What difference does Search Engine Optimization really make? Is it worth spending the time and money on SEO? From experience it is obvious that SEO is an effective activity however I thought it’d be fun to compare two identical websites; one with a bit of SEO performed and one with very little … [Read more...] about The SEO Experiment
One of the Sites I manage sells Blu-ray Movies and Blu-ray Players. There is a lot of competition for the search term ‘Blu-ray’ with tens of millions of results being returned on the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages). I have started doing some SEO on the site to try to improve where the site … [Read more...] about Top Google Results without SEO
I’m sure I read a quote somewhere saying that PubSubHubbub is like the Web on Crack (I can’t seem to find the quote). I’m not crazy enough to have tried Crack but it must be good if it’s anything like the new publish/subscribe messaging paradigm. PubSubHubbub is the Google initiative which, in … [Read more...] about Google ‘indexing’ now Real-Time
Reading through the Nielsen article ‘Organized Chaos: Global Data Harmonization’ which describes, in the context of categorization, the challenges faced by a single product being used for different purposes, it became very clear how awesome Internet tagging is. Tagging is effectively the ability to … [Read more...] about Tags, Product Categorization and Rich Snippets
WordPress Wp-O-Matic not working with godaddy? Here is the solution... GoDaddy is used by many people to host their websites. Among the many Tool offered with GoDaddy Linux hosting is a Cron Manager. Cron is very simplistically the Linux / Unix equivalent of Windows ‘Scheduled Tasks’. The GoDaddy … [Read more...] about How to use GoDaddy Cron Manager for WP-o-Matic
Want to know if your website has been compromised by Malware or spam links? Part of Search Engine Optimization is ensuring the integrity of a Site. There are two excellent and related free Online Tools out there to assist with knowing if your site is ‘clean’ or not: Google Safe Browsing This great … [Read more...] about Is your Site Blacklisted by Google?
There are thousands of WordPress Plugins available which do all sorts of awesome things. Here are the five plugins which I use on every WordPress site I set-up or administer: All in One SEO Pack This is one of the most popular Wordpress Plugins and for good reason. Search Engine Optimization (SEO) … [Read more...] about 5 Absolutely ESSENTIAL WordPress Plugins
Search Engines are responsible for directing Internet users to billions of websites every day. One of the key factors for Google, Bing, Ask and Yahoo in directing Internet users is knowing what is available on the many Internet pages. The Search Engines therefore want to know when content has been … [Read more...] about Tutorial: Ping Search Engines