Articles tagged with seo

Google Sitelinks

25 June 10 , ,

A bit about Google sitelinks, and why they aren’t all that important.

Don't be fooled by SEO promises

27 October 09 ,

Companies may try to sell “search engine optimization” to website owners, making various promises about Google rankings. Don’t be taken in.

Submit your blog to directories

15 October 09 , , ,

One way to promote you blog is to submit it to various online directories.

More local directories

10 October 09 , , ,

To make your site as findable as possible for your local audience, there are many sites that offer free local business listings, including all the major search engines.

Book Review: Building Findable Websites

23 September 09 , ,

Building Findable Websites: Web Standards, SEO, and Beyond is an extremely useful book which I recommend to web developers as well as site owners and web content writers.

Are your urls friendly?

11 September 09 , ,

I’m sure you’ve seen crazy long urls with query strings, search parameters, etc. attached to them. Sometimes, this is unavoidable and doesn’t cause problems. But whenever possible, it’s best to have logical, succinct, “friendly” urls.

Finding sites that link to yours

Using the “link:” operator in Google search returns a list of sites that link to yours, but it isn’t a full list. I look at a couple of other options for a more complete picture.

Add your listing to Google Local

20 May 09 , ,

Follow a few simple steps to add your business to Google Local search results.

Nifty new Google "Wonder Wheel"

19 May 09 , ,

Google has rolled out an interesting new tool that can be used for keyword research, and is a more intuitive, less data-heavy view than their other keyword analysis tools I’ve written about.

Google Trends and Google's Keywords Tool

8 May 09 , ,

I’ve mentioned Google’s Keywords Tool and Google Trends as ways to discover the keywords that people are searching for on Google. This post explains in more detail how to use these tools.

New Screencast: Add metadata to your site

17 February 09 , , , ,

Meta-data is behind-the-scenes information about a web page, and it is helpful for Search Engine Optimization. In a new screencast, I show how to add this data to your pages using Textpattern.

Writing meta descriptions

21 November 08 , ,

Info from the Google blog on how to write a good “meta description.”

New ways to track your users

8 November 08 Comments [1] » , ,

Google Analytics is a free and full-featured stats package, but how can you get more insight into what your visitors are up to on your site? Clicktale and CrazyEgg to the rescue!

Picking meta keywords

How to pick the right meta keywords for your site.

How do I get my site on Google? Part II

4 February 08 ,

After confirming that your site is in Google’s index, how can you get it to move up in the rankings?

How do I get my site on Google? Part I

4 February 08 ,

An answer to a common question from my clients.