Category Archives: SEO/SEM

Yahoo Dynamic URL ReWriter

From the Yahoo Search Blog comes the announcement of the Beta version of a pretty cool tool which will rewrite your dynamic URLs. Login to Yahoo Site Explorer, identify all the pesky parameters (prod=1&sid=23yadh56) in your URLs and Yahoo will strip them out and spit out a spanking new URL for you. Then, you will […]

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Web Searcher Research From SES

Here is an interesting highlight from Search Engine Strategies conference in San Jose, CA. Stuart McKelvey from TMP Directional Marketing gave the results of a study of how people use the search engines for local search: The most common activities resulting from the online search were in-store visits and contacting the business via telephone. Meaning: […]

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Top-Ten Placement On Google, Yahoo and MSN

Revised Nov. 1, 2015 Have you ever seen an Search Engine Optimization firm advertising an irresistible offer like that? Chances are, you have. In fact, some eNewsletter will flood your inbox with offers for that very thing about 314 times a month. And you don’t have to look very hard on Google to find about […]

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Few Days of Web Server Issues

Ok, after a few days of Web server issues, I think the blog is back up and running. It was totally my fault and this problem illustrates the importance of getting your .htaccess file correct. If you are not a web developer OR you are not concerned with your web site’s search engine rankings, you […]

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Google “unavailable_after” Tag

Last week I mentioned that Google was putting the finishing touches on its latest META tag – unavailable_after. Now, it is officially ready for use, according to Dan Crow on the official Google Blog. If you have a temporary page that you will eventually want to drop out of Google’s Index, this is the tag […]

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Make 71 Million Dollars In a Weekend

How would you like to do that? Well, that is what the Simpson’s Movie did this past weekend. Granted, I am sure A LOT more than that was spent on creating the movie. But, the Simpson’s Movie had the 5th best movie opening this year. As Li points out in her Search Marketing Gurus post […]

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Wikia Acquires Grub Web Crawler

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales is serious about taking on Google and Yahoo in the Search Engine market. Earlier this year in Tokyo, Wales shed a little more light on his goal. He plans on creating an open-source, human-powered Search Engine. This stands in contrast to the standard “robot” powered Search Engines such as Google, Yahoo […]

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New Google Tag Coming Soon

Jill Whalen from HighRankings reports that Google’s Dan Crow announced a new META tag named “unavailable_after” which Google will be using soon. When the new “unavailable_after” tag is used on a web site page, it will notify Googlebot when that particular page should no longer be crawled. Particularly effective for Limited Time offer pages of […]

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Yahoo! Search Gets Updated

According to a post on the Yahoo! Search Blog, they have just recently finished updating their indexing and ranking algorithms. In the coming days, we should get some ideas about the changes they have made and how we can incorporate them into SEO. Stay tuned :).

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Google PageRank Update

Here we go again. It is that time of year when SEO geeks all over the world start getting giddy in anticipation of the upcoming Google Pagerank update. We have posted on Google Pagerank before and what was said then still applies, so there is no point in rehashing. In fact, the only reason I […]

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