Tag Archive for seo

Google’s 3 Tips for Building up a Really Good Site

Another video of Google’s search expert Matt Cutts. In this one he provides tips to “make a great site” but speaks mostly about simple SEO. Once again he supports WordPress, and basically says that if you use WordPress you do not need to do anything else, as it is great for SEO. At the end…

How Long Should You Maintain Your 301 Redirects?

In short, forever. I often see people asking similar question to this on SEO forums. There is often then a lengthly debate about how long you should maintain a 301. I have no idea why people debate this topic, it is simple, a 301 is a permanent redirect, so should be left in place permanently. Today I…

Google’s Wonder Wheel Search Tool

Just spotted a new Google search feature – Wonder Wheel. (update – ’tis gone, dead, buried). After typing in your search term you can press “Wonder Wheel” down the left hand side. It shifts the search results to the right and gives your a wheel of options, alternative searches. You can then click one, it…

Google Limits Search Referrals

I have just been analysing the stats in Google Webmaster tools for one of my sites and just spotted a very suspicious trend. Between 4th Sept and 4 Oct 2010 one site received 2400 Google search referrals on 16 occasions. Each time the number of search impressions varied. Also, it received 1900 search referrals (clicks)…

Google appoints a new Director of Search

Google are recruiting younger talent in a bid to maintain their competitive advantage during these difficult times. When we asked the new director what changes he was planning to implement during 2009, he responded with; “Google google ooooh google bear nana nana.” – New Google Search Engine Operations Director

Stanford Guidelines for Web Credibility

I just stumbled across this little gem from Stanford. It provides a list of features a website should have to boost its credibility. I saw it on a Googler’s social bookmarking page, and whenever you see something like that, assume that it is at least considered to be part of the search engine algorithm. There…

How To Succeed Online Rule 1: Do Not Give Up

I was just reviewing some old contributed articles on one of my sites, and noticed that the URL provided by one author was no longer active (just a domain holding page). This surprised me, as the author produced some good work. The author in question is Tracie Johanson. According to her bio on Associatedcontent.com, “Tracie…