This article is guest posted by David Nance.
Up until recently, most people would try to optimize their sites as much as possible to try and jockey their sites to the top of the search engines. While this may have worked for a while, it has recently been announced that Google may actually penalize you for “over-optimizing” your sites. In March of 2012, Matt Cutts, who works in the search quality group at Google, announced at South by Southwest that Google is trying to level the playing field somewhat by people who are over-doing SEO.
While this may be a frustrating announcement for many SEO companies or people who are well-versed in SEO, this was to be expected. Since the beginning, Google has always stated that they want to have the best searchClick here to continue reading
By helen On October 26, 2011 10 Comments
This make money online article is guest posted by WebGuru India
Website design is not just a matter of using latest web designing apps and media enriched content. It is also imperative to implement necessary search engine optimization incorporating social media in web sites for long term success.
Google, the undisputed king of online search, ranks web sites on the basis of their presence and image in social media sites. Hence, a web site owner needs to have a page in Facebook for his company not only for product promotion but also for higher ranking in search engine results.
As social media incorporation in SEO becomes crucial with time, SEO firms need to know how they can make the most out of popular social media services for their clients. Facebook, withClick here to continue reading
By helen On October 15, 2011 3 Comments
This make money online article is guest posted by Carol Wilson
As a kid, you probably wished you could turn invisible. Who didn’t? As an adult blogger, you probably feel invisible on a regular basis, and direct all your energy toward more views. It’s easy to be overlooked—there are millions of blogs to read, and billions of people poring over them, only giving half a second’s glance before moving on to the next one.
Hopefully you read the title of this post and thought, “But I don’t want my blog to disappear completely and never be viewed again!” That was the correct response. If you want your blog to get more attention and be consistently great, such that readers keep coming back (and bring more readers withClick here to continue reading
By Riley On September 26, 2011 No Comments
This article is guest posted by Riley Kissel
Although many successful bloggers are using different affiliate marketing techniques to build stronger relationships with their clients and increase traffic flow through to their website, the majority of traditional techniques are soon to fall by the way-side because they’re too predictable.
Rewarding online followers with gifts and other incentives for clicking and browsing is soon to become trite and overrated. The new hot approach to affiliate marketing is going to be using less-traditional modes like the reverse phone lookup of Anywho.com and the image lookups.
Reverse phone-lookup allows the user to find names, addresses, and businesses that they could then use on map searches or image searches, while the image lookups allow bloggers to add visual appeal to their websites and connect photosClick here to continue reading
By angies On February 27, 2011 10 Comments
This article is guest posted by Angie.
This is a question that I get asked from clients from time to time and in most instances, the answer is NO.
Google and other search engines do not make it easy for competitors to damage your business. If inbound links could have a detrimental effect on your SEO than it would be in your competitors’ interest to ‘sabotage’ your site, thereby improving their own positions by knocking you out of the search engine result pages. That would be crazy! Search engines will not penalise you for something which you as a site owner have no control over.
According to Google: “There’s almost nothing a competitor can do to harm your ranking or have your site removed from our index.”
However, there are certain link-building techniques thatClick here to continue reading
By liorl On October 25, 2010 6 Comments
This article is guest posted by Lior Levin.
Everyone knows that you should add images to your blog posts to make them more attractive. Blog posts with images look better, stand out more and attract more readers.
If you are routinely blogging without images, you are likely wasting a good deal of your potential readership simply on the fact your content looks boring to those who find your words.
But can images be useful for SEO?
Everyone knows that Google can’t “read” images like it can text nor are they truly searchable. Sure, there is an image search function, it only looks at text around the image and is not exactly the best tool for gaining traffic, especially after the recent overhaul.
Still, there are several ways that images can easily help you improveClick here to continue reading