Leaving comments on blogs is an old-school search engine optimization technique…but is it still effective in this social media world where most of the conversation has moved off blogs and onto Facebook or Twitter? The answer is yes! More than ever leaving comments on blogs is a good strategy for building up your social web influence, improving your SEO efforts and driving more business your way. That’s why I wanted to share with you some of things that I’ve learned about commenting, SEO and the social web over the last year and how you can leverage them.
There can be many pitfalls on the way to getting traffic to that beautiful site you created. All the design and creativity in the world won’t bring visitors to your site. You have to know a few basic laws of optimizing a webpage for search before the traffic will begin to flow in your direction. Below are a few tried and true reasons why your site may not be converting visitors to customers and what simple steps you can take to fix the problems you may be encountering. Read more By Kimberly Clark for WDL, 28 Oct 2011.
In the competitive world of search engine optimization (SEO), your business blog is a critical tool for your success. Why is blogging so important to your search engine visibility? Because search engines serve up web pages—not websites—when people ask a question. And here’s the important part: Every blog post is a new web page and every web page is another opportunity to rank well for another search term. Read more By Rich Brooks for Social Media Examiner, 08 June 2011.
Choosing an eCommerce platform can be a terribly frustrating experience because of the options and packages available, the misinformation, the pushy sales reps, the time and money investment, and so on. I want to talk about this decision because of this experience, but I don’t plan on making any platform recommendations. No, no. That’s really up to you and the resources available to you. But I’m happy to give you a rundown of the SEO elements you’ll want to consider in your decision making process. If you’re not in the market for a new eCommerce platform, maybe some of these common platform missteps will convince you that it may be time to consider. Proper Product Image Handling Your product imagery can provide awesome conversion benefits and make a … Continue reading
A few months ago I wrote about WordPress Security. Now, armed only with the words “free WordPress themes,” builtBackwards’ Theme Authenticity Checker Plugin and Donncha O Caoimh’s Exploit Scanner, I’m going to take a look through the first page of Google to see just how safe pages ranking for “Free WordPress Themes” are. Read More By Siobhan Ambrose for WPMU.org, 11 Jan 2011.
Profiled.com is the place for you to define, monitor and manage your online business reputation with our unique and free ‘Reputation Toolkit’. Your profile, your information, you’re in control – and it’s all free. It’s easy to set up your profile in just 3 minutes and the rest it at your fingertips – with your Profiled.com Reputation Toolkit. It’s just like having your own webpage with a profiled link to showcase on your business cards and emails, your own blogging site and directory and your own monitoring system. Profiled.com feeds all the information to your own news page, from there you can simply control and monitor. It’s so simple – you don’t need to be a web genius. Read More By Profiled.com.
How many of Google’s web pages use a descriptive title tag? Do we use description meta tags? Heading tags? While we always try to focus on the user, could our products use an SEO tune up? These are just some of the questions we set out to answer with Google’s SEO Report Card. Google’s SEO Report Card is an effort to provide Google’s product teams with ideas on how they can improve their products’ pages using simple and accepted optimizations. These optimizations are intended to not only help search engines understand the content of our pages better, but also to improve our users’ experience when visiting our sites. Simple steps such as fixing 404s and broken links, simplifying URL choice, and providing easier-to-understand titles and snippets for our … Continue reading
SEO. You hear the term all the time, but how do you actually rank higher in the search engines? I know when I first heard the term, it sounded like some voodoo magic that only a few people understood how to use. The reality is, SEO isn’t rocket science. Some gurus would have you believe it takes years of dedicated study to understand it, but I don’t think that’s true. Sure, mastering the subtle nuances takes time, but the truth is that you can learn the fundamentals in just a few minutes. So, I got to thinking, “Why don’t I lay out the basics, all in one post?” It’s a long one, to be sure, but after years of studying SEO and working behind the scenes to help … Continue reading
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Here is a checklist of the factors that affect your rankings with Google, Bing, Yahoo! and the other search engines. The list contains positive, negative and neutral factors because all of them exist. Most of the factors in the checklist apply mainly to Google and partially to Bing, Yahoo! and all the other search engines of lesser importance. If you need more information on particular sections of the checklist, you may want to read our SEO tutorial, which gives more detailed explanations of Keywords, Links, Metatags, Visual Extras, etc. Read more By Webfonts.com