Black SEO techniques- The 5 Main Culprits
It seems that as fast as search engines are updating their algorithms to defeat Black SEO and promotion tactics, unethical operators are finding new ways to fool these new routines. Inevitably, it is the customer who pays the price (quite literally) when search engines catch up with shady tactics since unethical operators will merely alter their approach and cash in with a fresh set of clients, leaving their existing clientele high and dry...

Is Your Website Search Engine Friendly? Your Personal Checklist
When I sit down with new clients and discuss the status of their new or existing site they are often shocked when I am forced to inform them that their site is not search engine friendly. Encountered with a blank but slightly shaken look I then explain that this means their site has a particular problem that is hindering search engine rankings. Often this is represented by an inflexible design, overuse of advanced web technologies, or simply ...

5 Tips to Improve Your Google Rankings
Google is hands down the top search engine with an estimated 50% of the search traffic. Thus the SEO (search engine optimization) actions that you do should be geared firstly to Google. This is a key point in developing an Internet marketing strategy. You must entice the search engine to find you using these tips. If the search engine can't find you or you don't rank in the top few listings, you are losing most of your potential customers....

5 Tools for Spying on Your Competition
Did you know that an ancient Chinese military document unlocks many of the secrets to your online success? This book is called "The Art of War" and was written during the 6th century by Sun Tzu. This famous document is one of the oldest and most famous studies of strategy and has had a huge influence on military planning as well as business tactics. Sun Tzu wrote about the importance of knowing your competitors before competing. This wisdo...

Have Your Site Ping for More Traffic
A common function built into many weblog tools is ping, no I'm not talking about the common network tool for testing to see if a network node is running and available. This ping is for letting websites know that your weblog has been updated. There are many ping servers available to send ping notifications to, most notably VeriSign's Weblogs.com server, but there others like Yahoo's blogs, and Google's new blogsearch (blogsearch.google.com)...

25 Simple Blog SEO and Traffic Tips
This is a nice concise list of 25 ways to greatly increase your blog's traffic and search rankings. Content is king! Submit your site to as many search engines as possible. After the initial indexing I would recommend resubmitting every 6 months. Comment on as many blogs as possible. Make your comments thoughtful and not spammy. Link up with popular blogs - trackbacks can be good for SEO as well as your traffic. Write a good...

Web Development with SEO in Mind
When a business owner decides to bring their business to the web, generally the last thing that they think about is search engine optimization. They assume that whomever they hire to do their web design will put up a site and then submit it to the search engines and the traffic will magically pour in. Unfortunately it takes more than that to drive search engine traffic to your site, and even more unfortunately most developers don't program wi...

10 Important Web Design Tips: SEO Friendly Website
Avoid creating menu on the left-hand side of a website. If unavoidable, an alternative way is to put some text with rich keywords at the top or above the left-hand menu so that this text will be the first thing to read by search engines. Headlines are rated more important than the rest of the web page by search engines. To take advantage of this, you should have your keywords in the page headline. Since the header tag (h1) is quite large, ...

5 tips for a great Search Engine friendly title
SEO experts say that there are around 190 factors that affect the ranking of a webpage in the Google SERPs. One of the most important on-page factor that determines the ranking of any webpage in the search engine result pages is the Title of the page. The title is the first and I repeat, the very first thing that the search engine crawlers see when they come to visit your page. A good and smart title will make such crawlers happy, while a ...

Social optimization is the new hot SEO technique
Social optimization is the new hot SEO technique, but is it really white-hat SEO? As usual there is more than one answer to the search engine optimizers question. So I will help clarify each social SEO method and tactic. Blogs and blogging Blogs, almost anyone can write blogs. Nearly everyone has a blog. Most use blogs as an extension for their business, an easy way to spread news ideas and updates. Some abuse blogs simply blogging to spa...

Search Engine Optimization For Google
Expert Google search engine optimization have increased exponentially, because of the proven search engine optimization and search engine positioning techniques. A group of Google employees have filed a patent application #20050071741 with the United States Patent and Trademark Office which gives insight into how to optimize one's website to do well in the Google rankings. The filing of the patent gives verification that Google uses or int...

What is Wrong with Reciprocal Linking
Reciprocal linking has been so abused by webmasters and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts (term used loosely when it comes to reciprocal linking) that the larger search engines have begun the process of disregarding reciprocal links as irrelevant. Does that mean you will be penalized for having some? No, you won't be penalized (unless they lead to 'bad neighborhoods') but you will also not gain anything from having them either. W...

Some Top Tips from the Best SEO's
Keywords Know what you want to be found for. You should know the top two or three terms that are most important to your Web site and have incorporated them into a 25-word description that doesn't use marketing hype, which can then be submitted to human powered directories. You should also know a list of the top 10 to 100 terms you'd like to be found for and ensure that you have pages within your Web site with good, solid content for thes...

Google algorithms, crawling and more
Google has a comprehensive and highly developed technology, a straightforward interface and a wide-ranging array of search tools which enable the users to easily access a variety of information online. Google users can browse the web and find information in various languages, retrieve maps, stock quotes and read news, search for a long lost friend using the phonebook listings available on Google for all of US cities and basically surf the 3 b...

AJAX and SEO - can they co-exist?
Before getting into an understanding of the fuss surrounding the co-existence AJAX and SEO, let us first answer the question. Can SEO and AJAX co-exist? The answer is that the two will definitely have to co-exist, and both developers and end-users will stand to benefit from this. Emerging technologies tend to have an uncomfortable relationship with existing techniques. The obvious reason is that the existing techniques are created on the b...

10 Places to Promote Your Ebook
If you've got an ebook to promote - whether it's free or not - one of the first priorities is to get it listed on all the main ebook websites on the internet. This is important for two reasons. Firstly, you'll enjoy the direct benefit of incoming visitors from these websites. And, these are not just any old visitors  — these are people who are actively interested in ebooks and who are especially interested in your ebook. In ...

14 Rules to Abide By For Search Engine Traffic
If you are setting up a website, follow these simple rules to improve search engine rankings of your site. You can also follow these techniques if your website is not ranked high in search engines for certain keywords. Concentrate on the home page of your site and once you learn the techniques, you will be able to apply them to the other pages of your site that will have multiple high ranking pages. Find keywords (or key phrases) relevan...

28 SEO Steps to Win Search Engine Rankings
Search Engines are built to help the searchers. Search Engines strive to put the best fit/standard websites on top rankings so that searchers get their required info within few clicks. How do Search Engines know a website's standard and its relevance with searched keywords? What are the steps you should follow for a complete SEO to improve your website's rankings? This article covers Search Engine Optimization in two levels - the firs...

Search Engine Indexing Process
There is a lot of speculation about how search engines index websites. The topic is shrouded in mystery about exact working of search engine indexing process since most search engines offer limited information about how they architect the indexing process. Webmasters get some clues by checking their log reports about the crawler visits but are unaware of how the indexing happens or which pages of their website were really crawled. While th...

The Science of Submitting Sites to Directories
Once very simple (only Yahoo was worth submitting), the science of submitting sites to directories has become increasingly complex. There are numerous softwares, sites and services that take care of (or promise) submitting your site to the millions of directories existing today. Unfortunately, the promise of “Be listed in 10,000 directories with one click” is blatantly false. If you want to be listed in PageRank Zero directorie...


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