February 2005 that has added good coding as a part of their ranking algorithm. They no longer get their results from other search engines, but now they have spiders of their own. Just...
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How can I Increase my PageRank
Increase PageRank
Here's a freebie for improved search engine optimization and increased PageRank. I was recently received the following question on one of my articles: I am a Coldwell Banker agent in [city] [state]. My Web site is [website] How can I get better PageRank? - D. Heck (city,state, and website have...
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Four Steps to a Better Ranking in the Search Engines
Better Rankings
Four basic things you can do now to improve your search engine rankings on Google, Yahoo, and Bing. The single question I am asked more often than any other is, "How can I rank better in the search engines." While there are thousands of different things that people can do to rank well, we have found...
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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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Who Else Wants to Build Links and Rank High in Google
Link Baiting
Who Else Wants to Build Links and Rank Higher in Google Link Baiting has become common place to increase organic inbound links and rank higher in Google. There was a great article by Andy Hagan but he broke his site to pieces, so I had to do some digging to find it again. Here are some of the best from...
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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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All Business Owners Should Know these 10 Things Before Building a Website
Before You Begin
10 things all business owners should know before they have a website built.I loved the article "10 things businesses should know before building a website" over at 456 Berea Street . Here are their top 10 with my comments added:Understand what you want. Too many businesses really don't...
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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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2009 Website Browser Stats Review
2009 Website Browser Stats
IE 7 Rules with 42.7 Market Share
IE 7 is the current browser of choice with Firefox second and IE 6 in third. IE 8 adoption is still slow. Since we didn't do a browser stat review for 2008, we decided to do a review for the middle of 2009 and bring people back up to speed on the browser war. Among the tech field (Site 6) Firefox still...
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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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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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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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