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SEO News Round Up for March 6, 2009

March 6th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • It’s content like this that keeps us (and thousands of others) coming back to SEOmoz.  Rand’s list of 12 mistakes SEO newcomers make is not only accurate, but educational.  Each point offers a solution to the mistake – this is a must read!
  • Are you blogging for a local business?  If so, check out this list of regional blog directories at HyperlocalBlogger.  This list is intended to grow – so if you know of a directory for your area, …
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Conversion Optimization, What? You Mean SEO Isn’t Just About Keywords?

March 6th, 2009 | | Conversion Optimization, Usability

During conversations I’ve had recently, there’s been a recurring theme: Conversion Optimization is really important for SEO success. It’s easy to get lost in the minutia of on-page optimization, always looking for the next keyword to tweak or piece of content to write. But I’d like to remind everyone (including myself) why this is called the Search Engine Marketing industry. Marketing, as defined by Princeton’s Wordnet, is “the commercial processes involved in promoting and selling …

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4 Things to Know About Behavioral SEO

March 3rd, 2009 | | Search Behavior

Behavioral SEO is something that will shake up a lot of current SEO practices.  Those who are watching the change closely will be able to maneuver quicker, those who don’t will find oodles of frustration.

Behavioral SEO to me was one of those things that you know is going to happen, but the implementation would drag and maybe – just maybe - it would start up by the time I retire.  Currently, it’s in the ad networks like Yahoo, and …

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What is Pagination and How Does it Affect SEO?

March 2nd, 2009 | | SEO Management, Usability

What is pagination?

Pagination is a way of organizing or numbering a lot of data within a webpage to make it more manageable and user friendly.  For example, if you go to nike.com and type in ‘shox’, you could potentially get one webpage with hundreds of Nike shox all on one page. However Nike uses pagination, which allows the user to view 30 or so shox per page within 10 different pages.  (see screen shot below)…

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Happy Birthday Dr. Suess!

March 2nd, 2009 | | SEO Boy

SEO Boy would like to send out a huge “Happy Birthday!” to the late, great Dr. Suess.  Today, March 2nd, would mark Theodor’s (his real name) 105th birthday.

To commemorate this most fantastic of occasions, SEO Boy has gone all out and dressed up as SEO Thing 1 and SEO Thing 2.  Enjoy!

SEO Boy - Happy Birthday Dr. Suess

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SEO News Round Up for February 27, 2009

February 27th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Will the battle to find balance between engaging vs. crawl-friendly websites ever end?  To be honest, probably not in the near future. But a least there have been some positive inroads for experience-driven digital assets. For big-brand marketers and small business promoters alike, Search Engine Land provides tips to optimize digital assets to engage your audience and search engines.
  • Another much-debated issue in the web world: Adding outbound links to other websites from your own. This article from SEOmoz addresses …
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My Personal SEO Conundrum: Seeking the Key to Link Bait Success

February 26th, 2009 | | Link Building

With this week’s launch of our Unsexy SEO articles, my mind is weighing heavily on link bait, and how to successfully launch new content and capture links.  As a relatively new site with a growing readership, I’m brainstorming on the many ways to market this great content (OK, so maybe I’m a bit biased) and get the most bang for my buck.  But I’m struggling.

I’ve got a good handle on link building and even know how to …

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Reader Poll – What SEO Tactic Gets You the Best Return on Time Investment?

February 24th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

Every now and then we like to ask our readers and subscribers to give us their feedback on the SEO industry. Since there is so much talk about different SEO techniques and strategies to help improve your pagerank, rankings and traffic, we want to know which SEO tactic you think will give you the best return on your time investment?

Once we get enough feedback, we’ll post the results of the poll next week.

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SEO Boy Proudly Presents: “Unsexy SEO”

February 24th, 2009 | | SEO Boy

SEO Boy Presents Unsexy SEO

In what will be the first of many exciting projects to come, the SEO Boy team would like to present “Unsexy SEO” – a series of articles all aimed at explaining and discussing search engine optimization in a straight-forward, no-bull fashion.   After lurking around in the shadows of the search marketing industry for a few years, we all noticed a trend – search engine …

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Thinking About Using Craigslist for SEO? You Better Think Again

February 24th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

You may or may not remember back in the days of pre 2006 when search results yielded results from Craigslist.org.  It was common to type in “for sale” and find list after list of Craigslist pages containing that phrase.

It was also around this time that several “companies” or “consultants” suggested to populate Craigslist with specially crafted “ads” to increase your links and potential to rank high.  A whole new wing of spamming was born.  Multi-posting scripts were written, false advertising …

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