Posts Tagged ‘seo’

Unleash the power of blog advertising

Friday, April 16th, 2010

In my previous article I discussed the merits of creating your own blog on your site. In this article I will move on to another aspect of blogging, which is advertising. (more…)

Spotting a Google penalty

Monday, October 26th, 2009

This article will explain how to discover if your site has really been penalised by Google. (more…)

Flash – beautiful site vs SEO friendly site

Tuesday, September 29th, 2009

There’s no doubt about it – sites created in Flash look beautiful. Flash offers lightweight, stunning multimedia that even the cleverest of Java Script programmers cannot match. But what about the effects on SEO? We discuss the pros and cons of building sites with Flash. (more…)

Using keywords in title and meta description tags

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

This article takes a look at the issue of keywords in the title tag and the meta description tag and suggests best practices for achieving good rankings while also encouraging visitors to click through to your site. (more…)

Underscores vs dashes

Monday, September 21st, 2009

Good SEO is about eking out every percentage of extra juice from your site, leaving no area where the opposition can get an edge. Even though giving 0.1% away in one area may seem irrelevant, given away 0.1% in a few dozen areas quickly adds up and leaves the possibility that the opposition can have a significant on-the-page advantage over you. (more…)

The Open Directory Project

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

If a survey of SEOs around the country was taken as to which site they hate the most, Number 1 would almost certainly be Many people outside of the world of SEO may wonder what this seemingly innocuous web directory has done to rattle so many chains? The simple answer is that getting a site listed in DMoz’s huge directory is one of the single most effective ways of boosting your rankings in Google. (more…)

Submitting to directories – Good Practice

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

Possibly the least enjoyable and most arduous elements of SEO must be submitting your links to web directories. It’s a very repetitive process and it can often take hours to do, usually for very little immediate benefit (though long term gains will be seen). (more…)

Sitewide links – easy way to boost rankings or a danger to your site?

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

One of the main aims of any SEO looking to boost the rankings of a site is to get lots of backlinks. This can be achieved by creating quality content that people will link back to. That’s great if you’re writing about football or show business, but what if you’re trying to get thousands of links to a site about beds or power tools? Getting large numbers of people to find these sites interesting enough to link to is almost impossible. (more…)

Importance of keyword rich image file names

Friday, September 18th, 2009

OK this is something which most people will tend to overlook and is quite hotly debated. The question, do the file names of images on your site count as factors when Google ranks your site? (more…)

What is SEO?

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Often when I meet customers and use the term ‘SEO’ I’m usually met with blank stares of confusion or the remark ‘what is SEO?’. While SEO is a commonly used term in IT circles it is still a complete unknown to the rest of the public. Sometimes it’s easy to trot the acronym off in a conversation and forget that it’s still seen as jargon to most non-techy types.

This article will seek to explain what SEO is to people who may have heard of it and are interested to find out more. (more…)