Search Engine Optimization
The Search Engine Unfriendliness of Web 2.0
Baiting The Social Media Crowd
“One great avenue for link bait is social media â?? sites like MySpace, YouTube, Digg and Facebook allow users to share and promote content and opinions, almost always for free. Social media sites (sometimes referred to as Web 2.0 sites since most are based on Web 2.0 technologies) are quickly becoming primary promotional vehicles, and the very core of that promotion is link bait,” writes Jeff Muendel, Search Analyst for Netconcepts in this compelling article about the power of social media to attract links to your retail site.
Jeff Muendel is a Search Analyst at Netconcepts. He specializes in SEO related to Flash, video, social networking, and other Web 2.0 parameters.Read More
Yes you Can Automate SEO, We’ve Done It!
Loren Baker at Search Engine Journal wrote a post highlighting Commerce360’s stated intention to build automatic optimization software, using a lot of venture capital they raised for this purpose. Loren asks, “Can SEO Be Automated?”
In this article, Chris Smith formulates his own response to this controversial question.Read More
Using Flickr to Optimize for Yahoo Image Search
Google Blogoscoped reports that Yahoo’s Image Search now particularly likes Flickr content, so this may be incentive for webmasters to use Flickr “as a kind of Yahoo search engine optimization”. My frequent readers know that I’ve been advocating using Flickr for image search optimization for some time now, and I’ve been speaking on this subject at Search Engine Strategies conferences as well.Read More
SES Session on Universal & Blended Vertical Search
In this article on Natural Search Blog, Chris Smith reports on his session experience from SES: San Jose on Universal and Blended Vertical Search. Google Engineer David Bailey, who is “a top engineer at Google whoâ??s been working on the blended search results page for the past year, and he previously worked at Amazon.com and […]Read More
Capturing the click through compelling meta descriptions
“The meta description is an important element of your on-page SEO, yet its value is often underrated. Viewing everything in terms of search engine ranking impact blinds us to the opportunity that meta descriptions present search marketers,” writes Stephan Spencer, President of Netconcepts. Stephan reminds us, in this article on his C|Net blog entitled, “Searchlight: […]Read More