SEO has existed in some form or another since the very beginning of search engines. As long as there has been a way to display websites in sequential order, there have been people trying to figure out how to get their sites to the top…
PageRank sculpting is the concept of tweaking the links in your site internally to best control the flow of PageRank from one page to another. You could identify pages on your site with high PageRank and use them to direct links to…
AdWords can be a great source of incoming leads and conversions, but only if it’s done properly. You can, of course, dump hundreds of dollars into a campaign every month. If done well, you’d even see a return from tha…
Website load speeds are surprisingly important for SEO. In a tight ranking war with a competitor, loading speed can be the difference between a top spot and merely first page ranking. Beyond the search ranking factor, you also h…
Hidden text on websites is many things. It’s a black hat SEO technique from the days when Geocities was new. It’s a way to hide text for scripts to display later. It’s an aid for accessibility. It’s a way…
Links are the connections between websites. They are the strings in the spider’s web, the strands followed by the Googlebot when it’s searching for new content. They’re essential when you’re tryin…
Meta tags are a type of tag included in your HTML, either in your site header or as attributes in links – effectively descriptors for other tags – that direct web browsers and search engines to parse your site in a part…
  From the perspective of the webmaster, color and font size doesn’t seem to have anything to do with SEO. From the perspective of the designer, SEO has very little to do with picking colors for an effective website. F…
A 301 redirect is a type of code that works in much the same way that a postal change of address form works for physical mail. It essentially tells anyone looking to visit www.example.com that the real new address is www.newexampl…
Sometimes, you notice your traffic drop for seemingly no reason. You haven’t made any changes to your site recently, certainly nothing that would flag you for a penalty. You poke around and find nothing obviously out of p…