CategorySearch Engine Optimization
The Power of the Passive Link
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 8

The Power of the Passive Link

Eric Ward at Search Engine Guide writes about the power of the passive inbound link. In short – a passive link is a link you don’t buy, ask for or trade links for. His premise is that passive links are a more powerful type of link than others – especially ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Creating A Search Engine Copywriting Plan
2nd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Creating A Search Engine Copywriting Plan

Karon Thackston wrote a good piece recently over at WebProNews that I’ve been meaning to link to. She breaks down the posting process into 9 elements for writing posts and articles that will rank well in Search Engines. They are good, basic, non technical tips for bloggers wanting a simple ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Reasons for being banned or penalized by Google
1st of May 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Reasons for being banned or penalized by Google

Search Engine Journal has a good post on reasons that your blog might be banned (or penalized) by Google. So if your blog has disappeared from their index you might want to consider one of these seven issues: 1) Duplicate Content – where multiple pages have the same content. 2) ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Tracking your Blog’s Performance in Search Engines
25th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Tracking your Blog’s Performance in Search Engines

If you’re interested in tracking the performance of your blog you might like to start using UrlTrends – a tool that checks page rank in Google and Alexa as well as tracking the incoming links to your site. It looks like a useful tool – although when you first use ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google is Updating Page Rank – Future Page Rank Tool
22nd of April 2005 Darren Rowse 77

Google is Updating Page Rank – Future Page Rank Tool

The word on the street from those who watch such things is that Google are currently doing a Page Rank update. These things tend to take a day or two to sort themselves out but there are a few tools that can help you work out what your page rank ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Why Google is a Tactic not a Strategy
17th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Why Google is a Tactic not a Strategy

There is an interesting article over at SEO Chat titled – Why Google is a Tactic not a Strategy – which has some worthwhile advice in it. ‘The long and short of it, folks, is to plan your online marketing strategy so that no one tactic is responsible for supporting ...more
Search Engine Optimization
What To Do When Your Blog Drops in Google’s Rankings
10th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 8

What To Do When Your Blog Drops in Google’s Rankings

Search Engine Journal has a good post on What To Do When Your Established Site Drops in Rankings and gives this advice: ‘All I can say is that many have suggested the same advice in the WebmasterWorld thread. Brett Tabke, the founder of WebmasterWorld, suggested to do “NOTHING”. He said, ...more
Search Engine Optimization
More on Getting Yahoo Traffic for your Blog
6th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 6

More on Getting Yahoo Traffic for your Blog

A month back I wrote a tip about Getting Yahoo Traffic for your Blog that simply involves a technique where you add your blog’s RSS feed to the customizable MyYahoo headlines feature. I wrote in that post that after one day that I noticed a small increase in Yahoo referrals ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google Sandbox Explained
6th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Google Sandbox Explained

I hadn’t noticed this post over at Wayne’s on the Google Sandbox which I’m linking to here not only because I think many of you will find it valuable but because I am always getting asked about the Sandbox and this will be a great article to send people to ...more
Search Engine Optimization