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Old 11-10-2010, 12:24 PM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Thursday, Nov. 11, 2010 - SEO from the Heart

People have asked me many times how did I get my site to number one for "templatemonster discount" for example. Well, I don't have any formal SEO training and I'm not an SEO expert. But, I blog and write articles with links using those keywords as the anchor text as well as many others. It's also in the title of my site. and over time people link to me, talk about our services as in recommending us. That's the best kind of SEO you can get IMHO. Word of mouth just can't be beat!

Yes, keywords are important as the goal is to feed the search engine bots of course. I hear people say that nobody reads anyway. Well, I for one do not believe that the content should be boring and of course it depends on your website. If people like your story they are likely to link to it or tell others.

If it's business site then you don't want to get too personal. The SEO is normally boring and to the point. There's not wrong with including personal testimonials, quotes and photos of happy customers or business staff. There's just so much more than just the Title, Domain, Keywords.. it's also about how your site looks, how hard it is to navigate the site, loading times..

Now if you're a niche site selling say bikes then you'll want to get personal and even blog about your daily bike rides, what's happening during the trip, things your seeing. Allow comments, add some photos and even videos. If you have a dog that joins you include them in the story. Heck, make some stories from the dogs perspective. Sites that are more personal tend to spread like wildfire without a dime in expensive advertising.

Speaking of advertising.. you can advertise your site all you want, spend 1,000's but keep in mind you can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink. So, it's best do small test runs of your ad's, monitor the bounce rate. If people are leaving asap within sec's something is wrong with the site or you've possibly targeted the wrong people.

IMHO - I feel that if you offer a service or product you should treat everyone like GOLD. Even if they are just asking questions. An ounce of kindness goes miles in the minds of buyers.

Well that's my SEO Tip and if you like I'll post more in the future

Best of luck to all!
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Old 11-12-2010, 11:25 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Friday, Nov. 12, 2010 - Top SEO Mistakes

SEO Mistakes - Could there be one I haven't made?

Since I'm an SEO consultant, and because I often contribute to these daily SEO Tips, I read a lot of blogs and newsletters on the topic. Today I got a newsletter from Wordtracker with an article titled: Mark Nunney's 12 most common SEO mistakes. I immediately clicked through, thinking, could there be a mistake I haven’t seen before or covered in this thread? Sure enough, this excellent series had several ideas we haven’t covered. What was I thinking!?

Among the excellent topics covered – I was struck by this one:
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Not coordinating SEO with your editorial, sales and marketing departments
New content without SEO to maximize the number of target visitors seeing that content is a waste.
SEO without marketing to convert those visitors is a waste.
Your content, SEO and marketing should work together as part of a process.
We often think of mistakes we make in SEO as something we do wrong with on-site optimization or poor link building techniques, but this reminds us that the best SEO has to be backed up by a marketing and sales department that capitalizes on the success in SERPs. If the site is attracting great traffic for a product A, what is the entire marketing team doing to turn that traffic into "kaching?"

The other one that popped out was: Not Doing SEO Now! I hear this from social contacts all the time when I tell them what I do. Oh, we’ve been thinking about that, we really need it, they exclaim, but “I’m just too busy” or “with the economy …" But you have to spend money to make money, right? Or you have to learn SEO yourself, if you don’t feel you can afford to hire a professional.

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Here’s a simple point; every day you wait to start SEO means it will be more expensive to get the same results when you do start. If you can get to the top of Google for a collection of keywords this will give you momentum and help you stay at the top, and it becomes cheaper.

Serious search engine success allows for serious business success - put these things together and you’ve basically got a gold rush. If you don’t do the work now it’s going to cost you a fortune to do it in the future. There is a simple reason for this and it’s inbound links.
Read the entire article: http://www.wordtracker.com/academy/m...expert-series; it’s well worth your time.
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Old 11-13-2010, 06:42 PM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Sat., Nov. 13, 2010 - How Not To Ruin Content With SEO

Before i go start a late dinner since i got side tracked for the past 2 hours, i found a good blog post for our TIP for today.

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There are a lot of different ways to say the same thing. Anyone who has performed keyword research knows that people search for a lot of the same things using very different phrases and terminology. For example, if you're looking to build your online business, you could search for: internet marketing, website marketing, online marketing, website promotion, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, SEO, and a dozen other variations.

Or if you're a physician looking to manage health records online, you could search for: EHR, EMR, electronic health records, electronic medical records, medical software, personal health records, practice management software, and so on. One of the problems many business owners and SEOs come up against is how to optimize their site for each of these variations that all potentially mean the same thing.

Quite often, your website will have different pages on your site that can be (or already are) focused on different aspects of your service that cover each of these topics as separate entities. In other cases, your similar phrases can be (or are) used interchangeably throughout the site.

The problem comes when....
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Old 11-14-2010, 06:22 PM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Sunday, Nov. 14, 2010 - The Attractiveness of Infographics

Have you ever linked to a infographic on your website or even on a forum because the graphic had valuable information? Infographic's is good linkbait material. Things get spread accross the internet in a matter of minutes. Infographic's sometimes are shared more accross the internet then articles. I don't know why but i like pictures. lol

Check out this blog post if you don't want to listen to me ramble on. (pass me a cup of coffee)

The Attractiveness of Infographics


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Information graphics, more commonly called infographics, are a way to display information in a visual format. Infographics can help explain information that might otherwise be confusing, hard to digest, or not keep readers’ attention. Because this makes more potentially difficult information easier for the reader, infographics have been a popular form of link bait on the web. For many topics, infographics are more easily shared than a traditional article or academic paper covering the same statistics and data points.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:05 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Monday, Nov. 15, 2010 - Matt Cutts on Cloud Tags

Are Tag Clouds Good or Bad for SEO?

Tag clouds are not quite as popular as they were a couple of years ago, but for those who are still using them, an August 2010 video by Google’s Matt Cutts gives some insight into the search giant’s perception of their use.

Tag clouds may have a positive or negative effect on the SEO of your site, Cutts says. Use too many and “that can look a little like keyword stuffing especially because it’s completely arbitrary words just sort of jumbled together… If you overdo it … then maybe we don’t trust those links as much or it could impact the ranking of your page.”

Cutts doesn’t use a tag cloud on his blog; instead he prefers to link to categories.

Tag clouds, are after all, just a list of links on your site, and their use may mean you are not deliberate with the flow of PageRank to your content.

Watch the entire video, Do tag clouds help or hinder SEO?: [YT]bYPX_ZmhLqg[/YT]
A not so recent reference for tag clouds: http://searchengineland.com/effectiv...lity-seo-12708
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Old 11-16-2010, 08:31 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Tuesday, Nov.16, 2010 - Five Harmful Changes

The Changes That Can Harm Your SEO -- And What To Do About Them

SEO expert Eric Enge lists five changes to your website that can negatively impact your site’s position in the SERPs in a recent Search Engine Watch post. It's a question of trust: with any sort of serious change to your site – domain name, URL structure, content , theme or whois data – the question is: will your inbound links remain or will those changes cause linking webmasters to remove the vote of confidence?

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When you make a significant change to your site, one question that the search engines need to consider is whether those links are still valid.
Enge addresses the way to handle these changes to minimize the impact on a site’s SEO – for example, domain name and URL structure changes can be handled with 301 redirects.

For a change to the Whois, Enge advises not making any other changes at the same time:

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When you make a change to the Whois record for a domain, even when no change is made to the domain itself, this can be an indicator of a change of the owner of the site.

To the search engines, much of the reason why one web site may link to another may be very much related to their trust in the owner. If the owner changes, is that trust still there? In many cases, the answer may be no.

Simply changing the e-mail address of the administrative contact isn't likely to be seen as such a signal, but changing the name or address of the registrant is likely to be interpreted as a change in owner.

Making such changes often goes without a hitch, particularly if you don't make other significant changes at the same time. Combining a major change to a web site and the registrant at the same time, however, starts to be quite a bit riskier.

Ultimately, the best way to change the registrant is to do it in isolation. Just wait a while before you make other significant changes to the site.
Read the entire article: http://searchenginewatch.com/3641466-
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Old 11-17-2010, 09:01 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010 - Quality Link Analysis

Most link analysis tools focus on the quantity of backlinks, but Linkscape, a SEOMoz tool, actually analyzes the quality of your incoming links. So, if a competitor has fewer links, but a better position in the SERPs, the quality of their links may be making the difference.

Linkscape assesses the domain authority of the sites linking to yours, anchor text distribution, as well as other metrics such as your followed versus no-follow link profile, and the ratio of internal versus external links. There is a free version of the tool, but for an indepth look you may need to upgrade. I found some interesting information at the free level, though. Worth a look, IMO.

Try Linkscape: http://www.opensiteexplorer.org/
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Old 11-18-2010, 04:35 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Thursday, Nov. 18, 2010 - Credit Where Credit is Due

Google introduced two new experimental meta tags this week to allow webmasters to indicate the source of a news article. This is a welcome step toward making it easier for search engines and users to determine the original source of content.

How to implement the tags (from http://googlenewsblog.blogspot.com/2...it-is-due.html):

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  • syndication-source indicates the preferred URL for a syndicated article. If two versions of an article are exactly the same, or only very slightly modified, we're asking publishers to use syndication-source to point us to the one they would like Google News to use. For example, if Publisher X syndicates stories to Publisher Y, both should put the following metatag on those articles: <meta name="syndication-source" content="http://www.publisherX.com/wire_story_1.html">
  • original-source indicates the URL of the first article to report on a story. We encourage publishers to use this metatag to give credit to the source that broke the story. We recognize that this can sometimes be tough to determine. But the intent of this tag is to reward hard work and journalistic enterprise. For example, to credit the publication that broke a story you could use a metatag like this:
    <meta name="original-source" content="http://www.example.com/burglary_at_watergate.html">

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Old 11-18-2010, 08:13 PM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Friday, Nov. 19, 2010 - Beware of Spammers

I follow a lot of blogs, mostly SEO oriented, and one I follow pretty closely is Ana Hoffman's Traffic Generation Cafe. Ana is a marketer, and a very, VERY capable one, but she also freely shares a lot of good information of an SEO nature, particularly as it applies to blogging platforms.

One of her recent posts dealt with spam control on a WordPress platform. Now I've been a pretty big fan of Akismet in the past, because it stops almost all of the spam comments coming into my blog. But this recent post of Ana's made me realize that Akismet does NOTHING to protect me in my most vulnerable side... trackback links.

An excerpt from Ana's post:
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Trackback spam is definitely on the rise. Estimates from Weblogs.com and Matt Mullenweg’s Ping-o-Matic! service indicate that the percentage of trackbacks sent from spam blogs is well above 50%.
Side note: in case you have no idea what a spam blog is, it’s a blog which the author uses to promote affiliated websites, to increase the search engine rankings of associated sites by linking back to them or to simply sell links/ads – all without publishing real content.
Trackback links are not protected by Akismet. They get a "free pass" unless you you totally disallow them.
OR...... filter them.


Ana goes on to describe Simple Trackback Validation, a plugin she learned of on yet another blog. I checked it out, I've installed both GASP and STBV, as outlined in her post, and so far, I'm thrilled with them. You can read Ana's post here , and if you have any comments, start a separate thread, please, and we can discuss it.


Edit: An important addendum about trackback links. If a spammer leaves a link to your site, then you'll effectively link to his, as well, via trackback. If his sight peddles drugs or porn, guess what? You stand a chance of being branded as an unfavorable site by the search engines!
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Old 11-20-2010, 11:55 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Saturday Nov. 20, 2010 - Study Analytics For Unexpected Success

Building On Success

When you study your traffic stats, look for the terms that are already bringing you traffic and capitalize on those. You may even find you are getting decent traffic from related terms you didn't specifically target. For example, you might be targeting Akron building contractor but your analytics may reveal that you are getting significant traffic for Akron home builder. You want to build on that success. You may want to add a page targeting that phrase or some new content on an existing page and then develop a couple of new links with the new phrase as the anchor text.

Note that you are also building support for your original targeted phrase, as both keyword terms contain a word with the same root –build.

Look for the shorter and longer tailed versions of any terms that are successful. In our example, we would consider (based on new keyword research, of course) optimizing for Akron new home builder and Akron builder, as well.

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Old 11-21-2010, 01:53 PM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Sunday Nov. 21, 2010 - SEO 101: 3 OnPage Elements To Control

Let's go back to basic's with 3 top onpage elements that you must control. This blog post is aimed at new website owners or people who have no clue how to SEO there site. Some basic stuff in this blog post but it's Sunday so let's have a easy day.


SEO 101: Top 3 On-Page SEO Elements that You MUST Control


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Search engine optimization, SEO, used to be the domain of internet experts and marketing agencies – but that hasn’t been true since at least 2005. The keys to getting found online are at the fingertips of most small businesses and some don’t even know it!

Here’s a list of the Top 3 website components you MUST control to effectively target qualified online traffic. Most modern website creation tools, or content management systems (CMS), can empower you to control these elements without technical or coding skills. These tips are all about the content on your page - we'll discuss Inbound Link 101 - a very powerful SEO element in a future post.

Continued at: 3 On-Page SEO Elements that You MUST Control

For the self hosted wordpress user's, you can use SEO plugins to make the URL's and titles SEO friendly besides other stuff. For example the "All In One SEO" plugin is what i use. V7N forum use's VBSEO for the forum.

If you have any questions about anything in this blog post i linked you to, please create a thread so we can discuss this in further detail.
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Old 11-22-2010, 06:12 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Monday, Nov. 22 - Google on WC3 Validation

A long standing SEO bone of contention is that a web page’s code must validate by WC3 standards. Here’s why it isn’t a factor, according to John Mu, Webmaster Trends Analyst at Google Zürich. From: http://groups.google.com/group/googl...oct-2008?pli=1

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Any chance of Google favouring sites with valid markup anytime soon? On the principle that if the webmaster has taken the trouble to write valid markup, it's less likely to be a spammy site?
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Since less than 5% of the pages out there actually validate according to study done by Opera, it wouldn't make much sense for us to give the other 95% of the pages any trouble. You can find the study at http://dev.opera.com/articles/view/m...dation-report/
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But there are many good reasons to have your site be part of the 5% that validate:
  • Your site is more likely to be fully crawled by spiders – and the more pages that are crawled, the more opportunities to appear
  • Your site is more likely to look as you intended in all browsers
  • Your are less dependent on browsers correcting your errors
  • Your site may load more quickly
  • It just feels good to be in the Elite 5%
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:42 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010 - Optimize Internal Contextual Links

On Site Optimization - Maximize Your Internal Linking To New Content

You’ve just written some great new content – an article on something newsworthy in your industry, let’s say. You updated your keyword research to optimize the title, headings and text, you added the page to your navigation and published it on your website. You bookmarked it, Tweeted and linked it on Facebook. But did you optimize your internal links?

Webmasters tend to forget about on site opportunities to optimize links. What past articles or blog posts are related to the new content? If you have existing pages that already contain related keyword phrases, add a contextual link from the old page to the new one. A contextual link is a link within the content, as opposed to a link in navigation or at the end of a post.

This is a good tactic to use with an on or off site blog. If you blogged about the topic in the past, consider adding a contextual link to your old post to the new.
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SEO Tip of the Day: Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2010 - Debunking LSI

If you’ve been under the impression that “Latent Semtanic Indexing" -- commonly called LSI -- is a part of search engine algorithms, you might want to watch this video. Leslie Rhode explains how LSI works in very clear, simple and graphic terms, and then shows you how to test search queries in Google to see if LSI is at work. For example, LSI should return documents that are similar for plurals and singulars. Rohde concludes that Google is not using LSI and explains some of the limitations of the theory. Rohde goes on to contrast LSI – or what he things is really a “Lame Search Idea” -- with the more elegant system Google has developed.

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SEO For Thanksgiving 2010 - Thanks For SEO

In honor of this ironic American holiday that reminds an otherwise power and consumer hungry nation to be thankful for its incredible abundance, I thought I would count some of my SEO blessings. I am grateful for a wonderful skill that allows me to work wherever I am and at the hours of my choosing. I appreciate that it indulges my competitive streak, while keeping my humble. I am grateful for my clients – present, past and those to come. And I grateful for the knowledge to help them and the people who shared that knowledge with me in the first place – largely people like you, are generous with their experience. I am grateful that Google tells us as much as it does, that there is still an occasional update to the foolbar, I mean toolbar, and that we know links are really what it’s all about, the more natural, the better. I am grateful for this forum, its community (especially) and this thread; it keeps me on my toes. Thank you for everything!
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SEO Tip of the Day: Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 - Leverage Targeted Keywords Properly

T.G.I.F.... I love Friday's.

Ok, let's get to the tip of the day now shall we?

I've seen a lot of threads relating to keywords on here latley and thought that this blog post i am mentioning will help some folks understand a few things. If you can stop shopping online right now, please read this blog post.

How to Leverage Targeted Keywords Properly

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It doesn't matter if you are a business website owner or a blogger, SEO and SERP are two acronyms you should be familiar with and understand what they mean to your websites and how they affect traffic to your websites.

SERP

Search Engine Results Page is the acronym that matters to most businesses and websites. The key to gaining more traffic from search engines like Google, Bing or anything else is to have your page rank higher or appear first on the search results. The closer you can get to being the first page listed the more likely you are to be visited and collect that search based traffic.

SEO

Search Engine Optimization is all about tweaking and tuning your website or blog to try and rank better on the SERP. SEO is a necessary step for any online site or business and there are several methods and tactics that are used to improve SEO and gain better SERP listings.

Before You Setup Your Website

Find Primary Keywords

It sounds easy but it really isn't, you should actually know that keywords you want to target before you actually even build your website. This is because if at all possible you want to try to have your keyword as part of your domain name which .....
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Old 11-28-2010, 01:23 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010 - YouTube SEO Cheat Sheet

For those of you who post YouTube videos here is a YouTube SEO cheat sheet created for aimClear's presentation at PubCon

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First off, be sure to optimize the raw file before upload with the same catchy yet keyword rich title you plan on giving it for life. Sometimes the raw file name will take a while to flip to your title and may trigger related videos from keywords in the file name.

Title, Description & Keyword Tags - Perform keyword research & competitive intelligence for your coveted SERPS. Know what and who you’re up against. Create a catchy title and description and choose your keyword tags. Make sure your desired keywords are present in all three.
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SEO Tip of the Day: Sunday, Nov. 28, 2010 - Proper SEO Structure in Blog Articles

Todays tips is as follows.

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WordPress is the most popular CMS in the open source market today. We hear talk about it all the time in news blogs and social media feeds. It’s powering many popular digital magazines such as Joystiq and Engadget.

Out-of-the-box functionality is activated to allow for articles to display clean URLs and ping remote servers for crawling. There are a few structures which aren’t often covered for proper WordPress SEO that I’ve detailed below.
Continued at: Proper SEO Structure in Blog Articles

If you would like to discuss what was mentioned in this blog post, please create a thread.

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Old 11-29-2010, 10:10 AM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Monday, Nov. 29, 2010 - Robots.Txt Basics

It’s rare that I find a basic “top ten” of SEO tips that covers something we haven’t covered here in the past, but I found this excellent blog that really nicely covers not only the basics -- keyword research, competitive analysis, title and meta, heading, file name optimization, site maps, et al -- but also how to use the robots.txt file to tell search engines what to index what not to index on your site.

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Optimizing Your robots.txt File

By far the easiest top 10 SEO tips you will ever do as it relates to search engine optimization is include a robots.txt file at the root of your website. Open up a text editor, such as Notepad and type "User-agent: *". Then save the file as robots.txt and upload it to your root directory on your domain. This one command will tell any spider that hits your website to "please feel free to crawl every page of my website".

Hopefully, you've already moved all the excessive JavaScripts and CSS styles into their own folders on your website to reduce the filesize and load time of the pages on your website. If you have, adding a simple "Disallow: /js/" to a file called the robots.txt will tell the crawlers not to bother with files in the JS folder and to only focus on your content, as opposed to non-important source code. Here's an example of the robots.txt file from this website:

For more indepth information and a robots.txt checker, see: http://www.robotstxt.org/.

If you don't have access to the robots.txt, you can add a robots tag to individual pages. See: http://www.htmlbasictutor.ca/clean-html-code.htm for more help on that.
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Old 11-29-2010, 11:26 PM
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SEO Tip of the Day: Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2010 - Chrome Extension / SEO Reporting Tool

here is a cool SEO tip / reporting tip:

If you use Google Chrome, there is a extension called SEO Site Tools
Once you add that extension, it gives you a whole bunch of information about a page explained in the video below:

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What I really like is when I send Google Analytics reports to my clients, it will now show me if a specific page has been picked up by social media and shared on some platform:Learn Something New Every Day –V7N's SEO Tip of the Day-googleanalyticssocialmedia1.png

Check the video and the website linked above for more details.

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