CategorySearch Engine Optimization
Search Engine Friendly URLs
18th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Search Engine Friendly URLs

I just stumbled upon this useful article on Search Engine Friendly URLs which is filled with wonderful tips on choosing the right URLs for your website. It isn’t written specifically for blogs but the information is useful to keep in mind when setting up the way in which your blog ...more
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Using Wordnet to Research Keywords
15th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Using Wordnet to Research Keywords

SEO Chat has a great little article on using a little online tool called Wordnet to research keywords and optimize sites for Search Engines. It gets a little technical but is helpful if you persist with it and play around with the tool. Basically Wordnet gives you synonyms and hypernyms ...more
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Outward Links – Good for Blogs?
11th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Outward Links – Good for Blogs?

Wayne at Blog Business World writes a good article on the value of outbound links in Search Engine Optimization. As he observes there are both pros and cons in linking to other sites from your blog that are worth considering as you think about SEO. I personally come down on ...more
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SEO Techniques
4th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

SEO Techniques

Tanya at SEO and Affiliate marketing blog is writting a well thought out series of posts on Search engine Optimization which so far has four steps to it. Step 1 – Picking a domain name Step 2 – Research your niche or theme Step 3 – Building your site template ...more
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Google Backlink Update: Feb 05
3rd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Google Backlink Update: Feb 05

It seems that Google is doing a back link update. I noticed it last night with a rise in my SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) and a corresponding rise in traffic on a couple of my sites. The increased traffic was coming from Google which is usually an indication that ...more
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Search Engine Optimization for Blogger Blogs
31st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Search Engine Optimization for Blogger Blogs

Wayne has been posing hard til it hurts over at Search Engine Journal where he’s just written a series of excellent Seach Engine Optimization (SEO) posts on optimizing your Blogger Blog. It is a series in four parts (so far): – Search Engine Optimization and Blogger Blogs Part One – ...more
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Do Internal links boost Search Engine Ranking?
7th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 9

Do Internal links boost Search Engine Ranking?

Interesting thread over at ‘Self Starter’s Weekly Tips’ forums – Do Incoming links from the same URL have less weight than incomeing links from a different domain? was the question that started the thread off. The advice is good – and can basically be summed up as follows: Internal links ...more
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SEO Scoop suggests that Google is in a state of chaos
5th of January 2005 Darren Rowse

SEO Scoop suggests that Google is in a state of chaos

SEO scoop notes what many of us have been suspecting for a while – that Google is in a state of chaos. I’m not sure I’d describe it as chaos – but the past month has seems some odd and unexplainable results including: – Search for the word “Yahoo” on ...more
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Why Blogs are Popular with Search Engines
4th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Why Blogs are Popular with Search Engines

Corporate Blogging Blog writes a very good article about why blogs rank well in Search Engines. Of course one of the big reasons is links – one of the major features of blogging is the interlinking between blogs of a similar theme or topic. If you write good content on ...more
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