Checklist of 10 SEO Basics

Don’t let the title of this blog post confuse you, there are more than ten things to do when it comes to Search Engine Optimization. These ten items are the basics that need to be considered right from the start as your website is being built. These ten items are also all internal items related to your… Read more Checklist of 10 SEO Basics

Three SEO trends in 2010

As we start a New Year, let’s look at recent trends in the world of SEO and what SEO professionals are predicting for 2010. Google is making page load time a ranking factor adding Site performance to Webmaster tools; Link diversity is more important than raw link count; and web links coming from social media links are now relevant with the introduction of Real Time Search.

SEO – a straightforward approach to better visibility

Implementing these 25 White Hat SEO practices (or at least most of them) and avoiding the Black Hat tricks will lead you to create a Web site that is useful to your users and should provide you with a straightforward approach to better visibility for your Web site in the major search engines.

Search Engine Spider Simulator – Check your site

Search engine spiders are robots and they do not read your pages the way a human does. Instead, they tend to see only particular stuff and are blind for many extras (Flash, JavaScript) that are intended for humans. Since spiders determine if humans will find your site, it is worth looking to see what spiders like and what they don’t like.

Using Blog Categories and Tags for SEO

Posting a blog post to more than one category on your blog is a bad practice from an SEO perspective. It is in effect creating duplicate content and may lower the rank of your pages. There are some simple things you can do to prevent duplicate content from harming your blog’s SEO ranking.

10 Questions to Ask Your Web Developer about SEO

Unfortunately, there are a lot of web developers telling clients they will optimize their web site for search engines and the client accepts that without questioning their search engine optimization (SEO) knowledge. Time and again I review a site and find the site has been developed without following even basic SEO principles.