If you're looking to hire an SEO but you want a guarantee for top rankings prior to proceeding, you need to understand that no one can guarantee top rankings and this post explains why.
Stephen Chapman delivers tried-and-true Search Engine Optimization techniques while laying to rest myths and bad practices.
Stephen is a freelance writer and blogger based in Charlotte, NC. His contributions to ZDNet cover topics related to security, gaming, Microsoft, Apple, and other topics of interest with a tech/SMB skew.
Have you ever had someone offer to place a link to your site in exchange for a link to them from yours? You may just do yourself more harm than good if you accept! This post explains exactly how and why.
Rand Fiskin, CEO of SEOmoz, is arguably the leading voice in the SEO industry. Likewise, SEOmoz is home to perhaps the most expansive community of SEOs world-wide. Read about Rand, his thoughts on SEO in 2011, and much more in this "21.5 questions with Rand Fishkin" segment!
This post will teach you how to get the most out of your images while simultaneously adding additional keyword-specific SEO value to your pages!
Google copies Bing. Disagree? Have a look and tell me what you think!
From November 8-11, keep up with the cutting edge of interactive marketing (SEO, social media, etc.) and search happening at Pubcon 2010 in Las Vegas.
Are you still showing your contact email on your site like this? "myemail AT mysite DOT com" If you are, it's time to reconsider your site's usability. In 2010, it's finally safe to put your users first!
Is social media a better investment than SEO? I posit that they shouldn't be mutually exclusive of one another and that it's well worth it to invest in both!
Before there could ever be SEO, there needed to be search engines. Get a front row seat in this 3-part documentary and see how searching the Internet came to be... and why Google now rules the roost!
The SEO industry is one that is often prone to attack. Whether it's misunderstanding, ignorance, or bad past experiences, people love to hate SEO. What can the SEO industry do to better its reputation?
What actually happens when you type a search into Google? Just 5 minutes of your time and this post will have you up to snuff on how Google works -- as well as a few SEO takeaways!
As for SEO value, this technique is worthless... but it could very well result in many more click-throughs to your site if properly administered! Join me as I show you how to pull off one of the neatest things I've seen done with a meta description.
Web spam is a formidable adversary. But with the release of the Google Webspam Report extension for Google Chrome, Google is empowering end-users to fight back! But why only release this capability for Chrome? Read more as I weigh in my thoughts on why I feel Google should make this effort a browser-independent one.
Have you ever had to introduce yourself to people by your Twitter alias instead of your real name, even though those people should know full-well who you are by your real name? That's what this "Fun Friday" post involves.
If you're a Webmaster who utilizes Bing Webmaster tools, the Bing team is looking for your feedback! If you're interested in the prospect of controlling the rate and time Bing's bot crawls your site, be sure to chime in.