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Archive for the ‘Crawlability’ Category

How to Set Up and Use Yahoo Site Explorer

December 22nd, 2008 | | Crawlability

Last week I wrote a post about using Google webmaster tools as part of your SEO strategy.  Today I’ll show you how to set up a Yahoo Site Explorer account and why you should be using it.  Google Webmaster tools and Yahoo site explorer is basically an identical program, but obviously one is for Google organic and one is used for Yahoo organic.

The biggest difference in the two is the amount of information you can get access to. Google …

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How and Why You Should be Using Google Webmaster Tools – Part 2

December 15th, 2008 | | Crawlability

Last week I wrote part 1of the how and why into Google webmaster tools as a tool for improving your organic rankings and traffic.  Just to reiterate, Google webmaster tools is an account you can set up for free that gives you viable information regarding your website and how Google crawls your site.  From setting up your WMT account to checking your settings and reviewing the diagnostics page these tools help you fix error pages on your site and …

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How and Why You Should be Using Google Webmaster Tools – Part 1

December 8th, 2008 | | Crawlability

Google Webmaster Tools is a necessary program to help make your site more Google search friendly.  Webmaster Tools (WMT) provides detailed reports about your sites visibility on Google search.  Some of these reports include inbound and outbound links, when the last time Googlebot accessed your pages, how many pages on your site are 404′ing, etc.  Because Webmaster Tools is so comprehensive, this will be a two part series.  Today I will discuss how to create an account, and the reports …

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Unleash Your Website’s Hidden SEO Potential by Optimizing Your PDF Files

October 30th, 2008 | | Crawlability, Nuts & Bolts of Optimization

PDFs are a widely used file format both online and offline. They are a convenient and multi-purposed file format that allows for restricted editing, compression when images are present and most importantly, PDFs preserve the look and feel of the source document. From the earliest days of the internet, PDFs have been applied to websites for many of those same reasons. However, in the early days of SEO, it was widely considered …

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Learn How to Make Flash and SEO Play Nice Together

October 30th, 2008 | | Crawlability, Usability

The year was 1998.  A new windows OS came out, the iMac appeared and a president was impeached … and I discovered Flash.  In a dimly lit computer lab, I came across eye4u.com – a German website that was built solely in Flash.  Its galleries and intro were stunning.  I never saw anything like that on the web before.  In general, the web was getting used to not being so “Netscape Gray.”  I remember saying “this is the future …

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