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Time and again, experienced webmasters will warn newbies away from black hat techniques.  They don’t work, they cause problems, Google will catch you sooner or later.  It’s all true.  Black hat…
The Nofollow attribute is a powerful SEO tool with some legitimate applications, but it’s often frequently misunderstood and misused.  How does it work and how should you use it properly? Google and Links as Votes…
Negative SEO is an interesting concept.  It’s been around in some form or another since 2007, but Google has only recently started acknowledging that it may be a problem.  Meanwhile, webmasters around the wo…
In most circumstances, a 404 error page on your site is bad thing.  It means a page didn’t load, a page moved without redirect or a page is broken in some way.  In some cases, it means a mistyped link is pointing to a…
Somewhere in the neighborhood of ten years ago, Macromedia’s Flash was an extremely popular tool for doing just about anything.  Flash animations were all the rage.  Games of varying quality, from button-b…
Everything written about SEO hinges on one thing; your page being indexed.  If your page isn’t in the Google index, it’s not going to earn a quality score, a PageRank or anything else.  You can put every w…
In the world of SEO, there are a number of threats to be aware of as you grow.  There are all the missteps you can make to get on the bad side of the search engines.  There are all of the ways you can be undercut or damaged by SE…
A couple months ago, at the beginning of August, Google made an announcement deeply in line with ongoing privacy and security concerns.  In the wake of large data breaches such as Target and Home Depot, along with the Reset…
The recent rollout of Panda 4.1 shook up the Internet, but it’s just one more in a long, long line of algorithmic updates pushing websites in a more usable, reliable direction.  As with any change in rules, there are p…
First released a few years back, Penguin has been the second most feared and hated Google algorithm update, behind the ferocious Panda.  Panda, however, necessitates a relatively minor readjustment in the quality leve…