Badges and Site Certifications: Do Users Even Care

Badges are small graphics that are usually included on the bottom of a page that denote that your site has met some standard or that offer a particular functionality to users. If you want to include these elements, it’s important to be selective. Some of them cost money and some of them may not even…

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Eric Clapton Might Be A Genius But Does He Know About SEO?

It takes a pretty special concert for you to go out afterwards and daub graffiti on the walls saying that the guitarist is God. That is exactly what famously happened after an Eric Clapton concert though. I have taken advantage of the internet’s many resources to download some of his finest works – it is…

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How to Productively Comment on Blog Posts

This article looks at a number of simple etiquette do’s and don’ts when it comes to commenting on blog posts, or other users’ remarks. Link Building User generated content, through blog comments, is an extremely important aspect of any SEO or link building campaign. That is why link-building articles tell you to focus on blogs…

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Free You Tube Starter Guide

Hey Folks! Here’s a fantastic FREE Resource for you showing how to rank quickly and easily on YouTube. If you’ve ever wondered how to use Youtube in an effective way to build either brand or personal authority and send a constant steam of visitors  to your products, offers or website then this freebie is for…

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Google Panda Update 3.9 Tonight

Google says it will roll out the latest update to its Panda algorithm later tonight. The company posted the news a few minutes ago on Twitter, saying this update will affect about one percent of search results. This is Panda Update 3.9. The previous update, 3.8, occurred exactly one month ago — on June 25th.…

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On Page SEO vs Off Page SEO

What Is On-Page SEO? On Page SEO is the science of optimizing the contents of a website such that it becomes more relevant to the search engines for particular keywords or phrases. This technique includes the optimization of texts, images, tags, URL structure, internal links, headers, titles etc. Anything that is uploaded to your site…

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100 Top Tips For Google Ranking

Many webmasters, especially SEO newbies, might not know anything about the 200+ signals Google use on their algorithms in ranking websites. There are a ton of websites that talk about this but only a quarter of those were provided. Based on research from these websites, including Google’s webmaster guidelines and forum discussions, I’ve compiled them…

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The Basics of Search Engine Optimization

You’ve probably heard the phrase Search Engine Optimization, or its abbreviated form SEO, in many places you go online. You may also have picked up that it is considered one of the most important topics that you need to understand if you are to make your websites stand out from the crowd. That much is…

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Are Google Hiring Bing Employees?

Hey Folks! I know it’s “Work Experience” time for schoolkids at the moment, but should they really be writing big G’s algorithms? Or have Google unknowingly been infiltrated from Yahoo & Bing?? Seriously though, I’ve been noticing a lot of Google dancing (drastically changing position in the SERPS) on several of my sites in the…

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How To Recover From Penguin Part 2

Hey Folks, welcome back to the “How To Recover From Penguin” series. Today we’re going to be looking at: Analyzing your (and your competitors) backlinks. Backlink Diversity. Backlinking Strategy. Going Social! Backlink Analysis There are a few tools that you can use for this process – My number one choice is SEOmoz’s Open Site Explorer…

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