A good question many website owners have at the back of their minds is whether or not the first link in your webpage will affect your page rankings or the effectiveness of your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts. Is deciding what the first link in your page is a factor in SEO at all or not? In the visitor's perspective, it kind of is the latter—your first link isn't as important as your content or overall link relevancy, it'd seem.
Is Your First Link a Factor in SEO?
As far as the experts are concerned, the answer to the above question is, "Not really." It sounds like a commonsensical question that's oftentimes overlooked by SEO pro...
Google+ is now upon us and many people who've requested to be invited (or were already invited) into this brave new social network still have little to no idea what it's all about. If you want to gather more information in regards to how to use Google+, then you've chanced upon the right article. For those who are social networking enthusiasts who want to understand just what it is that makes Google+ unique from the two social networking giants of Twitter and Facebook, continue reading as well. You should start with tinkering with your Google Profile, first and foremost.
Your Google+ Profile
After you get your invite and you now have a Go...
Panda 2.2 is already amidst us, with SEO experts and webmasters already adjusting their content to suite this new algorithm change for Google's search engine functionality. Relatively long ago, Google announced the launching of a new, major algorithm unlike any the web has ever seen. It was specifically designed to reduce the rankings of "low-quality sites" or sites that are tangentially correlated to a search word yet offers little in terms of content or relevancy otherwise.
Panda is different from any other algorithm update because it's by no means subtle in its presence. Even though Google claims only 11.8% of U.S. querie...
By Kris Sroka (Guest Writer)
Before I tell you how to get people commenting on your blog we need to talk about some other subjects concerning your blog.
Let me clarify this first. When I talk about blog comments I mean comments that bring some value to the readers of your blog. I’m not talking about spam comments, because it’s easy to deal with such comments, especially when you have Wordpress blog. You can install Akismet plugin which is very good at catching spam, which will be automatically deleted once a month.
For other comments that are not considered as spam by Akismet, you can go to...
By Kris Sroka (Guest Writer)
Blogging for SEO
In our previous article we wrote about on page SEO content and about the importance of social engagement and interactivity for Google rankings. We also wrote about blogging and getting comments on blogs from readers as one of the best ways for getting fresh original content and for making our site interactive and socially engaging. Although we use Drupal, if you just going to start blogging, we think you should use Wordpress on your domain as your blog platform. (Example: www.marketingignite.com/blog/).
Interesting blog post once a week will attract search engines and visitors to your...