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SEO Update - The Truth About Search Engine Optimization + MORE May 29th

SEO Update - The Truth About Search Engine Optimization + MORE May 29th

This week's SEO News and Updates Measuring SEO ROI – Going Beyond Analytics #SMXSydney - StateOfSearch.comWe’re here at SMX Sydney for the next couple of days, sharing some of the excellent knowledge that  is being shared with us. In line with many of the common themes coming out .... More »
Google Gives Guest Posting the Green Light

Google Gives Guest Posting the Green Light

Heads up, SEO buffs! A new Google Webmaster Help video on YouTube was just posted, and the topic de jour? Guest posting.  Finally. After years of speculation, intense debate, and algorithm updates galore, we finally have a little to go on when it comes to the art of the guest post. We alread.... More »
Fresh Off the Rumor Mill! Google May Devalue Infographic Links

Fresh Off the Rumor Mill! Google May Devalue Infographic Links

If you’ve been a marketer on the interwebs for even a short period, then you are likely all-too-familiar with infographics. You know them when you see them – check out the template in the picture on the left and you’ll shake your head in agreement. “Ohhh yea,” you’ll think, “I saw one .... More »
SEO Update - Five Tips on How to Boost Video SEO Efficacy + MORE Nov 27th

SEO Update - Five Tips on How to Boost Video SEO Efficacy + MORE Nov 27th

This week's SEO News and Updates Is there an SEO disadvantage to using responsive design instead of separate mobile URLs? - google.com/webmasters
Five Tips on How to Boost Vi.... More »

Inside My Link Building Account

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Here are some news stories that I thought you would be interested in reading. These are all related to Search Engine Optimization. Enjoy.

2011: Year Of Organic Web

Some industry experts have been speculating that keyword rich domain names may be the next thing Google targets with its latest algorithm updates. The dilemma faced by many webmasters is whether they pick a domain name that is keyword specific or if they pick one that is more brandable such as zynga or digg. There are pros and cons to each strategy, but even Google’s own Matt Cutts had this to say about the situation: “…we have looked at the rankings and the weights that we give to keyword domains, & some people have complained that we are giving a little too much weight for keywords in domains. So we have been thinking about at adjusting that mix a bit and sort of turning the knob down within the algorithm, so that given 2 different domains it wouldn’t necessarily help you as much to have a domain name with a bunch of keywords in it.” Read more about this by clicking on the words 2011: Year Of The Organic Web.

SEO Held Liable, Fined In Counterfeiting Case

Just because you can rank for a certain term doesn’t mean you should. An SEO firm has been held liable for helping a client sell counterfeit goods. Moral of the story: Think carefully about the projects you choose. You could be a party to a lawsuit if you choose to work on the wrong project. For details just click here: SEO Held Liable, Fined In Counterfeiting Case

What the JC Penney Link Buying Scandal Means for SEO 

In February the New York Times released a story about JC Penney being involved in a link spam scandal . If you missed the story, you can read it by clicking on the words link spam scandal. Basically the company was able to rank high in Google for lots of crucial terms by buying links on unrelated sites right in the middle of the holiday season. Once Google found out about this violation of Google’s terms of service, the links JC Penney paid for were buried in the search engine results. What does this mean for other companies that try to game Google? Don’t do it. You’ll eventually get caught. Read the whole story here: What the JC Penney Link Buying Scandal Means for SEO     

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