Category Archive for: ‘Search Engine Optimization’

10 Ways to Prevent Increasing Links

Don’t bother adding comments to popular blogs. It’s a waste of your time. You are about as likely to write anything interesting enough to drive a reader to your website as I am likely to shoot an Ansel Adams’esque windswept landscape, blindfolded. Of course… They just might like what they see, and tell others about you. *gasp! You can’t risk …

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What Determines Link Juice

Whatever determines link juice, it sure as hell ain’t PageRank. This comes as no new news to most SEO’s, but the myth of PageRank being the dominant factor in link juice is still quite popular amongst the forum posting crowd. We here at v7n place a lot of links. (Matt doesn’t read this, does he?) Our Contextual Links Program has …

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SEO and Web Hosting

A month or so ago HostGator bought some banner advertising on the v7n forums. Not for, but for their SEO hosting division, aptly named A few people have asked, what does SEO have to do with hosting? We’ve known for several years now that Google has a patent which filters and devalues inter-IP links. Quoting Google’s patent: Re-ranking …

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SEO Is Not An Argument

Or something. I love Godin’s stuff, but he can talk some gibberish, at times. “One of my concerns about the misuse of SEO by marketers is that it’s largely about tactics. It’s easy to get hooked on constant cycling of this approach or that tactic, all to incrementalize your improvements. Big successes, on the other hand, come from arguments. Arguments …

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The Myth of Outbound Links

Reading SEO forums is often frustrating. People suggest a possible algorithm element, and two seconds later it is accepted as fact. One of these unproven theories that is generally accepted as fact is the theory that if you want to rank for a specific search term that you need to link to “authority sites” on that topic. So if you …

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