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It’s Time to Migrate Feedburner to Google

February 11th, 2009 | | Blogging for SEO

Google’s acquisition of Feedburner back in 2007 opened doors for the blogger world to better integration with many of the company’s services, mainly AdSense. It has been a long (and for some, painful) process to complete the Feedburner to Google RSS feed transition, but the end is near.

You are running out of time to migrate your Feedburner subscriber RSS feeds over to Google. The deadline to complete this transition is February 28, 2009. No one is exactly sure what …

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Has Local Search SEO Finally Hit the Mainstream?

February 10th, 2009 | | Local SEO

Local Search strategies for SEO have been in use for some time now, but they’ve never quite bubbled to the surface, or hit the mainstream if you will.  That being said, I’d like to ask a question: How can you spot a real trend? When it appears in a newspaper.

I don’t read a lot of newspapers.  I really don’t.  There is still part of me that wants to read the paper, but that is from a social memory of watching …

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Tracking Organic Traffic and Leads for Free Using Google Analytics

February 9th, 2009 | | Analytics

I mention that tracking organic traffic and leads is free because I’m afraid that many small business owners may still be unaware that they can track their website data for free using Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a completely free tool that allows you to track all kinds of data from your website.  In this post I’d like to show you a few reports that can help you track your SEO traffic and leads.

After you create your free …

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SEO News Round Up for February 6, 2009

February 6th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Optimizing your site for both users and a search engines is not easy. Read this article top learn Search Engine Watch’s take on how to develop your sites architecture and content to better serve both audiences.
  • We love to get the scoop on patent applications. These applications be quite telling about the direction that a company is planning to head. And in search, a patent application can indicate a change in the algorithm that may be coming down the pike. …
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4 Ways to Find Free Directories for Link Building

February 4th, 2009 | | Link Building

One of element of a successful link building strategy is free directory submissions. Submitting your site to various free directories should not be your only tactic but this can be a very useful supplement to your organic link building as well as increase your online visibility.

Free directories are great because… well, they’re free! The quality and strength of these links will vary between directories but this tactic is still worth your time. But how do you find the free directories …

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Local SEO: Cast a Wider Net to Catch More Customers with Your Website

February 3rd, 2009 | | Local SEO

“Go home and make a net if you desire to get fishes” is the Chinese proverb one can apply to SEO.  Well, the internet’s the sea, and your site is your main method of catching customers.  Not having a website is dangerous to your business. But for those who do have a website that’s not doing anything, it’s just as dangerous to sit idly by. Instead, it’s important to think of your website as your most powerful piece of …

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Top 3 Most Popular Paid Directories for Link Building

February 2nd, 2009 | | Link Building

Link building is the strategy of creating links to your website.  The reason link building is so important for SEO is that the more relevant links to your website, from relevant and trusted sites, the greater your chances are of achieving higher rankings. The benefit of paid directories gives you fast inclusion, reliable one-way links, the ability to personally write anchor text (through listing text) and credibility through trusted links.

There are 3 main paid directories that SEO’s use, based …

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SEO News Round Up for January 30, 2009

January 30th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
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Need Another Reason to Use XML Sitemaps? Compare Index Stats in Google Webmaster Tools

January 29th, 2009 | | Crawlability

As we’ve discussed before, submitting an XML Sitemap to Google (and the other search engines) is an openly debated practice. Proponents of sitemaps tout benefits to indexation and visibility with the search engines. Those against hold a more principled stance – that your site should be optimized in such a way that submitting an XML Sitemap isn’t needed. I for one fall under the proponent category, and I’ve found another reason to back up my case: …

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New Research Confirms Need for SEO: 81% of Internet Users Used Search Engines in 2008

January 28th, 2009 | | Basic SEO Tips

If 2009 is the year you decided to get started with SEO, your timing couldn’t have been better. The latest research is in and it turns out, we were right all along—search engines are an online powerhouse, with internet users relying on them for more than just the occasional search.

The latest news from eMarketer confirms exactly what we’ve been telling you for months now—search engines are vital to your business because they’re an everyday part of an internet user’s …

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