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SEO Question: If I have to do link building. What best ways are there besides writing good articles and paid listings?

Link Building“If I have to do link building. What best ways are there besides writing good articles and paid listings?

I strive to only have quality links and stay away from free listings as they don’t count much. I have a few good quality links but feel I could do better. Any advice on this will be greatly appreciated.”

Great question – lets break this question down into two parts.

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SEO Question: What is a sitemap and why do I need them on my website?

SEO Question: What is a sitemap and why do I need them on my website?

Another great question, so lets break this question down into two parts.

What is a sitemap?

A sitemap is a list which the search engines (or search spiders) will use to find all of the accessible web pages on a site.

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SEO Question: If I’m doing my own SEO, what should I do on a daily basis?

SEO Question: If I’m doing my own SEO, what should I do on a daily basis?

Great question, and something I’ve been asked many times. If you confident enough in doing your own SEO and understand the basics than these are the tasks you should be doing on a daily basis:

1. Link building – depending on the keyword and competitiveness I’d recommend anywhere between 5 – 40 links per day.

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My top 5 SEOmoz Whiteboard Fridays of 2010…

Roger SEOmozIn my opinion, and I’m sure nearly every SEOer would agree, SEOmoz is the king of all things SEO help and resources which includes the great Whiteboard Fridays.

Now, I’ve been watching the Whiteboard Friday videos for years and they just get better and better. So here are my top 5 SEOmoz Whiteboard Friday videos of 2010.

Video 1) Building a monthly SEO action plan

Video 2) The basics of Local SEO

Video 3) 5 ways to use your social profiles for SEO

Video 4) Discussing LDA and SEO

Video 5) Top 10 things we learned about SEO in 2010

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SEO Question: How do I write the perfect title tag for SEO and Google?

Title TagSEO Question: How do I write the perfect title tag for SEO and Google?

As part of your search engine optimisation campaign, title tags (also referred to as META title tag) play a vital role when it comes to top notch rankings. Some experts say that the title tag holds as much weight as 20% towards good Google rankings for a particular keyword.

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Does a high Google PageRank (PR) help increase rankings?

Google has devised a system that looks rates a website on importance, this is called PageRank or PR. The PageRank system was brought into play in the early 20th century to give websites an authority rank. In simple terms PageRank is calculated on how many important links you have pointing to your website.

A lot of SEO experts disregard PageRank as it in know way helps with SEO and does not rank you higher than any other site.

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Information Search Engines Look For & Trust

The internet is a wash with information about everything from aardvarks to the film Zulu. As the various search engines crawl over your website they will look at two aspects which help greatly to get your site ranked, site links and content (which I can’t stress enough is so important).

Once they have found these two main attributes then will then look at all of the descriptive information about each page on your website. The algorithms are that now that advanced they will be able to determine whether or not your website and content is relevant for users that may do a search based around your website.

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Speed bumps and walls

Certain types of website navigation can affect the way in which search engines crawl through websites content. The search engine spiders rely on a user friendly navigation system to find all of the content on each and every website.

If you put it in layman’s terms, let say you have a two page website, but from page one there is know way to get to page two either through a navigation system or hyper links. So in essence, pages that can not be crawled by the spiders are classed as ‘walls’.

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