Same Old SEO Tricks Just Wont Work Anymore

Quite often I’ll visit high ranking websites that are eyesores and dont have much content, the look/feel is outdated and the footer is stuffed with so many keywords that its an obviouse attemp to fool Google. A new client quite often will show me a competitor website thats stuffing keywords and tell me all I have to do is add a list of keyword phrases related to thier business and the site will magically get a Pagerank boost. Its important to realize that this technique is played, it will not work anymore for a new site. Read more

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HTML Forms and SEO

Forms are made up of controls such as textboxes, checkboxes, push button, radio buttons, and menus.

Assigning pre-defined input to controls like textarea’s and input controls can provide the user with helpful information to glance upon while their filling out your form, but can also greatly improve your forms prospects of getting understood correctly.  Read more

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Image SEO

An image as defined by the w3c is an HTML object like an applet or an iframe which means that it is an independent object from the rest of the HTML document.

You can wrap an image with an anchor tag or by assigning an image map to it. With an image map you can create link targets on specific regions within an image. A start tag is required and the end tag is forbidden. For the most part you would use these image formats, jpg, .png, .gif. Read more

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SEO Text in Flash

Optimizing the Adobe Flash platform for SEO can be a tricky game, but done right your Flash content can be indexed the same way HTML pages do. Read more

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Table-less SEO

Time to make the Donuts! Anyone who was a child in the 80′s remembers that commercial. It’s Iconic branding that in just five words. Well I’d like to bring that phrase to mind here and say, It’s time to clean your website for SEO.

Start by getting rid of stoppers that hamper search engine bot efforts in accessing your wonderful(as long as its non spammy) content. Read more

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Keywords and Phrases

I’m frequently asked what is the best way to go about selecting keywords and phrases when optimizing a web site. There are many tools out there that can assist you in your search, but often what I do is just look at the different categories the site falls into and that can provide a wealth of information for determining my keyword phrase approach. Read more

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Seo Checklist

When your ready to launch your site, take a look at this SEO checklist just to make sure your site is kosher for Google, Yahoo, et al.

  1. Doctype Decleration – This will save you many a headache in the long run. If the client is unaware of what version of HTML to run in, you will have serious problems getting your pages to render properly in quirksmode. More than likely you’ll want to declare your pages in doctype XHTML Transitional, this is much the standard declaration across the web. Read more
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White Hat Ethical SEO

Try not to stuff keywords into your tags or attributes, if you do so Google can penalize your site and send you to the bottom of its index. It is considered an unethical practice. If a search crawler detects this taking place your site can get disappear from the index for an indefinite period of time.
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Semantic HTML

Outlining your document using proper tags can make code easier to read and therefore develop. Some developers have the bad habit of writing their layout using just tables because of the default styling mechanisms built into browsers, this approach is antiquated.

Tables are fairly easy to built but try dealing with a legacy website with unto 10 nested tables and your in for a headache. Think of it like a meal your going to prepare for someone special, like your end user :) Would you ever eat just carbs, of course not! Creating a website where the HTML is semantically healthy is key. Read more

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SEO Headings

Headings in HTML define semantically what sort of weight subsequent content carries. Read more

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