Thursday, June 28, 2007

Social Networking; Social Media Optimization

Discusses articles from Search Engine Watch and Advertising Age and how social networks and social media optimization can be used for Internet marketing strategy, search marketing (ppc campaigns) and search engine optimization (seo).

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A complete list of search engine friendly (SEO) WordPress plugins for your

After being on WordPress for over four months now, I thought I would compile a quick list of WordPress plugins that I’ve used to optimize my blog for search engines. I have found that most lists out there include a couple of these, so I thought I would try to create a master list of the best SEO plugins for WordPress.

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The new SEO Guide

Chris Beasley JUST released a new guide to SEO. Chris is someone who has proven experience with SEO and has taken his experience and created a thorough guide (approximately 60 printed pages) and is giving it away for FREE!

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21 Essential SEO Tips & Techniques

Small businesses are growing more aware of the need to understand and implement at least the basics of search engine optimization. But if you read a variety of small businesses blogs and Web sites, you'll quickly see that there's a lot of uncertainty over what makes up

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The SEO and Marketing Power of the Right Domain Name

The strength (SEO Value) of your domain name was reported in Search Engine Ranking Factors V2 by SEOmoz in 4/2007. The study was completed by 37 of the top SEO professionals in the world. They report that using a top/strong keyword in your domain name is rated 3 out of 5 important and effective. Next, you'll want to know this; it's rated 2.8 import

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Morals and Ethics in SEO: A Philosophical Treatise

A great deal of discussion has taken place over White Hat SEO vs. Black Hat SEO. It’s a really old debate actually. “Should I try this new thing they call ‘Google Bombing’?” is an age old question that still pops up from time to time. Does one simply focus on proper html structure, content and a solid link foundation?

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Automotive SEO: Why Car Dealer SEO is Unique

Most search engine optimization services work the same. They will take any client, perform the same type of SEO tasks that they do for other websites, and at the end of the day, they’re scratching their heads wondering why they can’t seem to breach the top rankings. Automotive SEO is an entirely different beast than any other type of optimization

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Pageflakes adds social networking

The latest upgrade to Pageflakes (to go live later today) will see the personalized start-page service take its first steps towards evolving into a social network based on shared interests.

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Google Universal: the SEO Doomsday Machine (according to Chicken Little)

If you're up-to-date on the latest in SEO news and developments you've been reading about Google Universal. Essentially, Google wants to bundle all of its data -blogs, images, videos, book content...

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SEO for the WEB 2.0

Search engines give web sites higher rankings when Web 2.0 technologies are used for enhancing depth of content and user experience. Search engines are "getting wise" to sites that embed links all over the place just to try to increase the perception of popularity.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2007

10 Tips for Getting Dugg on a Small Budget

There are 10 things I've learned about Digg over the last few months:

1) You need friends. Unless you are a respected Digg member, you can post a Pulitzer Prize winning piece, but without a few friends to Digg it with you to get it noticed, it will soon fall to the "under 10 Diggs hell" and lost forever.

2) Appealing to the 20-something crowd works, but it is no longer the only way to get Dugg.

3) Sex, drugs, and video games are not topics that will get Dugg easily anymore.

4) Humor works, but it has to be really funny.

5) You need friends. A video of an alien abduction will get buried if you don't get a boost of people to push it into the spotlight. Not a lot -- 5-15 friends are enough to get it noticed by the casual and hardcore diggers.

6) You must be FAST with national news. Constant, diligent monitoring of feeds is the only way to scoop a story.

7) Sometimes, scooping is not enough. You can Digg a story first, but if a "power-digger" posts the same story a few minutes later (and ignores the duplicate check), yours will get a few diggs, but not enough to make it.

8) Unknown blogs need a power-digger to get them popular.

9) Digging stories directly from other social sites is taboo. Digg it from the source.

10) You need friends. An story written by J.D. Salinger will get buried if you aren't respected and don't have friends.

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The other technique is to pay for it. Contact someone who's stories always go Popular and offer them a hefty fee to submit your story or video for you.

Article commissioned by the royal automotive kings at Dealer Website Design.

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