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How to Obtain Fast High Search Rankings Through Social Signals

By on May 22, 2011 in Search, Social | 27 comments

Social signals is one of the most notable addition to Google’s search ranking factors this year, as it is a strong indication of user activity or behavior on pages all across the web. These signals are basically retrieved from popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and perhaps soon via Google +1, determining pages that receive a lot of attention and social popularity in order to be returned as results to relevant search queries.

The main principle of Google and Bing in using these signals is to locate fresh, relevant and significant materials over the web (news, resource, etc) through viral sharing and natural prominence.

How It Took Me 4 Days and 1 Backlink To Rank #2 of Google SERP For a High Competition Keyword

By on Mar 24, 2011 in Search | 78 comments

Online Business SEO - Keyword Density

I’ve been experimenting and playing around with my blog’s homepage recently (a lot!), from the time when I restored it after crashing my blog’s database a month ago.

As of today (March 25, 2011 – Updated), my blog’s homepage is currently ranking on position #8 for the keyword “online business SEO”, and it only took me 3 days and 2 tweaks to reach that rank – homepage’s title and 1 keyword rich inbound link directing to it.

Thematic Link Exchange – What’s The Real Score?

By on Feb 26, 2011 in Search | 7 comments

Link Exchange

Thematic link exchange or also known as reciprocal linking is a link building method in which 2 different websites with a similar theme or niche give links to each other (Site A links to Site B and Site B links back to Site A). Exchanging of links is usually done through email outreach, wherein one sends a request to another other site to have a link partnership.

Links acquired through this technique are usually placed on the sidebars – which is more often than not in categories such as blogroll, links, networks, friends, etc… – or placed on the footer of the page as a sitewide link (links that can be seen in almost every page of the website).

Anchor Text Link Strategy – The Best Way to Rank for Difficult Keywords

By on Feb 26, 2011 in Search | 19 comments

Anchor Text Variation

The use of anchor text variations is one of the fundamentals of Link building. Since it’s given that having backlinks pointing to a single web page with only one anchor text used over and over will make search engines suspect the methods you are using in order to optimize the page. Basically, it’s not the way to convince them in believing that your page is really relevant to that targeted keyword, especially if you’re building massive links in a short period of time.

Google’s ranking algorithm is constantly evolving, and the more your link profile looks natural is the more you get the results you desire.

Keyword Ranking – How To Reach the Top Page in No Time

By on Feb 24, 2011 in Search | 27 comments

Three weeks ago, I started shooting for this blog’s first objective, to dominate the search engines for a particular keyword – a highly competitive keyword to be precise. I was 40 pages away from my goal 2 weeks ago (484th), but now I’m just 10 spots away from reaching it, the top page of Google SERP!

I was thinking that perhaps this is the right time to share some of the things I’ve done in making it to the spot where this blog is currently sitting at.