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SEO News Round Up for June 19, 2009

Posted By Joe On June 19, 2009 @ 1:09 pm In SEO News Roundup | No Comments

  • Obviously we have to mention the resolution to the past weeks’ uncertainty about PageRank sculpting via nofollow [1]. Probably not what you want to hear, but at least there’s useful advice about current best practices from Rand at SEOMoz.
  • Are you (or your clients) reluctant to deal with creating & maintaining social media accounts? It may seem like a lot of work, but Mike Moran at Search Engine Guide makes some interesting points about the importance of social media in being ready to react to negative publicity [2] and unexpected obstacles.
  • A pretty cool post from Kim Krause Berg at Search Engine Land about the human behavior-internet interface [3] and how they change each other. Does the constant information flow make you feel weary? Is your target audience overwhelmed? There’s a lot to think about from a personal and marketing perspective, and it will be interesting to see how the relationship continues to evolve.
  • Saurav Kneoteric has a great post on how not to judge your SEO keyword competition [4]. He mentions that not only new SEO’ers but experienced people too judge a keywords competition just by typing that keyword into the search in Google and looking at the total number of search results. This is not an accurate estimate of a keywords competition because not all of those listings are relevant to your search term says Saurav. He goes onto explain the best way to determine this information with more accuracy.
  • Aaron Wall discusses the vanity url [5] phenomenon that is going on right now. He also discusses the value of these links and things to consider when trying to go viral.
  • Rand has a good point on the SEOMoz blog about constantly implementing 301 redirects for each page that may return a 404 error page. Rand questions this strategy and claims that 404 pages are not always as bad as they seem [6].
  • There is a lot of talk about engaging in SEO practices for Twitter, especially when it comes to optimizing for keywords. This post from Search Engine Journal takes a look at the future of Tweet keyword optimization [7].
  • Want to optimize your site for more Bing visibility? Vanessa Fox over at Search Engine Land has some great tips on how to optimize your site for Bing [8].

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[1] PageRank sculpting via nofollow: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/google-says-yes-you-can-still-sculpt-pagerank-no-you-cant-do-it-with-nofollow

[2] react to negative publicity: http://www.searchengineguide.com/mike-moran/in-social-media-aspire-to-be-reactive.php

[3] human behavior-internet interface: http://searchengineland.com/the-impact-of-the-internet-on-human-behavior-20921

[4] how not to judge your SEO keyword competition: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/how-not-to-judge-keyword-competition

[5] vanity url: http://www.seobook.com/vanity-urls-3rd-party-websites-are-worth-almost-10

[6] 404 pages are not always as bad as they seem: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/are-404-pages-always-bad-for-seo

[7] Tweet keyword optimization: http://www.searchenginejournal.com/twitter-seo-keywords/10874/

[8] how to optimize your site for Bing: http://searchengineland.com/microsofts-search-engine-optimization-advice-for-bing-21152

[9] SEO News Round Up for June 5, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-round-up-for-june-5-2009/

[10] SEO News Round Up for June 12, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-round-up-for-june-12-2009/

[11] SEO News Round Up For February 20, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-round-up-for-february-20-2009/

[12] SEO News Round Up for January 2, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-new-round-up-for-january-2-2009/

[13] SEO News Round Up for March 27, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-round-up-for-march-27-2009/

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