How is blog or website content graded?

qualityYou may think your content is high quality but knowing how it’s rated can be an eye-opening experience. The quality of the main content can be determined by how well that content meets the purpose of the page and how well you promote it.

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Guest blogging for SEO gets the boot

Guest blogging for links and pay is big money business – illegitimate business.  Matt Cutts heads Google’s spam team and gives those using guest blogging for SEO purposes a boot in the butt. He approved 423 comments in response and the majority are from whiny protesters and nit-pickers who didn’t like his reality check. Continue reading “Guest blogging for SEO gets the boot”

Google fails to render correctly in IE11 on Windows 8.1, disabling Compatibility View is a temporary solution – The Next Web

Users who have upgraded to Windows 8.1 are reporting that Google.com doesn’t render correctly in Internet Explorer 11. In IE11, click on Tools and choose Compatibility View Settings. Uncheck “Use Microsoft Compatibility lists” and Google’s search engine should work again. via Google fails to render correctly in IE11 on Windows 8.1, disabling Compatibility View is a temporary solution – The Next Web. Continue reading Google fails to render correctly in IE11 on Windows 8.1, disabling Compatibility View is a temporary solution – The Next Web

Category and Tags Descriptions and SEO

question marksSEO is a hot topic these days. How do you increase your Google page rank? How do you build a better site for readers and search engines? Go to your Google Webmaster’s Account and look for duplicate meta descriptions errors and duplicate title tags errors. Here’s how to correct some and prevent more errors.

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Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

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I know it’s not Friday when I usually publish this weekly feature but I can do more reading so why wait? Happy reading!

Five Things You Should Not Do On Your Home Page – Most people immediately press X button on their browsers after seeing cluttered home pages. If you want to avoid it, here are few things that you should not to do on your home page. Continue reading “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources”

Google and Data After Death

globe, boxes, computer mouseMany sites make it very difficult for anyone other than the account holder to access accounts and that can create problems for your Executor and Beneficiaries unless you plan in advance.

Have you taken steps for the disposition of Your digital assets after death?

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

weekend readingI had a productive and satisfying week and hope you did too. I kept to my schedule. I completed my month end contracted work 2 days in advance of the deadline. I used that time to clean up my computer files on all 3 computers preparatory to the big computer switch over, which was scheduled and cancelled once again. Being on call for the 3 computer switch over is nerve wracking because it means they must be ready to be carted off at a moment’s notice. Continue reading “Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources”

Feedburner on the Rocks?

On July 26th of this year, Feedburner had made a decision to shut down its Twitter account, an account that it had not posted to in over a year. That same day, they also announced that they were shutting down their AdSense For Feeds blog, a blog that they hadn’t posted anything to since October 2010. —  via Feedburner – Is The Sky Really Falling? Continue reading “Feedburner on the Rocks?”

Top 5 Site Title Tag Tips

title tag Are you blogging and thinking ‘build it and they will come’? If you are, then put on your thinking cap and think again. We all want our blogs to receive search engine attention so they attract incoming targeted readers. It’s site title tags that tell search engines and their users you have the welcome mat out. Continue reading “Top 5 Site Title Tag Tips”

Reposting content from other sites

In one ear we hear that to increase reach cross-posting a blog post or update on a number of other sites and social media platforms will lead to success. In the other we hear cross-posting too many automated links will class us as spammers. In this post you can view Matt Cutts of Google in a video where he answers a cross-posting question. Continue reading “Reposting content from other sites”

Google Style Guide and PageRank Update

To help web developers maintain a common style, on April 25th Google published its own HTML and CSS Style Guide containing best practices to encourage better coding etiquette.  Google’s HTML/CSS Style Guide promotes good style advice that is also good performance advice, making it a good standard to use. Continue reading “Google Style Guide and PageRank Update”

Revisiting Keywords and Tags

google magnifying glass Search engines detect and use keywords when indexing your posts and each tag has a unique descriptive keyword term – permalink. Theoretically assigning relevent Tags/Categories to posts helps potential readers locate relevant content in search results, and increases the odds your content will be found by new readers. Continue reading “Revisiting Keywords and Tags”

Facebook, Google, Yahoo and India’s Laws

India, the world’s largest democracy is the third country after Brazil and Germany  expecting that Twitter,  Facebook and Google will block objectionable content or Government will take action on it.  Indian regulations oblige Internet companies to remove material that is “grossly harmful” or “ethnically objectionable”.  Some web giants may be allegedly committing the offence punishable under section 292 (sale of obscene books etc), 293 (sale of obscene objects to young person etc) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC. Continue reading “Facebook, Google, Yahoo and India’s Laws”

12 Tips for Improving Search Queries Ranking Position

google magnifying glass Google announced, “starting today,  we’re updating our Top Search Queries feature to make it better match expectations about search engine rankings.  The new definition will take the average of the top ranking of your site for all searchers, as opposed to all URLs listed and average that. In the past, they would take all the positions of your rankings and average them together, now they are taking only the top positions.” — Google Changes Definition Of Average Search Ranking Position. Continue reading “12 Tips for Improving Search Queries Ranking Position”

Google Search is all over Your World

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If you are concerned about your privacy and what your online “friends” may have shared about you that wasn’t appearing in simple searches before, then take note of Google Search, plus Your World is being been rolled out for people who are signed in and searching on www.google.com in English.

We’re transforming Google into a search engine that understands not only content, but also people and relationships. We began this transformation with Social Search, and today we’re taking another big step in this direction by introducing three new features: Continue reading “Google Search is all over Your World”

Google Search Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review

google magnifying glass See how the World Searched with Google’s 2011 Zeitgeist.  What mattered in 2011? Find out what other events made search history on Google in 2011.  Zeitgeist sorted billions of Google searches to capture the year’s 10 fastest-rising global queries and the rest of the spirit of 2011. Continue reading “Google Search Zeitgeist 2011: Year In Review”

YouTube gets a makeover

On December 1, 2011 YouTube got a makeover inluding  a new homepage, Channel design and a fresh coat of digital paint. Here are three ways these updates aim to improve your YouTube experience: 1.  A new homepage – You can now create your own, personal, customizable YouTube Channel line-up,  customize your homepage’s feed; even link your YouTube account to Google+ and Facebook. 2.  Simpler, customizable … Continue reading YouTube gets a makeover

Brief Updates for Google Plus Watchers

“Of course I know that it’s important not to waste your time. So the following list of things that you should be doing on Google+ will keep you both productive and effective, not just entertained.”  Read  10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now. “What if from the outset, Google+ was never supposed to simply be a competitor to Facebook? What if … Continue reading Brief Updates for Google Plus Watchers

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Raising awareness of cross-domain URL selections

Now Google will alert you if  they canonicalize your URLs to a different domain. To be transparent about cross-domain URL selection decisions, we’re launching new Webmaster Tools messages that will attempt to notify webmasters when our algorithms select an external URL instead of one from their website. The details about how these messages work are in our Help Center article about the topic  via  Official … Continue reading Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Raising awareness of cross-domain URL selections

Facebook or Google Plus?

google plus iconIf you are a regular reader of this blog then you are well aware of my antipathy when it comes to Facebook. However, I have been considering joining Google Plus. For the last month I have been reading all I could find on both so I had some information upon which to make an informed decision. Below are excerpts from some articles I would like to share. What I’m looking for now is feedback from those readers who do have a Google Plus account. Continue reading “Facebook or Google Plus?”