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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Getting good SEO results are not as easy like before for SEO Beginners and Intermediates

In the recent times, knowledge of SEO industry has grown widely with the help of SEO seminar, conference, off line training, online training, e-books and many more. Due to this we see growing number of SEO's around the web and they take up projects and play with the industry based keywords through white hat, black hat or by both techniques. These as well increase total search results and this plays a good game with Google and other major search engine results.

First point is that many SEO's are coming out every year and they compete each other with their client competitor sites. This increases the level of total competition.

Second is that the frequent industry updates in organic promotion. SEO beginners and intermediates need to update their knowledge by reading top sites like Search Engine Watch, Search Engine Land, Google webmaster help and many. Subscribing to Google blog will as well support.

Earlier, old SEO's had very minimum options to learn and practice with the help of forums and very minimum number of experts articles and understanding the algorithms tactic was not so easy like now. And the only advantage was that there were minimum SEO's, so with basic knowledge many SEO's were able to survive in the industry.

But now the algorithm is more open and we can see many free advices from top SEO experts on most of the tactics that has been gained through years of experience like the free advice articles section you see here.

If you want to win the game in organic listing, it is not only defeating your client business competitor online, it also includes your SEO knowledge updates compared to the SEO's who promotes your client competitors sites that helps you to maintain the results.

So in order to get good SEO results and to be effective in the SEO competition, you need to be updated with the current SEO trends and examine what you learn through various forms. Drop your comments if you need more insight.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Does Google treat all links equally?

This is a question many think about when they deal with SEO. Does Google treat all links equally? . I will say a big NO.

There are different types of links, search engine algorithm evaluates and ranks. Here they go,

Internal links and External links - Both links are treated differently. If the External links are bad neighborhood sites then there are chances for your site to be dropped in search engine listing. Internal links spreads link juice according to the number of times the pages are interlinked.

Relevant links and irrelevant links - If your website link to irrelevant theme site then there are possibilities for your site to rank low.

Paid links or purchased links - Google and few search engines do not encourage Paid links that helps to pass link juice and this is considered as violation of Google's webmaster guidelines. As well all Paid links are not considered as violation. There are few solutions like adding no follow attribute to the link and by redirecting the link to a page that has been blocked by robots.txt.

Anchor text HTML Links - Within the site the HTML links with Anchor text has the most value and passes good amount of link juice.

Image Links - within the site Image links with most suitable and relevant ALT attribute gets the second level value and link juice.

JavaScript Links - As per the latest update Google started crawling these links but gets the third level value and link juice.

At this point, as far as links are concerned it plays vital role in both on-page and off-page optimization. So start planning before you go with the types of links.