CategorySearch Engine Optimization
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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Google PageRank Update Under Way
3rd of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Google PageRank Update Under Way

As we predicted a couple of weeks ago – it seems that Google is now doing a PageRank Update. As with the back link update a week or two back this will take a few days (a week or more some suggest) to settle down. Google have chosen to do ...more
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MSN Search Engine Beta Optimization Techniques
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

MSN Search Engine Beta Optimization Techniques

MSN’s Search is one of the latest entries into the Search Engine market and many are tipping it to rival Yahoo and then Google in the popularity stakes for those wanting to get the best results from their searching of the billions of web pages currently online. Whilst it is ...more
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Search Engine Strategies Chicago Recap
21st of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Search Engine Strategies Chicago Recap

Rebecca Lieb has a worthwhile summary of the recent Search Engine Strategies (SES) conference and expo in Chicago. One of her more interesting paragraphs is a description of some comments by keynote speaker Danny Sullivan: ‘“Personal search is here,” Sullivan observed. Last year’s dream is this year’s reality, with the ...more
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Google’s Christmas Present – Ouch
20th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 8

Google’s Christmas Present – Ouch

This is a little of how I’m feeling this morning waking up for the third day with a sick feeling in my stomach. The feeling is partly physical – I suspect somewhere in the past week of three birthday parties, one work break up party, two Christmas parties and one ...more
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Google’s Update Chaos Continues
18th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 2

Google’s Update Chaos Continues

Google’s update seems to still be in full swing with chaos being reported on many sites. Check out this thread at Webmaster World to see the impact that some are reporting to their SERP results in Google and the resulting traffic effects. Preliminary results are seeing people reporting both good ...more
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Should You Use Targeted Keywords in URLs
10th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 4

Should You Use Targeted Keywords in URLs

‘Should You Use Targeted Keywords In URLs?’ – This is actually a question I’ve been asked on numerous occassions by bloggers wanting to optimize their blogs for Search Engines. The theory is that if you are writing a blog about matchsticks that your ranking will be higher if you domain ...more
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Eight worst search optimization techniques
9th of December 2004 Darren Rowse

Eight worst search optimization techniques

SEO Chat has another good article today outlining eight of the worst SEO techniques: ‘Some webmasters and SEO companies will use any means they can think of to get a high rank in search engine listings. That’s not always a good idea. Krissi Danielsson gives a detailed list of eight ...more
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The Ten Commandments of Keyword Selection
7th of December 2004 Darren Rowse 3

The Ten Commandments of Keyword Selection

SEO Chat has an interesting article on Keyword Selection which may be helpful for some bloggers wanting to generate quality income around targeted keywords: ‘Is your website getting a lot of traffic, but not a lot of sales? Maybe you need to take a look at the keywords you’re using. ...more
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