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Archive for October, 2009

Book Prize Winners for our Totally Awesome SEM Sweepstakes!

October 12th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

Today we are drawing book prize winners for our Totally Awesome SEM Sweepstakes give away! Each of these 100 lucky folks will receive a copy of the SEM book of their choosing! Winner’s will be notified by email with further details and a request for shipping information. Yeah!

TOMORROW we will randomly draw winners for our software prizes! And here’s the best part, if you haven’t entered to win yet… you still can! Just go over to the …

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How A Static Homepage Can Seriously Hurt Your SEO

October 12th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

Throughout the years of doing SEO for clients, the main thing I hear time and time again is in order to grow your SEO traffic and rankings you must provide users with new content and generate quality links to you site. While I agree and understand the value of generating quality links to my sites, I rarely see a noticeable difference in my SEO traffic from these links.

Just last month, my Yahoo inbound links increased 30 – 50% …

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SEO News Round Up For October 9, 2009

October 9th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Building search engine-friendly URLs is not an easy task. Thankfully the team over at SEOmoz has built out a very handy cheat sheet for mastering URLs. Check out their SEO Cheat Sheet: Anatomy of a URL.
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SEO Isn’t Just About Clicks: How to Reap 3 Side Benefits of SEO

October 6th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

The benefits of Search Engine Optimization are greater sales leads and recognition. The main focus of any SEO campaign is bringing the website to as many eyes as possible to generate leads. The main focus of any SEO company is to convert as many of those leads as possible through easy communication and usability.

However, it is very easy – insanely easy – to neglect a few extra activities in your campaign that will greatly enhance your marketing and the customer experience …

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Top 10 MUST DO SEO Checklist

October 5th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

For each new SEO client we get, there is a list of items that we go through that are essentially the ‘basics’ of SEO. These items will help get you started off on the right foot in your SEO endeavor.

  • Get started immediately on SEO keyword research. It’s the foundation of the home, the engine of the car, the cheese to your macaroni. You won’t get far without the right keywords, so get working on keyword research first.
  • Set up a …
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    Our Greatest Hits for September, 2009

    October 5th, 2009 | | Greatest Hits

    The page views have spoken! Below we have gathered SEO Boy’s four most visited, and hopefully most valuable, articles from September. Whether you’re a new or long-time subscriber you may have missed these insightful and helpful SEO management tips. Enjoy!

    Our most-read post in September was Carrie’s extensive SEO Terminology Glossary! Very helpful for those beginning working in search engine optimization as well as anyone who is a client of an SEO firm!

    It’s just good sense to use all of …

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    Hanapin is Hiring SEM Specialists! Just five more days left…

    October 5th, 2009 | | Hanapin Marketing News

    …until we close the application period for our search engine marketing (SEO + PPC) position.

    Hanapin Marketing (the publisher of SEO Boy and PPC Hero) is looking for three search marketing specialists to add to our talented and hard working team! We have a comprehensive and intensive 12-week training program, so while experience in SEO and PPC is helpful, it’s not required. Apply here!

    FIVE REASONS TO WORK FOR HANAPIN MARKETING

    1. You want to work for a financially stable company that’s …

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    Happy Birthday! SEO Boy is 1 Year Old Today!

    October 3rd, 2009 | | SEO Boy

    Times flies when you’re having fun! It was one year ago today that SEO Boy leaped onto the scene and he’s been having high-flying SEO adventures ever since. Sure, he might be the youngest of our SEM caped crusader crew but he is quite mighty and he’s gaining strength everyday! As you can see below, PPC Hero is marking up each year’s growth for our super hero.

    The adventures are going to get more challenging and exciting as SEO Boy …

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    SEO News Round Up for October 2, 2009

    October 2nd, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
    • If you find yourself slacking off on linkbait efforts because you aren’t sure it’s worth your time, get motivated again by this article on the value of linkbait and how search engines reward these practices. There’s a whole range of ways, from low to high risk, to create viral content, and create opportunities to influence.
    • After you read about the value of linkbait, make sure you check out this post on link quality vs. quantity. This whiteboard will give …
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    How NOT to Request a Link

    October 1st, 2009 | | Link Building

    Like many websites, our blogs receive quite a few emails each day regarding reader questions, comments, link requests, tools and topic suggestions. Just the other day I received an email titled, “Broken Link Found In Your Site.” Now, I always appreciate when a reader notifies me of something wrong with the site. After all, nobody likes a broken link! But it was to my great amusement when I opened the message to find the worst link request email I …

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