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Creating 301 redirects

If you read my previous article on 404 errors and Google you will realize the importance of 301 redirects. The question you may be asking yourself as you read this is: What is a 301 redirect. Answer is simply a 301 redirect brings someone from one page to another automatically. If page x has a […]

404 Errors and Google

Change is the one true constant. Web sites should always be in a state of change in order to grow. However, change is a dangerous thing and if done incorrectly can actually hinder a site. One of the most common things I see especially after successfully optimizing a site is the following: The site starts […]

Rich Content and Google Panda

The typical panda bear eats about 9 to 14 kg (20 to 30 pounds) of bamboo shoots a day. That’s a lot of bamboo. Therefore a panda will like to find places to sit down where there’s lots of bamboo to eat, rather then gather a little bit here and there. Google’s Panda is very […]

10 Ranking Factors for Google: Myths and Misconceptions Part 2

This is part 2 of the top 10 list for Myths and Misconceptions of Google ranking factors. Time spent on the site There was a belief the Google would track the time people spent on a page after they had clicked a link from its search results. The belief was if a link resulted in […]

10 Ranking Factors for Google: Myths and Misconceptions

There are many things that you must do to rank higher in the search and I’ve written many times on these factors. However, there are many factors that aren’t as important as people may believe or have no impact on a site’s rankings. My clients frequently call me in a panic because they hear a […]

Must Haves For an SEO Friendly Design

“What must I tell the web designer to make your search engine optimization job easier?”, clients ask me this question all the time, when they are building a new web site. It actually amazes how a web designer can sabotage a perfectly well optimized site or build a new site without leaving any room for […]

3 Factors that Will Affect Your Rankings

The following might surprise many people, but I have to state I don’t use any SEO tools. There are many out there SEOquake, SEMrush, MajesticSEO, SEO Spyglass, but I chose not to use them. I should state that I do use the SEO tools provided by Google. The funny thing is I have the tools […]

4 Skills that Will Make You Rich Online

There are four skills that if you have all of them you can become super successful online. Actually, I see no end the money that can be made if you have these skills. So what are the 4 most Internet skills. Design Being able to create beautiful designs and videos is key to online success. […]

Adding Google Toolbar to FireFox 5.0

Recently, Firefox updated its browser to 5.0. Usually, updates are a positive experience where you get new functionally and better performance. However, my experience was much to the contrary. Firefox 5.0 currently doesn’t support the Google Toolbar addon. As a SEO who relies on the Google toolbar for looking a site’s page ranks, backlinks, and […]

Web Redesign – Avoiding Web Suicide Part 2

important considerations when doing a web site redesign.