Tag Archives: SEO

SEO – Choosing Keywords

One of the most effective means to rank in search engines is the effective use of keywords. There are, of course, other strategies that can be and are very effective, some are black-hat and most involve linking in some way. However, I don’t think any SEO expert would deny that fresh content and smart keyword [...]
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Google Adwords Keyword Tool

The Google Adwords Keyword Tool is a good source for researching keyword competition, traffic levels, and alternate keyword phrases.  The monthly search volume can be a little misleading, but if Google Adwords Keyword Tool is used in coordination with other SEO tools such as Insights, Trends, and the Search-Based keyword tool, it can allow for [...]
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Google Search Based Keyword Tool

The Google Search Based Keyword tool is often used to determine competition levels and traffic volume for specific keyword phrases.  For instance, searching for the keyword “Cincinnati” will bring up the most popular keywords often search for, along with the keyword “Cincinnati”.  It also provides for several filtering options, allowing a surprising amount of depth [...]
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Google Trends Offends Lindsay Lohan – Results in BP Oil Leak

Google Trends is an search engine optimization tool I’ve found most useful for studying the rise and fall of keyword trends, hot topics and keyword terms currently receiving higher search volume. Blog writers often use Google Trends as a place to find article topics. For instance, in Google Trends today, the BP Oil Leak in [...]
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Leave Them shaking with SeoQuake!

FireFox SeoQuake – Free plug-in For the firefox users out there, SeoQuake is an excellent tool for checking out your competition, with a plethora of documentation and youtube videos explaining how to use it. It would take you an hour to read all I’ve got to say about it, so let’s leave it at, just [...]
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Google Insights a Riot!

Google Insights does not produce actual traffic numbers for a search term, but the rise and fall of web search interest over time. Therefore, this tool works very well for analyzing the fluctuations of interest for given search terms, but not for competition analysis. Results from experiments I’ve conducted show that the data for top [...]
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Drop that keyword like the f-bomb, yo.

Article writing is all about originality. Duplicate content will put the highest ranking website in the search results, the rest are usually in the sandbox.
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The Mobile Device

Something is happening with the way people are connecting to the web. Mobile devices have become an increasingly popular route for accessing the internet. In fact, for some users, it has become their only means of access! I shake my head in wonder and feel a little older, but it is true. As this progression [...]
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