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The Daily Realities Of Working In SEO

Anyone who likes the idea of working in the digital arena will have to make a choice concerning which niche they want to pursue. At the current time, lots of talented individuals are choosing to concentrate their efforts on finding SEO work. To help set the record straight, we got in touch with a top professional to find out about the true realities of the job. They gave us a basic outline of what... ❯❯❯

Keep Your Customers Returning To Your Website With These Fantastic Ideas

What’s better than having lots of people visiting your website? How about having the same people come back and visit again? But how can you convince visitors to your site to come back again? What is it that makes people return to a site again and again? As a business owner, you should aim to create a website that is like chocolate - addictive. What you want to do is create a website that is... ❯❯❯

5 Effortless Ways to Promote Your Small Business Online

These days, promoting a business is something that happens predominantly online. This is great for those of you starting a new business or operating a small business. It means you can get your business heard about without spending all the money that used to be involved with opening a business. That doesn’t necessarily mean promoting a business online is easy. It might be cheaper, but if you... ❯❯❯

Free and Easy Methods to Increase Online Exposure for Your Web Business

If you’re looking to increase the viability of your business you’ve got to get on the internet. The web is the best way for you to vastly expand your potential consumer base, reach emerging markets all around the world and even create some viral excitement that takes your brand to the next level. But once you get your company online you’ve got to make sure people find it. And... ❯❯❯

5 Tips for Creating and Promoting Infographics for Your Blog

Whether blogging is your main operation in the online arena or you happen to run a commercial website with an on-site blog attached as a way to increase traffic and provide customers with added value, you might be looking for ways to make the layout more attractive and provide users with easy-to-share snippets of information. If you’re optimizing your blog, you obviously want to get as much... ❯❯❯

How to Use Infographics and Data Visualization for SEO

Infographics have steadily been gaining popularity in the online arena over the past few years. And it’s no wonder considering all they have to offer. For one thing, they aren’t comprised of bulky blocks of text that scare away visitors to your site. When you enter a web page and all you see is line after line of print, it’s no doubt enough to make you back out and head for the... ❯❯❯

Submit Sitemap to Yahoo and MSN

Sitemaps are starting to become nearly ubiquitous, but we've seen a lot of sites ignoring Yahoo! and MSN - a big mistake! You can seriously boost your search traffic referrals from these engines by not only submitting, but verifying/registering your sitemaps with them. Yahoo!'s registration is here, and MSN/Live's is here. ... ❯❯❯

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) Promo Code (May 2009)

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) is one of best web directories to submit your websites and blogs. Being included in BOTW's directory will help to increase your Google ranking and will bring more traffic to your site. Use the following promo code to get 15% off on All NEW Submissions and Sponsorship Advertising in the Best of the Web Directory and BOTW Blog Directory. This promo code expires on... ❯❯❯

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) Promo Code (September 2009)

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) is one of best web directories to submit your websites and blogs. Being included in BOTW's directory will help to increase your Google ranking and will bring more traffic to your site. Use the following promo code to get 20% off on All NEW Submissions and Sponsorship Advertising in the Best of the Web Directory and BOTW Blog Directory. SINCE94 This promo code... ❯❯❯

Google Pagerank Update and Directory Submission

Google updated their page rank again recently. As a results, the PR values for many directories have changed again. So, I've complied a list of directories based on their PR value. The original list was from avivadirectory.com's Strongest Directories List. PR: 9 http://bubl.ac.uk/ (free) PR: 8 http://dir.yahoo.com ($299 per year) (Directory subdomain has page strength of 10 as... ❯❯❯

How to Use Web2.0 Tricks to Get Good Ranking

I just learned about a method to get good Google rankings: Step One: Write a post to Your blog. Step Two: Submit a snippet of the post to sites like Digg and Propeller. Step Three: Bookmark the snippet pages on sites like Delicious, Reddit and StumbleUpon. Step Four: Ping the bookmark RSS feeds using sites like Autopinger and Pingomatic. (Note: Reddit is nofollow until you get at least one... ❯❯❯

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) Promo Code (New!)

Best of the Web Directory (BOTW) is one of the most useful directories to submit your websites. Use the following promo code to get 20% off the regular submission price on Best of the Web's website submission and sponsorship advertising: ZOMBIE This promo code expires on October 31st, 2008. To use this coupon promo code, click here or the coupon image below to visit BOTW and enter the... ❯❯❯

Put your sitemap URL in robots.txt

Did you know as of April 11th there was no longer a need to manually submit your sitemap to search engines. Last fall, the major search engines agreed on a sitemaps format. You can now add a simple line to your robots.txt file and let the engines know where your sitemap document resides on your site. Just include the following line in your robots.txt file and you should be all set: Sitemap:... ❯❯❯

Blog Traffic Data

According to eMarketer.com, comScore estimates that about 30% of US Internet users visited blogs in the first quarter. Nielsen//NetRatings says the top 50 blog sites, including blog hosts, draw about 20% of active Internet users. comScore's blogging study, which was sponsored by Gawker Media and SixApart, estimates that 50 million US Internet users visited blogs in the first quarter of 2005, up... ❯❯❯

Search Engines penalize duplicate content

I have read some articles regarding SEO and duplicate web contents. It seems like search enginese, espeically Google, will penalizes pages for having duplicate contents on it. The duplicate contents might come from other websites. Because Google keeps a large database of websites and it has smart algorithm, it can detect duplicate contents and penalize the pages. So I guess to avoid being... ❯❯❯