Posts Tagged ‘seo’

Mahalo, The Ultimate Seo Mashup Setup?

Friday, February 5th, 2010

One site I’ve been paying more attention to lately is Mahalo which seems to be the ultimate SEO machine. Mahalo does well as a mashup that I had to wonder if having a mashup would be the best layout for a blog? Does pulling up related Google searches, Google images, videos, etc help give your blog better rankings? Mahalo seems to think so, taking their posts to the extreme, having automatic content automatically posted from across the web.

In fact if you look at Mahalo’s feed, they are having topics to get indexed by google that have no original content. They just mashup the information using scripts that automatically grab related content. Did they find a loophole that lets them get indexed very well with stealing content in a legitimate way? They only take the amount of description that Google has and in fact the only have thumbnails of the images. No legal issues have been raised yet that I know of. So maybe Mahalo really does have one of the best seo tools?

Reasons To Use NoFollow for Better SEO

Thursday, December 24th, 2009

Using nofollow is a great easy seo strategy that everyone should follow. Adding rel=’nofollow’ within your links lets you prevent them from being follows. This is a great seo strategy since it stops you from giving out free link “juice”. Why is your page rank so low? Maybe you’ve been giving out all your linkage to other websites without getting anything in return.

Maybe you’ve been blogging for years without using nofollow links and don’t want to take the effort changing all your links. That’s ok! There is an easy wordpress plugin that will take care of the work for you!

One of the best nofollow seo plugins that works for Wordpress version is called Nofollow Links in Posts Reloaded. Currently it works up to version 2.8 and will turn all those dofollow links into nofollow links.

Using White Hat SEO Methods

Thursday, May 21st, 2009

I’ve avoided Black Hat SEO and actually used White Hat SEO to make significant gains to my income.  When it comes to SEO, it is important none the less, but I’ve generally tried to stay away from Blackhat Methods. and focused more on just content that yields a high ecpm (earning per thousand).  The best method seems to be finding tthat niche that is popular, yet doesn’t have a ton of competitors.  Whenever you can find the content people want to read. yet has barely been covered, you’re golden to get an easy high seo with having to deal with a lot less competition.  Once competition does fianlly catch on, you’ll already have established yourself as a trustworthy source of content on that specific niche market.

What Areas Yield a High ECPM With White hat SEO?
When it comes to ECPM, some of the highest that I’ve noticed are those categories that are more of a luxury than a necessity.  Take vacations for example.  Often hotels can spend a lot more on adwords because their profit margins per customer are higher than say for ads related to kellogs cheerios.  Hostels and vacation resorts often also do a lot more advertising on the intnernet compared to most companies.  Other categories like lawyers and doctors pay also a  high ecpm.

Think about ecpm and traffic in this sense.  If you get an ecpm (earning per one thousand impressions) of $30, or an ecpm of $10, it would take 3 times as much traffic on the   $10 ecpm website as the $30 ecpm site to earn the same amount. That means working 3 times as hard to do the same work.

SEO Tip, Blog Comment SEO Strategy

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Many users take advantage of my top blog commentors on the left hand side of this blog, but have you ever noticed the common SEO Strategy for leaving comments?

Leaving comments is a great way to spread your link around for better SEO, but what is the best way to do it without getting your comment deleted?

1. Don’t leave URL links within the post – Most administrators will delete urls within comments or just delete the comment all together.
2. Writing your SEO phrase in the name part of the comment – Rather than writing your name as Nick, or John, or whatever, write in the keywords you are looking for.  A good comment name might be Free SEO Tricks or Best SEO Ideas… etc.
3. Making sure to leave an appropriate URL in the URL section.
4. Writing a comment that is relevant and NOT generic.  As soon as I see a generic response I hit the magical delete button.  Provide at least a little insight into the article or me as well as anyone else will hit the delete button.

Leaving comments can help you get more traffic to your blog, but make sure you follow at least these 4 steps or your comment SEO strategy might just not work.