Archive for September, 2010

Why is Google Showing a Blue Arrow In Search Results?

Update / Answer: The single blue arrow next to Google search results is used for keyboard navigation. Try moving your arrow keys up and down. Thanks Ahmad P. for the answer. For more info read the comments at the bottom of this post. Google must be up to their testing again. I thought my eyes [...]

Top 4 FREE SEO Toolbars

An SEO Toolbar can be a great way to save time and money when doing search engine optimization. The toolbar from is like a dream come true for me. It allows me to get a quick sense about some of the most important statistics of every website and page I visit. Things like which [...]

How to Get a DoFollow Backlink from

Here’s another sneaky dofollow backlink you can get from the very authoritative domain, also known as the Way Back Machine. Any website that has an archive page on will already have a dofollow link pointing back to their website, however most site archives don’t appear to be crawlable from anywhere else on, [...]

How to Submit Your Website to the Search Engines

Probably the best way to get listed in a search engine’s index is by getting a link from another website to yours. However, this isn’t always that easy since most new website owners aren’t sure where to get a DoFollow backlink from. So, I’ve listed the 3 most common ways to get your website listed [...]

How to Get a Custom Facebook URL

As you’ve probably noticed, by default Facebook pages are really long, nearly impossible to remember URLs. This is probably fine for the typical user. However, if you use Facebook as a self-promotional tool for yourself or a social media marketing tool for your business, then you absolutely should think about taking advantage of a custom [...]

14 FREE SEO Tools

I am excited to announce I’ve recently added 14 FREE online SEO tools to While you may have noticed these tools have been slowly and quietly rolled out over the last couple of months, I have never officially announced them. What makes this so exciting for me is taking another major step forward toward [...]

Plugin to Redirect Your WordPress Feeds to Feedburner

A few weeks ago I wrote how to publish your RSS feed using the Feedburner MyBrand feature so that you can always keep your company or website name at the forefront. After I had this set-up and working I later had an issue when I tried to redirect my old RSS feed URL to Feedburner [...]

Are These Footer Links Spammy?

Have you ever noticed a website with two to three odd looking footer links linking back to an SEO company and perhaps some of SEO company’s other websites? You know, the ones where someone has obviously gone out of their way optimize the anchor text on their client’s website in a way that looks a [...]

Moonlighting on the Internet – Book Review

I just got done reading Moonlighting on the Internet by Yanik Silver. This is a great book primarily helpful for individuals looking to sell information products online. What I liked most about the book was how many real-life examples and case studies were used. It really allowed me to see how average people from all [...]

Key Social Search Patent Awarded to Facebook

Yesterday, Facebook was awarded what could be a key social search patent for “Ranking search results based on the frequency of clicks on the search results by members of a social network who are within a predetermined degree of separation“.

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