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Google Page Rank Changes Reported
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Google Page Rank Changes Reported

There are a few murmurings around the web today that Google might be making some adjustments to Page Rank again. Some are saying that it could just be a partial rollback on the most recent update (that it could have been too extreme) while others say it’s another update in ...more
Search Engine Optimization
What to Do when Your Google Traffic Disappears
15th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 28

What to Do when Your Google Traffic Disappears

I’ve had emails from a number of ProBlogger readers in the past week who have each told me that at some point in the last month they’ve seen drastic falls in their Google SERPs and as a result their referral traffic from Google. In each case their page rank has ...more
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On Meta Tags
10th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

On Meta Tags

Yaro asks Do Meta Tag Keywords Matter Anymore? and does a good job of explaining what they are and answering the question. His advice to whether we should use meta tags: ‘Yes and no. It definitely should not be prioritized and if you have other, better SEO things to do ...more
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Google Update Underway – Jagger 2 Update
26th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Google Update Underway – Jagger 2 Update

Matt Cutts reports that another Google update (Jagger 2) is underway. All the hardcore SEO types are speculating on what it all means over here. Seems to me this one won’t show any changes to your page rank – its all about your SERPs (search engine results pages) rankings.
Search Engine Optimization
Targeting Secondary Keywords on Your Blog
21st of October 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Targeting Secondary Keywords on Your Blog

Jamsi has published a worthwhile post over at workboxers on how he used the Overture tool to find a keyword that was less searched for but also less competitive to target his blog on. He explains it a lot better than I do: ‘I noticed that the keyword “Funny vids” ...more
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Google PR Update Underway
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 72

Google PR Update Underway

The Google Page Rank update is underway – you can check what your PR will/could be using this Future Page Rank Tool to track what the different data centers have your page rank at. Keep in mind that Page Rank is not the be all and end all – you ...more
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Google PR Update Imminent?
16th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 29

Google PR Update Imminent?

I’ve heard from a number of ‘interesting’ sources that Google will be gearing up for another Page Rank (and maybe a back link) update in the coming fortnight. There are no guarantees on that – but I’ve heard it from four people now so maybe there is something in the ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Advice on Moving Blogs to a New Domain
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Advice on Moving Blogs to a New Domain

A common problem that many bloggers face is having to work out what to do with a blog that is trapped on a domain that they wish they’d never started it on. An example of this is starting out of a Blogspot or hosted TypePad blog and then realizing that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Search Engine Ranking Factors
30th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Search Engine Ranking Factors

Steve Rubel points to a useful resource over at seomoz on Search Engine Ranking Factors which is one of the better descriptions of how Search Engines rank pages that I’ve seen recently. It lists 93 factors to keep in mind. Sounds like a lot to remember – so luckily they’ve ...more
Search Engine Optimization