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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 25th, 2010 | | Uncategorized

SEO Boy hopes you have a wonderful holiday weekend, and are gathered with friends, family and plenty of good food…and football too of course!

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Google Hotpot and SEO Implications

November 24th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Basic SEO Tips, Local SEO, Social Media & SEO

For those of you that don’t know, Hotpot is Google’s new improvement to it’s existing Places feature. And the implications in the world of SEO are huge. To start, there will be a brief summation of the key features of Google Places and the new addition of Hotpot. This will then be followed by some best-practices in order to properly utilize these programs for your SEO advantage. And finally, there will be some suggestions as to how to properly optimize …

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No love for Local SEO from Apple

November 23rd, 2010 | | Local SEO

My first inclination was to look for more apps – NOT SURF THE WEB.

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Boost Your Local SEO Just In Time For Black Friday

November 22nd, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Local SEO

This morning I was watching the Today Show, and saw an interesting segment about snagging Black Friday deals, and it got me thinking about how consumers will be using a combination of the online and in-store shopping to help them find the best deals this year. So how can SEO help get you more sales?

First consider this:

This year, 46% of retail sales will be influenced by the web – but more than 90% of total retail transactions will occur …

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SEO News Roundup for November 19, 2010

November 19th, 2010 | | SEO News Roundup

Is it just me or does it seem like Google is launching a new product every week? On Monday, Google launched an early release of Hotpot, a local recommendation engine powered by users and their friends. This feature allows users to review destinations on Google Places and share it with their friends. Vanessa Fox at Search Engine Land has written a post breaking down Google Hotpot and how it differs from other products like Foursquare and Google Buzz. Fox’s …

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Tips for Internal Linking

November 18th, 2010 | | Internal Linking

You know that a big part of SEO is link building – who you link to, how many links you have, the quality of your links, etc. But what about your internal linking? It is easy to focus on external links but if you haven’t revisited your internal structure or maybe you are just taking on a new SEO client, it is important to not overlook this step.

Linking internally serves a couple of purposes:

1. Most important is …

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When you have little to no online reviews

November 16th, 2010 | | Local SEO

So what we have here is a way to capitalize on people looking for reviews on your company, a way to bypass a lack of reviews on search engines and a way to quickly convert after a rush of positive feedback.

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Optimizing URLs for Search Engines

November 15th, 2010 | | Advanced SEO Tips, Basic SEO Tips, Link Building, Optimizing URLs

Search engine optimization should begin the day you are thinking about creating a web site. The structure of your web site should cater to your users and the search engines. That being said, URLs are the most fundamental part of your site.

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SEO News Roundup for November 12, 2010

November 12th, 2010 | | SEO News Roundup

Having a blog on your website is a great way to keep content fresh and boost page rank.  If you are thinking about creating a blog for your site you should read the Daily Blog Tips post on the 15 things to know before blogging. This article is filled with tips gathered from the author’s five years of experience.  These pointers will help you avoid some common blogging mistakes as well as find the right niche to target. Follow …

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The SEO Impact Of Google Instant Previews

November 10th, 2010 | | Basic SEO Tips

Remember when Google shook up the SEO community with the launch of Google Instant, pitting blogger against blogger in the debate over whether SEO would be dead or dead-on? Well two months later Google has taken yet another step on its never-ending quest toward making search faster.

Yesterday, Google began the rollout of Google Instant Previews with the purpose of making it easier for people to find what they are searching for. Distinguished Engineer Ben Gomes describes Instant Preview …

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