Sunday, November 30, 2008

Creating hot content

They say that content is king. Most website could use more content. Creating no fail hot content is not easy, but is doable. First ask your members what they want, then start to work on it. The key is to create keyword rich content that answers the needs of your viewers.

Friday, November 28, 2008

Buying articles for the content

Many people want to get links, but you also need content for your web site. I bought 50 articles about blogging on the warrior forum for approx five dollars. That is a real steal of a deal. I plan to put them up on my web site soon.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Who gets pagerank?

In our SEO work we try to send PR or page rank to our most important pages, like, our home page. Most people alsi try to send link love to product pages and restrict the juice from going to the contact page.

Pagerank is passed via anchor text that causes keyword to be tagged to pages. This is how the algorithm works.

Do pages that are not indexed pass page rank to other pages. It turns out that even pages that are not indexed pass pagerank.

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Google layoffs

The search engine giant is going thru a rough spot. Well, say it ain't so Joe, but we could see massive llayoffs. Analysts are predicting 10,000 layoffs due to Google not doing well.,

Friday, November 21, 2008

BREAKING Citigroup for sale

Just when you thought things could not get worse for financial markets, Citigroup is for sale. How will this affect us? Well, less spending on pay per click and more on SEO. Still, seeing the biggest bank go under will send shock waves thru our industry and make the economic crisis worse.

Site Usability

With all this talk of increasing SEO, we find out that many people do not worry about being of value to visitors. Make sure that you have a well crafted web site that will not break with an odd browser. What is your site usability score?

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Boosting your SEO

Well, many of you know the importance of Title Tags and stuff them full of important keywords, but another important metric is the Heading Tag. Actually, you should always try to get at least one H1 tag on your page.

Heading Tags are a great SEO booster because they tell the search engine that this is important chapter title or column title in the case of an H2 tag. OK, so get cracking and add a few H1 tags to your pages. The results will make you a believer.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Google Keyword Tool

There are new changes to the Google Search Keyword Tool. You should check this tool out. It has many powerful new features and is free.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Google's list for SEO

Here is a list of 30 things to avoid in SEO. Most of the items are commons sense, but a few may surprise you. I am happy that Google created this list for us, and hope that people will begin to use it.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Trends in SEO

What are the trends in SEO? I see a move toward social networks and new kinds of directories that pass link juice on to the web sites/blogs.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Dont link to bad neighborhoods

The bad neighborhood link checker tool is a great program to keep you out of site blight. I use the link checker to test the waters and see who is who. Search engines will penalize links to a bad neighborhood so the link checker tool will save you from troubles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008


SEO-scoop got scooped up by Search Engine People. This is a very interesting development. We should stay tuned to what is happening in the world of SEO. With the bad economy I see more consolidations as companies move to dominate the field.

Monday, November 10, 2008

Malware and SEO

Linking to malware sites can damage SEO and your rankings. Google has a safe browsing tool to detect malware sites. Please check to see if a site distributes malware before you link to it as this will put you in a bad neighborhood.

Saturday, November 08, 2008

Why SEO ranking?

It is because you get more clicks in position one than two. A SEO sheet can spell out the strategy. SEO is able to help us survive in an ecomonic crisis.

Friday, November 07, 2008

Very Long Tail

Over 90% of traffic is long tail. In fact, the top 10,000 terms account for only 18.5% of traffic. That means that you should put more effort into getting those very long tail searches. For one thing, it is easier to rank for long tail, and for another it is the bulk of internet traffic.

Many people pay top dollar to the SEO firms to rank high for a few terms when they should focus on going after the very long trail.

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Are some subdomains dead?

Well, in SEO it is important to have keywords in the domain name. That said, some subdomains appear to be near death. The reason is that people will target a tight group of articles around a niche domain. Today people want focus, gone are the days of the generalist web site. Also, search engines look to see the flavor of the domain.

Digg friendly content to boost SEO

One method of getting links and exposure is to create Digg friendly content to drive traffic to your website. It is a strategy that consists of making a general audience article that is highly relevant and appeals to the users of social communities.

Most Diggers are looking for fresh content. If you can provide this it makes your article a possible new source of information for your crowd, which may find you later using search engines. The key is to grab their attention and hold it with an exciting article.

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Christmas crisis

The global economic meltdown is causing a Christmas crisis as people are spending less over the web. There are fewer clicks and the percentage of click that convert into sales is down.

Well, now is a good time to step up you SEO effort because you will need a lot more clicks to have the same amount of sales as last year. The few shoppers tend to be hunting for bargains as people cut back on expenses.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Future of SEO is?

Many of us wonder how search engines will operate in the days to come. Well, the future of SEO can be seen as a combination of AI (artificial intelligence) and natural language. People will search from a cellular telephone using voice commands.

Many may see this as scifi, but consider how powerful computers are today and how they keep getting more powerful and less expensive all the time. If a person from the 1958 were to time travel to today 50 years in the future they would be amaze at the power we have. Imagine the next 50 years.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

blogging about SEO

When you blog about SEO, are you happy? Also, is it worth your time? Perhaps some may say that it would be better to hog all the resources and not share, but as for me, I believe in sharing information about the best new methods and strategies.

SEO is not a game. It is a way to get people to see what you have to offer. A way to get people to see your web site.