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How to Instantly Convey a Sense of Trustworthiness

July 14th, 2009 | | Conversion Optimization

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Yesterday, we discussed how to increase conversions with easy-to-follow website navigation as part of our 5 day series on increasing the credibility and trustworthiness of your website. Today, we are going to discuss strategies on how to instantly convey a sense of credibility from the second a user hits your site.

A picture, or a symbol, is worth a thousand words. Sometimes cliches ring true in certain …

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Want More Sales? Enhance Your Conversion Rate With Easy-to-Follow Navigation and Strong Calls-to-Action

July 13th, 2009 | | Conversion Optimization

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Today is part one of a five day long SEO series on increasing conversion rates by building trust and credibility. There comes a time in every man’s life when he has to take a step back, and look at the big picture. Today that big picture is your website, and by stepping back, stopping what you’re doing, and looking at your website from a wide angle lens …

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How to Increase Conversions by Increasing Your Website’s Trustworthiness and Credibility

July 10th, 2009 | | Conversion Optimization

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Welcome to our first blog series for SEO Boy! On our brother blog, PPC Hero, we have been doing blog series for quite some time and now we’ll be doing the same here. The purpose our these series is to explore one topic thoroughly and in depth for an entire week. Our upcoming series is going to focus on building and maintain the trustworthiness and credibility …

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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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5 Helpful SEO Firefox Plugins

July 8th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

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As search engine marketers we need to be able to access useful information quickly. For numerous reasons, SEO professionals and web developers use Firefox for their internet browsing. The Firefox browser alone is great, but they really seal deal with me because of all the useful tools you can utilize to gain more insight into your SEO initiatives.

There are many SEO plugin tools …

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Does Setting Priority & Frequency in Your Sitemap Help Increase Rankings? Part 2

July 6th, 2009 | | Crawlability

Last week I wrote on priority levels that you can add or change within your XML sitemap in order to increase the number of pages that can get indexed by the search engines. Today, I’ll dive into frequency levels in your sitemap and how you change them.

Just to re-cap on last week’s post, setting priority levels within your XML sitemap will tell the search engines which pages you deem more important to be crawled and indexed. It’s …

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Our Greatest Hits for June, 2009

July 6th, 2009 | | Greatest Hits

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

Using Google commands can help you understand how your site is currently indexed, linked to, and more, and help you keep track of the progress of your SEO efforts. Use these commands & operators to your advantage to track the …

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Happy 4th of July from SEO Boy!

July 4th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

Happy Independence Day! The 4th of July is SEO Boy’s favorite holidays. You get to eat copious amounts of hot dogs, hang out at the park, sweat in the baking heat and set off fireworks! As usual, our friendly neighborhood SEM superheroes take everything to an extreme! SEO Boy may have gone a little overboard with the fireworks this year. But more fireworks mean more fun!

Happy 4th of July everyone!

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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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Some Tips to Keep Your Website Copy Updated and Relevant

June 30th, 2009 | | SEO Copy Writing

Content is what Search Engines want to index, sort and bring to the searchers. Relevant content is desired by all who want their site to be a stopping point in the daily life of the internet. But there is content that can actually harm your site or business if you are not careful to implement a few guidelines.

1. Review factual content to make sure it’s still correct and valid

The last thing you want to be known for is being …

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