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SEO News Site Threadwatch To Close Down!

Jun 27, 2007 | 1,543 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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awimages.thumbnail SEO News Site Threadwatch To Close Down!Threadwatch the boldest and off-the-cuff, yet always informative and fair SEO news site will be shutting down this Friday announces owner, Aaron Wall.

Citing reasons for shutting down as:

  • Threadwatch's edgy news spurned a whole breed of similar sites. These sites gained popularity and made Threadwatch seem like a farce.

How To Deliberately Lower Search Rankings?

Jun 13, 2007 | 1,985 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As mentioned on SEObook, Aaron Wall has an informative cum useful article “Lowering Your Search Rankings for a Keyword That is Getting You in Legal Trouble” where the subject explains it all.

“There are four options which can help get you out of this situation.

1. Work With the Competition: If you have a nepotistic relationship with the competitor and recommend them then perhaps you can both be strengthened as category leaders.

Flowchart Your Way Out Of A Google Penalty!

Jun 13, 2007 | 7,588 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Rand Fish has a very helpful article about “How to Handle a Google Penalty” and many other issues in an interview with Matt Cutts.

If your website has been penalized by Google, here are tips to help you:

  • Confirm whether your website has really been penalized or whether it has only dropped in ranks
  • Check whether your site is still indexed (site:url.com).

June Brings Changes in Google SERPs?

Jun 2, 2007 | 1,679 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Forums like WebmasterWorld and DigitalPoint have reported changes in Google's Search Engine Result pages since the month began.

Webmasters have a range of opinions ranging from, "I just wish G would leave things alone so that at least webmasters can at least enjoy their new traffic – or not!"

Banned From Google? Wait For Reinclusion!

May 30, 2007 | 1,937 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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As seen on Webmaster World, websites that were previously banned from Google have now been re-included.

These Webmasters did not even tread on the usual route of filling up the required Reinclusion Request Form. Webmasters became aware of the unexpected behavior when one Webmaster noted, “ One of my sites has been banned from the index (for sure) and has just been re-included. It received the ban about the time that many other members reported problems with sites that included directories.”

Surviving Vertical Search Engines At Google Universal Search

May 23, 2007 | 1,431 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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At Pandia, an article says now that Google has integrated all its services into Universal search, “If people perceive that search results are getting less relevant, this may undermine their trust in Google”.

Some of the major points of the article include:

SISTRIX Uncovers Good Google Rank!

May 23, 2007 | 1,894 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Lee Odden at TopRankBlog has an update on a research done on 10, 000 random keywords by German company SISTRIX. After which, the top Hundred Google SERPs were scrutinized to find out which features determined rankings.

Important points to remember include:

- Keywords in the title tag

- Targeted keywords in the body tag

Matt Cutts: Laying Rules For Paid Links

May 15, 2007 | 1,701 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Matt Cutts gives his post an exhaustive boost with a lengthy update on How to report paid links. This has not been received well. Obviously, it limits SEOs from buying links unless paying AdWords fees. This leaving nothing for them. Clearly, with his new post, Matt has opened a can of worms.

Seroundtable shortened the article with the points below:

No. 1 SEO Tip… Really?

May 14, 2007 | 1,963 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The whole world and their cousin wants to topple Google. In keeping with this, Jon Rognerud wrote about what he in his technical expertise thought was the The No. 1 SEO Tip.

In short, some of his suggestions include:

"Context" is the new buzzword for SEO in 2007. While you should still write good, natural, user-friendly and relevant web copy, using some simple LSI techniques can elevate your search engine ranking."

No Follow Helps Improve Site Rankings

May 8, 2007 | 1,908 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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After much debate and discussions, Ben Fisher claims he has solid proof of noFollow helping in his website's ranking.

In the experiment, he wrote a review on the SpiderMan 3 game and mentioned it in various blogs which he linked back to the review site. What happened then was, his site was ranked number 1. Also, "piderMan 3" used as an anchor text contained a noFollow.