Tagged: google

Webcast: Google in the Real World: How Links Boost Your Rankings

Yesterday, February 7, 2012, I attended a webcast titled “Google in the Real World: How Links Boost Your Rankings“. It was presented by Stephan Spencer for O’Reilly, who published his book “The Art of SEO” three years ago. The books 2nd edition is coming out in March. This webcast was much better than the one I listened to 2 months...

Egosurfers Anonymous, aka Why not to search for your name too often?

I encountered a client who often searches for his name to see how well his site is ranking. He even clicks on the results and visits his own site. He may not know that this behavior is detrimental to his ranking on two accounts. His bounce rate is high, because after he visits his site’s page he goes back right away,...

Average of Highests

Ever since I started to check at Google’s Webmaster Tools (and more recently in Google Analytics) how my sites are performing at Google itself (meaning where they show up for what keywords for how many searches) I was fascinated with the numbers. But it seemed illogical that in the cumulative data they showed the average of averages. E.g. if for...

To Infographic or Not To Infographic?

Three Infographics related posts grabbed my attention from today’s interweb flow. Based on the title of Erin Everhart article “Infographics: Why They Fail For Link Building” I thought she would cast some doubt why they may not be the best for linkbuilding purposes specifically. Instead she spent most of the article explaining what’s wrong with Infographics in general. Then she added...

SEO Daily links 2011-08-17 through 19: Google related, LinkedIn Today, load speed, frames for Google …

Gary Price recommended the “Google Related” Toolbar Shows Google Content As You Surf On one hand I tested it and my small personal sites apperantly are not related to anything. But they are not “local business, shopping, or news sites” that the tool is focusing on. On the other hand my clients’ site, being all “local businesses” fared well: checking...

SEO Daily links: Google Boost opens, Lab + Directory closes, Book Search Settles, backlinks

Complex learning of the day: Using Google Event tracking I can tack now track with Google Analytics when somebody clicks a link, downloads a forms or calls a phone number (by clicking the number on the webpage in the smartphone’s browser.) Simpe learning of the day: CSS text-shadow. I knew that it was possible to crate dropshadow effect for text...

SEO Daily links: shady reputation management, SEO for SMB, Visual.ly, bad landing pages

Today’s handy learning: AddThis, a social sharing tool, has great customization options (see my home page), but centering the buttons has to be done with extra CSS. And now onto today’s SEO links with my comments in italics: Blumenthals questions the ethics of business that deface Google Places listing with negative reviews and then offers the service of cleaning them....

SEO daily links: new Google analytics, Google+ rapture, social sharing stats

Today’s links with my comments in italics: Klaas Knook gives advice on how to use the new Google Analytics’ dashoard. When I am ready to switch to the new GA this will be a good starting point on how to use the new features for maximum efficiency.  Greg Sterling asked Does Google+ Rapture Indicate “Pent-Up Demand” For Facebook Alternative?  As I...