Blog Archives for the Search Engine Optimization category

SEO Makes You Smart Part III: Search -> Information Storage and Retrieval

Continued from: SEO Makes You Smarter Part I: Abundance Mentality and the “Progressive Effect” -and- SEO Makes You Smart Part II: Searching Better Makes You Smarter We’ve already covered a bit about why being a better searcher makes you smart. If you can’t see the […]

SEO Makes You Smart Part II: Searching Better Makes You Smarter

Continued from: SEO Makes You Smarter Part I: Abundance Mentality and the “Progressive Effect” The web is the great information equalizer How to become smarter by learning to use the web effectively: learn how to search better learn how to be an open minded skeptic […]

SEO Makes You Smart Part I: Abundance Mentality and the “Progressive Effect”

Everyone these days wants to be smarter or sexier. I can’t really help you much on the latter, but if you’re reading this site, you’re probably interested in SEO…in which case, I have good news for you…SEO makes you smart! When I started the original […]

The SEO Algorithm – Best Practices and Quality Indicators

I tend to have pretty much an abundance attitude with sharing information about SEO in most regards. I really don’t try to create smoke and mirrors around my work like it is some insanely difficult task. It’s not EASY, so I’ll be happy to give […]

Query Specific Search Engine Ranking Variables

I would say at least 3 out of 10 valid SEO theories evolve from sheer stark raving lunacy, so I’m gonna take a bit of a stab at a decent discussion on one. Perhaps this is already common knowledge, but I haven’t heard it discussed […]

10 Random SEO Tips for any Website

Here are ten things I generally check out first with most every website that I look at. Most are fairly simple and straightforward, but the combination of each of these things and the other six dozen variables on my checklist usually add up to pretty […]

Information Architecture 101 – Organize Your Website

I am constantly amazed at how poorly websites are organized. So many sites could rank better if only they organized their content and internal link structure more effectively. There’s two things every site needs more of: Content and Links. In order to scale and benefit […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Tool List – Volume XXIV – Search Engine Sitemap Tools

Getting a site indexed correctly is a critical aspect to good search rankings. It never ceases to amaze me how many sites have less than half of their unique content indexed by the engines. I guess it surprises the SE’s as well, because their index […]

A Summary of 301 Redirect Knowledge

Redirects, Url-rewriting, changing and moving sites, and purchasing new sites are all hot topics in the world of SEO. These are things that you don’t want to make too many mistakes on, so you have better know them well even if you can’t necessarily do […]

A Guide to Search Engine Filters, Penalties, Bannings, and Reinclusion

“You’re not a true SEO until you’ve been banned at least once!”” – not sure who gets original credit for this one…most likely Boser, Oilman or perhaps Jake. Anyone who has pushed the bleeding edge of search engine optimization has had a site go greybar, […]