An Interview with Rand Fishkin

How can we help our clients & move forward as an industry? Whilst presenting at SMX Sydney last month, Dan had the opportunity to speak with Rand Fishkin and ask him just that. Rand also gave us a brief overview on SEOmoz’s new(ish) tool, Fresh Web Explorer.…

 

Tracking Rankings With Google’s Referrer URL

Earlier this year I wrote about the problem of diminishing keyword data and offered a number of solutions to overcome this problem. Today I will highlight one specific method of keyword and position mining – server log files.

These days there is no such thing as an absolute ranking position.…

 

SEO for Multilingual eCommerce Websites

eCommerce Website's language Selector

During the last 5 years of doing SEO for eCommerce websites, I noticed that most store owners have a hard time with optimization for multiple languages. In this article I’ll try to explain some common misconceptions and tell you how to avoid 7 most common mistakes!…

 

Content So Simple Your Mother Could Do It

Getting Started with Content

Creating content isn’t something that comes naturally to most people. Writing a blog post for the first time can be torture and reading the results often as painful. The biggest problem for many can be knowing where to start.…

 

Discover Google+ pages while you browse the web

Google+ notification

Enhance your Google+ stream by following the Google+ pages that you find interesting:

  • When you visit a site connected to a Google+ page, a slider will appear on the side of the browser window. Hover over the slider to expand it and easily add the page to your circles.
 

Is Google’s Cache Your Traffic or Google’s Traffic?

I have real-time analytics on my wall in the office and every now and then I bump into an odd case of search traffic. This time I spotted a very unusual keyword:

cache:http://dejanseo.com.au/anchor-text-proximity-experiment/

keyword

It’s impossible to search Google for the above as a regular query (unless you use quotes) and users are taken to Google’s cache of the page and not your own site.…

 

Impact of Word Count on Social Shares

I have so far written around 200,000 words of content. Some of my posts are long and detailed, others can be amazingly short. I experimented with various formats over the years but was unable to find the exact pattern of an ideal post size for my own blog.…

 

Anchor Text Proximity Experiment

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Background

I always felt that surrounding text plays a semantic role in Google’s search algorithm, but was never able to ascertain the degree of its influence or whether it has any impact at all. This experiment was designed to test impact of link context on a small scale with a unique search term.…

 

New Improvements to Google Places for Business

We are used to seeing Google making new improvements to their services all the time, so it is of no surprise that Google Places for Business will soon get a new look and feel as stated in the Google announcement post.…

 

Link Disavow Placebo

Disavow Links and Relax...

Topic Controversy

After much debate in the webmaster community regarding the effectiveness of the link disavow tool on an algorithmic level, Danny Sullivan myth-busted the whole thing1 thanks to his contacts at Google. Another source2 adds further confusion to the case, however, as it perfectly aligns with webmaster observations (no documented case of recovery through link disavow tool upload only) and statements made by some Googlers (and ex-Googlers3 ) regarding the link disavow tool.…

 

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