Posts Tagged ‘SEO’

Get a Website, Social Media and Competitor Analysis with Quicksprout

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014

Here’s a quick, free website evaluation service that can be used to analyze your site’s SEO rating …

As a webmaster, you always need to be on the lookout for things to improve on your sites. This is less the case if you are just maintaining a private website, but if your business runs on it, or if websites generate all the money that you earn, then you better make sure that there are not any areas of improvements left. The reason here is that improvements often lead to better search engine visibility or user experience, which both can have a tremendous impact on traffic and revenue generation.

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Ways to Find Websites that are Copying Your Content

Tuesday, December 4th, 2012

When an outside website copies content from your site without permission or attribution, it’s more than just annoying, it can also damage your search engine ranking …

There are a couple of reasons why you may want to make sure no other website on the Internet has published contents that you have created without proper authorization. The main reason from a webmaster perspective is duplicate content that is caused by scrapers. Google, Bing and other search engines most of the time gets it right, and will rank your content in front of the scraping sites. Sometimes however they do not so that your site ends up taking a backseat as it is outranked by sites that have copied your articles on theirs.

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Google Rolls Out Search Update to Combat Web Spam

Friday, April 27th, 2012

This is good news, but it’s only a matter of time before the spammers eventually figure out how to game this search update too …

As a webmaster, I’m often affected by updates to Google’s search algorithm. Updates that try to resolve issues with low quality sites, web spam or sites that are tampering with the system have affected websites and thus also webmasters who should not have been affected. With every Google search update there is a chance that a site gets hit that should not got hit in the first place. And got hit in this regard means that rankings drop in the search engine, which leads to reduced visits and everything that goes along with it.

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Bing Launches Linked Pages

Thursday, February 23rd, 2012

This almost sounds like Bing might be thinking of getting into the social networking business …

One of the issues that you may have when searching for friends, family or people online is that you will get all sorts of results. Depending on the person’s Internet activities and popularity on the Internet, you may get some, none or a lot of results about that person on the first pages of the search engine you are using. Other factors like the person’s name play a role as well. If you are searching for a popular name, you may have to wade through hundreds of results before you get the first hit.

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Firefox SEO Extension – Swoosty SEO Tools

Tuesday, April 12th, 2011

Here’s an interesting add-on for Firefox, that would most likely come in handy for many web designers …

SEO, or Search Engine Optimization, has become a huge part of a webmaster’s day to day work. Not of all webmasters, as it is quite possible to outsource SEO to companies. But if you are a starting webmaster, or on a tight budget, you do not have much choice but to do most of the work on your own. While it is possible to ignore SEO outright and hope for the best, you can increase your chances of running a successful website with the right optimizations and monitoring.

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Spam – Google’s Next Big Challenge

Tuesday, January 4th, 2011

If Google could figure out how to do this right, it sure would improve the quality of their search results …

The search engine is the 900-pound gorilla of its field – but optimization experts have learned to tickle the gorilla too well for its results to be useful in notable fields. Can it fight back?

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