If Google is indeed sandboxing new sites for a period of 6 months or more, then what is that costing you while you wait? If your site truly would have ranked well during that time, but is being placed "on hold", you could easily be losing out on a lot of money. One option to [...]
I mentioned recently that it would be a good idea to take a screen shot of the current Google SERPS, so that if any major changes occur, you could more easily make comparisons. Unfortunately, very few results will show up in a screen shot, so here is a better way to handle the problem. By [...]
Nice little free tool that makes it easy to generate a robots.txt file, ensuring you do not accidentally make a blunder that would end up blocking the bots you did not intend to block. It also has a good tutorial on robots.txt. You can use it at www.mcanerin.com/search-engine/robots-txt.htm.
Here is a quick 10-point checklist of things to consider if you are not ranking well in the SERPs. If any of these look like they may be a problem, do some research if necessary and solve the problem. 1. Is my on-page optimization taken care of? 2. Is my site too new? If so, [...]
Yes, like Google, MSN Search beta allows you to add a search box to your site, allowing visitors to your page to search either the web or your site. If your keywords are ranking well in the new beta, this might be a good way to spread the word. For those stuck in the Google [...]
The best place to get updated info on the happenings at these types of SEO gatherings is from Rustybrick. He keeps an ongoing post regarding what he experiences at each of the sessions he attends. Over the next two days, keep an eye on www.seroundtable.com/archives/001148.html for anything interesting that might happen at the conference.
The anniversary of the devastating Google Florida update is upon us. Last year, at this time, Google had a massive update (nicknamed Florida) that rocked the SEO world. Rankings disappeared for so many sites that even the press picked up on it. Many businesses went out of business as their income disappeared overnight. Many people [...]
So how do you keep up with the ever-evolving world of search engine optimization? Personally, I try to keep up with the forums, blogs and newsletters that I like best. So here is a list of my favorite places to keep up-to-date with the SEO world. (There are lots of others I visit as well, [...]