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Top SEO Lists of the Week - Week of August 30th
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Here again is Marketing Jive's Top 5 SEO Lists of the week.

#5.  The Definitive Guide to Image Search Optimization
http://www.stateofsearch.com/the-definitive-guide-to-image-search-optimisation/

Barry Adams and the folks at State of Search have put together a nice guide/list of SEO tips for image optimization. There are some great reminders from naming your image filenames to the content surrounding the image to file size and an image's title attribute.

Marketing Jive features our own Image Optimization tips that we compiled last year.

#4.  7 Different Visualisations of Link Profiles
http://www.seomoz.org/blog/7-different-visualisations-of-link-profiles

I still say the the engines need to move on from link popularity, but that is just my opinion. Tom over at SEOmoz had an interesting post on different techniques for visualising your link data in his post called 7 Different Visualisations of Link Profiles.


#3.  5 Link Building Questions That Make Me Die a Little Inside
http://www.searchenginejournal.com/5-link-building-questions-that-make-me-die-a-little-inside/23762/

Search Engine Journal featured this amusing article based on questions some ask pertainign to link building. I must say that my favorite is #4 on their list When Are We Done With This Link Building thing?


#2.  Bad SEO Advice - nine by Blue
http://www.ninebyblue.com/blog/bad-seo-advice/

I have much respect for Vanessa Fox. She's an industry veteran, she has worked at Google, she is at many of the search conferences so she knows her stuff. Over at her nine by Blue blog she had a nice little post on some of the bad SEO advice that she often comes across. Probably the thing that I like about Vanessa the most is her straight forward approach and response. Take her comments on keyword density for example:

This whole notion of keyword density has been around forever, but here’s what it really boils down to. How is your potential audience looking for this content? Put those words in your title tag, H1, and somewhere on the page. And use those words as anchor text in internal links to that page. If other sites link to the page using that anchor text, even better! It’s bad enough when people try to get the “right” keyword density by nonsensically repeating the same words over and over on a page, but removing other text? That’s just sad.

Couldn't agree more.  Nice little post from Vanessa Fox.

#1.  Google universal ranking factors: an overview of resources
http://www.stateofsearch.com/google-universal-ranking-factors-an-overview-of-resources/

Wow State of Search with two entries on our top five list this week. Well done. Our number one list of the week features a great collection of resources and links for all types of Google ranking factors, from organic ranking factors to video and news, from blogsearch to maps. Assembled by Jeroen van Eck from State of Search.


The piece also feature two of our favorite resources on organic ranking factors:


http://www.seomoz.org/article/search-ranking-factors
http://www.google.com/support/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=35769

We have done well over the years by addressing a number of these factors that are communicated in these two resources. You may want to check them out for yourself.

That wraps up our first month featuring our Top 5 SEO Lists.

Previous Lists

Top 5 SEO Lists - Week of August 23, 2010

Top 5 SEO Lists - Week of August 16, 2010


Top 5 SEO Lists - Week of August 9, 2010

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posted by Jody @ Tuesday, August 31, 2010  
1 Comments:
  • At 1:05 PM, Blogger Ginny Crandall said…

    This is a great list, even if it is a little bit old. I especially love what vanessa said about keyword density. Working in the SEO field, I see plenty of sites that will just drop their keywords in their blog all over and expect that to help them. They even have a completely different title. It is just sad. Now, do you have any advice about increasing my twitter followers?

     
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