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Forum: Link Development 15th June 2013, 06:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,311
Posted By Social-Media
There are VERY few directories that actually help...

There are VERY few directories that actually help your rankings these days. MOST directories will actually hurt your rankings, especially if they make up more than a low single digit percentage of...
Forum: Link Development 15th June 2013, 06:22 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 105,071
Posted By Social-Media
Haven't been here in a while Logan, but a lot has...

Haven't been here in a while Logan, but a lot has happened over the last couple of years that has drastically changed linkbuilding. It's funny that Eric Ward (aka "Link Moses") has always had the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2013, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,839
Posted By Social-Media
The terms are used interchangably. They may be...

The terms are used interchangably. They may be the same thing for some smaller engines, they may be separate things for other engines. It depends on how the developers structured their applications.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2013, 06:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,893
Posted By Social-Media
Pfft Sounds like a rhetorical question to me. ...

Pfft Sounds like a rhetorical question to me. Obviously you already know the answer.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2013, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,397
Posted By Social-Media
I would highly recommend that you avoid almost...

I would highly recommend that you avoid almost all online SEO blogs and forums until you are knowledgeable in SEO yourself. 99% of them don't have a clue what they're talking about and can actually...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2011, 08:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,787
Posted By Social-Media
Regardless of "how" you build links... make...

Regardless of "how" you build links... make absolutely sure that you use as many different link building techniques as possible. This way when Google's algorithm changes to target one of those...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,414
Posted By Social-Media
Even though Google has been reading Flash for...

Even though Google has been reading Flash for many years... and 3 years ago Adobe gave Microsoft, Yahoo!, and Google the specs for reading their Flash binaries... I have heard Matt Cutts at Google...
Forum: Pay Per Click Advertising 20th November 2010, 11:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,211
Posted By Social-Media
If you are getting little results from AdWords,...

If you are getting little results from AdWords, then you likely are not very experienced with SEM/PPC. The biggest problem with AdWords is that 99% of people who "attempt" to use it as a marketing...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 20th November 2010, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,314
Posted By Social-Media
There is MUCH more to writing a qualified ad than...

There is MUCH more to writing a qualified ad than simply meeting the text lengths. You might want to read https://adwords.google.com/support/aw/bin/static.py?hl=en&guide=23640&page=guide.cs and all...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 20th November 2010, 10:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,111
Posted By Social-Media
Depends on your goals. Blog commenting and forum...

Depends on your goals. Blog commenting and forum trolling provide you site with VERY low quality backlinks. 99.9% of all blogs are NOFOLLOW so you gain absolutely no SEO benefit from most blog...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th November 2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,393
Posted By Social-Media
IMO link building is the most difficult of all...

IMO link building is the most difficult of all SEO tasks. Emailing for links is probably the most difficult way to score a link. Generally speaking, the success rate of begging for links via email...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 07:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,840
Posted By Social-Media
I see a different Google layout almost weekly it...

I see a different Google layout almost weekly it seems. They are always testing things... some things are obvious... some changes are VERY subtle. The goal is almost always to improve their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 07:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,363
Posted By Social-Media
In general... $850 for someone to "SEO" your...

In general... $850 for someone to "SEO" your site... or to setup your PPC campaign... is going to end up being a total waste IMO. If you want to know if that is reasonable, ask them for their...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 07:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,879
Posted By Social-Media
LOL Love the original username... And I...

LOL Love the original username...

And I doubt VERY seriously there was a question there. My guess is they simply wanted to get the necessary number of posts so that they could start dropping...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th November 2010, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,654
Posted By Social-Media
ROFLMAO You heard wrong. PR is not broken nor...

ROFLMAO You heard wrong. PR is not broken nor will it likely ever be removed from Google's algorithm. PR is what made Google who they are today.

PR has become less important over the years......
Forum: Blogs and Blogging 28th October 2010, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,638
Posted By Social-Media
Yeah... I agree with you Brad. And I like...

Yeah... I agree with you Brad.

And I like your theme. :) Thesis is hands down my favorite WP theme. So SEO friendly out of the box. So neat and professional looking. I don't even bother...
Forum: Link Development 24th October 2010, 12:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,028
Posted By Social-Media
Yes they are free. I wouldn't say free press...

Yes they are free. I wouldn't say free press release distribution sites like these are a total waste of time any more than I would say directory submission or article submission sites other than...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 11:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 29,866
Posted By Social-Media
It does not matter whether a site is static HTML...

It does not matter whether a site is static HTML or rendered dynamically using server-side scripting languages... even a Content Management System. Optimization is the same.

The key is rendering...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 11:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,936
Posted By Social-Media
Do yourself a favor and start by reading books...

Do yourself a favor and start by reading books (NOT forums and blogs). Almost any SEO book you find at Borders or Barnes and Nobles will do as long as it was published in the last year or two. Even...
Forum: General Search Engine Marketing Information 23rd October 2010, 09:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,858
Posted By Social-Media
NEVER, EVER submit an article that exists on your...

NEVER, EVER submit an article that exists on your site to an article submission site. That is a terrible idea. The correct way to do article submission is:

- Write an article/post
- Post it on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2010, 09:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,413
Posted By Social-Media
I RARELY do it, but Google does not look badly on...

I RARELY do it, but Google does not look badly on reciprocal linking at all, unless the two sites reciprocating are TOTALLY unrelated like a baby toy site and an online casino site. Other than that,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2010, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,067
Posted By Social-Media
You have to understand the data for EACH...

You have to understand the data for EACH analytics package you use in GREAT detail to even begin to compare statistics across packages. You have to know EXACTLY how things are being counted "under...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2010, 09:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,607
Posted By Social-Media
How important is title? H1? H2s? keyword density?...

How important is title? H1? H2s? keyword density? having keywords in your URL? etc. They all carry a tiny bit of weight in the overall algorithm. It's never any ONE thing like Domain Age that makes...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2010, 12:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 32,143
Posted By Social-Media
Your much better off dedicating a page to each...

Your much better off dedicating a page to each location... but the pages should provide unique content specific to that location, which is usually a LOT of work.

Making cookie cutter pages where...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2010, 12:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 21,645
Posted By Social-Media
Do NOT use hidden text on your pages. It's a...

Do NOT use hidden text on your pages. It's a clear violation of Googles Webmaster Guidelines and will definitely result in a penalty should you get discovered via automated methods or reported with...
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