Posts Tagged ‘seo’

SEO Tool for Webmaster

March 9th, 2013 4 comments

As a webmaster you will be dealing with any number of websites, with the internet growing at a rate of knots it is going to be more and more. So tools that make life easier are becoming more and more sort after. In my personal experience I have used 6 different programs and in this article I am going to tell you about the one that I am currently using that is by far the best for the projects that I am working on making it a perfect SEO tool for webmaster.

OK so the projects that I am working on range between a single page website through to a 50,000 page site, within the product that I am telling you about it is possible that you can manage all of the pages in all of your projects from the one program including HTML editing and managing your links.

Web SEO offers how to find a Niche with your keywords. A niche is where you find how to get your traffic to the sites you are managing by finding the keywords that are searched on but offer very little in the way of results but a high number of searches. For example if you search on ipod you will get thousands of results from Google, however if you search for “ipod nano 4gb” it will return much fewer results and will mean that you stand a better chance of getting to the top of the search engine listings. Within the Niche section you can also optimize your pages. The optimization will give you a report that gives keyword weight (the number of times your keyword appears in the page). You can also edit the pages so you can add the keywords directly into the page within the application. Perfect as a SEO tool for webmaster.

Web SEO also allows you to promote the site within the program, the ability to submit all of the URL’s in your site is provided and you will not have to enter the URL’s for input the software automatically scans the site for links and submits them from this list.

Another important part of SEO is to build up a good link relationship with other sites. The software offers a Link Popularity Analyzer which checks the internet to see how many other sites have a link back to your own. On top of that it also has a module for finding link partners, these are other sites that could offer a reciprocal link back to your site increasing your popularity and your Search Engine ranking. Yet another perfect SEO tool for webmaster.

Pay per click campaigns have a great impact on the amount of traffic that your site gets (ever wonder how the big boys always manage to get to the top and get the sponsored links as well?) if someone is searching for a particular product then chances are they know what they want and have done a fair amount of research if you have the correct keywords and your landing pages are correct alongside your keywords then you will find your traffic and your profitability goes up as a result. (Information on this can be found at

The software also has modules for analyzing your site checking your current rankings on over 120 search engines as well as getting traffic reports for checking against any traffic reporting software that you might have installed on your web server. This will allow you to analyze your results and give you the indications you need that you are doing the right thing to get traffic to your site and just as much to keep it there.

Finally there is section that allows you to maintain the site, you can from here upload your site with any changes you might have made via FTP to your own server. There is also a quality control so you can check that all of your links are working and that you have no broken links that might well have an negative effect on your website rankings should you have broken links.

There is a free download available but it is restricted in the services that are available. I purchased the full version as I was very impressed by what it does and how it manages the sites, I have done away with manual research now and use this product along with the website products to ensure that my sites sit high up the search engine results and get the traffic they need.

Steve Hooper

How to Beat Competitors Using SEO

March 2nd, 2013 3 comments

It does not matter what your business does, it will have competitors. If it is from selling baby clothes to web design there will always be people trying to be cheaper and better than you. If they are online they will be fighting with you for that number one spot in Google and to be able to beat them, you must know how to successfully compete.

Search Engine Optimization is a hugely important way in which you can compete with your competitors online but to be able to do these you need to know who you are up against just as much as you know about your products and services.

You have to take a look at competitor’s sites and come up with a list of all of the sites that may be selling the same thing or offering the same services. Look out for the ones at the top of search engine lists as these are the ones that are obviously doing well. While you are on the site be sure to take a look at the design, keywords used and anything else that could make this site the top of Google. You could also do a cheeky check of their back links with a back link checker to see where they are linked to, and maybe as for your link to be on there too.

When you have done your research you should then start to search for ways to increase the SEO Value of your site by thinking of better keywords that will be more effective, different content, maybe a new layout that is SEO friendly and anything else that you can think of to make you stand out above your competitor. This may take some time and it is not a one off, you need to do this regularly to stay better than the rest.

As well as trying to look at other’s ideas you should try to come up with things that your competitors haven’t thought of yet. Different and new ideas will increase your position and ranking but make sure this is tested and successful before you depend too much on it.

Keep going over your research findings and decide what is good and what is lame and keep an eye on what your competitors are trying out. If you know your competitors you are halfway to being a success.

Sortins Technologies

Should I Use SEO Software? (part 1)

February 27th, 2013 5 comments

Search engine optimisation can be a laborious job that is why there are several tools out there to make your life easier but is their any substitute for human intervention? In this article I will go over some search engine optimisation software and tools and discuss the pros and cons of each. As I have said there are many available but automating your SEO can be dangerous as every website is different and some of the advice these tools give you can be of little help.

Directory submission software

Many webmasters feel submitting to lots of directories can help their website rank better. Unfortunately submitting to web directories can be time consuming as you have to first best identify the most suited category to your website. You then have To manually type your website title, description and keyphrases in to the web form before submitting. So to do this on a large scale can take a long time. However there is help with directory submission software, what this software will do is automatically fill in you’re the directories submission form.

All you need to do is set up the form details in advance and the software will fill in the details. The problem arises where you have to select a category as every directory has different names for their categories there are no way to automatically do this. I have seen claims by some software that it can do this for you but I don’t believe that is truly achievable. So in conclusion you can purchases software that can cut don’t the time it takes to submit to directories but there is no way at present to do it fully automatically.

Article submission software

The same applies to articles submission as it does to directories however the same problems arise but you should really only submit your article to one directory as duplicate content issues will arise and most article directories want the articles that they are displaying to be original so the best approach to this is just doing it manually. Although there is software available to do this but I would recommend against it for the above reasons.

Hiring a search engine optimisation company can help with choosing the best tools for your website design and they can do all the hard work for you.

This is the end of part one look out for part 2 coming very soon where I will discuss ranking checker software, Pagerank checker software and a few more besides.

Mr Hanna

Just Started Blogging There are a Few Steps You Should Take

February 24th, 2013 2 comments

So I’ll discuss a little about the wordpress platform, themes, recommended plugins and some tips.

If you have just started blogging, there are a few steps you should take.

1. Activate the akismet plugin. This plugin comes preinstalled with wordpress but you have to activate it and get a wordpress key (which takes 2 minutes). Akismet blocks spam comments on your blog, so if you choose to enable comments on your posts (which you should) then this plugin is a must, and best of all it’s a set and forget.
2. Choose a theme. You could use the default theme, but it’s way overused. The ideal is to choose a theme that is very user friendly, with good link visibility, nice color contrast, and a nice and attractive layout. If you know how to design a theme or can change a free theme to your liking, then you should do so, unique content and layout designs are always a better choice than free themes that are probably used by hundreds or more. A good place to get themes is the WordPress Theme Directory. Another one is searching google for “free wordpress themes” 🙂
3. Decide on a permalink structure, permalinks are the actual links to your blog posts, and wordpress gives you a lot of flexibility here. For maximum SEO performance, you should simply choose “” but this really comes down to personal preference as I personally don’t think it makes that much of a difference, so you might prefer “” that is also search engine (and user) friendly. Whatever you choose, do activate the permalink feature because otherwise you’ll have those ugly query strings all over your urls.
4. Download and install the Google XML Sitemaps Generator Plugin. This plugin takes care of updating and submitting your sitemap to Google and other search engines. This allows search engine to know more about the structure of your website.
5. Download and install the All In One SEO Pack Plugin. This plugin optimizes your blogs output for search engine optimization. Optimizes keywords, page titles and more.
6. Install the Share This plugin or a similar social bookmarking plugin. This should go right after your posts along with a reminder letting visitors know they can subscribe to your feed. This way visitors have some options when they finish reading your posts. If they like your post, they will be able to quickly submit it to whatever social bookmarking sites they use or e-mail to a friend.
7. Create an About page. You should use this page to introduce yourself to the visitors, your background, your work, what you do and like and what people should expect from your blog. This gives your blog a personal touch that helps visitors to identify you as an actual human behind the blog. Also consider placing one or several pictures of yourself on the about page (or on a photos page if you prefer) as this also greatly increases the human awareness of the visitor.
8. Create a Contact page. You can simply put up a page with e-mail instructions or use a contact me plugin like Secure and Accessible PHP Contact Form. This gives confidence to the visitor that he can reach you if he so chooses and, like the about page, gives the human touch.
9. Create an account on FeedBurner for your blog and give your visitors a visible option to subscribe to your blog by RSS and by e-mail (FeedBurner takes good care of all this). This allows users to use an rss reader or just get your posts by e-mail. Most visitors never return so you should make it easy and worthwhile for them to subscribe to your blog and receive future updates.

Well, those are 9 of the things that I think are most common and needed, but I could go on, you should familiarize yourself as much as possible with wordpress (or your other blogging platform of choice), try out new plugins and optimize your theme. It’s a work in progress, but you shouldn’t let that get in the way of your posting.

You could consider setting up a password protected subdomain and creating a clone blog for testing (or install it on your own computer) because once you start getting traffic you shouldn’t go trying new things on your live site where things could break giving your visitors a bad surfing experience. A clone blog is obviously just a blog installation that matches your actual site with the same theme, same plugins and a few dummy posts so you can do your testing.

Once you get your blog ready to go, all that’s left to do is start posting! You should make a nice first post, introducing yourself briefly and letting the reader know that you have an About page with more details. You should give some idea of what visitors can expect from your blog posts.

Now for some quick blogging tips:

1. Make constant posts. You should try your best to do about 3 posts per week minimum. This all depends on your ability to express yourself with words. If you’re good at it, then post as much as you can, daily or even bidaily. If you’re not, well, then try to make at least 3 posts per week.
2. Use post titles wisely. Your post title is very important as it’s the part that will be most visible to the web. Create informative titles, for more details visit to the words you choose here will eventually make your site rank on google for some or all of those same keywords.
3. Make medium to long posts. Not saying that you can’t do small blog posts, you can and should, but you should try your best to create full length and keyword rich posts. Write your best and biggest posts as if the were articles with a small intro, content and conclusion.
4. Post about other blogs. Read blogs about the same topic than yours and link to them and do your own spin on the post, agree, for more details visit to disagree, whatever. Basically try to engage in friendly debates with other bloggers.
5. Leave them wanting for more. End your posts with a small text about what you’ll be posting about next time. Be creative and suspenseful.
6. Proof read and spell check your post before publishing. Occasional typos are ok, but proof reading and using a spell checker should keep them to a minimum.
7. Have fun! You should be having fun blogging. If you’re just starting you can probably feel a little intimidated or sometimes don’t knowing what to post. But you shouldn’t stress to much about it, just take a break and post some other time. Blogging should be relaxing not stressful. Find inspiration around you.

Well and that’s it, there you have just some blogging tips to get you started. These are of course mostly geared to blogging beginners. You can do much more with blogs and use the blogging platform to create other type of niche sites and adsense sites but that is topic for a whole different article.

Narinder Pal Sharma

SEO and Positioning your Website for Top Search Engine Rankings

February 21st, 2013 6 comments

SEO and positioning your website to grab top positions in search engines for targeted keywords require both good on-page and off-page optimization. On-page optimization refers to how you tweak the webpage itself, ie the meta-tags, webpage title, content, navigation sitemap, etc. It has everything to do with the web architecture. Off-page optimization is more of a technique applied beyond your website, without involving any change to your website. Let’s take a look at some important elements of SEO and positioning that would boost the ranking of your website.

First of all, we need to understand a bit more about the role of on-page optimization in SEO and positioning. In summary, on-page optimization requires you to craft the web page structure such that it is optimized for a particular keyword that you are targeting. Never build a site first before knowing what you hope to achieve, ie whether your aim is to drive maximum traffic and sell more products or just as a hobby.

You need to pay attention to the keywords you are targeting first, and do detailed researches before you start building your webpage and optimizing it for the keywords. A lot of webmasters fail to realize the importance of keyword research in SEO and positioning for top search engine ranking. They often do it the other way round, targeting popular and extremely competitive keywords and keyword phrases. You may have realized that competitive keywords like “search engine optimization” or “web traffic” are simply out of reach for a new or amateurish website. SEO and positioning your website for such keywords would only bring you disappointment as you realize that even with a fully optimized page, you are still on page 1000 of the search engine results.

One hint for you is to go for any keyword phrase with less than 1 – 2 million search results and fewer than 1000 competing websites in Google. How do you check the number of competing websites? Simply type in “Allintitle: Target Keyword Phrase” into Google search box and all the websites containing the specific keyword phrase would be displayed. It is common sense that any website targeting a keyword phrase would include it in the webpage title, isn’t it? Looking at the search results alone is vague and difficult to determine the level of competition. Once you have found the keywords for optimization, remember to include them in your page title, sub-headers, and meta-tags.

Off-page optimization looks more at the popularity of your website. The search engines are constantly changing the landscape of the internet but one principle stays constant, that is to give users relevant results. Other than meddling with the on-page factors, you need to be aware of how search engines measure your website popularity and keyword relevance. One major yardstick of SEO and positioning is using link popularity. Search engine spiders are not humans and can only understand web content to a certain logical extent. A human may see a web page as rich in content but a search engine spider may deem it as spam.

The unbiased and more accurate way of judging the importance of a web page in terms of keyword relevance is to leave the decision to fellow webmasters and search engine users, or in short, votes of confidence. A link to your web page is a vote declaring that your web page is worth mentioning for that specific topic. But I must emphasize that not all links are equal. Find out why at my blog and also learn basic and advanced tips and tricks about SEO and positioning your website for top rankings either manually or using tools that would conveniently and quickly rank your website.

This article may be freely reprinted or distributed in its entirety in any ezine, newsletter, blog or website. The author’s name, bio and website links must remain intact and be included with every reproduction.

Davion W

Search Engine Optimization Tools Available

May 23rd, 2012 4 comments

When you have a website online it is absolutely essential that you optimize the website. Without the optimization the website is simply a shell. Think of your website as a car, without an engine it can’t run, right? Well that’s the same way your website is. You can spend thousands of dollars getting it designed, making a personalized logo and you can sit there and wait for traffic as long as you want; but it might never come without the proper optimization.

Search engine optimization allows your website to show up on the search results of engines like Google, Yahoo and MSN. Without it you’re just a sitting duck. With it, however, you will receive better PR (page rank), visitors, views, and potential sales depending on what your selling. By definition, Search Engine Optimization or SEO is the process of improving incoming traffic to a website from Search Engines. This can be done naturally or organically.

One of the most important things that involve SEO is content on your site. As the professionals say “Content Is King.” You want your site to be content rich with many different keywords within the site and through the content on your site. For instance, if your website is about electronics, then you would want to include keywords about DVDs, MP3s, TVs, etc. Of course SEO goes a lot farther than just the actual content on your website, it also has to do with the tags, meta tags, titles, and coding on your website.

If you don’t have the right keywords or tags on your site, you can never be found. Unfortunately a lot of people have no idea how to do these types of things so that they will show up on the results of the search engines and this is where the professionals come in! Last month I was looking around online for a few businesses that could actually do the SEO process for me on my website because I am absolutely clueless when it comes to that stuff and I found some really cool sites that can seriously help you out.

These optimizers won’t only help you optimize your website so that you become indexed, show up on search engines, and get a better page rank but, they also introduce something called localized search engine optimization which allows you to place keywords and tags on your site that will bring localized users to your website.

This is terrific if you have a website that is localized and want to receive people that are specifically looking for you. So instead of having tags like “Electronics” on your website, you can do something like “Electronics In Vegas” or “Electronic Stores In Vegas”. This will not only bring you visitors from around the world but it will also bring fellow Vegas people directly to your website. Plus you can better PR with something that has a localized tag rather than a broad tag like Electronics.

This will bring you a ton of business! If you have a website and you are not getting traffic, views, sales, etc; you might really want to consider hiring someone on. These optimizers are cost efficient, time efficient, and they could raise your profit margin within your business! This is something you really need in order to “make it” in whatever industry you might be in as of now. I know for me personally, it has helped me out tremendously.

First off I didn’t have to do any hardcore reading or researching and I didn’t have to go through the headache of trying to figure out SEO by myself which also saved me a lot of time. Secondly, I may have spent a few bucks to pay the master optimizer but in turn I ended up making threefold simply because my website shows up on Google a lot more now! And lastly, I finally have the comfort in knowing that I can count on someone to make my website “work” for me, instead of the other way around! In the end, this could really take a lot of stress out of your life so you can start focusing more on your business and less on your website!

Kristi Ambrose

Better Ways To Harnessing the Power of the Search Engines to Market Your Business

May 17th, 2012 No comments

Here are a few tips to help you tame search engines to get better results.

Ranking Algorithms

You may have heard of ranking algorithms when you were researching search engine trends and optimization techniques. These algorithms are mathematical formulas that search engines use to determine how Web pages are indexed in their databases. These algorithms also help to determine how Web pages are ranked in the results for specific keyword searches. Each of the search engines has its own specific ranking algorithm, but the actual formulas are kept confidential by each individual search engine company.

Because these algorithms have the power to change Web rankings and the way people do business, they are kept from other companies to protect the business interests of each search engine. Even though you don’t know exactly what these formulas are, there are guidelines for each search engine that you can follow to improve your rankings.

Ranking algorithms differ for each search engine, so you can use one search engine and then use a second search engine for the same keyword and get completely different results. This is why you need to have a wide range of search engine optimization techniques in place to optimize your Web site for the best results across all of the search engines.

If you heavily optimize your site for one search engine, you will lose traffic on other search engines. If you optimize your site for the top search engine, you may be able to get away with very little optimization for the other search engines.

All of this will depend on how the search engines are ranking sites when you are optimizing your site. You will also have to keep up with the major search engine trends after you initially optimize your site so you know what changes need to be made.

Off-page optimization has become increasingly more important because of the changes in search engine optimization. Many people involved in the SEO community have learned how to optimize their pages so the search engines started to place increasingly more importance on off-page optimization.

Off-page optimization means that you will have to work on optimizing your site without actually using the pages of your site for optimization purposes. One of the best tools for off-page optimization is link building. Link building means that you are building links from other Web sites to your own site. One-way links are the most valuable since they show that other Web site owners find the information on your site to be relevant or important.

Some of the bigger search engines determine the popularity of the Web sites that are ranked well in the results for specific keywords. If a well-ranked site is not getting much traffic from the search results, the search engines will decrease the rank of this site because Web users have shown it to be an irrelevant or useless site.

If a site that is not ranked as well in the search engines gets a lot of traffic, the search engines may elevate the rank of the site. Users who keep visiting the site despite its low rank are showing the search engines that the site’s information is very important and relevant to the keywords used in Web searches returning that particular site in the rankings.

The Importance of Google

If you have a small search engine optimization budget, you may be wondering if it’s really necessary to optimize your site for all of the search engines. While optimizing your site for all of the search engines will give you the best results, targeting the major search engines can help you to optimize your site for the smaller search engines at the same time.

Google, Yahoo, and MSN are known as the major search engines and they are in constant competition with each other to improve the way information is returned every time someone searches for a particular word or phrase. Google is the most important of these search engines, and the Google organization has changed the way users get information with their innovative search techniques and complementary services.

In addition to the search engine services it provides, Google also offers Google Scholar, Google Earth, Google Checkout, G-mail, and a number of other services for Web users. Google Scholar allows users to search for information in scholarly publications. This is an excellent tool for anyone writing a thesis, dissertation, or article for publication.

Google Earth is Google’s way of getting involved with satellite photographs. Users can search for photographs taken by satellites. Google Checkout is Google’s new payment processing system that is closely linked with major retailers, making it the online shopping experience for convenient. G-mail is Google’s e-mails service that has a very large storage capacity, making it the first choice for users who want to take advantage of the almost 3 GB inbox size.

Google PageRank

Google PageRank (PR) is a statistical tool that can be used by Web marketers to determine how their site is perceived in the online community. Google creates this statistic using a mathematical formula that takes the number of links to and from your Web site into consideration and comes up with the PR number.

When other Web site owners link to your site, Google interprets each link as a “vote” for your site. This allows Web users to contribute to the popularity of a site. The quality of the links to your site is just as important, if not more important, than the number of links to your site. If a Web site linking to you has a PR of 8 and 200 outgoing links, this may slightly help your PR.

If a site linking to you only has a PR of 6 but only has 10 links, this will be more helpful. Because the site has few outgoing links, Google assumes that your site is important because they used one of their few links to drive viewers to your site.

Checking your PageRank is easy using a tool called PR Checker. You simply enter your Web address and your PR will be displayed in a matter of seconds. If you find that your PR is low, you can attempt to increase it by building links and employing other SEO strategies.

The Sandbox Effect

Because Google is so important in the world of search engines, it has had a strong effect on how Web pages are indexed and ranked in the search engine results. This importance has resulted in an effect that is often called the Sandbox Effect. This effect refers to the period of time that Web site owners must wait before being ranked by the search engines. This period can be anywhere from 3 months to 6 months and this time is often used to see if each new Web site can survive without rankings.

If a Web site is not ranked but still has significant traffic, it means that the information and tools on the site must be worthwhile enough to attract visitors without using the search engines to generate traffic. If a Web site is able to stay afloat before it is ranked, Google assumes that the content is important enough to allow the Web site to be ranked for its specific keywords and phrases.

Duplicate Web Content

There is a lot of information about the duplicate content penalty on the Internet, but there are just as many web sites that are devoted to proving the rumor to be false. Duplicate content is when you use content that is already on the Web to populate your web site with information.

Doing this is easy as it saves you time and money on writing your own articles, but if the search engines penalize you for duplicate content, you could be derailing your own SEO efforts. According to those who promote the existence of a duplicate content penalty, search engines have a filter that is used when duplicate content is detected. If your content is ignored by the search engines, you’re not going to improve your rankings and you may not even get anywhere near the top 10 of the results.

Having your own unique content is important for many reasons beyond the threat of a penalty for duplicate content. Writing your own content can position you as an expert in your field. Visitors will be much more impressed with your qualifications if you provide original content than they will be by visiting your web site and finding the same article they just read 10 minutes ago.

Having unique content on your web site can also help you improve your SEO efforts because other sites will want to link to your original information. Would you rather link to someone who has original ideas and a wealth of information on their web site, or to a web site that has the same content as 10 other sites? That’s how other people think and you’ll benefit from this thinking when they see that you have a ton of fresh content just waiting to be read by people all over the Web.

Another reason that adding unique content to your site on a regular basis is important is because it can help you to improve your search engine rankings. Search engines send crawlers out to look for information at designated intervals. If you update your web site, a crawler may visit it and gather the new information for indexing. This can help to improve your search engine ranking.

If you have a web site, newsletter, e-zine, tip sheet, or other information product, you’re going to want to have unique content. This can help to build your subscriber list to your newsletter and make your products more valuable in the online marketplace. Some of the same e-books and articles have spread all over the Internet and have the same tired information that is already out of date.

If you dedicate yourself to creating unique content, you can keep up with the latest trends and give your readers exciting and relevant information that they can use in their businesses. This will solidify your reputation as an expert in your field, and can also create goodwill with your web site visitors. One final reason to avoid using duplicate content is so that you can avoid any legal claims of plagiarism or copyright violation.

Just because something is on the internet doesn’t mean it’s free to reuse or distribute. If you inadvertently distribute or use something that is protected by copyright, you may find yourself in hot water with the copyright owner.

Keeping up with search engine trends and learning how to best optimize your web site for the search engines will not only bring you additional traffic, it will also bring you more chances for sales conversions and satisfied customers. Use these techniques wisely and you’ll be able to manage a steady business for many years to come.

Khemal Dole

Information Regarding How To See Meta Tags

December 17th, 2011 No comments

If your web page says Home, Default or the url of your website, THAT is what the search engines see and what YOUR prospective customers see when looking for your web page. Here’s how to fix it….

What is a Meta Tag?

For more information on how to see meta tags click here

Information Regarding Google Search Engine Tools

December 10th, 2011 No comments

Think you know everything about searching with Google? Think again. Believe it or not, there are many tools and features available on Google that can be useful for marketing research as well as wasting time. Learn more below about Google’s coolest features.

What are people saying about your site?

For more information on google search engine tools click here

Information Regarding Search Engine Position Tool

December 7th, 2011 No comments

Raising a site’s search engine position requires constant monitoring by a webmaster or internet marketer. A website’s search engine ranking should not be left up to chance and unknown proprietary search engine algorithms; instead the webmaster should play an active role to control and improve their site’s search engine position. Using free online SEO tools and monitors, such as the various Google monitors and tools, Google Webmaster Tools is a great place to start.

After the performing the requisite round of optimizations the site’s search engine ranking will climb upward continuously and then taper off to an eventual plateau. Once this plateau stage is reached, the webmaster should then moved on to the next phase that includes Google monitor tactics and maintaining their site’s good search engine position. Further steps can even be taken to improve the site’s rankings.

For more information on search engine position tool click here