May 15

Most Overoptimized LinkedIn Profile Ever

What is it you do again? Subtlety is something this SEO Evangleist [sic] doesn’t seem to have heard of. Optimizing your LinkedIn profile for keywords might make sense. But, more is not always better as we see in this infographic screen cap from LinkedIn.com. Is this “SEO” LinkedIn profile serious or a deliberate exaggeration?

Most Overoptimized LinkedIn Profile for SEO

Feb 14

What’s Wrong with This Google Result?

What is Wrong with this Search Result?

Do you see it?

Dec 12

Why Guest Blogging for SEO Looks so Dead

Link Building Guest BloggingMy fellow bloggers, I want you to read this email I received and convince me that guest blogging for SEO is still alive.

I am a professionally guest post writer. I write on several topics like food, shopping, beverage and so on. I came across your domain (domain name) while surfing through the Internet to find a suitable for writing articles. It is highly resourceful with rich and nice contents and has a vivid presentation. I must appreciate your hard work and wish you good luck.
I was wondering if you can allow me to write for your domain. I assure you to provide absolutely unique but relevant article so that it proves to be useful to your readers. I can discuss about “the subject”. I wish you consider this proposal and will wait for a reply from you.

If you are displeased with my email, I cordially regret in advance.


Jun 12

Sitemap Validator Validates Anything

Google Sitemap Validator

Meet the Validrome XML Sitemap Validator at www.validome.org/google/


  • Ranks at the top of google for “XML Sitemap Validator”
  • Google PageRank 6
  • Validates any URL or anything input into the URL field

In the above test I used the URL: http://blah

which resulted in:

“The Document is valid.”

There is probably a sitemap validator that actually works out there somewhere but no one can find it because of Panda and Penguin.

Dec 11

Digg. Nuff Said

Digg is apparently down on Reddit

Looks like there’s a big discussion about Digg’s demise and Reddit’s rise. Wish I could read the story.

Dec 11

10 Reasons Why Wikipedia Doesn’t Suck

Kudos to the Brain Host team for bravely taking up the challenge to write a counter post to my Wikipedia Sucks diatribe. Check out what they came up with. Then respond as to what you think of Wikipedia.

Some people claim that Wikipedia is a terrible source for information and that it should never be used in any academic paper. However, Wikipedia does have many ways in which it is a valuable source of information that should be used whenever looking something up. Here are 10 reasons why the site should be considered.

1. First-hand Sources
At the bottom of every article are the sources listed to gain the information needed to create a Wikipedia article. This is a great way to find sources that you can use to further your research and form opinions on topics. This also helps to ensure that the information contained in the Wikipedia article is accurate. (1)

2. Anyone Can Contribute
The best thing about Wikipedia is that anyone can contribute. As long as you cite sources, who says that only professionals can put information online? This allows users who might not otherwise be heard to have an authoritative voice online and ensures that most Wikipedia articles are well-rounded and worked on by a number of different contributors. (2)

3. Create A Page About Anything
You can create a page for anyone, and it can make you somewhat famous. If you found out that your co-worker had a page made, wouldn’t you want to hype that up? Using Wikipedia to create a page for your business, product, service, or website is a great (and free) way to get the word out and attract customers. And because Wikipedia has a strict editing process and requires all information to be cited, readers are able to feel confident that the information provided is accurate. (3)

4. A Handy Reference For Information
If you want to know about the history of Buffalo Bills football, you know there will be a section about that on Wikipedia. It is a good place to get quick, general knowledge information without having to do a Google search. You can find information on just about any topic on Wikipedia. If you notice a topic that you’re interested in is not represented, you can always start a page for that topic yourself.

5. Edit It As Things Change
As our knowledge changes, someone dies, or we can prove something is inaccurate, the page can be changed to reflect current information. It keeps the site accurate and up to date in a world where we want 100 percent up to date accuracy. Since anyone can edit an entry at any time, chances are that whatever entry you are looking at is as up to date as possible.

6. Wikipedia Stays Relevant
Thanks to constant updating, the information on a page stays relevant. A paper encyclopedia can become outdated and worthless quite quickly. That will never happen when you have constant updating and verification done all the time. You can browse Wikipedia with confidence, knowing that all of the information contained on the site is accurate and relevant. (4)

7. Articles Are Written Without Bias
The articles on Wikipedia are written in a strictly factual basis, meaning that you don’t need to read through political bias and editorials while doing research. This makes Wikipedia a great resource for your business, because if you can manage to get a page created for your business, readers will know that all of the information on that page is unbiased and honest. This will help them to trust you and feel confident in doing business with you. (5)

8. Wikipedia Entries Are Easy To Read
If you have a topic that you need to study real quick, you can get your information and go. You don’t need to be too technical, or have a PH.D in order to understand what is written. Because the entries on Wikipedia are written by all different people from all walks of life, the majority of the entries are easy to read and understand. You won’t find much technical language or jargon on the site, and where it does appear you can usually find a link to click on that will explain the term in question. (4)

9. Build Your Portfolio Through Wikipedia
Authors might have a hard time being published. Wikipedia is a site where you can get published and most likely get page views for it. It can start your career for you. Wikipedia is a great resource to use for this purpose because it is free to create an entry, the entries rank well in major search engines like Google, and be attached to a site like Wikipedia can lend a lot of credibility to your work.

10. Wikipedia Is Community Oriented
This means that not one idea is shoved down the throats of the readers. If someone thinks something is wrong, it goes to the community for discussion. This helps to ensure that all information is accurate an up to date, and also that there aren’t any annoying sales pitches thrown in. (6)

Thanks to Brain Host for this guest post about Wikipedia. If you’re not familiar with them, Brain Host is an industry-leading web hosting company that offers affordable shared hosting packages, unlimited disk space and bandwidth with 24/7 monitoring.  For more information about Brain Host, please visit http://www.brainhost.com.


1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources

2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:About#Editing_Wikipedia_pages

3. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:No_original_research

4. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Policies_and_guidelines

5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:NPOV

6. http://www.mc.vanderbilt.edu/root/vumc.php?site=socialmediatoolkit&doc=29274

Dec 11

100 Sneaky but Effective SEO Link Building Tactics

Sneaky Girl

SEO link building is effected through the exploitation of search engines and software link analysis tools. This can be done via any of the major search sites like Yahoo or Google. Link building tips can be implemented handily and sourcing competitors’ backlinks and many other link building tactics are lightposts on the path to search engine rank-supremacy. Utility of WordPress is very effective.

1. Compile and post a list, like this one, and share it — the topic is less important than actually having a list for users to forward and mull over.

2. Review the Competition

Research and replicate the link-building tactics of competing websites — it’s hardly unethical in the Information Age.

3. WordPress Themes

Download and edit a HTML-ready WordPress theme that retains the sitelink or domain name in the code as a condition for distribution.

4. Copy-Write

Create quality text copy for the site — hire out the task, if necessary.

5. RSS Backlinking

Gamble risk-free for backlinks from RSS feeds by submitting content.

6. URL A-bridging

URL shorteners are nifty pieces of code for throwing out backlinks, invisible or hidden URLs, RSS feeds and the like.

7. Power Blender On

A relatively new method for SEO link building, RSS metadata is, for lack of better terms, blended to yield myriad results.

8. What’s Up? The Rent!

Amazingly, links can be rented from online services, but this is territory where only the most firewalled tend to tread. Babysteps…

9. Also File Under Amazingly

Another way to secure links: hire — big bucks — a linkbaiter. Yes, that is word. Sounds obscene. Big bucks.

10. ¡Carnivale!

Within the Blog-O-Sphere exist blog carnivals, resources on the InterWeb where many different blogs cluster and are tied together by common topics and by which blog carnival search bars lead users to blog posts which have been submitted.

11. Help Others Help Yourself

Post help articles to sites like About.com and eHow and include the sitelink in the author profile.

12. Old Into New

Revise old copy and bring it up to date with the appropriate green links.

13. Oodles of SEO Links Through the Lens

Post content with a Squidoo lens and include the sitelink.

14. Fire — Submit, Rather — At Will!

Submit to online magazines that publish opinion pieces, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction — include the sitelink with the author bio.

15. The Universal Lingo Stepping Stone

Install an on-site translator for visiting non-native English-speaking users.

16. Open a Bar — Online

Create a community forum for the site and swap banners with other sites that also host forums.

17. Open a Bar, Part Deux

Host a forum for another friendly, non-competing site and include a banner and link in every relevant post on that site.

18. SEOnic Boom

Create a SEO software tool that other friendly, non-competing sites can use that incorporates the sitelink into the code.

19. Connect the Dots

Network with and exchange links with any local business or organization that may share a peripheral interest with the purpose of the website.

20. eCamaderie

Participate in local, regional, national and global chat forums and tactfully supply the sitelink.

Get The Word(s) Out [21.–23.]

23. Submit the site to free SEO-relevant online directories.

22. Submit the site to for-pay directories — some research is required.

23. Submit the site to article-only directories.

24. Pay It Forward

Purchase a one-way link from a similarly-themed website that foregoes the link command visibility.

25. Under The Table

Paying a member of a key webmastering forum to post links is not out of the question.

26. Y-Links

Y-Links or 3-Way links are effective viral contextual link builders that build in layers via users’ interconnectedness.

27. Plus-Links

Plus-Links or 4-Way links are as above, with one more limb or conduit.

28. True, There Are Sites…

…like Ezinearticles.com that invite users to submit content and route traffic back to their sites.

29. Watch Your Footing

Share content from the site, image and video-sharing site StumbleUpon.com with other web jockeys.

30. Techno-rati’d

Gain relevancy on Technorati.com’s blog directory by including the relevant tags.

31. Write the Pillar Article

To be counted as a true blog authority, one must first publish a Pillar Article that meets the following attributes: no fewer than 500 words; authoritative yet light on overcomplicated lingo; content that is neatly organized; contains attractors to draw in web traffic; infowise, it is heavy on relevance.

32. Power of Press Releases

Post viral press release-styled bits of info, no more than several paragraphs long, and insert code for easy copying and forwarding of said content.

33. No Solicitors

Signs like that may exist in the real world, but not in cyberspace — unsolicited submissions to blog sites or political sites can lead to traffic.

34. Micro-blog for Macro-results

Micro-blog by posting attention-drawing content in the form of imagelinks, videos and other ephemera.

35. Third Party Content, Gratis

Invite submissions — guest posts or blogs — from friends and visitors to the site.

36. Reciprocate to Build Traffic

Get more traffic by writing blogs, guest pieces and other forms of commentary for other sites for links.

37. Savor It

Submit content to Del.icio.us — Delicious.com — a site that happens to be a popular general topic archive.

38. Snipe It

A sniping software program can fasttrack hundreds of backlinked competitors’ pages. When the proverbial cat is out of the bag, email the linked-to sites to know they’re caught in the web of traffic.

39. Recap’ture

It never hurts to posts a week-in-review blog about the Dot Com industry and related fields.

40. Click, Click, Click…

Get into Pay per click, or PPC, another widely used traffic-directing method employed by advertisers to pay web hosts for the frequency with which their ads are clicked on.

41. Follow You, Follow Me

Join FollowList.com, the home of the DoFollow Blogs, another resource for dissemination of info and links.

42. Walls Tumbl’n Down

Easy one: get a Tumblr.

43. Spider Crawl

Link back and forth between literally every profile, forum membership and relevant webpage connected to the target site.

44. News-flasher

By enabling the site to report breaking news, it’s search engine ranking will climb with Superman-styled leaps — easier said than done, though.

45. Digg It!

Bending steel with bare hands may be easier, but few SEO link builders are more effective than getting a headline and related link posted on the highly-trafficked Digg.com.

46. It’s Not SPAM If Nobody Complains

Linkdrop in the shoutouts on online user games like <i>WoW</i>.

47. Open Invitation

Collect and edit new content by emailing questionnaire templates to established bloggers and posting the results.

48. Post and link to the site on BN.com.

49. Time is of the essence..

Reply to email correspondence immediately and sans sarcasm to build a rapport with other users.

50. The Byline Flex

Publish and distribute a free eBook.

The Ever-Popular Review [51.–57.]

51. Review a book or eBook in return for a link on the publisher’s or seller’s website.

52. For a link on the artist’s and label’s websites, review a new CD or digital album release in return.

53. In exchange for a link, review a new DVD on the and seller’s and studio’s websites.

54. Post and link to the site on any message board.

55. Write a review of a favorite local or regional restaurant, diner or food truck in return for a link.

56. Evaluate a software product in return for a link on the publisher’s or seller’s website.

57. Post a hard copy flyer at the local public library, and post a link on the website, if it’s allowed.

Media Mountains, Hills, Mounds and Anthills [58.–69.]

58. Buy air time to advertise the site on a local radio station.

59. Buy air time to advertise the site on a local television network.

60. Write letters to offline media like newspapers, magazines and college journals and include the site link under the byline.

61. Link to any and all other affiliate sites or ownership sites.

62. Post and link to the site on IEWeekly.com, LAWeekly.com, or OCWeekly.com

63. Hang up a hard copy flyer at a church or religious organization and post a link on the website, too — if the site’s content is not inappropriate for that venue.

64. At a club or fraternal organization, post a hard copy flyer, and post a link on the website.

65. Review a new smartphone or similar piece of computech in return for a link on the publisher’s or seller’s website.

66. Link to a college or university’s dot-edu site, alma mater or not, if it’s allowed.

67. Register the site with the Better Business Bureau.

68. Post and link to the site on Backpage.

69. Donate to a local or regional charity for a sitelink in their promotional displays.

Exploiting All Open Channels [70.–96.]

70. Expose an unreputable blog or site, but be prepared for the fallout (see #72).

71. Flame — yes, flame — or use another attention-getting tactic while bearing in mind the backlash that comes attached to notoriety.

72. Set up a Youtube channel or create a viral video.

73. Plug the website on popular AM or FM radio shows like Coast To Coast and Howard Stern.

74. Call in to any popular podcast and plug the website.

75. Start a podcast and plug the website.

76. Review a favorite local or regional business or store chain in return for a link.

77. Post and link to the site on Amazon.

78. Register the site with the Chamber of Commerce.

79. Cast A Line

Get old-fashioned and gather links from other websites, similar or otherwise, by offering yours first.

80. Post and link to the site on Craigslist.

81. Sell and post on eBay and link to the site on the auction pages and in the forums.

82. Do the above and donate to charity via eBay and collect links that way.

83. Comment and link to the site on TheDirty.com, TMZ and other gossip sites.

84. Post an article on Examiner and link to the site in the text.

85. On IMDb.com, Rotten Tomatoes and other movie entertainment sites, post and link to the site.

86. Post and link to the site on RollingStone.com, Spin.com and other music entertainment sites.

87. Distribute a flyer or business card with the site link on the bulletin board at work.

88. Visit LosAngelesTimes.com and post and link to the site.

89. Comment and link to the site on MSN News and Yahoo news.

90. Post and link to the site on Wikipedia.

91. If the cost justifies it, use a publicist to promote the site.

92. Post and link to the site in Google Groups and Yahoo Groups.

93. Freely post on the Guestbooks in high-profile sites and include the link.

94. Link to the site in a Facebook Wall post.

95. Create a Facebook page for the site.

96. Link to the site in a LinkedIn profile and link to both it and the LI page on Facebook, too.

Odds ‘N Sods

97. Do pro bono work and accept a banner or resource link as compensation.

98. Post and link to the site on Yelp.

99. Print, distribute and use a car bumper sticker with the site name and URL visible in large font.

Just Because…

100. Get friends and third parties to do anything listed above in trade for services, compensation or just because.

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Aug 11

What SEO Software do you Use? Tried SheerSEO?

This post is from the owner of the SheerSEO software application, which I haven’t tried but it looks pretty nice to me (no, this is not a paid post, I just like him and he was kind enough to contribute some good points). I have used WebPosition, WebCEO, Advanced Web Ranking and just about every SEO rankings software package out there. They all do pretty much the same thing, it’s just a matter of presentation. At the end of the post, tell me which SEO Rankings and SMO analytics software you use and why you like or hate it.


For new website owners, using an SEO software or web optimization software is most basic. These software packages provide tools that give direction on how to effectively optimize website contents for better search engine visibility. SEO software offers a myriad of optimization tools, such as keyword generation, rank checking, onpage audits and backlink checking, all aimed to get your website on top. Basically, software packages are more affordable than hiring SEO companies for internet marketing services.

But before shelling out a large sum of money on any software, it is important to consider which SEO tools best suit your website. It is important to consider and compare all options available for you to arrive at the best decision. While there are tons of SEO software products sold online, most of them offer false promises, simply hyping and exaggerating their claims to boost their sales. Perhaps, this is one big problem that confronts all new website owners. The industry has its own share of “rotten apples” that you have to avoid as much as possible.

The promises are usually first page rankings or even first rank, but the reality is that no one can guarantee that. Neither SEO software nor any SEO professional. That can be easily proven by using logic – if there was such a software that can guarantee first page, think what would happen if 11 websites, competing for the same keyword, use it. There are just 10 places in that first page…

Hence, when looking for optimization software, you need to remember that there’s ABSOLUTELY NO SHORTCUT in notching the top spot. It requires dedication, hard work, and patience to achieve your dream rank. Always set realistic goals and never expect too much. Better yet, go for programs like SheerSEO that give truthful claims on how the software tools can help boost your website’s visibility. The claims are only for saving your time and making your work more effective. That is the only claim you should be looking for.

Below are some of the common problems why many webmasters feel that their SEO software is failing.

  1. Expecting too much
    As all expert website owners repeatedly say, effective SEO campaign does not happen overnight. For your website to rank in search engines, you must be prepared to invest time and effort, which means at least 3 months, before you see tangible results.
  2. Expecting too soon
    SEO is not a one time effort, as one might hope. To get high ranking, the website backlinks should keep progressing and the content should added. No single one time effort is enough. This is simply too suspicious and search engines know how to identify that.Also, results come slowly. It takes time for the search engines to scan your changes. That might take a few weeks for them to pick up your new pages, and pages that have links to your site. Even after those pages are picked up, it would take some more time for them to effect your rankings. So, patiance is a must in this game of SEO.
  3. Underestimate the costs of optimization
    One main reason why websites fail at SEO is that owners are not prepared to shoulder added expenses. Often times, one SEO software suit is not enough to throttle your website on Google ranking. Aside from investing on time and effort, getting to the top spot requires a hefty amount of some. Take note that the cost of failure is relatively more expensive than actually investing on the best SEO campaign strategies.

So, to summarize,  software of the SEO variety is definitely something to consider, as long as you know what to expect from it. It should help you see the relevant info clearly, and save your time. Nothing more. Don’t expect magic, cause it is simply not there. Some SEO software packages like sheerseo.com, do nice work with plenty of features and free trials, so you can try them and see if they help you.

Aug 11

What Happened to Links Hog?

Screen Capture of LinksHog.com

I’m not sure what happened to the Links Hog link network for SEO’s that was said to work so well. It looks like Google has made their rounds and taken them to the slaughterhouse. Anyone know anything about the demise or impending return of LinksHog.com?Pig

May 11

Pandora Figuring Out The Perfect Track

Pandora Failing

Pandora is

taking longer than expected to figure out the perfect track to play next.

The music should be playing soon, but if you get tired of waiting, try switching to one of your other stations.

Pandora probably couldn’t figure out which ad to play.

Apr 11

Google History – A Glance Back

Google History

A lot of folks wonder what the word “Google” actually means. Old schoolers recall that it’s a rephrasing of the word, “googol,” which is the mathematical speak determines 1 adopted by a hundred zeros. Depending on the degree of passion you have for math, that is both the greatest or most tard-worthy name for a search engine company. Despite the name. It stuck.

The Rub

Larry Page and Sergey Brin co-based Google in January of 1996, then known as BackRub. The boys had been in the early twenties and basic computer geeks. Sergey was born in Moscow, alum of the College of Michigan and visiting Stanford. Larry was assigned to be his guide. Throughout this go to, they obviously hit it off or immediately no person would give a hoot about linking strategies.

Although men and the title “BackRub” may elevate some questions, the title actually referred to a way for producing search engine rankings. Particularly, the BackRub search engine was designed to investigate the “oneway links” to a site. Though BackRub developed a following with these in the know, nothing a lot happened for a few years.


As with most new companies, the boys wanted some severe cash. The brass at Yahoo’s eyebrows were raised momentarily, but eventually the interest subsided. Sun Microsystems, of all firms, provided an answer. Andy Bechtolsheim was one of the founders of Solar and, thus, had the mandatory deep pockets. $100,000 later, the new search engine firm was on the way in which to stardom.

New Name

As legend has it, BackRub turned Google for a somewhat humorous reason. Apparently, Bechtolsheim unintentionally made the $100k try to “Google, Inc.” You may make your individual guess as to which one of many boys mentioned, “Hey, I have an concept for a new name.” In September of 1998, Google opened a small office in Menlo Park, California. The rest, as they say, is history.

Immediately, Google is based in Mountain View, California. Google prefers electronic mail communication, but you can get a stay voice by calling (650) 623-4000. If you happen to actually want to speak to them, refuse a cost from the company on the credit card you utilize for Adwords. They may contact you pretty rapidly!

The company went public in 2004 [GOOG] and started trading around 100 to 125 USD range and now has a stock value of many times that. Larry and Sergey are sickeningly wealthy. One can assume that Andy Bechtolsheim is also doing all right.

The Future

In the last year or so, Google has actually received its fair share of criticism. PageRank is almost useless in relation to ranking in search results. At the time of this writing, PageRank hasn’t worked for three days, which implies a change, shuffle, dance or whatever you need to name it’s coming.

On the competitors front, issues are a bit murky. It appears per week doesn’t go by and not using a patent lawsuit being filed against the company. MSN and Yahoo have began to lift the extent of competition and extra shall be coming. Google’s reliance on AOL as a visitors supply is also a bit troubling given the continuous lack of market share by the corporate that almost brought Time Warner down. Gmail is dogged by patent points, not to point out questions on violations of the privateness of users. All and all, issues are not as rosy compared to a couple years in the past, however they will hardly be known as bad.

Your guess is nearly as good as mine in relation to predicting if Google will change into just another search engine. Personally, I think it is going to, but not due to any of the above. As an alternative, the evolution of the Internet suggests there will likely be a subsequent “huge thing.” Who knows, possibly Google will get a Grub [Grub.org] in its Nutch [Nutch.org].

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Feb 11

Writing For The Internet: How Good Copy Turns Into Dangerous Advertising

Sunset behind my desk

In relation to writing web sites, what is nice for the search engines is commonly not good marketing.

Why? Because virtually inevitably, if you write to please the various search engines, you write about the features of your service. But you need to be writing about the advantages in your customers.

It is a fundamental downside and one it’s a must to take into account at each stage of creating the copy to your website. It’s important to achieve a stability between writing for folks or writing for search engine robots. The balance will probably be subtly completely different for every business. You may most likely need to preserve experimenting. It all relies upon really on how important search engine visitors will probably be to your organisation. First a fast recap on the basic concern of search engine copy.

Search engine optimisation (typically known as web optimization) mainly means ensuring your website ranks extremely with Google and different search engines. Google wants to provide people the best, relevant information. It does this by reading the copy in your website.

If sure words are used frequently, Google will calculate that the location is related for that “key phrase”. When folks seek for that key phrase, Google flags your web site as one worthy of consideration.

So, when a copywriter creates his own website, he tries to make use of the phrase “copywriter” as continuously as possible.

It is no good just listing the phrase either. It must be in actual sentences. What’s extra, it’s much better to use the keyword at or near the start of a sentence. You also want the key phrase in the main headline, in the first paragraph, and as often as possible thereafter. So, you end up writing about you, the copywriter, and the copywriting you can offer. Options of your service.

The place are your prospects in all this? Any good copywriter, in reality even an entire newbie,  knows that it is advisable to flip the features of your service into benefits for the customer. It is simply good marketing.

The copywriter ought to be explaining how he can improve sales, appeal to prospects, save the consumer money, present exceptional service and so on.

The identical is likely to occur no matter enterprise you are in. If you happen to’re a graphic designer, a shopper would possibly come to you as a result of they need you to create knowledgeable picture for his or her business.

But they don’t seek for “professional image”, “design influence”, or  “creativity”. They search for “graphic designer.” So your copy has to keep mentioning “graphic designer” this, “graphic designer” that.

What’s the resolution? If you understand an easy one, please share the secret. For most organisations and companies, the answer is going to be a balance. It’s essential know how essential Google searches are to you. If the answer is “not a lot” as a result of guests come from other sources – perhaps by a unsolicited mail campaign, Web advertising clicks, or because they are a regular buyer and have you bookmarked – then your copy should weighted extra in direction of good advertising, with much less emphasis on search engine robots.

But if Google searches are all the pieces to your organisation, then you definately’ll need to play the game by their rules.

Rigorously written copy can at least attempt to play each games. You can hold using keywords, however at all times keep in mind that you have to bring the main target again onto benefits to your customer.

It isn’t straightforward, and it can be a painstaking process. But that in essence, is what good web writing needs to be about: retaining one eye on the major search engines and pleasing them when vital, but all the time bringing it back to people, to clients, to benefits. As a result of that’s good marketing.

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Jan 11

Google Postini Thinks Google Places is Spam

Google Postini Blocking Google Places

Google Apps aka Google Postini is a spam blocking service that works rather well if you can ever get it configured on your server. Thanks, Google for buying Postini (notice how I just assume Google purchased this company instead of developed it in-house at Google Labs).

All SEO practitioners know that Google prefers algorithmic solutions over manual pulls. Well, it looks like that practice has carried through to their spam blocking email software, Postini, which thinks that the Google Places email carries all the hallmarks of spam. Of course, there is one possibility worth considering. What is this is actually not from Google and someone is spoofing Google?

Jan 11

Just Tweet It

Michael Jackson - Just Tweet It

They told him don’t you ever follow around here
Don’t wanna see your Facebook, you better disappear
SMO is in their eyes and their keywords really clear
So tweet it, just tweet it

You better follow, you better list who you can
Don’t wanna see no blood, don’t be a macho man
You wanna be twough, better list what you can
So tweet it, but you wanna be twread

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright
Just tweet it, tweet it
Just tweet it, tweet it
Just tweet it, tweet it
Just tweet it, tweet it

They’re out to get you, better RT while you can
Don’t wanna be a boy, you wanna be a man
You wanna stay alive, better do what you can
So tweet it, just tweet it

You have to show them that you’re really not scared
You’re microbloggin’ your life, this ain’t no truth or dare
They’ll kick you, then they tweet you,
Then they’ll tell you it’s fair
So tweet it, but you wanna be bad

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright
Just tweet it, tweet it
tweet it, tweet it, tweet it

tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or who’s tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright
Just tweet it, tweet it
tweet it, tweet it, tweet it

tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or who’s tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Showin’ how funky and strong is your fight
It doesn’t matter who’s twrong or tright

Just tweet it, tweet it, tweet it, tweet it
No one wants to be untweeted
Just tweet it, tweet it
tweet it, tweet it, tweet it

Dec 10

Taking HostDime to the Woodshed

Hey buddy, can you spare a HostDime? Here’s 2 cents…

HostDime Top 10 Bad Host List

This is not your usual web hosting top list. Credit hostexploit.com.

I wasn’t really that upset when I received a new invoice from HostDime after I had specifically requested that my account be cancelled. I followed the prescribed cancellation process and I was unsure why a new invoice created. Further, I could not login to the core support desk nor receive a password reset email. I asked HostDime make sure this invoice is voided per my previous cancellation request.

Later, HostDime fixed the problem and sent me a conciliatory email and even followed up with a call to find out why I was leaving. We’re cool. No problem.

I was a pretty loyal client and don’t have any major complaints.  I didn’t want to leave HostDime. I sort of liked their 24 hour phone support that other bargain hosts don’t dream of offering. Why was I cancelling my HostDime account after all these years? I was told by HostDime that I needed to move my few little wordpress blogs to a dedicated server because of resource overages.

So, that is exactly what I am doing.

These wordpress blogs and static sites get no more than 2000 visits per day, cumulatively. They are tiny. I was shut down 3 or 4 times for resource overages–a measurement that I have no insight into and have no way of knowing if I am over or under. In the last ticket that occurred this past June, my main site was shut down without notice. I discovered this myself and contacted HostDime and was told my site was suspended for resource usage.

Listen up, HostDime. When you tell someone to cancel their HostDime product, you may want to offer them an alternative product at HostDime, perhaps a discounted deal on a dedicated server. Don’t just tell them to leave! Don’t suspend a loyal client’s account for something he has no visibility into, not tell him of the suspension, then ask him to go to a new platform and not give him any options or even try to upsell a dedicated server. You could have sold me a VPS or dedicated server easily. Why didn’t you? I wanted one. I had to find one on my own.

Another sore spot was that I had contacted HostDime about working with the company on promoting them through the affiliate program and I didn’t feel like I received a very warm response. One particular blog I own ranks on the first page for some serious HostDime brand terms. As far as I know I have not had once single conversion over the many years this ranking has been maintained. Not one. And the search volume on your brand name is 3600 per month per the Google Keyword Tool. During that time, what was happening to all the new customers I am referred to HostDime? It seems strange that HostDime marketing would look the other way and fail to take note. Affiliate marketing is about relationships. Why didn’t you want to work with me, HostDime? I would if I were you. Your competition certainly does :)

Dec 10

SEO Products For Professional IT Firms

Buffalo and Fort Erie Public Bridge Authority

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Are a person a business seeking SEO products? Your firm already know that the most beneficial place to look is on the internet and your firm already know an individual have hundreds of thousands of choices out there. SEO products can generate or break your company just by the way they conduct their enterprise with your enterprise. The most desirable SEO service providers are going to be able to assist an individual with a wide array of solutions not just one niche of an ever growing area.

Your firm should seek out SEO services which will not only support an individual at maintaining your web site information, an individual should find a company which might help your business with competitor reports, linking, robot text file management, meta tags and also a lot more.

Trying to earn money on the internet and staying ahead of the rivalry is a 24 hour job and also your company need the right professionals which are there to assist your business as the need arises. You really don’t have time to sit back as well as wait for returns to your inquiries because time is cash the more time you waste the more money you lose.

As an web business professional you know how crucial client service is so finding the right service company for an individual may be slightly less complicated than for the average Joe which has no idea what he is searching for.

Really don’t waste a lot of your time in communication, if a company is not acquiring back to a person this is a sing of irresponsibility and also your firm just can’t have which when your company are attempting to grow your business. Move on to the next business produce sure your firm are acquiring the timely responses your firm need.

If a company does not have time to answer your query how can your company be sure they have the time to work on your project. Client service should be their top priority because that is their small business.

One more thing to think about when our looking for SEO products is a background of the organization, are they a fly by Night Company which will take your income and run or do they already have an established client base? Make sure your company are able to see reviews of the business from legitimate clients so your firm might better judge the safety of using this particular company on your next project.

Keep in mind which an individual have every opportunity to be as choosy as your business needs because rivalry is high and so is the need for the right SEO service organization, should you don’t like the services offered in one place just keep moving and you’ll soon find exactly what you’re searching for.

When searching for a professional IT service company to support your business with all of your San Diego SEO Company generate sure you compare prices. There is such a higher desire for this service and level of competition might be vicious so the good thing is your company will be able to take full advantage. Make sure the solutions offered are the solutions an individual are looking for your company can’t go wrong.

Dec 10

Feeling Down?

Wikileaks.Org Down

Here’s how I’ll always remember you Julian.

Wikileaks is down today. What else is new? It looks like this is becoming the norm thanks to vigilante hackers. Where can Wikileaks.org host now?

Here’s what Firefox says about Wikileaks this morning:

Server not found

Firefox can’t find the server at www.wikileaks.org.

Check the address for typing errors such as
ww.example.com instead of

If you are unable to load any pages, check your computer’s network

If your computer or network is protected by a firewall or proxy, make sure that Firefox is permitted to access the Web.

A little tribute from DJ SMOB and Jeff Beck:

Well I’m going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I’m going down
Down, down, down, down, down
I’ve got my head out the window
And my big feet on the ground
She’s gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone
She’s gone
Gone, gone, gone, gone, gone

Oct 10

Google LOL

Google LOL

Meet the Google AdWords approved directory submission advertisers coming up for the keyword search:

niche directory submission

Can it be any more obvious?

Oct 10

Inexpensive DIY Rankings

Inexpensive Web Optimization Rankings

Site visitors is a should if any online enterprise is to succeed. Your enterprise can either pay for that site visitors via promoting, ezines and different means… Or you may decide to go the web optimization route and get all your visitors for free.

However in doing so there’s first an outlay in prices to get your website highly ranked on all the key search engines. The more ranking you want to receive, on multiple pages, utilizing multiple key phrases/phrases, the more expensive it will be to your business.

But the actual query, is simply how costly?….  And, in case you go the D.I.Y search engine marketing route, just how effective will it’s and the way much money will you save?

What is an affordable cost or the typical price for employing an web optimization company?

The problem with most web optimization corporations is the truth that they are literally charging a small fortune for a fundamental search engine optimization campaigns which may embody optimization of only a few net pages and ranking of just to three keywords or phrases. How much for such a package….  anyplace from 2 to $four,000.

The current going charge for in house (internal) SEO work is anyplace between forty to $60 per hour, with external charge, business to enterprise sitting at roughly $100 per hour.

In case you are a big company, these rates could also be reasonably priced however for most small businesses and solopreneurs, they’re merely out of the question.

Even a big firm may be better off handing their SEO tasks over to a succesful worker who can learn the required expertise and strategies and apply these when required. One or people with such capabilities would not only save the company earnings but would permit their enterprise to adapt to new search engine optimisation merchandise so much quicker than having to outsource.

What you are not being advised be the search engine optimization firms is that search engine rating is de facto not that tough to master… And the second level that perhaps matters probably the most is that after getting high ranking for a lot of selected key phrases, just a little maintenance and tweaking can hold you there for a really long time. Even to the purpose that a lot search engine optimization work may be outsourced at very low charges to specialists in different international locations which makes it even more affordable.

Without doubt, obtaining high rankings by doing it your self or handing it over to a serious website positioning is kind of doable. With so many reasonably priced search engine optimisation guides, memberships and software packages on-line at the moment, it is really a surprise as to why many companies are yet to implement their own in-home search engine optimisation specialists utilizing their current staff.

So, is this to say that learning all website positioning strategies is simply a walk in the park, of course not. However any person with an affordable skill in technical matters could have a big website on it’s strategy to excellent rating positions inside as little as two weeks.

Unfortunately what most lack in website positioning, is a transparent and concise plan of action. Sure, many will learn the strategies and methods required but then fail to behave or fail to implement the whole plan thus leading to minimal outcomes. As with all marketing campaign, it must be implemented right by means of to the final step, web optimization isn’t different.

With the persevering with enchancment of search engines to provide extra correct results, search engine advertising will continue to develop and be in high demand.

The decision you must make for your personal business is…. 

Exactly how much revenue do you want to take out of your individual business pocket in using such providers, or is there a greater various by taking your website positioning in house and increasing business income continually, yr after year?

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Oct 10

Write For People

Design For Search Engines

Search engine is all about content material and each web optimization gurus have been attempting very laborious to optimize their pages just for the search engine and often forgetting that the tip user is definitely the human reader. It is of paramount significance that a page has to be written for humans and designed for search engines like google by way of SEO.

There may be nothing extra vital than creating unique content material for a site. In search engine optimisation, allocating key phrases within the title, header and bold HTML tags not only helps the reader to determine the topic of a web page easily nevertheless it additionally aids in optimization since search engine takes into consideration of the keywords in these tags.

Many writers are concerned concerning the excellent keyword density for the maximum advantage of SEO. Sadly, there are not any exhausting figures for a perfect key phrase percentage. An important issue when creating content material is to make it readable and unique. As long as the content is readable, there isn’t any need to comply with a set share of keyword density.

Designing a page to facilitate the indexing by the search engine bots is another necessary factor to think about subsequent to content creation. A web page with rich content with out listed by the search engine bots is equivalent to no content at all. To help the various search engines to search out the page, the navigation system and sitemap performs vital roles here. It is advisable to have text hyperlinks navigation in order that bots can spider all the internal pages smoothly. Avoid using JavaScript and Flash made navigation system because most bots will ignore them but designer can all the time include a set of text hyperlinks on the bottom of the web page where these sorts of navigation system are used to overcome this issue.

Some search engines like google place nice emphasis on the content material near the highest of a page. Subsequently, it is advisable to design the layout in such a manner that the content appears earlier than other components of the page. One example is to use the content material first CSS template; it permits the navigation to seem on the left of a page followed by the content but the content is the first to appear within the codes. This methodology helps search engine bots to identify the necessary content of a page and index them since they are placed near the top of a page. One other simple work around is to make use of a proper facet navigation menu.

The final word function of search engine marketing is to make it possible for the designated content seems in search engine based on the precise searches. Making the content material readable and designing the page for straightforward indexing ought to at all times be the primary priority for site owners when web optimization comes into play.

Thank you.

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