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Archive for March, 2010

Real Time Search and Local SEO

March 31st, 2010 | | Local SEO

Real Time Search (RTS) like Google Suggest can be loads of fun, but it’s main purpose is fourfold:

  • Quicker searching
  • Catch a mistakes in spelling by providing common spellings
  • Provide relevant pages quickly and
  • Repeat your previous favorite searches
  • A fifth one would be to provide entertainment, but it’s all about making search faster. When you start typing common searched terms start popping up. Bing and Yahoo also join in by providing their own RTS ideas. All three use …

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    What about SEO? How to Redirect a Domain

    March 29th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Crawlability, Link Building

    Domain-level redirects happen only once in a blue moon. As an SEO, it is not something you run into on a regular basis. Recently one of my clients redirected their entire domain. To my surprise, most of the resources online focused on the technical aspects of domain redirects, like htacess files, DNS adaptations, and so on. The tech-stuff is all very important, but what about SEO? How do I preserve my PageRank? How can I get my site quickly indexed? …

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    SEO Isn’t All About Traffic and Rankings, It’s About Your Bottom Line

    March 29th, 2010 | | Basic SEO Tips

    Some SEO clients we may get come to us with one goal in mind, they need to increase their organic website rankings. These people understand the basics of SEO understand that making changes to your website, both on the back-end and front-end will help increase your Google rankings. These are the same people who look at SEO traffic and rankings …

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    SEO News Round Up for March 26, 2010

    March 26th, 2010 | | SEO News Roundup

    A website redesign or domain transfer can go unbelievably well or horribly wrong. Before diving into a large website initiative, it is very important to consider keyword targeting strategy, URL structure, 301 redirect approach, among others. Check out SEO Gadget’s latest resource for dramatic website changes, Surviving a Site Migration [An SEO's Guide]

    There are a variety of SEO tasks that can be performed on a site, but different business will require different services. This post from SEOptimise …

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    Submitted to the Success! – Planing in the Shadows of Baidu

    March 25th, 2010 | | Nuts & Bolts of Optimization

    If I asked the readers what they thought the biggest search engines in the world were, most of you would agree, most of you would reply accordingly:  1) Google 2) Yahoo 3) Bing.

    Some of you would argue that YouTube should count, making it bigger than Yahoo!. Others would note that Facebook has been recently getting more traffic than Google, has its own search feature and could qualify under the “Social Search”

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    Quick Easy Online Marketing or Online Scam?

    March 23rd, 2010 | | Local SEO

    I’m almost nauseous going into this blog post. It’s not because I just came back from eating an irresponsible amount of Chinese food – sure, that doesn’t help. What is making me nauseous is the latest assault on my local community by a hard selling ad campaign on a SEM/SEO service that will “make leads just fly into your phones and inbox.”
    The way that it is sold is very convincing and very exciting. I won’t mention one of the worst …

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    SEO News Round Up for March 19, 2010

    March 19th, 2010 | | SEO News Roundup

    Wrapping one’s head around all the latest SEO theories can be challenging.  Rand Fishkin from SEOmoz breaks down an interview on crawling and indexation with Matt Cutts into simple and informative illustrations.

    Meta tags aren’t the only on-page elements that are important to helping your organic rankings. This post from Search Engine Land goes over some helpful tips on additional elements that should be included in your SEO strategy.

    There is a very interesting post by Andy Beals on Google’s …

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    Fun with Link Building Techniques – Guest Blogger!

    March 17th, 2010 | | Link Building

    This post is coming from a guest blogger named Nathan Schubert.  Nathan owns Upsmack, a marketing blog that provides a resource of information for those interested in Ecommerce, Internet Marketing, Internet Security.

    Things are a lot different today than they were when I started caring about SEO. Today, websites that link to each other essentially neutralize the effect of their inbound links. Emailing a webmaster to ask for an inbound link is as much a long-shot as it has always …

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    Planning in the Shadows of Facebook

    March 17th, 2010 | | Social Media & SEO

    At the beginning of the month I discussed the issues surrounding planning an SEO strategy with the understanding that indexing as we know it in Google is going to change.

    Some claim to test and know how the new indexing will work. Others, like me, don’t claim to know how it will work. Sure, I played in the Caffeine sandbox, but doesn’t that mean the version of Caffeine I …

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    Happy St. Patricks Day from SEOBoy!

    March 17th, 2010 | | SEO Boy

    So Seoboy isn’t exactly Irish, but who says you can’t enjoy the benefits of being Irish on St. Patty’s Day??

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