Category Archives: SEO / SEM

Search Penalty for Thin Content

After receiving an email indicating one of my sites would be subjected to a manual search penalty in the Google Search Index because of “thin content”, it made me reevaluate many of my websites and compare them to the Google Webmaster’s Guidelines.  Most of my online real estate focused on passive income from Google Adsense and utilized what was up until this point, a proven … Continue reading

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Why High Paying Adsense Keywords are Useless

You’re a blogger and you have a goal of making it rich.  You have found a list of high paying Google Adsense keywords on some obscure blog and you know the basics of SEO. The rest is just hard work right?  You can develop some content around those keywords, do some link building and some basic on-page SEO and you’re in business right? Wrong. If … Continue reading

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Prospecting for Links

Are you struggling to find links to your websites? Chances are you’re not alone. Link building is one of the fundamental elements of search engine optimization.  Every webmaster is searching for links relevant to their site.  The more links they obtain, the better their content ranks in the search engine results. The problem being encountered is finding links can be difficult. At one time, people … Continue reading

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Why PageRank Doesn’t Matter

Visit any internet marketing forum and you are guaranteed to stumble upon a thread about Google PageRank.  Members will boast they have seen an increase and others will complain theirs have dropped.  Others will wear their PageRank as a badge of honour because it is higher than others commenting on the topic at hand. What is the coveted PageRank value these people are talking about? … Continue reading

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What Every Webmaster Should Know About Google Search

Search engine optimization is easy right?  Ranking in Google can be accomplished relatively easy by using keywords and adding backlinks right? Reading many of the “make money online” blogs would like you to believe it’s that simple.  After all, this is their premise these sites use to create foolproof products and services they offer. Understanding Google search and what goes into ranking well within this … Continue reading

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Develop Your Linking Strategy Before Link Building

Do you use a linking strategy as part of your search engine optimization (SEO)?  Do you understand how link building impacts your website? Almost everyone with a website knows link building is one of the basic building blocks of SEO.  To put it in very simple terms, every time someone links to your site they are casting a vote, adding to the popularity of your … Continue reading

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My Review of SEO Powersuite by

About three months ago I got really serious about blogging, internet marketing and SEO.  Even thought I ranked well for many of my sites, I wanted to learn more and turn a hobby into a real business.  I wanted software that could help me rank better and free up some of my time. After reading through many reviews and talking to friends, I decided on … Continue reading

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SEO Strategies for New Websites

Are you about to launch a new website and are wondering about some SEO strategies to use?  If you’re like many site owners you have your site online before giving any real thought about optimization. Everyday thousands of websites come alive.  Each new site brings new competition and often it’s the search engine optimization strategy employed that determines its success or failure. You have a … Continue reading

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Social SEO – Social Factors Contributing to Ranking

Have you recognized the social evolution happening on the internet?  If you haven’t, the future of your website may have a very bleak outlook. Today’s internet is dominated by social activity.  The popularity of social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Google Plus is unmatched.  Millions of users each day communicate, share and interact with each other and businesses on these sites. Until recently, social … Continue reading

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Are You Destroying Your Site With Backlinks?

You probably already know backlinks are the basic building blocks of good search engine optimization.  However, what you probably don’t know is you may be destroying your website with your linking strategy and the type of backlinks being used. Okay, so now that I’ve got your attention, let’s look at some of the fundamentals of link building. Backlinks are directed to your site and count … Continue reading

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