To understand the impact of search and where we are heading in the future, watch this TEDx talk by Marcus Tandler.
When looking at the source code of MattCutts.com/blog/ I noticed that the footer links are hidden with CSS. In my opinion that’s a bit sloppy and can potentially be against Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Matt “wrote the book” on this type of stuff, so it’s obviously not a deceptive blackhat move. It could be a test. But maaybe it could also confuse other people using the same techniques because “Hey, Matt does it on his blog..”. Continue reading WordPress SEO advice for Matt Cutts – don’t use css to hide footer links 😉
2012 was eventful to say the least. Last year I did an interview on SEO tips for 2012. This year is no different. I asked 15 trusted experts in the SEO community about the changes we saw last year and what we can expect in 2013. This is a must read for anyone working with SEO. Continue reading 15 experts on SEO tips for 2013
Why obsess with site speed?
Site speed has been used as a signal for rankings since 2010. There are lots of benefits of having a blazing fast site:
- Better user experience
- People spend longer time on your site if it loads fast
- Search engines can crawl your site faster Continue reading WordPress Performance And Speed Optimization Tips
Link building for e-commerce sites is painful. But there is a really powerful way to get insane amount of links and social engagement. I call it the Arngren method.
Nobody cares about “kind of cool… “. Your content has to be really great or fail epicly to get the attention of the Internet. Most of the time failing is not a good thing, but it can be, as I will show you. Continue reading Product pages on steroids – How to Get E-commerce links with the Arngren method
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Google is moving fast and algorithms improve rapidly. It’s not easy keeping up with the latest in SEO, so I asked the top SEOs of our industry what we should do more of in 2012, and what we should stop doing. Enjoy these 2012 SEO tips!
This interview is now updated with a 2013 edition, check it out here.
Last year I discovered a hidden link on a client site pointing to a template site with a PageRank 9. Wow! How did they get that. After some digging around I found the reason. They sold templates with hidden links back to their site. It could be a stupid mistake from their developer, so I am not outing the company. One year later they still got a decent toolbar PageRank 9 and no Google penalty.
Photo by Juan Nosé, on Flickr
WordPress takes care of pretty much everything out of the box. But one of the few things you need to fix on a new install is the URL settings (permalinks). Making this blog, it got me thinking. Is the %postname% format always the best option? Continue reading Optimal WordPress URL Structure