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If you operate your own website, analytic software can be crucial in order to track exactly how well your site is doing. Without this software, you can do whatever you want with your site, but you will never know if it is getting more visitors, aside from the amount of comments. When you look at the possible options you have for analytic software, the most popular choice is Google Analytics . However, if you’re not a fan of Google or its Analytics package, there’s no need to fear.
Creating a linking instructions page is a fairly common technique for encouraging organic links. It’s also somewhat puzzling. Do we need instructions for this most basic Web action? Apparently, at least 2.4 billion of us do. A webpage can link to another webpage in several ways, from the basic text link like this, http://searchengineland.com , to a graphical link via an image or logo. Widgets are often embedded with links, and the old free-webpage-counter-with-a-sneaky-hidden-link trick is alive and well, if on life support.
The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of SEOmoz, Inc. Good news to all you link builders out there. SEOmoz just updated the PRO SEO Web Directory List . The long overdue update includes over 400 directories (up from 180) separated into three categories – Web, Local and Social. Wait, aren’t link directories dead? The practice of obtaining links from online directories has changed dramatically over the past 10 years.
Meta tags are a great way for webmasters to provide search engines with information about their sites. Meta tags can be used to provide information to all sorts of clients, and each system processes only the meta tags they understand and ignores the rest. Meta tags are added to the <head> section of your HTML page and generally look like this: <!
We have been tipped off to a revised Google Quality Rating Guidelines handbook that has been leaked. It has been over three and a half years since we last saw a leaked Google Quality Raters Handbook and that document was from back in April 2007. Pot Pie Girl found a copy of the March 30, 2011 version 3.18 of the Google Search Quality Rating Guidelines handbook used by Google Search Quality Raters around the world.
The author's posts are entirely his or her own (excluding the unlikely event of hypnosis) and may not always reflect the views of SEOmoz, Inc. Was SEOmoz affected by Google’s Panda Updates? It depends how you look at it. Since the first update hit in February of 2011, organic search traffic to SEOmoz has increased by 49%.
Your website needs a good and decent amount of traffic everyday, only then your website will come out of darkness. Once your website has started to attract good traffic your website will start it’s journey in the road that will lead to success. But how do you make people come to your site? I have an answers for this question. In this post, I will give you some ideas that will be helpful for you to build traffic to your website.
Despite all the so-called “gurus” telling you that SEO will bring you “free” traffic, any small business owner who has tried to get his or her site optimized can tell you that SEO is far from free. Yes, it will most likely have a much better ROI than any other marketing channel you pursue – but once you factor in the cost of professional SEO services or the time and sweat it takes to do it yourself, SEO is anything but free. And that’s exactly why I wrote this. You may have been burned by shoddy SEOs in the past, who took your money gladly but failed to deliver much value in terms of search engine traffic. Or, maybe you signed up for an expensive SEO membership program that was mostly just full of hype and up-sells from the self-proclaimed guru and slim on actual content.
In a previous post I talked about the importance of keyword mapping for aggressive linking . But keyword mapping is also critical for SEO. If you’re building a new website or taking on a new SEO project, it’s imperative that you clearly map out a highly organized and structured keyword map. Let’s explore why keyword mapping is so important.