Local Search Listings

Google and Yahoo search pages now often include maps and local business information into their results. Search engines often act as yellow pages for people so verifying your local contact information should help customers find and contact you. Many businesses are already in Google and Yahoo because they take information from Yellow Pages, other telecom […]

Sending a DMCA takedown notice

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is considered a very controversial piece of legislation. While I do not personally support some of the law, I have sent DMCA takedown notices when one of my other blogs had posts lifted verbatim and republished without my permission. When someone steals content and publishes on it on a […]

Direct links from social bookmarks

I know I don’t post enough, but I try to have unique posts. I was holding off on this to better take advantage of it myself, but since SEOmoz is posting about Pligg sites, I better post this now before my content is less than unique. Everyone knows the use of the social bookmarking sites […]

Deep Link Percentages

Deep links are links to internal pages on a site rather than the index page for a site. The index pages for websites generally acts as hubs and receive most of the inbound links from sites especially directories. Smaller businesses often only have backlinks to their domain root, and have no deep links to internal […]

Link Building with InFormEnter

When building links for various sites, I often find myself hand-typing and submitting the same contact information to many different directories and comment forms. When you are serious about getting links, this repetitive action gets tiresome. Now you can get rid of your typing with the InFormEnter Firefox extension. The extension adds a small clickable […]

Do private domain registrations hurt search rankings?

Do private domains hurt your ability to rank in search engines? This is a question that I have not seen asked, but I think it deserves consideration. Search engines use many factors to determine whether to trust a website and the links to a website, and I believe whether or not a domain is registered […]

BlogAds Revenue Study

A report about the ad revenue of different political sites running BlogAds is an interesting read. The study did not address ad placement, just the ad count, and it found that most of the weblogs would make more money if they placed additional ads on their site. Political blogs have stayed cutting edge and are […]