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How To Tell Google That You’re A Great Content Author

How To Tell Google That You’re A Great Content AuthorIn its continuing effort to keep low quality content out of its search results, Google announced this week that it would be supporting  “authorship markup”. Authorship markup is essentially a couple of specific pieces of code you can add to…

Get More Clients & Sell More Products with Effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO)

Get More Clients & Sell More Products with Effective Search Engine Optimization (SEO)It’s true that there can be many confusing intricacies to the science of Search Engine Optimization, but what’s also true is that most people get tripped up on the basics, before they even get to the complex stuff! In working…

Learn SEO Class – Los Angeles

Practical Search Engine Optimization For Your Blog/Website You’ve set up your blog, now what? How will anyone find you? How will you attract the targeted traffic you need for your business? Search engines are one of the most powerful sources…

Food Bloggers Take Note – Google Rolls Out Recipe View

Food Bloggers Take Note – Google Rolls Out Recipe ViewGoogle Recipe View If you’ve Google-d for a recipe lately you may have noticed a new feature Google has launched, which is a recipe-specific search – they call it Recipe View. It allows the user to search results specifically designated…

How Do Themes & Plugins Help With SEO?

How Do Themes & Plugins Help With SEO?I recently wrote about the need for the website owner to take responsibility for  SEO and not rely 100% on a theme or a plugin. Themes and plugins do of course have some benefits if you understand what it is…

Don’t Leave Your SEO To A Theme or a Plugin

Don’t Leave Your SEO To A Theme or a PluginIn the WordPress community, especially amongst new users, a lot of emphasis seems to be placed on themes and plugins as crucial factors in SEO. Theme companies compete for bragging rights on whose is the most ‘SEO-friendly’ while website owners…

In Life and SEO – There Are No Guarantees!

Business owners are often asking how they can be ranked #1 on Google, or if they should trust the company that told them they would guarantee a first place ranking. A common turn of phrase is that a company told…

Get Focused With Your Website Marketing – A Reader Example

Get Focused With Your Website Marketing – A Reader ExampleSometimes I give some freebie advice to my subscribers and readers by way of a blog post. I received an email from Becky at Classy Sassy Couture who is looking for more ways to market her website and improve her…

Basic SEO for Blogger – Adding Alt Text To Images

Basic SEO for Blogger – Adding Alt Text To ImagesI personally use and am a huge fan of WordPress – I made the switch from Blogger many years ago. However I do have a couple of clients that use blogger to publish their blogs – they find it simpler…

Notes & Resources from WordPress for Business Meetup

The Southern California WordPress Meetup was a lot of fun as usual. Natalie Maclees was our gracious host and even provided dinner for everyone. WordPress provided swag, and Packt publishing gave away a free copy of their “WordPress for Business…

Online Marketing Terms – SEO Edition

Online Marketing Terms – SEO EditionA Guide To Online Marketing Terms – Part 2 This is the second part of my developing series on online marketing terms explained. This time we focus on some basic SEO-related terms you might come across. SEO Search Engine Optimization…

Matt Cutts – Wordcamp San Francisco 2009

Matt Cutts is a blogger and head of Google’s Webspam team. On his blog he gives a lot of great information regarding SEO and ranking well in Google. He gave a fairly in-depth talk at this year’s Wordcamp San Francisco,…

Flash Is For Famous People!

Flash Is For Famous People!I frequently see young fledging artists and businesses using Flash to make a fancy- looking website thinking it will allow them to play in the big leagues, and set them apart from your average upstart. But this strategy is like…

What A Blog Can Do, And What YOU Have To Do

What A Blog Can Do, And What YOU Have To DoFirst the facts: 1) A blog integrated into your business website can help your search engine rankings: a) Search engines like regularly updated content. Many business sites are informative but not updated very often so are hard to keep at…

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Jumpstart your Link Building (without getting sandboxed)

Andy Hagans writes : Link popularity has been written about ad nauseum, but most articles address the subject from a perspective circa 2001. The available information usually focuses on topics such as reciprocal linking or

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AOL to Sell 5% of to Google

Rebuffing aggressive overtures from Microsoft, Time Warner has agreed to sell a 5 percent stake in America Online to Google for $1 billion as part of an expanded partnership between AOL, once the dominant company

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Figuring Keyword Density

Understanding and being able to calculate the keyword density on your Web pages is essential for keyword optimization. Read on to learn how to figure keyword density and what optimal density ranges are for your

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Google Results Vs Yahoo Results

According to a Nielsen//Netratings study, Google holds the top spot for search engine destinations. However, if you take a closer look at N//N’s findings, you see that Yahoo and MSN share the second and third

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The New MSN Search May Be a Google Killer!

The Second Look at MSN’s Search technology is available for public beta testing. I’ve given it a spin myself and must say that I’m impressed. Although they have no ads on the SERP’s of the

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What is Link Popularity?

The theory goes something like this: The search engine Powers That Be have decided that if other sites are linking to your site, it must be a winner; therefore, it deserves a boost in rankings