Archive for October, 2011


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Black Hat SEO = Bad News for You

I have been dead set against black hat SEO tactics that some SEO firms have been using for.ever. I see where they can take pages from zero to #1 for competitive keywords, but you know what? That stuff is a LOT of work and guess what? It does NOT last. Google is getting smarter every […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-30 #theSEONewsBlog

8 Breakthrough Innovations in Tech: For the Tech Innovators Series, supported by Lenovo, Mashable uncovered eigh… http://t.co/SB7RTsgP # Angry Birds Costumes: 12 Clever Interpretations [PICS]: Halloween is coming up soon, and if you want to dress up… http://t.co/LsS0dmv9 # Inside the Google NYC LEGO and Tech Fantasy Land [PICS]: Tour Google’s sprawling Mountain View, CA, […]

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How Google Thinks

On October 13, PotPie Girl and Search Engine Land released an internal Google document for “Quality Raters.”  This didn’t sit well with Google, and both sites were asked to remove links to the content or just plain take it down to avoid a formal legal demand. So, the bottom line is, you won’t be able […]

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Do Multiple Links on a Page Pass More PR?

It’s video Wednesday, and here’s a Matt Cutts explanation of how page rank is passed from page A to page B when there is more than one link  to page B on page A. He also addresses linking to  other pages on your own site. I get this SEO question a lot, so I thought […]

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Directories… Still Relevant?

I was talking to one of my good friends last week about link building. She’s not an SEO, but she is a business owner, and during the conversation, she said something like, “…and directories aren’t relevant anymore.” Really? Is that what you’re thinking, too? Well… get that idea right out of your head… now! Directories […]

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Google Launches Encrypted Search

I’ve been reading posts about the Google shift to encrypted search today, and wondering how it will affect SEO. But before we talk about that, let’s discuss what it means. Last Tuesday, October 18, Google instituted a system whereby searchers, who are logged into Google.com, can search without anyone else knowing what results were returned […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-10-23 #theSEONewsBlog

YouTube Spreads Images of Turkey’s 7.2 Magnitude Earthquake [VIDEO]: A 7.2 magnitude earthquake shook eastern Tu… http://t.co/U9q25kfC # YouTube Cover Song Face-Off: Foster the People’s “Pumped Up Kicks”:Ever since Facebook brought real-time mus… http://t.co/wclyYDfv # Microsoft YouTube Channel Hacked:Computer giant Microsoft’s official YouTube channel appears to have been h… http://t.co/MvYdvCNB # Missouri Repeals Law Banning […]

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