Archive for March, 2010

Do XML Sitemaps Actually Help?

I don’t know about you, but I stopped worrying about using XML sitemaps on most of the websites I manage a long time ago. Frankly, I felt It was a complete waste of my time trying to keep them updated regularly. There was no noticeably difference in the way Google crawled each website, or indexed [...]

How To Submit a Local Business Review to Google Maps

As you probably already know, getting reviews for your business is the best way to increase your rankings in Google’s local business center – Google Maps. Surprisingly, one of the most common questions I get is how to submit a review for a business listed in Google Maps. So, I’ve created this video and even [...]

Should I Use NoFollow On Affiliate Links?

Recently I added a few affiliate links to this website. One of which is, which requires no additional affiliate code to track referrals. Technically speaking, it should be getting its full share of link juice. I have always recommended Best of The Web Directory to my readers and my clients, and was blogging about [...]

BIG Google Crack Down on Blogs Selling Links?

It looks as if Google is really cracking down on blogs selling links ads. For instance, a little while back I noticed several popular city-blogs in my area which lost Google PageRank on most of their pages except the home page and maybe one or two others that I missed. These are well-respected blogs in [...]

Optimizing Your Blog Post Titles in WordPress

How’s it going everyone? Good I hope! Yes, Yes, I know, it’s another blog post about WordPress. I thought it would be helpful t to share with you another related tip on how to further optimize your individual blog posts in WordPress by expanding on our last post optimizing your WordPress permalinks, rather than moving [...]

Optimizing WordPress Permalinks Effectively

WordPress is such a great tool for blogging and building websites alike. But do you sometimes get tired of reading the same old SEO tips for WordPress? Yeah. Well I do too! This time I’m going to tell you about a couple of tips you won’t likely hear anywhere else. To be honest with you, [...]

Google’s SEO Report Card Released Publicly

Today, on the office Google Webmaster Blog, Google released their SEO report card which aims help Google’s product teams identify potential areas for improvement in Google’s product pages. Previously only released internally, this report card has been released publicly and includes a great deal of SEO related information. The summary of the subjects covered include: [...]

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