Tag Archives: SEO tips
New Rules for Link Building in the Penguin Era

Link building has changed for the last several years. The times when you could search for relevant websites and ask for a link are gone. Google now fights against all kinds of spam and manipulations, making link building harder. Certain tactics are overused then abused then penalized.

However, links remain a critical method of marketing. With the Google Penguin 2.0 algorithm update, new link building strategies should be used.

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SEO in Brief: How to Use Rel=Canonical Properly

We hope you use the rel=canonical tag to tell search engines what version of duplicate pages (eg. http://yoursite.com, www.yoursite.com) you prefer to be indexed. This tag is supported by all major search engines: Google, Bing and Yahoo. However it’s sometimes rather tricky to configure this in a proper way. In this article we put together some good questions about rel=canonical, that have been asked by Web CEO users.

Should I use rel=canonical, if I have several product pages that differ only by a sentence or two (different colors and sizes)?

Yes, we think it’s appropriate to use a rel=canonical tag on very-near duplicate pages. For example, do this if you have several URLs with very similar products on them. However, you shouldn’t abuse this tag, because search engines may just ignore your tags.

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Responsive Web Design for Mobile Websites

Recently, Helen Vozna wrote an article entitled Mobile Website Optimization: Where to Start. She wrote about optimizing the way search engines crawl your website by providing and submitting a mobile sitemap. However, there is a modern technology that allows you to optimize your website for mobile users, while retaining the original user experience that you have invested so much time in. This technology is called responsive web design.

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Mobile Website Optimization: Where to Start

Do you target a local audience? Then go and check how your site looks on mobile devices. If your site gives no value to mobile visitors, your business is dead for a great amount of prospects!

Nowadays to be local means to be mobile. In 2012 73% of US consumers used their mobile devices to search for local info. And 73% is a strong contingent.

Send your mobile visitors to your mobile version

First of all, consider what is the ultimate goal of your mobile website. You may want a website that will give your visitors full information about your business or a website where a purchase is performed. Once you have depicted your goal, you’ll be ready to achieve it.
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SEO News of the Week: PRISM, Google and Structured Data

You’ve probably heard something about PRISM – a secret U.S. government program to give the National Security Agency direct access to Google servers. Google’s CEO Larry Page denied speculations that Google joined this program. “First, we have not joined any program that would give the U.S. government—or any other government—direct access to our servers”, – he said in the Official Google Blog.

A new video by Matt Cutts tells how using rel=”author” structured data can help Google’s Web spam team improve search quality. He explains that moving from the anonymous Web to a Web with identity helps Google understand the authority of content writers and trust the person writing that content.
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