CategorySearch Engine Optimization
SEO Tip 1 – Use Keywords in Titles
5th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 47

SEO Tip 1 – Use Keywords in Titles

One of the things I’m constantly amazed at is how many web publishers miss one of the easiest ways to maximize their positioning in Search Engines by simply including the keywords that they’d like to be found for in their post titles. I spend a lot of time looking at ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Google Ranking Factors
28th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Google Ranking Factors

I want to give a prize today to one of the most ugly yet useful sites I’ve seen for a while. I hope I don’t cause any offense by saying that – but the prize goes to Google Ranking Factors. Don’t let the ugliness factor put you off because if ...more
Search Engine Optimization
How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger
28th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 17

How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger

Todd Mintz writes a very worthwhile article at How To Be A Blogging Idol Instead Of An Idle Blogger which I think is a must read for bloggers wanting to start out in ProBlogging. Whilst I don’t completely agree with everything Todd writes (I’ve never entered into a link exchange ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Can you have too many inbound links to your blog?
27th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 16

Can you have too many inbound links to your blog?

A well known Search Engine Optimization strategy that most serious bloggers keep in mind is that the more links that you have pointing to your blog from other sites the higher your page will be ranked in search engines like google. This is a generally accepted strategy for building the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google PageRank Update Analysis
17th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Google PageRank Update Analysis

Search Engine Journal has a useful post analyzing the latest Google PageRank Update in which they speculate as to why many sites have decreased in their visible PR whilst increasing their backlinks: ‘The most current PageRank update will undoubtedly cause a larger stir than usual in that many sites have ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google Page Rank Explained?
16th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 56

Google Page Rank Explained?

Many of ProBlogger.net readers are reporting in comments significant changes in their blog’s Google Page Rankings in this latest update. Those sites that are reporting the largest changes tend to be new sites (which is understandable) with older more mature blogs reporting only minor (if any) changes. Every time Google ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google is Page Rank Update – July 05
15th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 34

Google is Page Rank Update – July 05

Forums are reporting that Google is doing a Toolbar Page Rank update – I’m yet to notice any significant changes but have chatted to a few bloggers who noticed big leaps and falls in their blogs. Is it impacting you yet? As per usual it’s too early to tell where ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Basic SEO Tactics
13th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Basic SEO Tactics

If climbing the Search Engine Rankings is your priority at the moment and you’re not sure where to start – give Duncan’s article on Basic SEO tactics for bloggers a read. It’s solid advice.
Search Engine Optimization
How to Get Indexed by Google
12th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 103

How to Get Indexed by Google

I’ve had a few readers write to let me know that they’re having trouble getting indexed by Google and asking for advice. There are a lot of different theories on how to get into Google’s search returns but by far the simplest way to do it that I’ve found is ...more
Search Engine Optimization