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2013

How To: Add Do Follow Links on LinkedIn

When you share your update on LinkedIn, say something unique about the blog post or the article that you’re linking to. Then add the link in a certain way to make it a dofollow link.

SEO Firm Offers Natural Link Building Services

There are so many companies out there that claim to offer natural link building services, which is an interesting type of service. Think about it for a minute. If your company offered something called “natural” link building services, then the links that you get to your website uh, well, would NOT be natural?

In SEO, It s Not What You Do, It s How You Do It

For years (perhaps as long as I ve been in this industry), I ve read comments all over the web about how anyone can do SEO and/or the obligatory don t waste your money on an SEO expert.

Bad Site Design Won t Get Your Site Penalized by Google

The difference between a Google Penalty and having your search engine rankings go down. Seems as though there are a lot of people out there that don t know the difference, and in this blog post I clear this up.

Before You Buy a Domain: How to Do Your SEO Due Diligence

Before I get into the specifics of how to do SEO due diligence on a domain name, let’s look at recent real-world example of a great domain name–but how the domain’s past eventually hurt a business.

2012

How Dating is Just Like Search Engine Marketing

Follow these best practices in both dating and search engine marketing, and soon you ll be spending your time with Mr or Mrs Right!

How to Diversify the Anchor Text of Links to Your Web Site

Some of the latest Google algorithm changes involves the diversity of anchor text links that point to a web site or one particular web page. If you have too much of one keyword phrase in the anchor text, which tends to be around 60 percent or higher, there will be issues.

Why Exact Match Domain Names are Good (or Bad) for SEO

Is an Exact Match Domain Name good or bad for your search engine optimization strategy? Bill Hartzer, Director of Search Engine Optimization at Standing Dog, considers whether or not acquiring an Exact Match Domain Name is right for you and your business.

The WordPress Setting That Could Be Destroying Your SEO

Did you know that one small, easy-to-miss blog setting in WordPress has the power to virtually kill any and all search engine optimization efforts of all of your blog posts? That’s right, those carefully crafted title tags and keyword-filled meta descriptions can be rendered useless if you forget to check one thing: time.

How To: Remove Paid Links Without Hurting Rankings

When it comes to search engine rankings, we all know that one of the major search engine ranking factors is how many links you have to your website. Especially text links that include the keywords your trying to rank for in the anchor text. So, if you want to rank well for “red widgets”, then having lots of links with “red widgets” in the a

The Art of Writing Effective Title Tags

One of the most basic SEO practices that can go a very long way in helping your site gain in Search Engine Rankings and add validity is the Title Tags. Here is how to write an effective title tag.

What Google Search Plus Your World Means to Your SEO Strageg

On January 10th, 2012, Google s search results underwent what some are calling a radical transformation. Google has begun integrating content that has been shared privately and combined it with public content in the search results. Here is what Google Search Plus Your World means for search engine optimization.

2011

The Meta Description Tag is Key for SEO

When it comes to building websites and optimizing your website for the search engines (search engine optimization), the importance of the meta description tag sometimes is not really clear for a lot of people nowadays. The meta description tag plays a key role in search engine optimization, because it is often used in the actual search result listi

How to Boost your Website Domain Authority

For Search Engine Optimization, in order to show the search engines (mainly Google), that your website is quot;worthy quot; of ranking well in their search results, you need to boost your domain authority. When you are creating a website and adding links to direct people to your site, you must consider the type of domains directing people there an

Why Social Validation is the New Search Engine Optimization

You probably have heard me preach it before: if at all possible, for search engine optimization purposes, your web site should include a blog or other section. Here is why your SEO Strategy must include social validation.

2010

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Keywords in URLs

Here is why it is important for search engine optimization to include your keywords in your filenames and in your URLs.

Search Engine Optimization - How you can Identify Search Engine Ranking Problems with Your Website

I often speak to individuals who declare that they are struggling from poor search engine rankings. Regardless of what you do, you simply can t discover your web site in Google–and sometimes it’s not just the keywords the websites is targeting, the website can t be discovered for the company’s name. In any situation, the website is definitely suffe

Search Engine Optimization: Why Alt Tags are Key

For this particular search engine optimization tip, let us review your image Alt Tags and putting keywords in your Alt Tags.

Will Your Facebook Store Help with Search Engine Optimization

Ask an Expert is an occasional feature where we ask ecommerce experts questions from online merchants. For this installment, we address a question about the search engine implications from selling on Facebook. The question comes from Brian M. Almashie, vice president of ecommerce for Shopwildplanet.com, a retailer for Wild Planet toys.

Do Product Videos Help with Search Engine Optimization?

Having videos of your products will help your ecommerce sales. Visitors to your site will watch the videos, and it will presumably help their buying decisions. But what about the search engines? How will posting a product video on your website help with search engine optimization?

Google Quietly Removes Date from Google Link Data

Google has quietly made a change recently in Google Webmaster Tools. They have removed the date that is reported when they report the links to your website.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Who Owns Your Domain?

For this search engine optimization tip, let us talk about the Whois and the data that it contains.

Search Engine Optimization: Adding Content to your Web Site

For this search engine optimization tip, lets talk more about content and adding content to your web site.

Search Engine Optimization Tip: Add a Breadcrumb Trail

A breadcrumb trail, put simply, is a set of links on your page that lets users get back to where they came from or go to pages that are higher in the architecture of your site. For more information about what exactly breadcrumb trail navigation is, take a look here or here. Let us look at an example.