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Tuesday, December 07, 2010
Last week's top five SEO lists.

 #5.  Top 5 Search Engine Optimization Audit Quick Tips - BillHartzer.com.  Bill discusses a couple of best practices with regards to optimization items such as:
  • 404 errors
  • Repetitive Title Tags
  • Improper url strings
  • Website Structure Review
  • External CSS Files

#4.  Six On-Page SEO Basics Revisited - Search Marketing Standard.  You can never get enough of these reminders.  Why do site owners continue to neglect these fundamentals?   From optimization of title tags and meta descriptions to the proper use of anchor text and alt tags these reminders are items that you should have addressed long ago.  This is a pretty basic list but good reminders none-the-less. 

#3.  Top 10 Ways to Increase Traffic to Your Blog - Search Engine People.  Blogging is a great form of content development that can assist your SEO and online marketing efforts greatly.  In addition, a blog can be a great way to drive additional traffic to your website.  This post from Kirsty LaVier shares ten tips on how you can get more out of your blog traffic or at least how you can get your blog to drive more traffic.

#2.  9 Step SEO Checkup Using Google Webmaster Tools - Search Engine Land.

You should already be using Google Webmaster Tools.  If you don’t yet have Google Webmaster Tools running on your site, setup is easy. Sign in to your Google account, then go to Google.com/webmasters/tools and follow the instructions. You’ll either need to upload a single file to your site, or add a simple META tag. If you’re using WordPress, you can use one of several easy plug-ins to handle the job for you.

This piece from Ian Lurie includes some nice tips and tricks of using Google Webmaster tools.  For example reminders that you can use GWT to:
  • Test your rich snippets
  • Tweak sitelinks
  • Submit video sitemaps
  • Submit and diagnose your XML sitemap

#1.  45 New Link Building Resources: the "Signal Builder" Edition for 11/19-12/02 - http://ontolo.com.  This is a newly updated list of link building resources with some fun stuff included as well.  While not everything might be specific to your needs, you are bound to find a resource or two from these lists that will help you with your link building efforts.


posted by Jody @ Tuesday, December 07, 2010  
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