Archive for January, 2008

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What are IBLs?

IBL in the SEO world stands for “In-Bound Links” also known as “Backlinks”.
When an SEO company asks you how many IBLs you have, they are asking you for the number of links that point to your website. If you are unsure what this number is, you can use any free ‘backlink’ checker on the web [...]

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Allinanchor Ranking

Google has a ranking system called “Allinanchor Ranking” in which they rank a web page according to how many other websites have a keyword phrase linked back to your website. The actual text words within a linkback are called ‘anchor text’. When Google uses it’s Allinanchor Ranking system it can determine which site has the [...]

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SEO & Algorithms

What is an Algorithm?
An Algorithm is a sequence of rules that a search engine such as Google, Yahoo or MSN may use to organize and rank the search engine listing results within its index in response to a surfers search query. Each of the search engines use there own Algorithm to determine results, because of [...]

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SES Search Training Workshops

SES (Search Training Workshops) is holding a workshop on February 7th at the Hilton in San Francisco, Californis. The 1 day class provides ‘do-it-yourself’ SEO folks practical hands-on training on applications and practices of search engine optimization.
The price for one full day class is around $1300. Many DIY business owners can benefit from a class [...]

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Domain Kiting or Frontrunning

International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), domain registrars and website administrators, businesses and individuals are very concerned about the highly controversial practice of domain registrar’s automatically registering domains that individuals search for the availability of on their websites.
Network Solutions, one of the largest and most popular domain registrars in the world has [...]

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Link Titles are Important

What are Link Titles?
Link Titles are a word or small phrase that you have linked to another webpage, either on your site or on an external site linking into yours. Link Titles allow you to describe what is going to be on the page if they click it. This content is sometimes also seen as [...]

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Urchin Software

Google has been working on a new software known as Urchin Software. This new software application is very similar to the existing Google Analytics with the major difference being that individuals or companies can download, install and manage the application on their own servers.

Urchin Software was designed for use by businesses that are either unable [...]

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PR Check Tool

Since the latest Google Page Rank (PR) updates some sites received PR increases and some saw PR reductions. If you homepage stayed the same, it doesn’t mean your subpages didn’t change. It’s important to keep an eye on your PR on all pages.
Here are a few tools that help you check the Google Page Rank [...]

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Using the Google allinurl Operator

Searching for information, services or products online can be extremely frustrating for consumers. They often have to wade through results page after results page to finally get to what they are searching for.
This inherent inefficiency does not benefit online marketing and SEO efforts, which in turn does not benefit retailers and other companies and [...]

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Microsoft to Acquire Yahoo?

Rumors have been spreading as far back as 2006 about the possibility of Microsoft and Yahoo joining forces to quell the rapid-fire explosion of Google’s dominance of the web market. It seems that there is finally some merit to these rumors. Microsoft had reportedly made a record-breaking bid of $44.6 billion to acquire Yahoo.
Yahoo [...]

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