Sunday, January 31, 2010

SEO for newbies

Here is an article on SEO for newbies. Basically, it goes over techniques such as link building. A very important part of an SEO campaign. There is a lot more to optimizing your web pages.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Joomla SEO

Joomla use to have a bad rep. People said it was not optimized for search engines. Joomla is a CMS or Content Management System that people use. Well, here are SEO extensions for Joomla to help you conquer the search engines.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Algorithm power

The power of algorithms in search engines is that they decide with articles to rank higher than other pages. It is like a mathematical war. Web designers must be trying to get more viewers. OK there is only one way - to use algorithms to get to the top of the search engines.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

SEO speed up

We all want to get our site up and running. Here is how to speed up SEO process. Basically, you need a lot of links. Most sites do not have enough. Create links in forums and blogs that link back to you. Add more and more. Do not worry. Better is more.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Shopping Cart

OK the shopping carts is one of the most important parts of your SEO campaign. In fact, there is no reason for SEO except to increase your money. Without a good shopping cart all that traffic is wasted bandwidth which you must pay on. Therefore let us use shopping cart optimization as well as regular SEO.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Search engine rankings

OK, here is the latest from comscore. They release the market share of search engines. The December comscore search engine rankings show more of the same. Basically, for Google it is more gain. However, for Yahoo it is more pain.

Friday, January 22, 2010

URL name strategy for SEO

Certain URL strategies work great for an SEO campaign. The problem is that putting too many keywords into a domain name will make it look super spammy. That said we need to add keywords to the domain name only if they are catchy. It is better to have a short and easy to remember domain name.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Youtube goes FLASH less

A new youtube player uses HTML5 and it does not need flash. Videos will now load much faster and this will help web designers. I look forward to the new youtube and doing some more movies.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Blogging Tip #1

Here is one blogging tip for you. First go after viewers who are aggressive, not passive. To make your blog more exciting, ask questions and post the answers. Asking people questions is a great blogging tip because you make them think about you. This simple strategy will allow you to have more content generated by your aggressive users.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

2010 SEO checklist

Well, you got rid of your old tube monitor and now have a flat screen. In fact, using old 90's techniques that worked then could now hurt your rankings in search engines. Here is a 2010 SEO checklist to make sure your optimize your pages.

Monday, January 18, 2010

page load speed in SEO

OK one SEO factor is the speed at which you load your pages. Try to pick legit providers as they will benefit you. Hey yes, I know we all want to save money. However, if you pages load slow, then that will affect your rankings and reduce your income. Do that math and check your roi.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Getting Backlinks

Backlinks are our currency. What we want is getting backlinks from from optimal servers. To do so we need to provide content that is pure premium. Often more of the same will not get people to link to you. Key is to create content that is max unique.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Blog Tips

Here are some blog tips to help you attain success. First off go into a small niche and dominate with stellar content. Then add more video and images. Lots of text is dull and dry, but music will make them cry.

Internet slang

Please learn internet slang as it is common on twitter and other pages. Most of your SMS is full of slang and people use it to speed up writing a message. Personally I find most slang to be a bit funny, but sometimes I get some concerns. Perhaps a customer will go away. I mean if they see too much jargon on your pages. That said, I love old slang like 50's slang to use as spice.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Mighty Google wins

Google continues to dominate the search engines. It continues to win. Feel sorry for the other guys. They are losing ground in the search engine war.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Important to blog regular

Here is why it is important to blog regular:
1) Readers are waiting for your new posts.
2) Blogs that have regular updates get higher ranking.
3) This keeps your blog fresh.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Predicting your traffic

Predicting how much traffic a new keyword will give you is important. This tells you if it is worth going after a certain keyword in the search engines. Google traffic tool can help you predict the number of visitors to your page. The key is to go after phrases with little competition.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Social is bigger than search

Folks in 2010 social is bigger than search engines. Hey, the year has only just begin and then some. It is interesting to see how big social is getting in such a short time span.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Getting more links

True, we all need more links, but sending emails is not very effective. Most emails never make it into the in box. I use forums for links and they are great to create user experience. Please obey forum rules and do not use spammy content.

Hiring link builders

Often we are max busy. Well, that is one more reason to hire talent. Hiring a college student for link building is easy. Often profs can rec a good student to you. Find one you are comfortable with.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

SEO advice for noobs

Here is some SEO advice for newbies that are starting out. Basically focus on getting links. Leave social media alone as it is a time sink. OK one loser strategy is betting on getting on the front page. Don't play the lottery as you will lose, not win. Put your effort on obtaining more deep links. They will pump juice in.

Trying to go for content is crazy. Do you know that there are mountains of content created every day? Most of it will never see the light of day anyway.

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Getting on page one.

Here are secrets of getting on page one. Basically the secret is getting links. Well, that is not all, traffic is also a big plus. People need to get traffic as well as links and the traffic must stay on your site for a good chunk of time. This will help you get on page one.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Link Building in 2010

Link Building in 2010 is getting to be a pain. There are attempts by people to rank high in search engines. However, it is getting crowded out there. First off the people do not understand that most searches do not yield sales and most sales are done by those who maybe are more inclined to return product and get their money. For example, some digital downloads now have an 80% return rate.

Monday, January 04, 2010

who are your customers?

Well, some years back, one of my firms first customers was a small company. It was a shop that sold rare coins. The tiny store was run by a young lady and an old man. She was his daughter since he never had a son. It was interesting to see the dynamics of tiny corporation that was growing. Investing in gold and silver is rare even now. Back then most of his customers were more interested in mercury dime than a one ounce silver coin. Well, now the big move is to buy precious metals and people want to know the latest gold price.

Doing SEO is a dynamic thing as the target is always moving. The needs of your customers change as time goes on. In fact, the one consdtant is change because we are seeing new technologies take over. Therefore my advice is to find out what your customers will need in the future so you can supply it now.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

pages not showing up

Sadly, one problem people have is that their pages are not showing up... What can we say? OK page rank does determine your indexation cap. That means you should try to make your PR increase. For lots of reasons. However, this is one more.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

PPC vs paper

OK we are concern some say that digital media is the new era. From my experience in real estate it costs to generate a lead using small town community newspapers approx $10/lead and that goes to $20/lead for big city papers. In contrast, using PPC it cost me approx $500/lead (get a lot of clicks, but few calls) using big name search engines. Therefore it is a lot cheaper to turn to newspapers.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Domain age

Domain age is a very important Google ranking factor. This tell you that a particular website is not fly by night. People trust old websites more. The reason is that with great domain age you can see how they will behave under different circumstances. That is why you do not marry some one right away. First you wait until you get to know the person.