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December 30th, 2008 | Eric
| Basic SEO Tips
With the close of another year, TVs are crammed with Ab Flexing commercials in order to remind us that we should really try to lose weight or more importantly, just buy the silly machine and store it in your garage.
They don’t care either way.
It’s tempting because a whole new year circles around, we think we have plenty of time to dedicate to work on our flab. But we don’t.
Realistic weight loss is a series of changing small habits, like cutting …
December 29th, 2008 | Amber
| Advanced SEO Tips
A 301 redirect is a way of forwarding content that has been moved permanently from one webpage to another automatically. There are many redirect numbers so to speak, and the “301″ is referred to as “moved permanently”. In laymen’s terms, creating a 301 redirect will prevent you from losing traffic that is still linking to content on an old URL on your site. The 301 redirect will forward or redirect that traffic to the content on the updated URL. For …
December 25th, 2008 | John
| SEO Boy
Yeah, yeah, so the SEO Boy blog has only been around since October. But that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy a little bit of the “year in review” limelight. Right? The last 3 months have been a blast, and in that time we’ve been able to publish some great content. I’ve pulled the top 10 articles based on pageviews for SEO Boy’s best posts of 2008!
- So many people use Google Analytics, but not just everyone is certified as an official …
December 24th, 2008 | Amy
| Basic SEO Tips
This year I participated in my very first holiday grab bag. I have somehow managed to survive into adulthood having never taken part in an authentic, organized gift grab bag with rules and everything—and I think I’m hooked. Now, the rules I am still a little hazy on but that’s okay. There are always others present (no pun intended, well, maybe a little) who know the rules well, and play to win. I just follow their lead. I’ve emerged from …
December 23rd, 2008 | Eric
| SEO Keyword Research
Keywords, Keywords, Keywords. It is said that you should analyze your keywords before you do any website optimization. I agree. Keyword analysis helps you see what people are typing into the search engines and you want them to find your site. What makes one tear out the remaining hair follicles is which variation of the word you should use.
“Do I put in ‘ac’ or ‘air conditioning’ or ‘a/c’? Do I optimize for all of them?”
The other question is concerning hyphens.
December 23rd, 2008 | John
| SEO Boy
Ho! Ho! Ho! Merry Christmas from the SEO Boy crew. In years past, SEO Boy has been limited to being a Rudolph knock-off or whatever sidekick fantasy PPC Hero dreamed up. But no more. 2008 has been SEO Boy’s break out year – and he’s “gone elf” for the occasion (and honed his wood cutting skills to boot):
While SEO Boy and his crew celebrate Christmas in style, somewhere in the …
December 22nd, 2008 | Amber
Last week I wrote a post about using Google webmaster tools as part of your SEO strategy. Today I’ll show you how to set up a Yahoo Site Explorer account and why you should be using it. Google Webmaster tools and Yahoo site explorer is basically an identical program, but obviously one is for Google organic and one is used for Yahoo organic.
The biggest difference in the two is the amount of information you can get access to. Google …