Archive for the ‘SEO for Blogs’ Category

Keyword Selection For Blog Posts

Friday, October 5th, 2007

In order to get any traffic from search engines to your blog, it helps to rank for phrases that people are actually looking for. I know it sounds like common sense, but most blog posts will not end up bringing in any search engine traffic unless the keywords are ...

Just How Dominant Is Google?

Tuesday, May 8th, 2007

We all know dominant Google is, but I decided to look at the issue in even a little greater detail. I tracked the search queries people entered to get to Absolutely Fa-Bulo.us from Friday until today. I wrote a custom PHP script to track the referrers, and to ...

Increasing Your Google Crawl Rate

Friday, May 4th, 2007

Okay, today we'll talk about increasing your Google Crawl Rate. Some of you may be wondering, what the hell is such a thing? You're saying "Huh, I never heard of it. Can it really be important to me?" I have to answer "Yes!". I wouldn't ...

Down And Dirty Google Sitemap Generation For Wordpress

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Everyone needs to get their blog into Google Sitemaps. There are a few plugins out there that will do the job, but I've come up with my own down and dirty method which is working quite well. I recently wrote up the how Google Sitemaps has helped me ...

Wordpress SEO - Eliminate Duplicate Content From Google

Sunday, November 19th, 2006

Google has been on a rampage for a long time as it relates to duplicate content. Why does this matter for Wordpress Bloggers? Because if your duplicate content problem gets bad enough, you will end up suffering in the Google search engine rankings, which are the number one ...

Wordpress Democracy Plugin: Warning! SEO Nightmare

Sunday, September 17th, 2006

If you have the excellent Democracy Plugin for Wordpress, you may have a certain SEO disaster on your hand. I'll explain, so you understand what's happening. In order to make the plugin work, the author appends strings on the end of the url. The trouble with these ...

7 things you can do to improve your blog SEO

Thursday, August 3rd, 2006

SEO isn't everything, but it can be one thing that helps send visitors to your website. Blogs tend to be very attractive to search engines, and with a few techniques performed can become deadly ranking machines. If you want your blog to become a buzzsaw which cuts the ...

Blog SEO advantage - speed of indexing

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

One of the keys to the superiority of blogs for SEO purposes, is the speed with which new pages get indexed. This is your secret weapon to building a valuable website. If you post multiple times daily, and your pages are indexed quickly, you stand a real chance ...

Blogs continue trend of gaining high PageRank

Monday, July 17th, 2006

I've noticed this trend for awhile, and it continues. For some reason, blogs seemingly have higher PR for no apparent reason. Sure, I understand that blogs easily gain links and links are what fuels PageRank. But I'm not saying that. I'm saying that, absent all other ...

Google search results really messed up today

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

Google has had their ups and downs with their research results lately, but what I'm looking at in the last 24-48 hours really may be the worse yet. Three of my blogs have been replaced completely in the SERPS by the site's Feedburner Feeds. A case of the ...