CategorySearch Engine Optimization
Google Backlink (and Page Rank) Update in Progress
6th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 34

Google Backlink (and Page Rank) Update in Progress

I had a hunch that Google would do an update this weekend and this morning I have logged on to find that an backlink update is under way. I had a feeling they’d use the long weekend to do it. Update: It looks like this could be a Page Rank ...more
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Dashes vs. underscores in SEO
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Dashes vs. underscores in SEO

I regularly get asked whether dashes or underscores in URLs are better for search engine optimization. ie which of the following is best – www.problogger.net/is-this-better or www.problogger.net/is_this_better ? For the past six or so months I’ve leant towards dashes instead of underscores – but it’s always been a ‘best guess’. ...more
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Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – SEO
15th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 307

Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – SEO

Search Engine Optimization is something that makes many blogger’s heads spin – I know this because every time I write an SEO article I get comments from bloggers telling me that its too big a topic and that they’d rather just write ‘quality content’. Whilst I’ll never argue that quality ...more
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Organic SEO Panel – SES
14th of August 2005 Darren Rowse

Organic SEO Panel – SES

Chris Richardson has an interesting post over at WebProNews that reports on a panel session at the SES conference in San Jose this week. The panel looked at organic Search Engine Optimization techniques and covered some of the following topics: ‘Link Buying: The panel said that link buying wasn’t a ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Articles and Resources
12th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Search Engine Optimization Articles and Resources

A few people have asked me where I got all the information for the Search Engine Optimization for Bloggers series of posts. It’s a difficult question to answer really – there is no one source that I can name. Rather the knowledge has slowly been accumulating (and continues to do ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Quantities of Content and Submit to Search Engines
11th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Quantities of Content and Submit to Search Engines

We’ve covered a lot of ground in this Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs Series and have finally come to the final set of tips to keep in mind. Quantities of Content – I always get into trouble when I write about having lots of content – but I think ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Duplicate Content, Pinging and MyYahoo
11th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 9

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Duplicate Content, Pinging and MyYahoo

We’re almost there in the Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs Series (this is the second last post). Here’s some more SEO factors to keep in mind. Avoid Duplicate content – Google warns publishers in its guidelines about having the same content on multiple pages. This goes for both multiple ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Lengthy Domain Registration, One Topic Posts, Optimal Length Posts
11th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Lengthy Domain Registration, One Topic Posts, Optimal Length Posts

Time for some more SEO tips for the Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs Series. Register your Domain for a Lengthy Period – a recent patent by Google indicates that it now looks at the length of your domain’s registration in ranking it. It does this because many spam sites ...more
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Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Outbound Links and Choosing a Domain
10th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Search Engine Optimization Tips for Blogs – Outbound Links and Choosing a Domain

Outbound Links – There is debate over how SEs treat outbound links from your blog. I’m in the camp who believe that relevant outbound links enhance your site’s ranking in search engines. I always link out to quality relevant sites that I think my readers will find useful and have ...more
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