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SEO News Round Up for July 17, 2009

July 17th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • The ASK.com blog has an interesting post on what makes a search engine semantic. It’s pretty interesting when reading their examples of how a four year old would act as a search engine. But more importantly, a search engine can’t be called semantic until they can be less keyword based and more understanding of the human search.
  • I have to give Sam Niccolls an ‘A’ for effort on his post about how TechCrunch blogs about porn frequently
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SEO News Round Up for July 10, 2009

July 10th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Mike K, over at SEOmoz, gives tips on how to get your press releases picked up by journalists and thereby improve your SEO. A few of the tips he expands upon include: Get to the Point, Objectivity, Sending Manually, and Timing.
  • Link building is a crucial, critical element in the formula for SEO success. Unfortunately, it’s also one that takes a little more work and effort. Fortunately, though, Stephan at Search Engine Land had a great article this week about …
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SEO News Round Up for July 2, 2009

July 2nd, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup

Happy Thursday!

  • Also, Happy Canada Day (late…). This week James Chartrand at Copyblogger celebrated the practical, friendly mindset of Canada and bemoaned what it means for marketers (sad- it hurts your business to be obnoxious and unethical). Additionally, the post put “Blame Canada” in my head for the rest of the morning, and I’d like to spread that little virus around.
  • What does SEO have to do with Iran, Perez Hilton, and the US Open? The answer is relevancy. Frankie …
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SEO News Round Up for June 26, 2009

June 26th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • According to Search Marketing for Non Profits, Google can now crawl javascript links like the ‘onClick’ function. These links in JavaScript were previously invisible to Google. And now some are using JS to deliver paid links that don’t violate Google’s guidelines even.
  • From Search Engine Land, Google is now truncating URL’s in the SERPS in order to present results in a more easy to read format. Could this change hurt your chances of receiving that user’s click if …
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SEO News Round Up for June 19, 2009

June 19th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Obviously we have to mention the resolution to the past weeks’ uncertainty about PageRank sculpting via nofollow. Probably not what you want to hear, but at least there’s useful advice about current best practices from Rand at SEOMoz.
  • Are you (or your clients) reluctant to deal with creating & maintaining social media accounts? It may seem like a lot of work, but Mike Moran at Search Engine Guide makes some interesting points about …
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SEO News Round Up for June 12, 2009

June 12th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Pay-for-Performance is more of a PPC term than SEO. However, the guys over at Search Engine Land are questioning whether SEO agencies should switch from a “dollars for hours” payment model to pay for performance?  Would SEO people aspire to work harder for their clients? They question how SEO could become an accountable marketing channel without limitations on fixed rate contracts.
  • With 35 Sphinns and 33 responses, this article must be good! Matt Leonard at Search Engine Journal has written …
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SEO News Round Up for June 5, 2009

June 5th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Can commenting on blog posts be useful to your link-building and traffic driving efforts? Brian Clark at Copyblogger says yes, if you do it right…but if you do it wrong, you’re just wasting everyone’s time and energy. Find out how to create comments that will be useful to you and to readers.
  • Fantastic, your brand is representing itself well on the social media front! But…what if something goes wrong? Website won’t cooperate. Product …
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SEO News Roundup for May 29, 2009

May 29th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Could Twitter be ruined by paid Tweets? It’s very possible says Shoemoney in a recent interview with Aaron Wall. In the interview the two promoted their SEO training programs and talked about how to best market products and services in the SEO industry.
  • SEOptimize has a good post on link building and how some people just don’t get the true concept of SEO, link building and how the two come together. Tad basically explains that ‘less is more’ when …
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SEO News Round Up for May 22, 2009

May 22nd, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
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SEO News Round Up for May 15, 2009

May 15th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • It’s been a couple of months since canonical tag functionality was announced- have you gotten comfortable with using them to prevent duplicate-content-monsters from ravaging your SEO efforts?  ASK Enquiro offers a list of useful “need to knows” about using canonical tags effectively.
  • I kind of feel this disconnect from and ambivalence about social media. I try to notice those who use it intelligently & innovatively. But I can’t help but notice people who use it to tell me what their …
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