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Mispelled Content Drives Traffic

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

We are sure everyone at one time has misspelled, or mistyped if you prefer, while searching for a product or information. Those who are use to searching the web knows many top hitters like Google and yahoo will have a spell check and correction suggestion on unrecognized words. However we still find the top four or five sites still very useful and pertinent. The interesting fact to note is often times, these sites that rank 1-4 for misspelled keywords are not in the top 5 of the keywords spelled correctly, some not even on the first two pages.

We have set up experiments to see how much traffic a misspelled domain could get, and you will be surprised at the frequency of landing pages being from misspelled keywords. This phenomena is a mixture between Read the rest of this entry »

SEO Bookmarklets

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

Search Engine Marketing is a huge aspect of web development. Some can argue that it is the most important part of web development when it comes to business sites. This argument is valid off the idea that if people can not find your site, what is the point of having a site at all? Search Engine Marketing however is not something external to your website. This is not a bag of tricks that certain web masters contain, it is experience and efficiency at its finest. Experience will usually lead to efficiency, however seo bookmarklets will help you become efficient when researching SEM for your own site.

What are SEO Bookmarklets

SEO Bookmarklets are bookmarks used to quickly query the current site you are viewing among popular tools to learn as much as you can about that current site. For example Read the rest of this entry »

Stumble Upon - Downfall due to SEO Antics?

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Stumble Upon is a well known web service and content discovery service used most commonly via a toolbar installed in your web browser. Users give sites positive or negative ratings to form collaborative opinions on pages including tagging information. Stumble Upon was very popular to pass the time, we have found ourselves stumbling for hours before without even realizing the time going by.

Stumble Upon got so big that eBay purchased the project for $75 million in May of 2007. However are quick SEO options killing practical enjoyable services like Stumble Upon. A popular SEO action is to make a web of links from social bookmarking sites. These sites are made for people to find useful content, and tag that content accordingly for easy search indexing. However these sites are being Stumble-Upon-Web-Development-logospammed day in and day out with a ton of useless sites that are merely trying to get higher on search engine rankings.

The Stats

Now it is rumored eBay is trying to sell Stumble Upon. Recent stats show a drop Read the rest of this entry »

Search Engine Optimization - Domain Name

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

The Hype

We have read many articles on search engine optimization and a recent simple idea has opened quite the large door. There are tons of SEO opinions of how to rank high and fast on google, however most either don’t work, or work with time. This option may be one of the only options that inherently work, while supplies last.

We all know picking the domain name is crucial in both business representation and also in search engine optimization. From all the articles you read you want to find a common ground, maybe leaning toward SEO’s preference. This article and common sense says, jump ship to SEO land and work around for business perception.

Disregard your business Name

A domain name will give you free keywords Read the rest of this entry »

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) - for dummies

Tuesday, September 16th, 2008

Search Engine Optimization is a phrase web developers use to describe the process in which one tries to optimize a web page so that many search engines will index said page, and more importantly, will index them high on searches for certain keywords. This is not another overused top 10 SEO tips, this is simply search engine optimization for beginners.

Do note that we mention web ‘page’ as for many purposes SEO is optimizing what are called ‘landing pages.’ These pages are specifically designed content, keywords, and look to do a few things. Your landing pages need to have the key words your site is trying to target, so that search engines will see these words as relevant for those searches. You also need pertinent content on that page to those keywords so in reality it will be a useful page of content. However Read the rest of this entry »

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