Thursday, March 26, 2009
  • Laurie Sullivan, March 26, 2009, 2:47 PM
  • How He Got A Link From CNNSCOmozBlog

    Not an easy feat, but David Ciccarelli secured a link from CNN. Better yet, he provides insight on "how to get the link" in seven steps. Most of the content is common sense, but each step offers a reminder on the tie between building relationships and SEO.

    Ciccarelli writes that he's been experimenting with a hybrid approach, a cross between public relations and SEO. The simple act of requesting links from writers, journalists and bloggers when contacted to comment in an article can help build your repertoire of links.

    "'It's better to be on page ...Read the whole story...

  • 50 SEO Tips For EtailersEconsultancy

    These 50 SEO tips can help online retailers get found by potential and existing customers looking for products and services. Ran Nir segments the list into 10 categories that range from ways to pick Web site host providers or increase search engine crawl rates for text and images, to applying essential URL and code tweaks.

    Some of the recommendations include using robot.txt to block parts of the site you don't want search engines to index, not repeating keyword terms more than three times to avoid keyword stuffing, and placing blogs on a directory such as www.sitename.com/blog/ rather ...Read the whole story...

  • SEO Tips For Local BusinessesClickZ

    I'm not sure about you, but I depend continually on Google's search engine on my PC and my BlackBerry's Web browser when out and about to find addresses or phone numbers for local businesses. Mary Bowling understands the importance of companies spending time and money to refine local search campaigns.

    Bowling writes that local businesses need to rely not only on the best market segment keyword phrases, but location-based keywords, too, that put your company information at the top of the search engine result pages. "Don't just optimize for 'dentist' or 'children's dentist,' but for 'Littleton Colorado dentist' ...Read the whole story...

  • Free SEO Ebooks, White Papers And MoreSEOptimise

    Blogs offer quick tips and advice on SEO, but if you are looking for detailed instructions on building a long-term SEO strategy ebooks and white papers offer a plethora of information. SEOptimise has put together a list of 25 social media marketing and SEO ebooks, white papers and other items you can download for free.

    The list includes Social Media Marketing Industry Report, How to Start A Business Blog: Free Ebook, and Search Engine Marketing Research: iProspect Blended Search Results Study.Read the whole story...

  • 3 Doc Search EnginesSearch Engine Journal

    Finding .doc, .pdf, txt, Excel and Power Point documents on the big three isn't easy, so Ann Smarty has found three search engines that might make the task easier.

    Smarty provides a chart detailing the search engine names, options on ways to search, and file types to make discovery easier. For instance, one search engine lets you use a different file extension to search directly from SERPs, she writes. The three top search engines have indexed so much information that you typically have to wade through pages of garbage before finding the gems.Read the whole story...