Backlinks are essential in getting a favourable position in the Google, Bing and Yahoo Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs). There are various means of attaining links (backlinks) to a Website with publishing articles online as a means of achieving this. How this method works is that an article is … [Read more...] about Plagiarism and Dishonesty on the Internet
Technorati has released its new Blog Authority ranking. The amount of detail provided by Technorati as to how the authority is really determined is about as deeply secret as the Coca-Cola recipe or which ‘eleven herbs and spices’ are used by KFC. As per many of us Bloggers, I have been interested in … [Read more...] about How Technorati Calculates new Blog Authority
I have just started reading Click by Bill Tancer of Hitwise fame. I am really enjoying the book so far particularly when Bill describes trends via search data analysis. The first chapter of Click is titled ‘PPC – Porn, Pills and Casinos’ which (no surprise here) shows various interesting data trends … [Read more...] about Search Terms in URLs
Getting the correct Domain Name for a Website is critical for numerous reasons. Below are discussed a few of the most common questions arising when organizations and businesses choose Domain Names: What TLD should be used? Top Level Domains (sometimes called TLD or Domain extension) look like .com … [Read more...] about Domain Name Wording is Critical SEO
Part of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is getting quality incoming links (also called backlinks and inlinks). Links are not simple to attain! One means of possibly attaining links is to publish articles for reuse through one of the various article publishing Sites /Article Directories. The … [Read more...] about High PageRank Article Directories
An alleged weapons dealer is listed as being wanted by Interpol for the offence of Terrorism Conspiracy. Where do we find information about said person? Why, his Internet home page of course! Yes, Victor Bout, the Russian accused of whom movies have been made and books (e.g. ‘Merchant of Death’ … [Read more...] about Terrorist Hiding at his Home Page
Heard of the various Article Directories (GoArticles, Article Dashboard, EzineArticles etc.)? Well so have the Search Engines! Search Engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo etc.) publicly state that they frown upon duplicate content (the article doesn’t need to constitute plagiarism however no added value is … [Read more...] about Article Directories – A Waste of Time?
Nofollow is an HTML instruction to Search Engines not to consider the link destination as endorsed by the link originator. Google, Yahoo, Bing and other high quality Search Engines use links as one factor in considering the importance of a Webpage. So, very simplistically, if two WebPages are … [Read more...] about To Dofollow or to Nofollow?
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