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Archive for October, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009 from SEO Boy!

October 31st, 2009 | | SEO Boy

You are walking down a dark alley. Coming from behind you is a muffled sound as if someone is dragging a body down the alley. You turn around and it is a dead body… but worse, it’s the living dead! He shambles toward you as he groans, “Brains… brains… brains.” Run!

Oh… don’t worry! It’s just SEO Boy dressed up like a zombie for Halloween. With all of the zombie hype going on right now, SEO Boy is always one …

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SEO News Round Up For October 30, 2009

October 30th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • David Naylor recently posted Link Building Techniques & Tips. While there are a ton of articles on the web offering link building tricks, Naylor offers 16 of them here in this post. Covering a lot of link building ground, the blog is certainly worth a read.
  • SEO Chat’s Ivan Strouchliak has offered his tips on Steps to Higher Rankings and Traffic. Targeting more than 1 keyword per page title, using anchor texts in internal links, and using copy summaries …
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A Guide to SEO Ettiquite and Professionalism

October 27th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

I was meeting with a media company last Thursday for some traditional media possibilities (tv, radio, jingles … yes, jingles) and as I was telling him about the Internet presence of our companies, he stopped me.

“I saw that you were all over, how did you do that?”

I stared at him blankly because of what he meant by “all-over.” Even though he wanted business from me, he also could be a potential customer, so his perception of “all over” was important …

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Less Links on Your Homepage Could Increase SEO Traffic

October 27th, 2009 | | Crawlability

A while back Matt Cutts delivered some interesting news on PageRank Sculpting. He basically pointed out that the method of PageRank Sculpting really didn’t function as it was previously understood. For a quick recap: people used to add ‘nofollow’ tags to all “unimportant” links via their homepage in order to ‘save’ or ‘add’ more PageRank to the more important links on their homepage. Matt came back to say that by adding these nofollow tags you’re not giving more rank …

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SEO News Round Up For October 23, 2009

October 23rd, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Already overwhelmed by the sheer amount of data you can get from Google Analytics? Too bad! Now you can get even more. Actually, this is great: Google announced this week a set of new Analytics features you can play with to gain a more in-depth understanding of the factors that matter to your business. Fantastic!
  • Oh, Facebook optimization. Who knows exactly what’s going to go on with this in the future, but it’s good to keep an eye on the …
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Real World SEO: Standing up to 3rd Party Listing Companies

October 20th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

SEO is important to come up 1st or at least on the first page of search results, but is that all your SEO efforts do for you? Well, achieving first page ranking actually has some powerful ramifications.  As stated by one of my clients “we want to own the Internet.” In other words, “be everywhere!”  That’s a lofty goal, but that is EXACTLY what your goal should be for your business.

Own the entire Internet?

Well, no. If you run a garden …

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Grand Prize Winner for our Totally Awesome SEM Sweepstakes!

October 14th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

Today we are drawing for the grand prize winner for our Totally SEM Sweepstakes! This lucky person will receive a free PPC account review or SEO website review from the Hanapin Marketing Team. Nice! The email will be going out to the winner shortly.

Phew! And that does it! The contest is done. Congratulations to all of our winners. Thank you to everyone who entered, who Tweeted, who subscribed to the blogs, and who showed support. You’re all totally awesome. Thanks …

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Google Drops 3 Local Map Listings to a Form a 7-Pack

October 13th, 2009 | | Local SEO

Google Map listings have undergone a recent change.  Also referred to as the 10-pack, it’s a selection of local businesses that accompanies your local search.  For example, if you search for “pizza springfield, MO” you’ll get a 10 recommended pizza places within that city that are pinpointed on a small Google Map right above the natural search results.

The recent change is that instead of the 10 map points listed as A through J are now truncated. The 10-pack is gone as now …

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Software Winners for our Totally Awesome SEM Sweepstakes!

October 13th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

Yesterday we drew for the book prizes, and today we’re drawing the software prize winners for our Totally Awesome SEM Sweepstakes give away! Winners will be notified by email about their totally awesome prize!

So, what did these folks win? Good question! This is what we’re giving away:

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    The Basics of On-Page Keyword Optimization

    October 12th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips, Nuts & Bolts of Optimization

    If you are new to SEO, on-page keyword optimization can be intimidating. From keyword selection to meta data to content optimization, there are a lot of elements involved in optimizing the pages for keywords on your website. Starting from keyword selection, use this as a step-by-step guide to integrating keywords onto your webpage.

    Step 1: Keyword Selection

    Assuming you have completed keyword research and selected terms to target on your site, the first step to on-page optimization is keyword selection.

    Each web …

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