SEO

ICrossing Acquires Sharp Analytics

Mar 21, 2007 | 3,002 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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ICrossing has officially announced that they will acquire Sharp Analytics, an analytics company, based in Salt Lake City.

Sharp Analytics’s website already says, “Sharp Analytics, a division of iCrossing, bridges the natural gap between decision makers and IT through SharpView™, a full service business intelligence solution. SharpView helps non-technical decision makers to act on accurate and timely information.”

Website Pros To Acquire Submitawebsite.com

Mar 20, 2007 | 2,874 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Website Pros Inc., a Web design and marketing firm,  is planning to acquire Submitawebsite Inc., a search engine optimization company. The acquisition is expected to be complete by 31st March 2007. the terms and conditions have not yet been revealed

"The acquisition of Submitawebsite will allow us to leverage and deepen relationships with both companies' customer bases," said Website Pros CEO David Brown. "The acquisition is consistent with our strategic plan of providing high value-add solutions that can be applied across our large and growing customer base."

How To Optimize Forums And Message Boards

Mar 15, 2007 | 1,933 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Search engine optimization of discussion forums is not a very well explored topic in the SEO circles. The forums still look the way they did ten years before and grow into bulky megasites that are neither friendly to the information seeker or search engines. In fact, come to think of it, not much has changed when it comes to forums.

Topix.net Pays $1mn To Adopt .Com Extension: Disappears From SERPs!

Mar 14, 2007 | 2,216 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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An article on Wall Street Journal explains how a simple change in a site can cause it go missing from Search engines.This is what happened with Topix.net Chief executive Rich Skrenta. The news site “paid a Canadian company $1 million for the Web address Topix.com in January. Mr. Skrenta intends to switch his site over to the more popular .com Web address from .net soon to help eliminate confusion and increase credibility with consumers.” This simple change has caused this site to disappear from the top search results in Google search.

March Madness Spreads In The SEO World

Mar 13, 2007 | 1,226 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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The March Madness is here. This time, as Loren Baker reports, a few SEO professional have got together to form a Yahoo Fantasy Sports March Madness competition for the SEO world. You can sign up for the SEO group, SEO Gang, using the password feelinglucky. The group URL is http://tournament.fantasysports.yahoo.com/men/group/74465b.

Internal Site Structure Errors

Mar 13, 2007 | 1,388 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Aaron from SEObook has written a post on Common Internal Site Structure Issues. In this post he explains about some common internal site structure errors.

First he informs about making sure that “search engines are seeing mysite.com and www.mysite.com as the same site. If they are not 301 redirect the less popular version to the more popular version.” Then he talks about site structure and says, “In an ideal case your internal site structure would not be the same for every page on your site, especially if you have different sections to your site.”

Dedicated IPs Are Better Than Shared IPs!

Mar 7, 2007 | 2,054 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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IPs can be shared as well as dedicated. A shared IP address implies that there are a host of other web sites that are using the same IPs address on the same server. However, a dedicated IP implies that that there is only one site with the same IP address on a server. So which one is better for SEO?

Order Of META Tags Makes A Difference In SE Rankings?

Mar 5, 2007 | 5,446 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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A post on Search Engine Watch inquires that the order of META tags makes a difference or not:

Is there an industry standard for the orders in which the Title, Description, and Keyword tags should appear in the meta tags section of the page headers? I've been told by one prominent SEO Optimization company that it should be as follows:

-title
-description
-keyword

SEO Firm Secures $70 Million In First Round Funding

Mar 1, 2007 | 1,712 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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In a press release, Vantage Media has announced that it has concluded a $70 million Series A preferred financing that is led by  Montgomery & Co. Scale Venture Partners. Two others who participated in the round were Tudor Ventures and Integral Capital Partners.

New And Powerful Methods Of SEO!

Feb 24, 2007 | 1,574 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Todd Malicoat has an excellent post on what he refers to as "new school SEO." This writeup is meant for people who understand the exciting SEO industry. Todd gives seven tips to keep up with the ever evolving SEO industry.