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SEO News Round Up for September 04, 2009

September 4th, 2009 | | SEO News Roundup
  • Blogging is one of the great cornerstones of SEO, but can often be a lot of questions to answer – particularly about where you want the blog to reside. Mark Jackson at Search Engine Watch discusses the benefits (and drawbacks) of subdomains, subdirectories, and separate domains when blogging for SEO.
  • There are many facets of SEO, and sometimes a great visual aid can help you determine where to focus your efforts first, as well as explain your plan to your clients. Enter the SEO hierarchy of needs chart, which is based on Maslow’s psychological diagram of the same name.
  • Randfish, over at SEOmoz posted 5 Common Pieces of SEO Advice I Disagree With. It’s an interesting post, but even more interesting are the comments generated from the post – a lot of readers adding advice based off of their experience.
  • Do you use Digg as a link juicer? Search Engine Watch reported that Digg Goes Nofollow to Reduce Spam. The post explains that Digg will now only follow the “popular links” – but they have not yet decided how popular a link has to be before it is followed.
  • Bing, Bing, Bing! The world is all flutter over Bing and its secrets. Well, Search Engine Watch has posted some very good information on how to optimize for Bing. Honestly, there are no huge surprises here on what appeals to the search engines but this is good to know!
  • Need a good link bait idea? How about 230 of them?! Yep, Thomas over at Portent Interactive has posted a helpful diagram that help get the link bait ideas flowing!
  • SEOWhitehats has a great post on tips to avoid black hat SEO tactics. Black hat SEO tactics are creating a poor user experience, breaking search engine rules and presenting content unethically to search engine spiders they say.

Jessica is an Account Supervisor at Hanapin Marketing, a search engine marketing firm focused on generating results through PPC and SEO.

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