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Entries Tagged as 'Search Engine Ranking Factors'

Where’s My F&*#ing Home Page?!

May 18th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Hey Google!  WTF?!

That was the subtext of the email a client sent me last Wednesday. He had just launched his beautiful new site and had received a boatload of press attention. Yet the home page of the site was not appearing in Google’s index even though every other page was. We submitted a sitemap to Google and [...]

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New Google Form Crawling To Help Small Business Sites

April 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment

It has been widely reported that Google is now able to crawl through HTML forms like drop down menus. See Matt Cutts post and the Official Google Webmaster blog post for more excruciating detail. While this development is classified as an “experiment” by Google and “Only a small number of particularly useful sites receive this [...]

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Tags v. Navigation Links

March 12th, 2008 · 8 Comments

Many SEO practitioners bolt on extra navigation links to improve internal linking to important pages but I just noticed something on this blog that suggests that links inside of content (i.e. in the center part of the page) probably have more power, something which has been noted on other popular SEO blogs. For those of [...]

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The Benevolence of Google Towards SEO Sinners

February 14th, 2008 · 6 Comments

Google SEO Confession Booth

I run a pretty white hat local search engine optimization operation here but I often am tempted by the so-called dark side. If you talk to some black-hatters out there it just seems way too easy to game search engines for short term gains. So once in a while I get the urge to try [...]

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The Page 2 Bump

February 7th, 2008 · 17 Comments

Angelina Jolie Bump

With SEO sometimes the simplest tactics can have the biggest effect. Here’s some inexpensive SEO you can do today no matter how big or small your site is and probably get some quick results. I call it the “Page 2 Bump”. 1. Look at the keywords that are sending you good to ok traffic. 2. [...]

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