August 26, 2011

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Learn SEO – Do Know The Vital Statistics of Your Website?

For SEO beginners, as you gradually learn SEO, it is tempting to ignore the vital statistics of your website.  Many people don’t realize that the easiest measurement tool to use (especially great for WordPress sites), is the free Google Analytics tool. Here’s what part of the main screen shows you with a rather volatile site: […]

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August 12, 2011

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Risky Basics of SEO Techniques Part 3 – Filters, Technical Issues & Not Your Fault

The third part of the summary of SEOptimise’s post on Google penalties covers Filters, Technical Issues and Not Your Fault aspects that again show the need for the appreciate of good basics of SEO. Google Filters – some automatic and some manual New domains with a new site can be sandboxed (although this is not […]

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August 11, 2011

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SEO Help and Local Business Listings – The ‘Done For You’ Service

While there will be some people who want to do their own SEO and Local Business Listings, there are others who would really rather get some SEO help and have it all done for them. Good SEO is about consistency and breadth of coverage – it’s a tough job because it just never ends and […]

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August 9, 2011

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More Risky Basics of SEO Techniques Part 2 – Content, Ads and Reputation

The second part of this summary of SEOptimise’s article on Google penalties covers Content, Ads and Reputation Management and again shows the value of ethical basics of SEO.   Content SEO myths include duplicate content.  Well, Google says this isn’t a penalty but there are lots of examples of people experiencing ranking and search volume […]

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August 5, 2011

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Risky Basics of SEO TechniquesPart 1 – Backlinking and Outgoing Links

SEOptimise recently posted an article on ways to get penalized by Google, which makes fascinating reading.  Although making an error in white hat SEO practices can also result in a penalty, generally it is the black hatters that need to be wary of poor techniques when putting in place the basics of SEO. The penalty […]

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July 28, 2011

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They Said WHAT In My Local Business Listing?

Remember the last time you were so angry you wanted to write a letter or email to tell that scum bag just exactly what you really thought of them?   Saying good stuff takes just as much effort as saying bad stuff, but when someone is wound up and angry, they often make that extra effort […]

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July 26, 2011

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You Had Better Check Your Google Places Local Business Listing – Quickly!

STOP PRESS!   STOP PRESS!  STOP PRESS!   STOP PRESS! On 24 July Google removed many third party reviews and citations from any Places local business listing. Why? Well, it seemed the aggregator sites such as Yelp and TripAdvisor didn’t like Google using their free local business listings on the Google sites without paying for the privilege. […]

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July 16, 2011

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Unverified Local Business Listing – A Lesson Learnt The Hard Way

I have been working with a customer for a number of months and made fantastic progress with their Google local business listing and the numerous local business directories listings. All was going extremely well, hitting number one in search results for organic search and Places.  Out of the blue the customer called me to say […]

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July 13, 2011

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Free Local Business Listing Increases In Importance

More and more I’m reading about how incredibly important it is to have a free local business listing. Yet there are thousands and thousands of businesses out there that still do not use the free business listing on Google or Bing or the free local business directories.  It really is imperative that you, whether a […]

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July 9, 2011

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3 Key Elements For A Local Business Listing

The most efficient way to find local businesses is generally through Google Places and this is of course an increasingly powerful search engine.  Having a local business listing is no longer a matter of choice.  Any business that refuses to acknowledge the power of Google Places is doing themselves no favours and is leaving the […]

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