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Big Bad Bounce Rates Beat Up Your Rankings?

I read some Dr. Seuss books to my youngest this morning so I’m all about the rhyming and alliteration. WebProNews had an article this week discussing how and if bounce rate is now a factor Google takes into account. It’s a great article, they have several quotes from industry experts and provide some inconclusive, although intriguing, results. Definitely worth the read/skim.

Rehashing the info seems kind of pointless so I’m going to talk about how big of an issue this really is. It seems the SEO industry has been concerned with this issue for several years now, but I don’t get it. Yes, it would be great if we had more insite into Google’s algorithm. Let’s be honest though, even if you knew all 200+ aspects of what goes into ranking sites, you’re only going to focus on the most important ones. Which is what we’re all kind of doing … Read the rest

Google Turns Everyone Into A SEO Expert

At least for AdWords they’re trying to with Google Engage. In an announcement back in January, one in a long line of great announcements that boost Google’s PR and bottom line, they now have a free program called Google Engage to help SMBs (everyone) learn how to offer AdWords services to their clients. Think if it as “AdWords for the rest of us.” It really seems like a great program and I’m probably coming off too negative here. Obviously, the more people using AdWords the more money Google makes. But… I’m a big proponent of AdWords first and organic rankings second. Learn and fail quickly doesn’t happen when you spend months growing organic rankings. It happens by throwing some money at traffic for a few months and doing a really thorough job tracking conversions. As long as you’re prepared to eat that initial AdWords investment you’ll end up with data … Read the rest

Webinar: The 5 myths of SEO revealed!

Even if you think you know a lot about SEO…even if you’re an SEO whiz who sells search engine optimization services to local businesses all day…there might still be something you’re missing.

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In this free online workshop (exclusive to customers!), Erica Douglass, SEO and traffic whiz, reveals what other SEO professionals won’t:

  • How she used SEO to get her former web hosting company’s website (not a content website) to a Google PageRank 7 (yes, 7) and earned over $250,000 in new annual revenue from SEO.
  • What’s working in the SEO industry today–and what’s not working. (It probably isn’t what you think, and it’s definitely not what the big industry blogs are preaching.)
  • How the Google Farmer update really affected sites, based on graphs of hundreds of different keywords and sites from her SEO customers.
  • Do relevant links really work? What is a “relevant” link, anyway?
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Zemanta, EightFold Logic, Whitespark, and MyBlogGuest – 4 Great New Linkbuilding Services

Rand Fishkin over at SEOmoz really knows his stuff and he’s taken some time to highlight what he believes are four of the best new linkbuilding services around. In no particular order they are Zemanta, MyBlogGuest, Eightfold Logic and WhiteSpark. Continue reading