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Archive for February, 2009

SEO News Round Up for February 27, 2009

February 27th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Will the battle to find balance between engaging vs. crawl-friendly websites ever end?  To be honest, probably not in the near future. But a least there have been some positive inroads for experience-driven digital assets. For big-brand marketers and small business promoters alike, Search Engine Land provides tips to optimize digital assets to engage your audience and search engines.
  • Another much-debated issue in the web world: Adding outbound links to other websites from your own. This article from SEOmoz addresses …
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My Personal SEO Conundrum: Seeking the Key to Link Bait Success

February 26th, 2009 | | Link Building

With this week’s launch of our Unsexy SEO articles, my mind is weighing heavily on link bait, and how to successfully launch new content and capture links.  As a relatively new site with a growing readership, I’m brainstorming on the many ways to market this great content (OK, so maybe I’m a bit biased) and get the most bang for my buck.  But I’m struggling.

I’ve got a good handle on link building and even know how to …

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Reader Poll – What SEO Tactic Gets You the Best Return on Time Investment?

February 24th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

Every now and then we like to ask our readers and subscribers to give us their feedback on the SEO industry. Since there is so much talk about different SEO techniques and strategies to help improve your pagerank, rankings and traffic, we want to know which SEO tactic you think will give you the best return on your time investment?

Once we get enough feedback, we’ll post the results of the poll next week.

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SEO Boy Proudly Presents: “Unsexy SEO”

February 24th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

SEO Boy Presents Unsexy SEO

In what will be the first of many exciting projects to come, the SEO Boy team would like to present “Unsexy SEO” – a series of articles all aimed at explaining and discussing search engine optimization in a straight-forward, no-bull fashion.   After lurking around in the shadows of the search marketing industry for a few years, we all noticed a trend – search engine …

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Thinking About Using Craigslist for SEO? You Better Think Again

February 24th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

You may or may not remember back in the days of pre 2006 when search results yielded results from Craigslist.org.  It was common to type in “for sale” and find list after list of Craigslist pages containing that phrase.

It was also around this time that several “companies” or “consultants” suggested to populate Craigslist with specially crafted “ads” to increase your links and potential to rank high.  A whole new wing of spamming was born.  Multi-posting scripts were written, false advertising …

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How New Content Can Help Increase Traffic and Rankings

February 23rd, 2009 | | SEO Copy Writing

Adding new content to your site is a great way to boost your SEO traffic and rankings.  Each time you update your site, you’re telling the search engines to take another look because there are new pages they need to crawl and index.  Search engines love new content!

1.        Keep your newly created content relevant. Don’t go off on a tangent and write a piece that has almost nothing to do with your end product or service.

2.       Target keywords in …

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SEO News Round Up For February 20, 2009

February 20th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • For those enlisted in managing small business SEO, you know that low-cost online marketing opportunities are hard to come by. Well, GetListed.org is a great resource to add your local business information to the major search engines, plus it allows you to follow reviews and citations. SEOmoz walks you through how to get listed, navigate and understand the GetListed.org service.
  • An important part of any SEO campaign is understanding who your online competitors are, what they are doing, and …
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Learn How to Use the New Canonical Tag and Other META Tags to Control Your SEO Search Results

February 20th, 2009 | | Crawlability, Nuts & Bolts of Optimization

Learn more about the new Canonical Tag and refresh your memory and skills on the META NOODP (dmoz Open Directory Project) and META NOYDIR (Yahoo! Directory) tags to take control of your search results and SEO success.

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Discover New SEO Keyword Ranking Opportunities by Mining Google Analytics Data

February 19th, 2009 | | SEO Keyword Research

Let’s face it, SEO keyword research never ends. User search queries evolve over time, and your SEO keyword strategy needs to reflect these ever-changing search trends. Your keyword list needs to be fluid so that your site remains relevant and highly ranked within the search engines.

One way to discover new keyword ranking opportunities is to look at those organic search queries in Google Analytics that are already driving visits to your site.   The goal here is to see …

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Generate Local Business with Hyperlocal Search

February 17th, 2009 | | Local SEO

Hyperlocal Advertising isn’t hype. In fact, it can increase brand awareness and community revenue while effectivley advertising to niche markets.

Hyperlocal is a term once described about newspapers. Events in a hometown don’t have mainstream appeal unless they have mainstream implications. The happenings of the Arts & Craft show down on Maple isn’t of concern to the mainstream media unless, suddenly, a flying red panda wearing an Iranian beret swooped down onto the scene.

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