Saturday, September 27, 2008

SEO Theory

Learning SEO Theory is an important step in ranking high in the search engines. There are many point to learn. First, off page optimization is very important. Well, some call this link building, but it is more like PR building.

1) Adding links
2) Optimizing content
3) Creating fresh new content.

Friday, September 26, 2008

more SEO tools

Here are more SEO tools that you can use. Most are free, some are low cost. I would add Nichebot to that list.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Free SEO tool

Here is a free SEO link checker tool. I use to to check my links. This tool is free and easy for you to use.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Digg bans members

To prevent abuse of its system Digg did ban about fifty members, who it claims were spamming the system. I was looking forward to all the "SEE ALICE SPAM" which clogs the blogs and now digg. You will have to digg deeper to get to the ROOTT!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Copy and SEO

Writing good copy and SEO work together. Many people stuff articles full of keywords without seeing the effect it has on readibility. Target your customers with a combination 0of good copy optimized for high ranking in the search engines.

Make sure your main keyword is not repeated again and again. Make sure to mention it in the first 100 characters, but do not be using it over and over again, because that will turn off the users of your web page.

Add compelling content that will energize and motivate your users without sounding wordy. Get to the point quickly. Your users have little time and need to make decisions fast.

Finally, add more content every week to your web site to keep it new and fresh.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Get you on adwords for only a nickel a click?

First, get a good quality score so that you only pay a nickel a click, put your keyword in the title, the header H1 tag, also subheads, and body copy (density > 2%). Make sure to bold it at least once. Place keyword in the anchor text both incoming and outgoing with at least three out links containing it. Place the keyword in pictures and the ALT TEXT tag. Also in metatags.

Now you are almost done. Go to Google Adwords and see what keywords it suggests for your webpage. The keyword you want to pay only five cents a click for, should be in the list. BTW I have keywords that I pay only a penny a click. :D

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Great new social media site

Bebo is one of the best new social media sites. It is a great place to meet new people and find out what is going down. So get into the mix and find out what all the buzz is about at Bebo.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Yahoo Open?

Yahoo is trying to compete with Google. Its latest product is Yahoo Open and it will attempt to bring its search engine to developers. The promise is to make its system more accessible.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

SEO Link Building

Link building is the root of SEO and without it you will not get far. Search engines look at anchor text to decide which keywords are important to your site. Think of each link as a vote.

Monday, September 08, 2008

Google heat map

There are many differences between a heatmap of Google in 2008 versus in 2005. Now it is more important to rank in the top three in Google. People pay less attention to lower ranking links. Perhaps this is because people are pressed for time ands cannot scan every link.

The result is that SEO is more important than ever as fewer firms can afford to simply be in the top ten. To compete you must now be in the first four results because those capture about 80% of sales, versus position five and below must fight for the remaining 20%. Well, so now more than ever you must be trying for position one.

The new Google heatmap reveals that users now do not look at the bottom of the page as much, but concentrate on the first few links. Also gone are the days when users would go to page two or three of results.

Saturday, September 06, 2008

How Google Chrome changes the game

Well, we see that SEO in the future is about being in the first three rather than top ten like before. People no longer click on position five like before. Google Chrome changes the game by combining the search bar and address bar into a combo box.

Friday, September 05, 2008

Use Drupal for SEO

Drupal is SEO friendly. This open source content management system is great for people that need an inexpensive program to create their web. Drupal comes bundled with Fantastico on most web hosting packages. The code is W3C complaint and you can create content on the fly. Search engines can quickly find a drupal web site.

I worked for a CMS site and their program costs lot of money. So, rather than spend big bucks use drupal, make it your pal.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

SEO links

Here is a raft of SEO links for you. These links will help make your page more interesting. Learn while you go with these links about SEO. All major category types are included as well as some tutorials on how to make your content better. It is a fun read. There are more ways to rank high in the search engines.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Google Chrome

There's a new browser in town, Google Chrome is his name. This is to allow Google to compete with Internet Explorer version 8 from Microsoft. Personally, I like Chrome much better than IE8, but I also prefer XP to Vista.

Google Chrome is friendly like Mozilla Firefox and has a lot of potential. It is optimized for javascript so I need to test it against some web pages that are heavy on javascript and find out how it performs. Stay Tuned!