Top Search Engine Rankings for April 2010

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comScore released search engine analysis for April 2010 which looks at how people search in sites like Google, Yahoo, and Bing.  The highlights are in the United States there were 15.5 billion core searches, with Google leading the lay controlling 64.4% of all searches performed. Google doubles search traffic for Yahoo and Bing combined Top Search Engines Rankings April 2010 Google still dominates all search traffic while Yahoo search traffic was up 0.8% to 17.7% and Microsoft, which is Bing, was up 0.1% to 11.8%.  The other top search engines Ask.com comes in at 3.7% and AOL at 2.4%.  Recent inclusions of other media channels in both Yahoo and Bing have led … [Read more...]

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Search Engine Marketing (SEM)

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Every business that has a web presence should make Search Engine Optimization (SEO), that is trying to get your site as high up as possible on Google and Bing search-results pages, a part of their growth strategy. At its most basic, "SEO" means finding ways to increase your site's appearance in web visitors' search results. This generally means more traffic to your site. While intense SEO can involve complex site restructuring with a firm (or consultant) that specializes in this area, there are a few simple steps you can take yourself to increase your search engine ranking but to really increase you traffic it requires professionals who are up to date on all the … [Read more...]

SEO Value of New Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP)

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If you have been searching on Google over the last week you will see new search engine results page (SERP).  Authority SEO takes a look at the search engine optimization (SEO) value to the new options people have to search online. Now, with the new SERP for Google social media has a true ecommerce value. The new Google search options have been available since January of this year though they have not been in easy to access options the way they are now.  If you don't know what is new.  Type into Google any keyword that you would want to rank for and then click the "more" button in the left hand navigation. … [Read more...]

SEO Before or After Design of Your Website

The most common thing that happens for many small businesses is that they create a website than start their Google Adwords program.  Only to find out the Adwords is costing them money with negative return on investment.  So the next step is turning to a search engine optimization (SEO) consultant. Many web designers claim they know SEO Many web designers claim they know SEO This can be very confusing for a small business owner when their web designer claimed they knew SEO.  Which perpetuates the #1 myth with SEO that search engine optimization is a one time deal of add a couple things to your website and you are done.  The reality is SEO is a daily, yes I … [Read more...]

Yahoo and Microsoft Bing Announce Major Partnership

For the first time in quite some time news on the search engine optimization landscape is important and it doesn’t have anything to do with Google.  There is a new deal between Yahoo and Microsoft which runs Bing that will have significant effects on search engine optimization. Top Points on the New Deal the agreement is for 10 yrs for next 10 years Microsoft has exclusive license to Yahoo’s search engine technology current affiliate partners of Yahoo will still be syndicated by Yahoo Yahoo search will not be powered by Bing’s search algorithm for both organic search results and paid search Yahoo and Microsoft will still employ their own sales … [Read more...]

What type of comments get accepted

Another website had a survey they were doing as the type of comments people would accept on their blogs.  The major question they were looking for is do people accept comments when people put anchor text in the middle of the posted comment. Anchor text is the highlighted word or phrase that is then linked to another website or web page.  Anchor text is important from an SEO standpoint as anchor text tells search engines like Google that the highlight term is important on the website or web page the link is pointed to. Authority SEO will automatically delete comments with anchor text in them The overwhelming response was that bloggers delete comments that have … [Read more...]

Questions You Need to Ask a Website SEO Consultant Before You Begin

As any business owners comes to realize at some point of time is that they need search engine optimization (SEO) support if they are going to grow their website and online revenue stream.  The challenge can ge daunting for the unfamiliar with the web as to how to find the right SEO consultant for your business.  The following are questions to ask any SEO website consultant before starting a contract with them.  For added validity to this list as Authority SEO is an SEO consulting company these questions were created by Google themselves (see Google's complete list). Authority SEO is excited to answer the questions that Google states are vital for high quality SEO … [Read more...]

#1 SEO Mistake Most Businesses or Websites Make

If you own a business than I hope you either have a website or are in the process of building one.  Which ever state you are in you come to the realization that no matter how pretty or how much time you tool to build it you are getting no web traffic.  So, as any good business owner you start an Internet marketing campaign.  In my experience there has been one over riding factor why most Internet marketing or search engine optimization (SEO) campaigns fail.  The answer is consistency. Consistency is the reason most SEO plans fail First, lets be honest how many people reading this post have at one time believed that SEO is just something you do once and then it … [Read more...]

SEO and Conent Writing – Rely on Quality

If you have started marketing your website, you have probably read about how important content it.  I am not going into detail for this post, though lets say content is still vital to your site's success.  The goal of this post is to look at giving your content writing a strategy.  Instead of shooting from the hip create a plan that you can follow which allows you to track that you are making progress. After your first couple of article most business owners are like "what now do I write?"  The issue of constantly adding new content to your website can seem overwhelming.  It doesn't have to be. For good SEO content rely on quality before quantity When I say … [Read more...]

Top 25 Websites on the Web

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Added an update as of May 10th, 2010 - This post was originally done last year in June so almost a full year has gone by.  It can be very interesting to see how the the top websites in the world wide web have changed.  Facebook now holds the #2 position which is important as the rumor is that Facebook might become the first true challenger to Google dominance of search and Internet traffic. Most people didn't even realize that Twitter which has gotten a lot of publicity wasn't in the Top 25 Websites last year though it is this year.  With the new way Google SERP works to show Facebook and Twitter updates these two social media sites have real ecommerce … [Read more...]

Transformers Search Engine Optimization – More Than Meets the Eye

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In the Transformer movies the term is used "more than meets the eye."  The phrase may be used to describe how the Transformers turn from cars into fighting robots though you could use this to describe some of the most basic aspects of search engine optimization (SEO).  When people think about SEO transforming the basics can achieve big dividends as it relates to search engine rankings. Like Transformers their are parts of your website that are "More Than Meets the Eye" Transformer #1 Titles: Titles are as basic as it gets on your website.  Every page on your website has a title.  I believe titles are the #1 aspect of your website done poorly for SEO than any … [Read more...]

Where to find the best blogs

If you search using keywords in Google's blog search you may find that you don't always find what you are looking for.  rssHugger.com is an excellent resource for indexing the highest quality blogs.  What I like most is the list of top 100 blogs which gives added validity to what you are reading. … [Read more...]

How to Make Submitting to Directories Work for Your Website

Once you started marketing your website you probably heard right away you need to gets links.  The important thing is that you need high quality links.  Google and other search engines have become very effective in determining scams to manipulate their search results. Directories, which are listing of websites, used to be a highly effective way of link building.  The problem with every good idea it gets abused online.  Because of this many directories hold no wait with search engines like Google. The best part is and this works in many areas of internet marketing, where there is abuse there is opportunity.  Now, most people have given up submitting to … [Read more...]

Why On Page SEO is More than Meta Tags

You want to optimize your website for the search engines, namely Google.  My favorite conversion with future SEO consulting clients is on the conversion of site optimization.  The first thing that any person will tell me is I have meta tags on my website.  Meta tags are important though they should be done before I even start with what I would call fundamentals.  I am not going into in this articles how many sites which have the same meta information on every page. The goal of this post is receive a greater understanding about other important factors for each page of your website. Do you know if your important keywords are in the top 100 words of your … [Read more...]

How well is Bing.com Search Engine Doing

By now you have probably seen the keyword overload commerical by Bing which is the latest search engine to challenge Google.  Bing.com is created my Microsoft which uses past searches and more detailed information in the search results in hopes that people which switch from Google as the major search engine player to Bing. So how well is Bing doing?  One thing you have to keep in mind is that it is only been available for a couple weeks.  Bing now ranks forth in highest visited search engines.  This isn't too bad since people have only had a week to use.  The initial reviews are good as people like the search results interface. Will Bing challenge Google; … [Read more...]

Need Content Ideas for Your Website – Q&A

If you have started the process of driving traffic to your website then you have probably run into the moment when you realize "what else can I talk about."  As you might have heard content is king online.  Which means that to be successful online driving traffic you need to constantly update content.  Finding new things to right about can be hard or it doesn't have to be. If you have run out of ideas start thinking more about questions and answers.  Questions and answer sites have more than double over the last couple of years as people find them a good way they want to get information. You don't have to start a new question and answer site just start … [Read more...]