Category: Optimization

Everything related to Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

How do I remove spammy links from my site?

I hear this question now more than ever before.  The reason why?   Since the beginning of the year, hundreds of thousands of webmasters (heck, maybe even millions) have received a warning similar to this:  Google Webmaster Tools notice of detected unnatural links to http://example.com/ Dear site owner or webmaster of http://example.com/, We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages…

Social Media Myths Debunked

As an owner of SocialAdr, a social media marketing web service, I get the opportunity to hear what people think about different SEO techniques on a daily basis.  Occasionally I learn a thing or two.  But most of the time it’s just plain wrong. Social media involves many people from around the world “talking” about a webpage from many different…

Google Ranking Factors by Importance

WebProNews recently posted this super interesting article about an experiment done by SEOMoz that looked at different Google ranking factors, and how many Search Engine Optimization experts view their importance. http://www.webpronews.com/google-ranking-factors-2-2011-06 A few things that stuck out for me: Page-level backlink metrics are the top algorithmic factor (compared to domain-level, link authority, social metrics, etc.) Diversity of backlinks is greater…

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…

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…