Archive for SEO Tips
When it comes to search engine optimization and really knowing how to get your site to rank well in the search engines, how much do you REALLY know?
SEOmoz.org has a very comprehensive SEO Quiz that contains 75 really tough questions on SEO techniques, rules, myths and more.
I just took the quiz and was really surprised at the results. While I thought I had a pretty good grasp on SEO standards and guidelines, some of the questions were just down right hard, and I did not score as high as I had hoped. The good thing is, I have gained valuable information from my mistakes – your answers are listed at the end with the right answer highlighted with an explanation.
SEOmoz has one of the best collections of free SEO tools – from determining the strongest page on your domain to checking backlinks. Additionally, their premium content is a must for anyone serious about SEO and SEM.Â SEOmoz offers professional, step-by-step guides that will teach you all the tricks and tactics necessary to improve your site’s traffic.
There’s so much good information coming from talented bloggers that is sometimes hard to keep up with it all. Here are some posts worthy of sharing:
- I have been doing some work in the SEO/SEM realm for a client lately. Search Engine Journal’s 32 Important Search Marketing Acronyms has come in handy more than once.
- Samuel at Wake Up Later has put together one of the best lists for freelancers that I have read in a long time! It is 10 Absolute “Nos” for Freelancers – how many of these mistakes have you made at least once in your freelance career? I know I have made some of them.
- Robyn Tippins at Practical Blogging is having a contest – she wants to know what you do to make your area of the world a better place to be and the prize is a three year subscription to Search Marketing Standard and there is also a special deal that will benefit you and a very important charity. I’ll be entering later this week.
- Another gem from Search Engine Journal is Linkbait 101: How to Create Linkable Content and Get Others to Link to It.
- Wendy at eMoms at Home shares a great list of 27 Website Promotion Sources That Have Nothing to do with Google or SEO.
- Looking for some new blogs to read? Phil Gerbyshak has shared a list of more than 125 of his personal favorites - you know if he recommends them they are great!!
Thanks to all the web professionals who continue to share their knowledge, tips and insight so that we can all benefit!!
This is actually a post I did in October of 2006, but it is a useful tool that many of us often forget to use or don’t know exists.
The Wayback Machine is actually a very cool tool. You enter a domain name and you can go back through its archives and see what the site looked like in 1996, 1997, and every year thereafter. Archive.org also has tools for finding old music, videos and other media too.
Katelyn was lamenting her difficulty in getting a certain site of hers indexed on Google. She did everything right, from what she could tell, but still no success. She checked her site on Wayback Machine and suddenly it all made sense! The entity that had the domain before her was in a totally different market from her and let’s just say, the content wasn’t rated G, PG, or even R.
In the event that something like this happens to you, you can contact Google directly and plead your case, but I doubt there are any guarantees you’ll be able to convince them.
Tip of the Day – Check Wayback Machine before you buy your domain! You might uncover some skeletons.