Feb 25 2011

Google’s “Pretty Big Algorithmic Improvement”

Category: organic seoTom Shivers

Google’s latest change to their algo is designed to reduce rankings for low quality sites and increase rank for high quality sites. Google defines a low quality site as being a low value add for users, a site that copies content from other sites or a site that just isn’t useful. Google defines a high quality site as one with original content and information such as research, detailed reports and thoughtful analysis.

Although the rollout is very early some SEO professionals have noticed some changes:

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Feb 23 2011

Link Building Tips For Bloggers

Category: link buildingTom Shivers

Are you a blogger or marketer whose pool of link building resources are getting a bit dry lately? Here are some ideas to quench your thirst.

Utilize your RSS feed

Register your feed with RSS feed directories: feedage.com, feedagg.com, feedblitz.com, feedmap.com, invision-graphics.com, etc.

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Feb 16 2011

New Twitter App: Buffer – A smarter way to Tweet

Category: social mediaTom Shivers

Do you know the great feeling you get, when you cleaned up your office or desk? When everything is neat and tidy and everything you do now will come nice and easy? Then let me introduce you to a tool, which will give you a similar feeling, just when you are online.

By making use of Buffer for your twitter account, you will have tweets planned out for a consistent timeline on twitter. When you have all the buzz and notifications coming in, you can still be sure to always keep your followers posted with great updates.

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Feb 09 2011

Cool Conversion Tips From My Bookmarks

Category: conversion rate optimizationTom Shivers

10 Little Known Factors that Affect Your Conversion Rate
Sherice Jacob loads up this article with excellent tips and graphics to clearly show the lesser known things that impact conversion rates: call to action statements, shopping cart convenience, policies, colors, and more great stuff.

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Feb 02 2011

Blogging Plans Can Be Fun!

Category: bloggingSophia Bates

I am sure I am not the only regular blog writer that has ever stared at their computer forlornly, wondering where they are going to pull the next blog from. Or that has ended up writing, deleting, writing, deleting, writing deleting (yes, this process can go on for days!). So how can you get past this annoying side affect of regular blog writing… by writing a blog plan of course!

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