Friday, July 31, 2009

Death of search engines?

OK so some say a death of search engines. Well, just a few days ago, who would have though that mighty Yahoo would bite the dust as a search platform. I mean Yahoo is better than MSN, Bing, Live or whatever m$ is calling the new search engine.

You see that a doctor is still called a doctor, but a sewer worker is constantly changing a in waste water engineer, water recycling professional, what next - Aquatic purity executive?

You think m$ cannot kill search, well I do. There platform is buggy and unstable. OK you still think they can pull it off - BINGo!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

new tool from wordtracker

Wordtracker has a new tool. This is great because it can be use to find keyword for your SEO campaign. The new tool should be a big boost for you. I use wordtracker keywords a lot to create content.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

way to merge adwords and analytics

OK you can merge Google Adwords and Analytics to create a winning package. This is a great way to track your PPC campaign as well as keep track of percent conversion. Therefore gear up to use the new Google tools.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Finding links in your back yard

Forbidden Fruit photo

Paying for links is tasting the forbidden fruit. However, it is possible to get them with out shelling out some cold cash. In fact, there are many ways to find links that exist right under your nose.

Right in your own backyard are more chances to find links than you might believe. Most of these are local companies that are ready and willing to trade links with you for greater exposure. Plan ahead how you will approach them and what your SEO game plan is.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Page segmentation

Page segmentation is hot these days. It is part of your new SEO campaign. People need to group items that are similar in close proximity to each other so that they are seen as parts of a group. The test is to see if search engine can find your item more quickly if you use page segmentation. Try it and see.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

SEO algo changing

Algorithms for SEO are adapting to a new view. OK as big biz goes into SEO we see a push for more algo changes. The ol skool SEO tricks do not cut it anymore.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

SEO work slows

OK as our economic crisis worsens, you may notice that work has slow down considerably. This is because small firms do no have the money to be spending on SEO. For example, a real estate firm might not want to outsource SEO work to optimize for certain local keywords when residential home foreclosures are at a record rate and houses are not selling. In fact, the emphasis is on conserving cash.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Digg hijacks links

The Digg url now takes you to digg rather than your article. This is bad. Digg now hijacks links. Please be advised that twitter no longer white lists Digg over this change. The Diggbar is illegitimate and a way for Digg to get more traffic at your expense...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

unemployment soars

OK 15 states have over 10% unemployment. This is bad news if you want an SEO jobs. Few firms are hiring, but an ace that you have is that many firm are looking at SEO instead of PPC as a way of saving money. Lets face it, SEO is cheaper. In fact, you can save a company a lot of money if they focus on key keywords to drive traffic.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Microsoft and Yahoo team up against Google

The twin titans are in trouble, both Microsoft and Yahoo have lost a lot of market share. Well, word on our street is both are teaming up to fight Google. This will get interesting.

HTML 5.0

You need to get with the program as in HTML 5.0 for web design. This will help make your web pages much more powerful. Get ready for a new page design using HTML 5.0 and CSS.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Traffic Magnet

OK one great way to get traffic flowing to your web site is to post a Youtube video. This is easy to do. Get a FLIP movie camera that can do an HD video. They are on sale for about $129 and shoot 720p HD. The movie camera comes with a USB port and software to edit your videos and even upload to Youtube.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Google site publisher allows adsense

It is easy to create a web site with Google Site Publisher. Well, now Google Site Publisher will allow adsense. This is great news. OK we can look forward to a new way to communicate with our users.

Monday, July 13, 2009

new media in SEO

looking television
Big media is in trouble. People spend time and money on the net. Still, many big biz have not figured out the power in SEO. They do not understand Youtube and the rise of new media.

Actually, new media depends on SEO. There are literally millions of channels now and the TV is on 24/7/365.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Google wonderwheel to find keywords

OK using google wonderwheel to find keywords is a snap. This is an excellent tool. Most people are aware of google trends, but the wonder wheel actually shows you what keywords to get; so give the wonderwheel a spin.

Saturday, July 11, 2009

optimizing your blog title on blogger

Google blogger is a great product, but by default your blog name comes in from of the blog article name. This is not the best for SEO. Here is how to reverse the order. Learn how to optimize your blogger blog title.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Generating new keywords

Magnifying glass on dictionary page with the word 'search'. photo

Keywords are very important for SEO. Here are some ideas for generating new keywords. OK, use tools like word tracker to find associated key phrases and then check their traffic as well as competition. There are many keywords with both low competition and high traffic. These are the ones you want in your web site to rank high in the search engines.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Getting customers to convert

OK so you got excellent traffic from SEO, where are sales? There are four basic reasons customers do not buy.

Basically, it is a lack of trust. If they do not see your address, picture, and telephone number, it might make them a bit scare. OK, image you get wrong product, how do people return it? What you need is clear instructions and phone numbers as in {work, home, cell} where people can reach you.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Google Squared

Google Squared is a new product from Google labs. This service allows you to import data and compare prices. It is plus max and way gone!

Friday, July 03, 2009

pay for performance SEO

Close-up of a person filling out a dollar amount on a check, focus is sharp and on the pen tip and the dollar word and symbol. photo
There is a new model of SEO. This is pay for performance SEO. It may seem like a winner, but make sure you get paid. There are many people who will and can "forget" to pay you once things get rolling.