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How to Use Sitemaps Wisely

Sitemaps have no standardized name or file location, so search engines do not read them by default. Instead you should notify the search engines about your sitemap. You can place a link to your Sitemap file in your robots.txt file, submit your Sitemap via the Webmaster Tools of Google and Bing or just submit your Sitemap with the Web CEO Sitemap Generator.

You may give your Sitemap file any name you choose and store it anywhere on your site (although the site root is a reasonable place to put it). The Sitemap file must be a UTF-8 encoded text file, that means that URLs with some special characters must use entity escaping for search engines to parse them correctly.

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5 Rules That Help You Avoid Over-Optimization

Do you remember how exciting it was to eat only candies, cakes and cookies, when you were a child? And now you are a grown-up and know that it sounds better than it is. The same is true for SEO.  Too much frosting, I mean optimization, may harm your website’s ranking. Here are 5 rules that help you avoid over-optimization and possible penalties caused by it.

Brains of a SEO Expert - cartoon by Web CEO

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Become the Biggest Fish in a Little Pond or Local Search Optimization

Do you own a local oriented business that needs search engine traffic? If you answer “yes,” then you should expect to go beyond general guidelines for search and social optimization. In this post we will take you through several strategies for local search optimization.

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As with general search engine optimization, before you can start to optimize your website and social media profiles and begin building links, you will need to know what keywords to use. Remember, that in local SEO, you will target not only your industry-related terms, but geo-specific terms as well. We usually use Web CEO Online Keyword Tool to get keyword ideas and check their popularity. Use this tool to conduct research that includes checking what other local competitors in your industry are doing. This will help you create a list of the right keywords to use for the local search optimization of your business.

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Best SEO Plugins for Your Blog

WordPress is a great platform and takes care of about 80% of the mechanics of SEO according to Matt Cutts. While this is true, it does not mean that you can’t improve things further and this is where SEO plugins come into play. Here are some SEO plugins that may be useful for your blog optimization and promotion.

All in One SEO Pack (AIO) is one of the oldest and most popular SEO plugins for WordPress blogs. We recommend it for all new installations of WordPress. It lets you customize your title, image tags description, keywords and Meta tags. Download it here.
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