Friday, November 30, 2012

Become a Google Top Contributor and Make the Most of Google's Products

Google is giving you a chance to become a top contributor in Google's forums and help each other make the most of Google's products.

Who are Top Contributors?


Top contributors, as the name suggests itself are widely knowledgable persons who continoulsy help people to solve their queries. Besides giving answers to questions, they also get a chance to test new features or give their views regarding product improvement.

Google top contributor
Google Top Contributors

The Benefits


Here are the benefits of becoming a top contributor:-

1- Display your expertise with other people with the top contributor badge.
2- Gain special access to Google member forum.
3- Provide feedback on Google's products.
4- Opportunity to attend trainings with the Google team.
5- Opportunity to receive faster product updates.
6- Get a promoted  profile page (See:- https://www.en.adwords-community.com/t5/user/viewprofilepage/user-id/80 )

Criteria To Become a Top Contributor


Becoming a top contributor is not that easy and requires you to fulfill the following criteria:-

1- You need to become a member of the community for a period of 4 months or more.
2- You need to remain active on the forum.
3- You need to be friendly and respond well.
4- You need to have a deep knowledge.

Join the Contributor Program

Read more:- Meet Google's Top Contributor's




Also See:- 

Dive Underwater with Google Maps
Google Drive
Google Trends
What Do You Love
Google Announces Field Trial To Show Search Results From Gmail and Google Drive
Google Does An Impressive Work in Making More Cultural and Historical Material Accessible Online
Knowledge Graph
Google Expands Knowledge Graph
Googleplex
Google Offices in India
Rich Snippets in Google

Link Churning Can Make Your Website Face Google Penalty


If you are too busy removing bulk of your backlinks due to any reason then stop there! This practice can make your website vulnerable to Google penalty. Removing backlinks in bulk within a short period of time is known as “Link Churning”.
Link Churning (Image credit:- midphase)

Some of the webmasters are involved In the process of removing bulk backlinks and then adding bulk backlinks to their site. This practice gives rise to an unnatural linking pattern and faces the penalty of Google.

More information about this can be found here:- Information retrieval based on historical data

Also See:-

Are You Making Your Website Vulnerable To Future Google Updates
Battle of Ranking Continues
Link Baiting
How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Importance of Backlinks in Seo
Seo Secrets
How to rank in Google

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Why Paid Links Are a Violation of Google's Guidelines

Webmasters engaged in the practice of buying and selling links are in constant danger of being penalized by Google. Selling text link advertisements on your website or blog that passes Page Rank are a violation of Google's guidelines and sites caught selling these sort of links are penalized by Google by either devaluing the Page Rank of the Web Page or by applying other sorts of penalty.

It becomes important for the webmasters to review the Google's Webmaster guidelines so that they do not violate the guidelines. Webmasters may place text link advertisements on the site but only after they have added the "no follow" attribute on the links. This would save their sites from getting penalized by Google.

Not only the sites selling links are penalized but the sites buying links are also penalized in the same manner. Hence, it is necessary to avoid these sort of practices which aims to manipulate the original ranking algorithm of the search engines. If you want to make your site succeed in the long run then its better to follow white hat seo pratices and care for your user.

Adding advertisements by way of Adsense, Chitika, Adbrite, Kontera etc won't harm your site because they work well in hiding the links from the search engines or add a no follow attribute to the links be default.

Have a look at this video by Matt, explaining why paid links are a violation of Google's guidelines:-



Also See:- 

Search Engine Optimization or Search Experience Optimization
How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Backlinks
How to Rank in Google
How to Design Seo Friendly Web Page
How to Make Your Website More User Friendly
Benefits of Seo

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Ontolo - The Complete Solution To All Your Link Building Needs

Backlinks are the essence of the site's rankings on the search engines along with relevancy. We as search engine optimizers know the value of backlinks and the importance it holds for getting lots of organic traffic via search engines. Many webmasters, link builders, search engine optimizers spend a lot of their vital time finding convertible link building opportunities. The task of finding good link prospects can be made easier by using Ontolo.

Here is a screenshot of how Ontolo enables you to find superior link prospects and allows it to save as a csv file.

Ontolo link building tool
Ontolo

With Ontolo, you can:-

1- Search relevant websites where you can get a backlink.
2- Filter the links based on Domain Authority, Moz Rank, Page Rank etc.
3- Save your searching data only once and the tool helps in searching new data every day.
4- New link building prospects are found based on the needs of your campaign.
5- Get notifications of new link opportunities on your email etc.

For a quick look at the features offered by Ontolo, visit:-

Ontolo Link Building Toolset

Also See:- 

Seo Tools
Free analytics tools for websites
Social Media Tracking Tools
Top 5 Social Media Tools
Content Curation
Image Optimization
Open Site Explorer- Seo Tool
Googlism

Monday, November 26, 2012

Google Unable to Crawl robots.txt?

Many webmasters face the difficulty of googlebot not able to crawl their robots.txt file. There are several reasons for this like the server not allowing access to robots, improper configuration of robots.txt file etc. In order to check whether googlebot has successfully crawled the robots.txt file, you can take help of the following tools:-

1- Login to Google Webmaster Tools and check your robots.txt with "fetch as Google" tool located under health.

2- Check the server health with intodns and solve any DNS issues with it.

3- Check the server load time with Webpagetest.

4- Check your robots.txt for any errors with robotschecker.

5- Check if the server is allowing robot access with Websniffer.

Last, but not the least, have a look at this Google Webmaster video by Matt Cutts -



Also See:- 

Google's Take on Sitewide Links
Google Human Quality Raters Do Not Influence A Website Ranking Directly
Google Now Cards
Google Expands Knowledge Graph
Google Disavow Links Tool
Query Highlighting on Google
How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Google to Take Action Against Spammy Guest Blogging
Seo Tools

Sunday, November 25, 2012

SEO Quake Firefox Extension- Track Vital SEO Parameters

Seo Quake Firefox extension enables us to track vital seo parameters and helps to save lots of time. It is a firefox extension having three main parts:-

Seo toolbar
Seobar
Vital Parameters on SERPS

What does it helps you to track?

Here are the important seo parameters which Seo Quake helps us to track:-

1- The Pagerank of any webpage.
2- Total number of indexed pages on Google.
3- Total number of backlinks to any web page.
4- Total number of indexed pages on Bing.
5- Age of the domain.
6- Presence of sitemap on the site etc.

Complete list of parameters



Here is a screenshot of the exact features of the vital parameters on SERPS



Install SeoQuake

You can install Seoquake by following this link:- Install SeoQuake

Also See:- 

Free Seo Tools
Site Analysis Tools
Social Media tracking tools
Top 5 social media tools
OpenSiteExplorer
Backlink Watch
Seo Powersuite

Saturday, November 24, 2012

List of Pinterest Board Names

Pinterest is one of the most visually tempting social sites that we have come across in our lives. It allows you to create boards and pin items into it as per your choice. People have loved this new form of sharing images and lots of amazing boards are created every day. I have compiled a list of interesting Pinterest board names that are shared below:-

List of Interesting Pinterest Board Names

Dog Gone It
Doggy Fever
Funny Cats
Fuzzy Buddies
Pretty Kitty
Horse Love
Cuddly Wuddly
Natures Wonder
Pets
Furry Things
Architectural Elements
Bran and Then Some
Words to Live By
Portals
Doors
Inspirations Arch Things
Architecture and Interior Designs
Buildings Signage Interiors
Prefab Architecture
Buildings We Admire
Churches Cathedrals and Churchyards
Street Art a Public Board
My Love for All Things Art
Figurativism
Art I Love
Cool Technology Gadgets
Women With Style That I Admire
Horror Supernatural
Street Art
Things from My Wall
Steelers
Ideal Wheels
Cars and Bikes
I Want to Ride My Bicycle
Ride or Die
The Garage
Transports
Speedy Classics
Cool Scooters
I Love Classic Cars
In My Dreams
Good Looking Men
Beautiful People
I Want for My Home
Favorite Peeps
Famous Faces
Birds of a Feather
Yummy Men
Cute Nail Art and Makeup
Design Seeds
Typography We Love
Design Illustrations
Nice Hair
Color Inspiration
Quotable Words
Beauty Stuff
Cheer Cheer and More Cheer
UI Inspiration
Designy Stuff
Color My Palettes
Brand Pin
We're Engaged
Identity
Bama Girls Stuff
When I Grow Up
Infographics
Lettering
Crochet
Craftiness
I Want to Make This
Scrapebook Rooms
Cute Crafts
Things to Make
Gift Ideas
On My to do Lists

Start creating your own virtual world of the things you love and share your passion with the world.

Some Ideas for Funny Pinterest Board Names

Here are some ideas for funny board names:-

Pub driver
ocean of miracles
loop n enjoy
cat has gone wild
live longer party stronger
foodie gone crazy
make it count dad
fuzzy things i adore
my life my finger
catch it assilicious
gone with the money
shoes fantasy
bribe the masters
pinlectronics
pinstormz
poopinsonpool
dress tasterz
this is my 18th drink
fake it with quotes
pinimal kingdom
celebrities I desire to become
itzz about caaars
holiday with a kangaroo
ultimate guide no one employs

Also See:- 

Pinterest Marketing Guide
Pinterest Marketing Tools
Now Get Business Accounts on Pinterest
How to Get More Traffic From Pinterest
Now You Can Verify Your Website on Pinterest

Optimizing for Baidu

Baidu is the most popular search engine in China. If your business needs targeting Chinese audience, then Baidu is the search engine that you should target even before Google. It was established in 2000 by Robin Lee and Eric Zoo. It mostly caters to the needs of the Chinese community and is better known as "Chinese Google".

Baidu

How to Optimize Your Website for Baidu


Optimizing your website for Baidu requires the old school seo techniques in making your site more search engine friendly by having search engine friendly meta tags, better accessibility and authority backlinks. Being a Chinese language search engine, your content needs to be in Chinese, your site needs to be hosted in a Chinese location, needs to have backlinks from Chinese sites in order to get the benefit of good rankings.

Title and Meta Tags


Meta tags are probably one of the first seo elements you need to look in order to optimize your website for Baidu. Your website and all its inner web pages must have proper title and meta tags(both meta description and meta keyword tags, although keyword tags are constantly fading away) using the important keywords to help Baidu understand the contents of the web page.

Chinese Content


Your site needs to have content in Chinese language. Remember, it is a Chinese language search engine. People use Baidu search in Chinese language, not in English language so its more of a common sense to have Chinese content in your site. Recently, Bing has partnered with Baidu to present English search results for Baidu. But, still Chinese is what rules the Baidu community.

Chinese TLD


Your site needs to have a Chinese top level domain .cn or .com.cn to get the maximum positive optimization results.

H1-Hn Tags


The same Google rule applies here. Highlighting your main content under heading tags can go a long way in helping your web pages rank better on Baidu.

Alt Tags


Having proper alt tags for images contained on the content helps the search engine determine the content present on the image and helps your web pages to rank for the respective search queries.

Better Crawlability


Site must have better crawlability and must prevent the search engine crawlers to keep guessing. Having bradcrumbs, text links to connect with the inner pages, sitemaps, robots.txt etc. all contribute for the Baidu crawlers to easily crawl a website. Navigation is important and your site must have a clear structure with clear navigation. Avoid using flash and JavaScript as Baidu crawlers have difficulty in parsing contents contained in Flash.

Avoid Duplicate Content


Baidu is really strict regarding duplicate content and it penalizes sites having duplicate content. So, make sure your site has quality and original content.

Backlinks


Like every search engine, Baidu relies heavily on links coming to your site and ranks your site based on that. Having quality backlinks can help your site rank better on the this Chinese search engine. Remember, the quantity of backlinks still relies heavily for Baidu.

Fresh Content


Every search engine loves website having fresh content, so make sure your site is regularly adding fresh content in order to make Baidu trust your site and return to it more often.


Important Links

Submit Your Site to Baidu
Baidu Search Engine
Baidu Webmaster Tools
Baidu Official Seo Guide (It's in Chinese)
Baidu Keyword Tool


Quick Video for Baidu SEO




Video credit:- Koozai

Also See:- 

How to Rank in Google
How to Optimize for Bing
Getting Listed on Search Engines
How Do Search Engines Work
Seo Tutorial
How to Present Content on a Website
How to Increase Traffic to Your Website

Friday, November 23, 2012

Determine a Keyword's Overall Worth With Netmark's Keyword Intelligence Tool

Every search engine optimization or Adwords campaign starts with proper selection of keywords. Its important to find out the real worth of keywords in order to fetch the maximum return on investment. Google Adwords Tool does provide you with all the data that you need to plan your campaign effectively. But, there are some other factors which when considered while selecting keywords can earn you a lot more positive results. These factors are well covered in the Netmark's Keyword Intelligence Tool. Now, let's discuss the awesome features of Keyword Intelligence.

Features of Netmark Keyword Intelligence Tool


1- It shows the Global Monthly Search Volume and Local Monthly Search Volume for selected keywords.

2- It shows the number of keyword competitors.

netmarks keyword intelligence tool
3- It gives an estimate of the Cost Per Click.

4- It shows you the amount of competition for individual keywords.

5- It gives an idea of the value of the keyword on a 0-100 scale.

6- It shows the SEO Clout Score which is a rough idea of the relevancy of the content to search engines.

7- It gives an idea about the rankability factor which determines how harder or easy it is to rank for that keyword.

8- It gives an idea about the seasonality factor which determines how the search volume has fluctuated in the past.

Please Note:- The tool in the free version offers upto 10 keyword analysis per day.

Here is a quick video to learn more about this tool.




Also See:- 

Seo Tools
Open Site Explorer- Seo Tool
How to do Effective Keyword Research
Keyword Density
Seo Tutorial
Keyword Stemming
Adwords Quality Score

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Step By Step SEO Copywriting Guide

Seo Copywriting forms an important part of the overall Seo strategy. Having user friendly and search engine friendly content is required to enhance the overall user experience of your site. The below infographic helps you to understand the basic steps to transform your content into a successful piece of popular content.

step by step seo copywriting guide
Step by Step Seo Copywriting Guide

Also See:- 

Infographics - An Easier Way to Create Backlinks
Content Curation
3 Seo fundamentals every webmaster should follow
Seo Secrets
Seo Tutorial
Kiss approach in Seo
Mobile Seo
Patience and Seo

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Search Engine Optimization Or Search Experience Optimization?

The battle starts with Matt openly discussing in a video that search engine optimization should better be known as search experience optimization. As per Matt, Seo is not about link building but making websites that are easily crawlable and provide a good user experience.

As per my opinion, Link Building is the most important part of Seo that involves various techniques. Some of them work really well and gives good returns to the businesses which invests in search engine optimization. Link Building would continue to be a part of the search engine optimization as it not only helps in increasing the visibility of the site but also helps to get referral traffic. Link Building is not bad as every business wants to have their brand name visible from as many web properties as they can. But, the way we build links is definitely an issue. Link building must be done keeping in mind the user experience and the link builder must avoid creating spammy links.

Matt is right, Seo should concentrate on making their website both search engine friendly and user friendly. They must focus on having good content, better crawlability, social media promotion etc. A site must improve its quality first in order to rank higher on the search engines.




Also See:- 

How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Backlinks
How to Rank in Google
How to Design Seo Friendly Web Page
How to Make Your Website More User Friendly
Benefits of Seo

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Now Get Business Accounts on Pinterest

Pinterest has recently announced business accounts for promoting products and services. Due to the constant popularity of Pinterest emerging as one of the best social media sites, dedicated business accounts were needed to get that edge in promotion.







How to Create And Use Your Business Account ?


Follow the steps given below in order to create and promote your business account on Pinterest.

Step 1


Create a profile or convert your existing account into a business account. (Visit - http://business.pinterest.com/)


Step 2


Verify your website and increase the visibility of your website on Pinterest. It would get displayed on your profile and help receive some referral traffic.


Step 3


Start creating boards and highlight special offers. There is no better way to highlight your special offers other than Pinterest. Explore the full potential of this amazing social platform.


Step 4


Start building communities and share useful stuff. You need to remain active on your board sharing images regularly.


CASE STUDIES AND EXAMPLES


If you are looking for some perfect examples on how to use Pinterest effectively on Pinterest for business purposes  then see the resources shared below:-

Jetsetter
Organized Interiors
Pet Plan
Etsy
Allrecipes

Source:- http://blog.pinterest.com/post/35710687813/new-tools-for-businesses-in-the-pinterest-community


Also See:- 

Pinterest Marketing Guide
Pinterest Marketing Tools
Top 10 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website
Top 10 Facebook Apps
Facebook Marketing Strategy
Twitter Marketing Strategy
YouTube Marketing Strategies
Top 5 Bookmarking Sites

Monday, November 19, 2012

SEO Effect of Links to URL'S Ending With a Campaign Tag

Dynamic sites often face the difficulty of having inbound links pointing to the Url's ending with a campaign tag (?hl=en ) as in (http://www.example.com?hl-en) etc. There are several ways through which you can capture the full value of link. These methods are explained below:-

Use rel Canonical Tag


The first option to capture the full value of link is by using the rel canonical tag. This tag can be included in the head area. It helps the search engines to find out the main url out of the several urls that your site might be creating. This helps in passing the full value of inbound links to the main url.


Use 301 Redirects


The second option is using a 301 redirect where you may redirect the page ending with campaign tag which you don't want to index to your main url. This helps in passing almost the full value of the link juice.



Use URL Parameter Tool


Google provides a special tool to solve this issue by way of url parameter tool. If you are able to find unnecessary urls which are creeping into the search results without providing any real value to the user. You can tell Google which characters to consider in the url content and which ones to leave.



Here is a video from Matt Cutts, explaining the techniques in detail:-




Also See:- 

Google's Take on Site Wide Backlinks
Google Human Quality Raters Do Not Influence A Website Ranking Directly
Google Now Cards
Google Expands Knowledge Graph
Google Disavow Links Tool
Query Highlighting on Google
How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Google to Take Action Against Spammy Guest Blogging

How to Find Out Which Keywords You Rank For?

It becomes rather necessary for a search engine optimizer to find out the exact keywords with which his/her website is ranking on the search engines. The big question then wonders in the mind of a search engine optimizer- "How to find out which keywords my website is ranking for? " .

Seo world has a lot of inhabitants in the form of tools. These hugely successful seo tools can make the things really easier for you.


Google Webmaster Tools (GWT)


You need to verify your website on the GWT before you start seeing the keywords you rank for. It shows you the number of times your website was displayed by Google with respect to a particular query by way of impressions. Besides displaying the average position of your website, it shows the CTR and the total number of clicks.


SeoProfiler


Seoprofiler helps to accurately display a list of keywords with which a site ranks for on Google. You will be amazed to see, how accurately it shows the exact keywords and their current rankings.

Here is a snapshot of what it actually displays.

SEOPROFILER


WebStatsDomain


Webstatsdomain is another great tool for finding a list of organic keywords with which your website ranks on Google. It displays the organic keywords and their current rankings on Google.

Here is a snapshot og Webstatsdomain





Alexa


Alexa is widely popular tool in compiling a list of high impact search queries for your website. It displays the exact search query, the impact factor, the popularity of the query and the query competition index (QCI).



Also See:- 



Sunday, November 18, 2012

Social Media Business Demographics


Social Media has changed the way businesses promoted their products and services. These sites are used to identify and attract new customers. Many of the brands use social media to educate the customers about their products and services or to increase the brand awareness.

Creating business success through social media:- (From the infographic shared below)

1- Create a business profile on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.
2- Start social networking with peers.
3- Experiment with social media tools.
4- Use Twitter daily.
5- Learn from the experts.
6- Determine how your success will be measured.
7- Do not spend too much time online.
8- Embrace customer reviews.
9- Consider using Groupon.
10- Ask each visitor and customer how they heard about business.
11- Remember it make take 6 months or more to measure results.

The below infographic originally published on zhsocial displays the social media business demographics in a clear and interesting manner.

social media business demographics
Social Media Business Demographics (Image credit:- Zhsocial)

Also See:- 


Why Seo is still favoured by organizations?

Seo is a part of internet marketing that is widely used all over the world to get visibility on various search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing, Yandex, Baidu, Ask etc. Businesses hire competent and dedicated search engine optimizers to make their website relevant and search engine friendly. This helps them to get high rankings on the search engines for their chosen keywords. Once they attain the search engine rankings for the desired keywords, they start receiving traffic to their websites. Lots of quality traffic helps to convert into customers and ultimately the return on investment increases.

Seo is the right option for your business (Image credit:- marketingpilgrim)

Seo is a long term marketing strategy which uses various methods to effectively promote a website on the search engines. These methods help a site to get enough visibility to generate viable leads for the company or brand. One of the most important factors which helps seo to succeed is its cost effective nature. Company spending dollars after dollars on PPC to get their sites ranked can hire a dedicated search engine optimizer at a lesser cost to get the site ranked organically which in return saves the money spent on PPC campaigns.

Almost all the major brands that are ranking high on Google have employed search engine optimization as a tactic to receive tons of free traffic to their website. It is still favoured by a majority of small, medium as well as large scale business organizations. However, the nature of this strategy has a few shortcomings, one of them being its effective in the longer run. A company which needs instant profits had no option but to opt for PPC to get immediate returns. Any Seo campaign is like building a huge structure and that can’t be build in a day. It takes enough of patience, dedication and hard work in order to build a web presence that is liked by the people as well as the search engines.  

Hence, a company employing the strategy of seo must keep in mind of its shortcomings and the enormous advantages that it offers in the long run. No other advertisement campaign promises such a high return on investment as this widely used internet marketing channel. Several brands have taken the advantage of this useful technique in the past and the trend is continuing. It’s expected to grow at an enormous pace with even more smaller business jumping into this game of getting organic rankings for their main business keywords. 

Also See:- 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Bing Releases Webmaster Guidelines - Content, Links, Social Most Important

Bing has released its first set of webmaster guidelines which gives importance to content, links and social. Although most of the search engine optimizers already give importance to these three factors and use them to make their website more relevant and search engine friendly. But thanks to Bing, webmasters would feel it easy to optimize their websites for Bing.

Bing webmasters guidelines


You can have a look at Bing webmaster guidelines here:- http://www.bing.com/webmaster/help/webmaster-guidelines-30fba23a


Also See:- 

How to Optimize for Bing
Bing it on Challenge
Getting Listed on Search Engines
List of Search Engines Other Than Google
Web Crawler
Top 10 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Website

Friday, November 16, 2012

Now You Can Email Your Tweets

Twitter is set to introduce a new feature that will enable the users to email their tweets directly from twitter.com. The main advantage that it would offer to its users is that the tweet can be shared with people who are not present on Twitter.

As per the twitter blog -
"You can email a Tweet to anyone, whether they use Twitter or not, right from your Twitter stream or from the details view of any Tweet. Just click on the “More” icon next to the reply, retweet and favorite buttons in order to email a Tweet to anyone you know. "


Email your tweets

Also See:- 


Algorithm to Predict Twitter Trends
Twitter Cards to Tweet in More Than 2000 Ways
Free Twitter Backgrounds
Twitter Tools
How to Get More Twitter Followers
Twitter Marketing Strategy
Geo Targeted Ads From Twitter

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Facebook Introduces Pages Feed


Social Networking giant, Facebook has introduced a new feature today that would allow the users to see content from the pages that they have liked in the past. This new feature is known as "Page Feeds" and can be seen by clicking on the left side menu of your profile page. Page Feeds is a separate section of the regular news feed which will show you the latest feeds from the business,brands and celebrities pages which you really care about. This is a measure to filter out content from your friends with the content from the pages. 


Facebook Page Feeds
Facebook Page Feeds 


New Feature for Page Only Feeds

As per the Facebook representatives "It’s a ‘Pages only’ view of your News Feed, making it even easier for people to keep up with the Pages they care about most.” 

(Source:- Originally published at Venturebeat - http://venturebeat.com/2012/11/14/facebook-pages-feed/)

Why Pages Feeds?

Facebook have received requests from the members that they want to see more feeds from the pages they are connected to. This gave rise to a new feed altogether known as page feeds. It would help the brands to get more visibility on Facebook and the fans would be able to receive all the latest updates by visiting the pages feed link displayed on the left side of the menu under the pages subsection.

(Source:- Adweek)


Facebook News Feeds- The next big game changer?

It seems that Facebook has found a new solution to generate a lot of revenue from the advertisers by way of sponsored feeds which it introduced recently. Now, a separate feed for business pages is a step ahead in accomplishing that goal. 

Here is a direct link to pages feed:- http://www.facebook.com/pages/feed

Also See:- 



Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Google's Take on Site-Wide Backlinks

Google may consider too many irrelevant site wide links as spammy and may take manual actions against the site hosting the links as well as the outgoing links. Not all site wide links are bad, but a few ones go far enough to be penalized.

Matt says, if your site is polish and you provide a site wide link to an English website with anchor text "Rent Cheap Apartments" then it would be considered spammy to the user as well as Google. These are the sort of activities which needs to be avoided. Many webmasters are engaged in the practice of acquiring irrelevant site wide links to their website just for the sake of increasing their overall backlink count. But, this sort of strategy would not work and might go totally negative, especially when Penguin is roaming around.

What Google Does?

Google compresses the site wide links and counts all the links as one link.

Are Site Wide Links Bad?

No, it is not bad as long as it is helping the user but when it becomes irrelevant then it faces manual action by Google. For more help, watch the latest video by Matt Cutts on "How does Google consider site-wide backlinks?".





Also See:-

Google Human Quality Raters Do Not Influence A Website Ranking Directly
Google Now Cards
Google Expands Knowledge Graph
Google Disavow Links Tool
Query Highlighting on Google
How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Google to Take Action Against Spammy Guest Blogging

Facebook to Reach 1.5 Billion Visitors by the end of 2012

Facebook is growing at a tremendous rate and is expected to reach 1.5 billion visitors by the end of the year 2012. This is incredible achievement for the social media giant.

Top 5 Countries Where Facebook is Growing

Country             Growth Expected          Expected Visits

Brazil                        106%                        60.3M
India                         61%                          60.2M
Japan                       225%                         16.3M
S.Korea                   125%                          9.4M
Russia                       55%                          7.1M


Source:- Dreamgrow

Also See:- 

Facebook Introduces Dedicated Pages for Couples
Effective Customer Care Through Facebook
Top 10 Microblogging Sites
Facebook Marketing Strategy
Top 10 Facebook Apps

Analyze Backlinks - Useful Backlink Checker Tool


Analyze Backlinks is one of the best backlink checker tools which avoids the repetiton of domain while showing the backlinks of your competitor. You can use the power of analyze backlinks in order to spy down your competitors backlinks. It is commonly known as "Yahoo Site Explorer Alternative" and works effectively. It also offers you to generate a list of backlinks which you can save for future purposes.

Here is a snapshot of analyze backlinks



Some other alternatives:-

Backlinkwatch
Digbacklink
Bluebacklinks
Inspectbacklinks


Also See:- 

How Backlinkwatch Can Help You in Spying Your Competitor Backlinks
Importance of Backlinks in Seo
Infographics- An Easier Way to Get Backlinks
Free Seo Tools
Opensitexplorer- Must Use Seo Tool
Analyzing Your Competitor Backlinks
How to do Competitor Analysis
How to Check Which Keywords Are Driving Traffic
List of Seo Software

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Google To Take Action Against Spammy Guest Blogging Activities

Google action against guest blogging
Guest Blogging- Penalize or Reward? Choice is yours! (Image credit:- speakupaustin)
If you are allowing too much of irrelevant guest post articles on your blog then this news can come as a shocker to you. Google is set to penalize websites that allow irrelevant guest post articles which ultimately links to irrelevant backlinks.

Matt Cutts has recently posted a video on You Tube suggesting that guest posts must come from relevant authors and the quality of the post should be of good standard in order to skip the penalization. Sites that are allowing spun content to be published on their sites in the name of guest blogging are surely to be penalized sooner or later.

What to do?

In order to make guest blogging work for you, follow the guidelines mentioned below:-

For Guest Bloggers

1- Approach webmasters that belong to your niche. Submit posts that are of high quality and user friendly.
2- Do not try and submit spun content.
3- Do not link to websites that are not related to the theme of your article.

For Webmasters

1- Do not publish low quality guest posts.
2- Check the authenticity of the guest blogger before posting the article.
3- Check the quality of the links contained in the guest post.
4- Check the submitted article for duplicate content or spun content.




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Guest Blogging For Links
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How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
Seo Secrets
How to Rank in Google
Authority and Relevance Seo Gold Coins
How to Make Your Website More Website Friendly

Monday, November 12, 2012

Twitter Celebrates Diwali With #Diwali, #MyLights Tags And A Special Events Page

Twitter is setting the mood this Diwali by offering special hash tags to celebrate the spirit of Deepawali. You can join the celebration with the special Diwali Events Page. You may highlight your Diwali wishes by using the #Diwali hashtag and you may also share lovely pics of Lights by using the #MyLights hashtag.

Diwali Twitter
Join the Celebration on Twitter


Source:- Twitter Blog


Seosandwitch.com wishes you all a very Happy Diwali :)

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Facebook Testing Sound With Notifications

Facebook sound
Have you heard the sound yet? (Image credit:- Gaffeyproductions)
Facebook is set to add a new feature that would enable the users to listen to a "ping" sound whenever the user gets some notifications. This feature is still in testing phase but could soon become a part of Facebook.

When will you hear the "Ping"

1- When any user sends you a message.
2- When any user sends you an invite.
3- When any user writes on your timeline.
4- When any user invites you to an event.
5- When any user likes your shared posts.

Where to find sound settings?

You can find the sound settings by clicking on account settings then on notifications. You will see an option named "view", click on it and uncheck the box which says "Play a sound when each new notification is received" .





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Facebook Marketing Strategy
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Facebook Eyeing Mobile Platform
How to Develop Content for Facebook Marketing
How to Create Facebook Ads That Generates Revenue
Facebook Introduces Dedicated Pages for Couples
Top 10 Facebook Apps

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Effect of Parked Domains Without Content

Google has clarified its stand on parked domains. Suppose you have booked a domain recently but you plan to launch the contents in it after 6 months then keeping it blank is not a good seo strategy. Instead create a basic template and add content on it clearly mentioning the purpose of the future website. This would help Google gain some knowledge about the site and the next time you update your website, Google is able to crawl its content sooner as compared to keeping it empty.

Here is a video from Matt, helping to clarify Google's stand on parked domains.



Also See:- 

Google Human Quality Raters Do Not Influence A Website Rankings
Google Now Cards
Google Expands Knowledge Graph
Peek Into Google's Data Centers
Google Disavow Links
Query Highlighting on Google
How to Create Backlinks That Google Loves
How to Rank in Google