Social Attacks SEO

We all know that Social media is the "next big thing." But have you considered how it affects SEO?

As you've probably heard Google is pulling in relevant Tweets into its index. That means that if you Tweet your keywords it's going to help your sites position in search, provided you also link the keyword to your site.

And of course Google has come out with +1 button, which seems to be a bit along the lines of the Facebook "like" button.

Although, until I actually see it working in the wild, and on my own site, I'm going to withold judgement.

Free SEO Diagnostics Tool

A Free SEO Diagnostics Tool, what more could you want?

Edward Areberg at AudetteMedia created it to go through your site log files and drag useful information out.

There are other SEO tools out there that can do this. However, this one is free, has been written by someone in the SEO community and appears to be quite comprehensive.

See what you think. Is it helpful?

Google Improves Search Engine Optimization Key Word Tool

Over the last 2-3 days Google has changed it's keyword tool so that rather than just showing a shaded bar to indicate volumes for a key phrase it now shows actual search volumes.

As you'd expect the Internet Marketers all over have started to froth at the mouth with delight at this new marvel. We've had volumes from other tools before but there's always been a debate as to how accurate those search volumes were.

Now with Google showing search volumes we can be certain that they're accurate in Google's tool. However, that means the key word tools I described in a previous post need to change, either to present analysis of search volumes (probably based on Google's own results) or to do other things related to key phrases.

The accuracy we get now means that we can begin to track the real search volumes of a lot of different key phrases. So I'm quite sure we'll have tools adapted to extract search volumes from Google and then store them to show how the volumes change over time. A very powerful way of choosing exactly when to use Pay Per Click and when to stop using it.

So go and check out the new, improved Google search tool, find your niche and sell, sell, sell!

Do You Know Which Of These Is The Best Keyword Research Tool?

Survey2.jpgLee Odden ran a poll to discover the best web-based keyword research tool as voted for by the Search Engine Optimization community.

He had 154 votes for a number of different makes of keyword research tool.

Interestingly the top 5 took 77% of the vote.

And those top 5 included (in alphabetical order):

  • Google Keyword Tool
  • Keyword Discovery
  • SEO Digger
  • WordZe
  • Wordtracker

There were no real surprises but it made an interesting post with its follow-on comments. 

Which one do I think is the best tool? Well I'd have to vote for Wordtracker. Did it win?  Well you need to check the results on Lee's Blog

SEO By Checking Keywords

I've just posted on my other blog Marketing for Power Packed Business Growth about Duncan Bannatyne and the fact that I've had loads of hits looking for him.

I also noted that SEO marketers find search statistics interesting.

For example...

Google Zeitgeist - Top 10 Searches By Country

With search you can see what information, that is through keywords,  people are checking in your niche. You can then edit your web copy for those keywords.

In the top 10 in most countries Google December 2006 statistics displayed on the Google Zeitgeist pagewere either Angelina Jolie, Paris Hilton, or Britney Spears.

I've already blogged about the importance of keyword research. This is just another avenue.


SEO World Championships - What's It Mean?

I've entered for the SEO World Championships where all the competitors attempt to get into the top 10 on Google, Yahoo and MSN for a weird phrase.

This year it's "Globalwarming awareness2007".

So everyone feverishly works to get their entries indexed, linked and optimized to ensure that they gradually float to the top of the search pages. Or more preferably shoot to the top!

My own entry is through a blog called globalwarming awareness2007 project.

In it I'll be talking about global warming and raising awareness for 2007, of course.

And we'll see how things go.


The Coolest Guy On The Planet

I blogged about the coolest guy on the planet on Monday on this blog.

Then I copied that post to change it to make another related point today.

But I forgot to change the date, so it overwrote the original post...


So if you were feverishly searching for the original post -- it's gone.

Now normally that's not a problem because I always save a draft.

Erm, that is I usually save a draft. So of course this time I hadn't and there we go no post.

The point?

Remember, editing an old post to create content for a new one is dicey. Better is just to copy the original HTML and then paste it into a brand new (empty) post.

What I said in the original post was along the lines of ...

I decided to use "the coolest guy on the planet" as a way to test out various ways copy and other techniques can boost or detract from, a sites Google rank.

After my original flurry of activity and posts I'd ended up at 26th position on search. Then I'd let it lie and added not further information or links or anything else. I dropped into the 40's.

I then pointed out that I should add another post about the coolest guy on the planet and/or some links and then come back and see the result.

I did do that and the result for the coolest guy on the planet is now posted on the Monday 15th January post.


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