CategorySearch Engine Optimization
Getting Yahoo Traffic for your Blog
11th of March 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Getting Yahoo Traffic for your Blog

One of the constant frustrations that I’ve had with blogging over the years has been my inability to rank well in Yahoo’s search engine results. Despite the fact that Google seems to love some of my blogs – Yahoo has always been rather standoffish with them. It does seem to ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Search Engine Optimization for MSN Search
8th of March 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Search Engine Optimization for MSN Search

One of the nice surprises that we’ve had over at the Breaking News Blog collective over the past few months has been the way that MSN Search has ranked our blogs highly. Even though the blogs are new and are yet to have the many links that their competitors have ...more
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Google Back Link Update in Progress
4th of March 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Google Back Link Update in Progress

Google seems to be doing a back link update at present. I’ve noticed significant changes in some of my blogs back links so far. Traffic changes and SERPs often follow such updates. Update: Others are seeing it too Update II : Sorry for my lack of explanation here – I’ve ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Duplicate Posting and Free Articles = Duplicate Content
2nd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Duplicate Posting and Free Articles = Duplicate Content

I’ve noticed a growing trend among bloggers who have multiple blogs to post the same post numerous times in different places. I can see why such a practice might seem tempting: it cuts down the work you have to do (two for the energy of one) it increases the chance ...more
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Search Engine Friendly URLs
18th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Search Engine Friendly URLs

I just stumbled upon this useful article on Search Engine Friendly URLs which is filled with wonderful tips on choosing the right URLs for your website. It isn’t written specifically for blogs but the information is useful to keep in mind when setting up the way in which your blog ...more
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Using Wordnet to Research Keywords
15th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

Using Wordnet to Research Keywords

SEO Chat has a great little article on using a little online tool called Wordnet to research keywords and optimize sites for Search Engines. It gets a little technical but is helpful if you persist with it and play around with the tool. Basically Wordnet gives you synonyms and hypernyms ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Outward Links – Good for Blogs?
11th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Outward Links – Good for Blogs?

Wayne at Blog Business World writes a good article on the value of outbound links in Search Engine Optimization. As he observes there are both pros and cons in linking to other sites from your blog that are worth considering as you think about SEO. I personally come down on ...more
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SEO Techniques
4th of February 2005 Darren Rowse

SEO Techniques

Tanya at SEO and Affiliate marketing blog is writting a well thought out series of posts on Search engine Optimization which so far has four steps to it. Step 1 – Picking a domain name Step 2 – Research your niche or theme Step 3 – Building your site template ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Google Backlink Update: Feb 05
3rd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Google Backlink Update: Feb 05

It seems that Google is doing a back link update. I noticed it last night with a rise in my SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) and a corresponding rise in traffic on a couple of my sites. The increased traffic was coming from Google which is usually an indication that ...more
Search Engine Optimization