5 Tips to Avoid Being Harvested by Google’s Farmer Update

By now you’ve probably heard of the Farmer Update that Google released in February for it’s algorithm. The update was primarily focused on cleaning up Google’s result pages by removing content farms. Content farms are sites that simply publish large amounts of content of little value in order to gain a high ranking with the […]

5 Things you need to know about SEO for 2011

2011 is sure to bring many changes to the SEO industry and the internet in general. Here are some things to get you started in the new year. SEO is not dead. This is maybe the most important thing to know as we head into 2011. SEO is not dead. In 2010 there were many […]

A Story About the Catalyst Code

I read this book sometime ago, but was reminded of it recently when talking with a client. I was reminded of it again today when the same client told me he had taken my advice and read it! He pointed to his desk and said “can’t you see all my notes?” On his desk were […]

Developing a Search Friendly Site (video)

Yesterday I posted about Google’s Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. If you learn better by reading check out the guide. If you learn better with videos check out this video to learn the basics of search friendly development beginning to end, including: Using Flash and JavaScript Headings and adding content Using Robot.txt files and sitemaps […]

Google Tips for International SEO and Websites with Multiple Languages

Many international companies with multi-lingual sites use machine translation such as Google Translate to translate their content. Google has recently warned against doing this. Google’s own John Mu commented in the Google Webmaster Central forums: I just want to add a word of warning here — using automated translation tools to directly create content for […]

SEO Tip: Always Use Unique Titles for Each Page on Your Website

So often I come across websites that use the same page title for all their pages. This is usually either the fault of a lazy designer or someone that just doesn’t understand the importance of unique page titles. Without unique titles the search engine spiders that crawl your website will have less of a chance […]