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Jul 27, 2009
Titus Hoskins

7 Best SEO Keyword Tools

Rating: 2 stars

After years of running websites and earning a full-time online income, I am constantly reminded that it all comes down to keywords. Actually, it all comes down to obtaining top rankings for your profitable keywords in the search engines, mainly Google.

And that statement has to be refined even further, it's all about obtaining top keyword rankings and keeping them at the top. You must consistently keep your keywords in the top spots on that all important first page of SERPs since your keyword rankings can make or break your online marketing.

If you're targeting extremely competitive and profitable keywords you will have your work cut out for you; unless you have tons of money to buy your way (links) into the top spots, expect to spend months if not years, getting to those top listings. Google has frowned upon link buying and has taken steps to fight it, but this practice is still widespread throughout the web..

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Jul 27, 2009
V9 Design & Build

Bing vs Google: Game On or Bing results too "Spammy"?

It didn't look too promising at the launch but Bing has been constantly in the news ever since. Some say the results are better than Google, even going as far as suggesting Google is all but finished. I don't agree.

On one of the search engine forums I often comment on, one of the moderators had this to say on the subject: "But overall this confirms my sense that Google, having abandoned the business model that got it to the top, viz. fast no frills search, in favour of added features and buying up other companies, is becoming increasingly fat and complacent, and along the way their search results are becoming less relevant."

Now, I have to say that I had a small run-in with this guy as he supports everything Microsoft does, from its browser to its operating system and now to its new "decision engine". So when he writes - "I've been using Bing lately and I'm finding a lot of advantages over Google. These are early days yet but this is the first emerging search engine that may provide a real threat to Google's dominance - something I for one welcome," - I'm a little suspicious..

Jul 20, 2009
Seomul Evans

6 Ways to Use Googles Backlink Data

If you're a business owner just starting out, you probably have a pretty idea of who's linking to you. Either you've posted to a directory or you're part of a link partnership, or you've personally asked other website owners within your niche to link to one of the pages in your website. But after awhile it's easy to lose track of who's linking to you. Google Webmaster Central has made it much easier to determine who's linking to you by giving you page-by-page report. This begs the question, what do I do with this information now that I have it? Here are 6 ways to make backlink information work for you...

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Nov 18, 2008
Karl Sultana

17 Useful Facts about SEO

Rating: 4.7 stars
  1. If your website has a penalty Google will probably inform you in your Google Webmaster Account. Why? So you fix it.
  2. If your website is hacked, Google will even try to email you to let you know, but the site will be removed from the index until you fix it.
  3. Your Yahoo rankings can get a quick and fast boost if you submit your website to the Yahoo Directory. Why? Yahoo prefers sites that are listed in their directory..
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Nov 3, 2008
Richard Stokes

Key Differences Among the Most Commonly Used Keyword Suggestion Tools

Rating: 5 stars

Understanding how people actually use words, and the relationships these words have in the context of an Internet search, is key to threading these words and phrases through the fabric of your site. Because the Internet is so very dynamic, with word relationships changing seemingly by the minute, this is a huge and growing challenge for more and more people and companies. After all, the Internet is growing into the major commercial and communication hub of the world. Accurate and useful keyword suggestion tools - and their intelligent implantation into business and marketing strategy, are a major part of the solution...

Nov 3, 2008
Nevil Darukhanawala

Is your competition beating you in SEO?

Rating: 5 stars

You have optimized your website for winning keywords, are mid-way with your link building campaign, and have been going absolutely crazy creating fresh SEO friendly content that pleases the users and search engines.

You are obviously very serious about your online business, and yet you cannot seem to cross the rank No.12, Page 2 barrier of Google search listing for your primary keywords..

Oct 22, 2008
Paul Coulter

Benefits Of Having A Sitemap

Rating: 4.6 stars

A website's ranking with the search engines is one of the most important elements of business success. It is important to get your pages indexed so that you can show up in the results of searches done using the search engines.

Indexing is a process by which search engines, such as Google, send their robots to process and categorize the pages on your website. Some search engines might find it difficult to find all of your pages, especially the pages that are deeply buried..

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Sep 24, 2008
Titus Hoskins

These 10 SEO Tactics Bring Me Over 2000 Visitors Daily

Rating: 4 stars

No matter how hard some people try to mystify SEO, it is not as complicated as many would lead you to believe. Despite all the techno jargon that many in the field will throw at you: SERPs, SEM, PageRank, Keyword Density, Vertical Search, Algorithms... SEO is really simple to do if you understand some basic concepts and follow some easy steps..

Jul 13, 2008
Henry Guinan

Seo Security

Rating: 4.4 stars

Whether the tools of script kiddies or more advanced hackers; a breach in security can result in a website being flagged as badware by Google. This wouldn't affect a mom and pop personal website to a major degree but would surely carry a negative view for a site which purports to be somewhat professional in nature..

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Jun 25, 2008
Terry Allen

5 Most Common Link Building Mistakes

Rating: 3 stars

After getting to know that link popularity is the most important factor that search engines consider when deciding your Pagerank, almost everyone has taken to posting their back links all over the internet. However, gaining credible link popularity that increases your page rank is really not as easy as it sounds and most people who do not know much about how Pagerank works keep creating text links that are either useless, or even harmful for their webpage. In order to make link popularity work for you, it is important to avoid the most common link building mistakes..

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