Category Archives: SEO

Images and SEO

A good web page uses images to help communicate the message to the reader.  However, a Google robot can only read text and not understand images (currently).  So how do we tell a Google robot what our images are,  in a way that it understands what the page is about to a human? Three best

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Meta Keywords Myths

What are Meta Keywords: Meta keywords are the terms included in the <head> section of a webpage.  Historically, meta keywords were one of the first elements on a webpage that search engines looked at in determining what the web page was about.  Meta data is often referred to as “data about data”, so a meta keyword

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What is Anchor Text?

Anchor text is the clickable link in a body of text, which leads to another page on or off the website.  It is generally underlined and blue, but that only depends on the styling of the website.  They styling indicates to a human read that if they click on it, a new page will be served. Why

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Optimize your URLs

Need to optimize your URLs for maximum SEO benefit?  Google uses over 200 different metrics to rank pages and one big factor is URL structure.  Here are 3 tips for creating a SEO friendly URL.        Use hyphens as spaces A hyphen is translated as a space in Google, where as an underscore is only

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10 Minute SEO Review

When I get asked to look over a company’s website, to review how their site is set up for SEO, I do it in no more then 10 minutes.  In 10 minutes I can asses how much work needs to be done for the website.  This can be done sitting next to the potential client,

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New Website Strategy Planning

When starting a new webstite project, I suggest you (and your group) run through the following questions.  Doing so will help you to define the goals of the website, who it will serve, a basic page structure, and an initial keyword list. Purpose: What is the purpose of this website? Informational, commerce, or entertainment. Describe this

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I love spammy links

“Buy 500 links for only $10!!!”  makes you want to say  ”Whoa, nice.  Links are important for SEO…this seems like a win!” So what are you buying in this case?  You’re buying crap.  Let me show you.  I have comments open on this blog (please leave one?), but they have to be approved by me

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Video sitemaps?

I think video site maps are currently one of the larger overlooked items in SEO.  What does a video sitemap do? It tells Google and Bing where your videos are It attributes the video to YOUR website, even if it is on Vimeo or YouTube It allows you to add text about the video, which

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Praying Walnut Part II

This is just a follow up to my Praying Walnut post on the 7th of March.  It’s been 9 days and I now hold the #1 spot for Praying Walnut, and total domination for the exact search “Praying Walnut”. Looking at the cached version of the page, it looks like my domination started on the

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Praying Walnut

I was just noticing that when you do an exact match search for “Praying Walnut“, only 7 things come up.  259k come up without the exact match. This means easy domination. I can park this blog in the top slots for any exact search for “Praying Walnut”.  I’m even going to put an exact link

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