Archive for ‘Advanced SEO Topics’

How to Visualise Very Large Websites

If you’re running a small-to-medium sized website, visualising website architecture isn’t difficult. What do you do if your website exceeds 100,000 or even 1,000,000 pages?

Visio, PowerMapper, SmartDraw and similar applications won’t do the trick. They produce great visualisations in a relatively short time period, but they fail/break/time out when facing websites such as eBay and Amazon.…

 

2 hard to notice SEO issues and one for the pros

I’ve been doing technical SEO assessments a lot here at Dejan SEO, and lots of different websites on lots of different CMSs have gone through my hands. What I noticed is, a lot of different CMSs create at least one of these 2 hard to notice technical SEO issues.…

 

Introducing: HyperPagerank

hyperpagerank

A ‘traditional’ link graph is a directed graph which consists of nodes connected by edges, a schematic representation of a document collection connected by directional links (A → B). Link-based search engines (such as Google) rely on directed link graphs to determine varying degrees of (query-agnostic) importance of pages in its index.…

 

How to rank well without unique content?

No Unique Content

While Dan and I were presenting in Poland, we received lots of questions during the Q&A as well as while mingling around. The most difficult and to me the most interesting question was: how to rank well if I have no unique content?…

 

A Not So SEO Friendly Text

You know that feeling when you’re looking to buy something online and you land on a category page of some online store listing products they offer in a nice little grid, and you’re scrolling down this grid looking at their products and then… BANG!

 

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!…

 

Chameleon’s Tail Chase

 Chameleon's Tail Chase

This article discusses the problem of diminishing keyword data and suggests innovative ways of using the available data in the future.

Key items:

  1. The value of long-tail keywords
  2. Encrypted search gaining momentum
  3. Decreasing amount of available keyword data
  4. Google’s tools process keywords to protect user privacy
  5. Working with available data to make actionable plans

The Value of Long-Tail Traffic

Numerous studies performed around long-tail traffic highlight volumeconversion rate and ranking potential as two of the most significant benefits of this keyword segment.…

 

PageRank Split Experiment

PageRank Split Experiment

One of the commonly circulated SEO theories is that links from pages with many outgoing links are not worth much. Dejan Labs team put this theory to a test in hope to find out what really happens.

The Experiment Setup

Number of domains involved: 3 (2 test domains referred to as “A” and “B” and a buffer domain used to bridge PageRank)
Test domain characteristics: Very similar domain format with slight variation.…

 

Rejuvenating Old Links

Rejuvenating Old Links

I’m pleased to announce that we’ve commenced another search experiment. We’re investigating the impact of link rejuvenation on page’s performance in search. More specifically, we’ll be changing the format of existing links to create new ones.

Background

When Google re-crawls a page and runs into a link which is slightly changed from the last crawl it will treat it as a new link*.…

 

Mind-Blowing Hack for Competitive Link Research

Peek-a-boo Links

Last week I presented a method for search result hijacking. The story got much coverage in the SEO community, perhaps due to the fact that Rand Fishkin’s authority pages were also compromised as part of our experiment. One thing I did not elaborate on in the original article was the peculiar way Google Webmaster Tools handle document canonicalisation.…

 

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