Google’s Penguin Update has been a hot topic in the SEO world for around three weeks now. With widespread reports of ranking penalties and false positives, Google’s Matt Cutts has chimed in on the debate labelling the Penguin Update a success. “It’s been a success from our standpoint”, Cutts said. When asked about the issues… Continue reading Google Labels Penguin Update a Success & How to Recover If You’ve Been Hit
SEO blogs have been buzzing over the past couple of days with news that a new version of Google’s Quality Rating Guidelines was leaked online. The Google Quality Rating Guidelines is a handbook used by Google Search Quality Raters from around the world to rate the quality of results from specific searches. URL Raters… Continue reading Google Search Guidelines Give an Insight into Ranking Criteria
Yahoo! have just announced that will be shutting down their much loved Yahoo! Site Explorer tool later this year as they finalise the merger of Bing and Yahoo! organic results. Personally, I find it disappointing to see the end for site explorer which has been one of my most frequently used link checking tools for… Continue reading Alternatives To Yahoo Site Explorer
Following on from my posts about website architecture and PageRank leakage, today I’ve decided to cover another important element of your site’s structure – Navigation. There are two main considerations when building your sites navigation, First and foremost should be users. Your site’s navigation needs to help users find different content on your website quickly… Continue reading Website Navigation Tips Consider
I use Yahoo! Site Explorer almost every day to check basic link stats for both ineedhits.com and our clients. It is an extremely useful tool which can provide a lot of useful data about the inbound links to any site on the web.
URL structure is an important on-page SEO factor, so I thought I’d write a quick post covering some useful guidelines to keep in mind when designing your website. Let’s take a look at a typical small business website. While this may not be the case for every business, many sites often have the following pages… Continue reading Structuring Your URLs For A Beginners Website