SEO News Roundup for October 3, 2008
Posted By John On October 3, 2008 @ 2:36 pm In SEO News Roundup | No Comments
- The Beu Blog reported that bullet points concerning paid directories  have been removed from Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Does this mean Google has de-valued paid directories like Yahoo! or Business.com? Only time will tell (or a direct statement from Google, of course).
- Need some ideas for obtaining quality links to your website? Justilien Gaspard’s article at Search Engine Watch explains how to utilize Link Marketing  and the process of solving customer problems/offering solutions to build links and awareness.
- As part of Search Engine Guide’s “Best Damn” list series , the most recent addition offers a checklist for site maps . In this context, sitemaps are discussed as both xml feeds for the search engines and on-site pages used for navigation. My favorite points dealt with keeping your information current and providing descriptive anchor text in the links. Two obvious points that a lot of SEOs obviously miss!
- Impatient SEOs are unsuccessful SEOs. Rand at SEOMoz explained in his most recent “headsmacking tip” that SEO campaigns neeed time to take effect . Reasons include buffer time for the search engines to crawl your site, time for them to crawl your link partners and in general that search algorithms reward slow-burning link building campaigns.
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URLs in this post:
 bullet points concerning paid directories: http://www.beussery.com/blog/index.php/2008/10/google-no-longer-suggests-directory-submission/
 Link Marketing: http://searchenginewatch.com/showPage.html?page=3631054
 “Best Damn” list series: http://www.searchengineguide.com/stoney-degeyter/the-best-damn-web-marketing-checklist-pe.php
 checklist for site maps: http://www.searchengineguide.com/stoney-degeyter/the-best-damn-web-marketing-checklist-fo-20.php
 SEO campaigns neeed time to take effect: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/headsmacking-tip-8-give-your-seo-campaigns-time-to-take-effect
 align our SEO strategy with site structure/architecture: http://www.seobook.com/align-your-seo-strategy-site-structure
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