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How Long Until I'm First on Google?

February 11, 2009 2 Comments

We get this question all the time. People usually say “I’m not going to pay you guys if you can’t tell me exactly what position I am going to get and by when”. It actually makes sense. When I buy something, I want to know exactly what I’m getting. Unfortunately, no accurate answer can be given when it comes to Search Engine Read More »

The Best Free SEO Tools

February 6, 2009 15 Comments

SEObook Rank Checker This amazing Firefox extension allows you to check your search engine rankings in seconds. Just enter your website URL, the keywords, and find out your positions for Google, Yahoo, and MSN. SEO for Firefox This tool is awesome. It lets you see relevant data about the best ranked websites for a given keyword. Once you understand why others are Read More »

The Most Important Thing You Need to Do to Be at the Top of Google

November 22, 2008 4 Comments

For Google and Yahoo, one of the most relevant factors when it comes to deciding what websites will rank at the top is INCOMING LINKS. That is, how many other websites link to yours and which ones. In this article I will talk about getting high-quality incoming links. Quality over quantity Having a bunch of links pointing to your website is good, Read More »

Other Factors that Determine Your Ranking on Google

November 21, 2008 2 Comments

The age of your website For Google, a website’s age is a very relevant factor. Broken links and grammar mistakes Google doesn’t like to send traffic to websites that have broken links or misspelled words. Frequency of updates If Google and Yahoo see that you update your website frequently they are more likely to rank you higher. Sitemap Having a sitemap is Read More »

How to Optimize a Website to be at the Top on Google

November 20, 2008 8 Comments

Yesterday we talked about choosing the right keywords for SEO. Once you have the perfect keywords, it’s time to optimize your current website for the search engines. These are the things that you have to do on each page of your website to make it more search engine friendly. Step 1: Title The page title is a key component of SEO. You Read More »

Search Engine Optimization 101

November 19, 2008 2 Comments

Do you think that SEO is rocket science? What if I gave you a step-by-step plan that has worked for us and our clients time and time again? What if it was so easy than even a computer-idiot could do it? Today we will talk about the very first step of SEO, keyword research. Step 1: Coming up with a list of Read More »

5 Things to Avoid if You Want to Rank High on Google

November 17, 2008 1 Comments

An effective website design not only is appealing to the eyes but also to the search engines. This is a list of the most common mistakes that web designers make and why they should be avoided at all cost. Using tables for the layout Use divs for layout, not tables. Tables add a lot of unnecessary code to your pages and search Read More »