Yoast WordPress SEO plugin We have been impressed with All in One SEO and the Ultimate SEO plugins and have been watching the development of the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. I think it is time to get off the wall and recommend the Yoast WordPress SEO plugin. Although the interface needs improvement for beginners, the […]
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Panda Update Have you been affected by Google’s Panda / Farmer update? Obviously, this has had far reaching affect, and Google feels obliged to offer more advice. If you cannot answer “yes” to the following questions then your site might be hit by this update and subsequent updates as this is rolled out across the […]
URL Shorteners URL shortening is a technique on the World Wide Web in which a URL may be made substantially shorter in length and still re-direct to the required page. This is typically achieved by using an HTTP Redirect on a domain name that is short, which links to the web page that has a […]
One of our most trusted partners is seoMOZ – their data and material is always excellent. So when they release findings, you should take note! Here are their preliminary findings for 2011. Facebook + Twitter are Big. Even if you don’t believe that it’s having a major impact on the rankings directly, the correlation shows […]
Google Farmer Update Now that the dust has settled on the latest major Google algorithm update – referred to as the “Farmer” update – how are you faring post the Google Farmer Update? It seems that sites with quality and original content have seen improved rankings whereas those with duplicate content have bombed. “Adsense” sites […]
Only just come across this video produced by the Google team including Matt Cutts and Vanessa Fox in June 2010. SEO Video: Content Over an hour long with tips for SEO beginners through to SEO veterans. Matt and the team review real sites and highlight issues, and suggest SEO improvements, content tips and even design. […]
Another top class video from SeoMoz ….this is about using Twitter as a tool for SEO. Yes, you can see trends and predict good article titles and when to publish them. Also learn about the ‘Query Deserves Freshness’ factor in the Google algorithm. The free trend tool mentioned in the video is Trendistic.
Link order on a page – there has been a persistent rumour that the 1st link on a page is the MOST important. Straight from the horse’s mouth, Matt Cutts (Google): Surprised?
Image via CrunchBase Something that’s agreed upon by most of the SEO experts out there is the fact that content is king. All the top search engines want to provide their searchers with only the best results. It makes sense that the best websites will have the most informational, keyword rich (not stuffed), unique content […]
Image by Jabzg via Flickr In my previous post, we talked about not stuffing keywords. While keywords should not be packed into a website like sardines in a can, there is still a good place for them. After all, keywords are the number one way that the search engines know what products, services and information […]