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SEO News Round Up for May 22, 2009

Posted By Joe On May 22, 2009 @ 2:07 pm In SEO News Roundup | No Comments

  • Jill Whalen posted an amusing list highlighting  differences between web designer & SEO beliefs/methods [1] at SearchEngineLand- mostly for fun I think, but as I was reading it I realized it actually does end up being a quick list of things to check/watch out for on the site(s) you’re SEOing.
  • Thank you, Ann Smarty! Twenty three fabulous things you can do with Google Analytics [2], with explanations of how to actually do them. Just plain useful. Data makes decisions- but Analytics isn’t going to give you your data unless you “ask” for it, so learn how.
  • Google has made some pretty significant changes to the search suggestion tool box [3], including site links and additional search suggestions. This change isn’t rolled out universally yet, but this post from Search Engine Watch gives a good top-level review of what you can expect.
  • Ever heard of URL rewriting? Well, a lot of SEO’s participate in this practice to make human-friendly URL’s. Check out this post from YOUmoz and learn the basics behind successfully implementing a URL rewriting strategy [4].
  • Danny Dover of SEOmoz [5] talks about the ten resources that changed how he views the Internet [6]. A few of which are Jimmy Whales explanation of Wikipedia success, Paris Hilton’s Fame, and the sale of YouTube to Google.
  • In this week’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand discusses embedded content and linking strategies [7]. Using embedded content like videos, widgets, badges, etc. is a great way to start building a network of links. Rand talks about some of the benefits and difficulties that you’ll face when trying to push your content out to the rest of the world.
  • Can a search engine teach us how to search better to get better results? It’s very possible that Wolfram Alpha, the new non-search engine [8] that Mashable is talking about may actually help people find what they’re looking for by making them type in the right question in the search box.  Wolfram Alpha is a ‘computational knowledge search engine’.  Some say this will be the next big thing, and the guys at Mashable are going to tell us 5 things Wolfram Alpha does better than Google.
  • We all need extra juice now and then when it comes to SEO.  And Search Engine People have posted the definitive guide to identify nofollow and ‘juiceless’ links [9]. Can 45 Sphinns and 24 tweets be wrong?  The post has some very helpful tips and advice on how to get the most juice flowing to your website.

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URLs in this post:

[1] differences between web designer & SEO beliefs/methods: http://searchengineland.com/85-reasons-why-website-designersdevelopers-keep-seos-in-business-19417

[2] Twenty three fabulous things you can do with Google Analytics: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/google-analytics-mega-post-23-google-analytics-tips-and-tweaks.html

[3] search suggestion tool box: http://blog.searchenginewatch.com/090521-144758

[4] URL rewriting strategy: http://www.seomoz.org/ugc/url-rewriting-increase-organic-traffic-by-using-dynamic-urls-that-look-static

[5] SEOmoz: http://www.seomoz.org/

[6] ten resources that changed how he views the Internet: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/ten-resources-that-changed-how-i-view-the-internet

[7] embedded content and linking strategies: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/whiteboard-friday-embedded-content-linking

[8] new non-search engine: http://mashable.com/2009/05/19/wolfram-alpha-better-than-google/

[9] definitive guide to identify nofollow and ‘juiceless’ links: http://www.searchenginepeople.com/blog/identify-nofollow-juiceless-links-guide.html

[10] SEO News Round Up for May 15, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-round-up-for-may-15-2009/

[11] SEO News Round Up for January 16, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-round-up-for-january-16-2009/

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

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

[14] SEO News Round Up for February 27, 2009: http://www.seoboy.com/seo-news-february-27-2009/

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