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Search Engine Optimization

The Baffling Black Hat Baron of Search

By | Search Engine Optimization | 18 Comments

As an online entrepreneur, one of the biggest challenges you will face will be building a substantial presence in the results pages of popular search engines. The ultimate goal is to drive targeted traffic (people who are specifically seeking exactly what you’re offering) to your site. If you go at this blindly, you’ll accomplish nothing. It helps to look at this task as a challenge that online entrepreneurs will be perfecting for years. You’ll likely not find…

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10 Powerful SEO Tips for WordPress Users

By | Search Engine Optimization, WordPress Tips & Tricks | 34 Comments

Bloggers and webmasters are constantly wondering why Google is such a bully to some websites and why they are so positive toward others. What are the keys to building a successful presence on the search engine results pages? What are the most important SEO tips for WordPress users to get their sites discovered by Google’s search bot and how can we get in on that action? In the paragraphs below, I’ll answer these questions and provide…

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A Purist’s Take On Search Engine Optimization

By | Search Engine Optimization | 45 Comments

My philosophy on SEO is simple. When I search for something on Google, I want to find the content that is the best and most relevant to my search term, not the content whose creator was able to buy up the most links. Google uses links as votes to gauge the popularity of a page or website. Those links that grow organically from other webmasters commenting about our material are the links that hold to…

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The 15 Most Important SEO Factors in 2011

By | Search Engine Optimization | 111 Comments

Bloggers and webmasters are constantly wondering why Google is such a bully to some websites and why they are so positive toward others. What are the keys to building a successful presence on the search engine results pages? What are the most important SEO factors for getting your site discovered by Google’s search bot and how can we get in on the action? If you’ve been wondering these things then this article is exactly what…

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The 15 Best SEO Tips for WordPress in 2011

By | Search Engine Optimization | 180 Comments

Search engine optimization, or SEO, doesn’t have to be scary. It can be fun and exciting to put these WordPress SEO tips to use and to watch your blog begin receiving targeted visitors from people who are actively searching for exactly what you have to offer. What are the keys to building a successful presence on the search engine results pages? What are the most important SEO factors for getting your site discovered by Google’s search bot…

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The Laughable Question, “Is Google Over?”

By | Search Engine Optimization | 27 Comments

The cover of the August 16 issue of Fortune Magazine features this laughable question, “Is Google Over?” They go on by saying, “It’s still a juggernaut, but with online search slowing and new competition looming, Google’s best days may be behind it.” I say it’s laughable because the way they approach that cover story seems to be completely wrong. They try to claim that online search is slowing, but it seems that the opposite is…

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The Misconceptions on the Dofollow Issue

By | Search Engine Optimization | 31 Comments

I recently published two articles (Nofollow vs. Dofollow: The Verdict Is In and Nofollow: Is it Really the Spawn of Satan?) where I defended the position of using nofollow within the comment sections of blogs and I was immediately lashed out upon by those within the ‘dofollow’ movement. Don’t miss the broader context of what I was trying to discuss in my two articles about the nofollow vs. dofollow issue. I played Devil’s advocate for…

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40 Ways to Build An Army of Inbound Links

By | Search Engine Optimization | 65 Comments

Imagine yourself having an entire army of inbound links marching into battle every day fighting to pump up your PageRank and to drive new visitors to your site. Visualize notable bloggers and webmasters citing your work and proudly referring their greatly sought after readers to your site every day. This dream almost sounds too good to be true. Inbound links are the key to driving traffic to our blogs and websites. Google uses inbound links…

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The Unofficial Guide to SEO Smart Links

By | Search Engine Optimization | 46 Comments

As bloggers, we want to attract as many visitors to our website as possible and search engines like Google, Yahoo and Bing are a great way to do that. Search engines can be a powerful tool in the hands of a wise blogger. For the past several days, we’ve been discussing and debating various linking strategies and their effects on our search engine optimization. We kicked it off with an article that created an overview…

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Nofollow: Is it Really the Spawn of Satan?

By | Search Engine Optimization | 32 Comments

Yesterday I challenged you to look at nofollow in a different way that you had before. It’s not something that destroys our potential for building online relationships or communities. Throughout that post, I focused on dispelling several myths surrounding the dofollow vs. nofollow debate. Today we’re going to look at the third and final myth. Note: Nofollow is a tag created by Google that identifies a link as one that should not be followed by search engines…

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