CategorySearch Engine Optimization
Search Engine Ranking Factors
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Search Engine Ranking Factors

Steve Rubel points to a useful resource over at seomoz on Search Engine Ranking Factors which is one of the better descriptions of how Search Engines rank pages that I’ve seen recently. It lists 93 factors to keep in mind. Sounds like a lot to remember – so luckily they’ve ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google Blog Search – First Look Review
14th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Google Blog Search – First Look Review

My initial reflections on Google’s Blog Search: the basic bones of the technology seem to be there. basically it seems to be using similar (or the same) technology as Google News. they seem to be indexing new posts very quickly which is great. the pool of blogs that they are ...more
General
Understanding Google Updates
9th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Understanding Google Updates

Matt Cutts (from Google) has an enlightening post on his blog titled – What’s an update? which quite simply lays out information on the topic of their updating system. I’m sure it’s more complicated than he’s outlined here but the information resonates with my experience of Google’s updating system as ...more
Search 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
Search Engine Optimization
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
Search Engine Optimization
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
Search Engine Optimization
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
Search Engine Optimization
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
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
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
31 Days to Building a Better Blog