Category: Search Engine

All about search engines

A variety of noFollow / doFollow backlinks is key

I just saw a very interesting video post on SEOmoz: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/correlation-data-for-seo-and-social-media-analysis-part-2-whiteboard-friday One of the things we did when we saw no-follow links having a really high correlation was we went, well that’s just weird. Maybe what’s going on here is that no-follow links and followed links have a high correlation with each other, and in fact, they do. If you…

One Hour Backlinks is WINNING

A recent link building service I’ve tried and wholeheartedly recommend is One Hour Backlinks.  The dude who created Linklicious launched this creative site that makes it super simple and super quick to blast your sites with backlinks.  I’m a big fan not only of the ease-of-use of the site but its pleasing design.  It’s rare to find an internet marketing…

Two cool SEO services to check out

Occasionally I come across an SEO tool that I feel is worthy of blogging about, and oddly enough today I have two of ’em. Linklicious Instead of wasting hours building RSS feeds and pinging the feeds hoping for crawls, Linklicious eliminates all of the guesswork by providing a guaranteed 100% crawl rate.   It comes with a WordPress plugin so…

The impact of the latest Google Caffeine changes

On June 8, 2010, Google officially completed development of its new “Caffeine” indexing algorithm.  Many marketers were left wondering, “How does this impact me?”  Well, I’ve done a fair bit of research and here’s what I’ve come up with… 50% fresher results – Google actually says “Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and…

The best Google position checker – Traffic Travis

If you’re like me and obsess over how your sites are ranking with the search engines, you’ve likely been looking for a tool that’s fast, user-friendly, and reliable. You may have tried some of the various FireFox plugins that are slow, buggy, and not good at tracking historical ranking changes.   Or perhaps you’ve tried one of the many websites…

The difference in traffic for page 1 Google positions

A friend of mine was recently wondering, “What’s the difference between being ranked #1 and #2 on Google?” He guessed that it wouldn’t be very much, maybe like 10% max. Well, surprisingly it’s much higher than that! While I haven’t seen any data from Google for the click-through rate averages for each position, there’s data floating around from AOL that could…

SEO Tips and Tricks

Just some general rules I like to follow when running an SEO campaign.  Hopefully you find some of these helpful! Keep the Content Fresh At the least, a new post or page every week is great to keep the search engine bots continually crawling your site.  Plus the more pages your domain has the better.   The total Google PR…

SocialAdr – New Social Bookmarking Services Community

For the last couple months I’ve been working on this new Web 2.0 social bookmarking services community. What is it all about? Rather than submitting merely your own bookmarks to the many services available (like Digg, BlinkList, Delicious, etc.), members submit each others’ bookmarks This makes it less likely that you’ll be considered a “spammer” for constantly promoting only your…

How to get your YouTube video on Google Page 1

I recently figured out a neat trick for getting a YouTube video to show up on Page 1 of Google search results.  We all know that YouTube = Google, so that makes this technique even more powerful than if it was done with some random video site that may be shut down or Google may someday decide to ignore. Disclaimer:…

Fresh content versus quality backlinks

Lately I’ve been wondering what Google favors more – fresh, unique content or quality (PR 4 or higher) backlinks. There’s oceans of people that are on either side of the argument.  Some say it’s best to have lots of one-way backlinks from respected, authority sites.  Others say it’s best to be constantly adding new, unique content. Personally I think both…