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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th June 2009, 02:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 945
Posted By Mickm
Re: Strange Phenomena with Angela/Paul Backlinks

It sounds like Google Personalized Search, this throws people off sometimes.

If you search often for things that interest you in a particular area and have Google Personalized Search enabled it...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 12th June 2009, 02:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 779
Posted By Mickm
Here's A Straight Forward Way To Making Money Online

Instead of packaging and selling this, I want to post it here for you guys.. it is really aimed at those who are new to Internet marketing as many Warriors will already know the drill.

This is...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th June 2009, 07:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 836
Posted By Mickm
Re: Wordpress Contact Us Form

Yep.. go to your WP admin.. click Plugins > add new and search for contact form.. you'll find loads of options there that are all easy to install (one click) that'll have your form up and running in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st June 2009, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Mickm
Re: SEO website Help

Yep doing it yourself is the best option in my books, for what you want to achieve it shouldn't take too long at all.

Because you're looking to get ranked for local searches, your first stop...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2009, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Mickm
Re: Google page

Read the Google Webmaster Guidelines.

Like askloz suggests, Google have their own way of checking this kind of information, I'd personally stick with that.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 589
Posted By Mickm
Re: any one got a list of Directories?

If you use link farms / directories, don't expect much Google love. I see too many people on here saying things like "it won't hurt you" but for the sake of your site read through the Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th May 2009, 05:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 514
Posted By Mickm
Re: Do you think this would work...

Lots of people make money with this method, the one thing you need more than anything else is traffic.. and lots of it.

And of course high(ish) paying click throughs, so choose your site topic...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 18th May 2009, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,035
Posted By Mickm
Re: How Do I get My Website Noticed?

If you're looking for a quick fix, then PPC is the way to go. If you're looking for long term then SEO is your best bet.

If you can afford both do both, they work very well together when used...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By Mickm
Re: What is the guaranteed way to increase PR?

Agreed, and (I know this is almost too obvious) getting a good rank for keywords that people are actually searching for is not something you should ignore.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 04:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 825
Posted By Mickm
Re: What is the guaranteed way to increase PR?

Here's a PR shortcut.. if you can get just two pages of PR 5 (just as an example) to link to you, your page will get a PR of 3 or 4.

If you can get two pages of PR 7 to link to yours, you will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 03:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 450
Posted By Mickm
Re: How to get a page OFF google?

If you're redirecting make sure it's a 301

You could put a disallow in your robots file
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 09:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 773
Posted By Mickm
Re: Is there an optimum amount of keywords?

It depends on what's happening in your niche.. Google expects to see a few similarities between your site and the existing sites it has indexed but as a general rule somewhere between 5 - 8 is a good...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 09:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,345
Posted By Mickm
Re: Anyone Know How To Fix "robots.txt unreachable" Google Non-Indexing Issue?

Do you have a .htaccess file on your server? That's the first thing I would look at.

But to answer your question about permissions, you can change these via FTP or in your Cpanel (I prefer FTP).
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2009, 07:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 434
Posted By Mickm
Re: Same IP and links....

TAKE YOUR TIME with backlinks.. if Google spots that 50 new blogs have sprung up all pointing to a new site, you've done much more harm than good. Google is on the look out for this kind of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2009, 12:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 517
Posted By Mickm
Think you can cheat Google?

Think again Google knows more about you than your mother (http://rinf.com/alt-news/contributions/google-knows-more-about-you-than-your-mother/5616/)

Now put the privacy stuff to one side and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2009, 11:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 921
Posted By Mickm
Re: How does Google determine what a quality website is?

There's well over 60 factors Google considers with this stuff, but do not ever use link farm /directories.. that's just asking for trouble. You need to get links from sites within your niche and link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th May 2009, 11:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By Mickm
Re: Will this strategy work or get punished by google?

Google will know that you own all those domain names, yep it checks that info when ranking a site.. so if you have a bunch of spammy sites (not suggesting you have) Google will assume that your next...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th April 2009, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By Mickm
Re: Warning About Selling Links

There's another problem with paying for links.. if you stop a months payment and the links are removed that's gonna hit you pretty hard in terms of rank, but then if you start paying for them again...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th April 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,067
Posted By Mickm
Re: 4 Common SEO mistakes to avoid

Nice list, I'm sure many will add to it.

Here's my top 4 (well.. top 4 from a site I just finished engineering)

1. Lack of mod rewrite
2. Lack of robots
3. Lack of sitemap & site map
4.a....
Forum: Website Design 21st April 2009, 11:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 618
Posted By Mickm
Re: iframe alternative

You could use a server side include http://www.mediatitan.com/articles/php_server_side_includes.php

Very easy to manage and nowhere near as complicated as they sound.
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 13th April 2009, 11:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 636
Posted By Mickm
How to Save Time Posting on Twitter - work less, get more hits

I've noticed that not many people are taking advantage of a time saving function of Twitter that also increases hits, so I put together a short vid to walk you through it Twitter Traffic Explosion...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th April 2009, 01:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By Mickm
Tip A way to get more Google PR

I don't know how to embed videos in posts (any pointers would be welcome) so I'll post the link here until I figure it out...

I made the video in a bit of a rush, as you do when you get a sudden...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2009, 03:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 562
Posted By Mickm
Re: Can Google see .txt files?

Google actively checks for a robots.txt so yep, it can read .txt files, if it can find them.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd April 2009, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 882
Posted By Mickm
Re: How many backlinks is safe per week ?

Google looks at the history data of sites within your niche and compares that to yours, so it's really hard to say what's safe and what isn't. Just follow a couple of basic rules and you'll be fine:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th March 2009, 02:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 541
Posted By Mickm
Re: Site Vanshed fro a 4th ranking in google!

Depending on what's happening backlinks could damage it.. I mean if he's already got a ton of backlinks really quickly Google might suspect something.

Updating it with on-topic content fairly...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2009, 10:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By Mickm
Re: SEO experts

If you can, try to find an SEO that has been recommended by someone you know. Failing that check the Warriors For Hire board Warriors For Hire - Programmers, Website Designers, Graphic Artists...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd March 2009, 07:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 491
Posted By Mickm
Re: Freelancer sites for SEO .

There's thousands upon thousands of SEOs out there.. but watch out a lot of them will make promises they can't keep, over charge you (under charging is a sign of a cowboy too), and watch out for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2009, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 508
Posted By Mickm
Re: Question for SEO Experts

a .com might take longer to properly index, Google runs more spam checks on them than any other suffix and you run a higher chance of being sandboxed.

But I think it really comes down to the type...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 843
Posted By Mickm
Re: Looking for some help with backlinks!

What?

Are you crazy dude? That's a sure-fire way to damage someone's site.

It is NOT organic. But it IS spam.

Since you're the expert, I'm looking forward to your response on how you can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th March 2009, 11:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By Mickm
Link Farms - A Bad Way To Increase Backlinks

Since joining this forum I've seen a lot of 'new to SEO' people being told to use link farms.

This is a very bad idea.

Why? Google really does hates link farms and their algorithms consider...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th March 2009, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 590
Posted By Mickm
Re: Hey Experts Which is the Best method??

Well there's the general ones like ezine, squidoo, etc but you wanna make it as niche specific as you can for the best results. Good luck with it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2009, 05:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Mickm
Re: Ranking for a general site or niche site.

Don't cross link too much if you're hosting them all on the same server/IP though.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th March 2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 489
Posted By Mickm
Re: Common problems with SEO

Bad keyword density, proximity, prominence and frequency are the most common problems on sites that I'm asked to engineer.

Gateway pages, cloaking, stuffing and other black hat techniques are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th March 2009, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By Mickm
Re: SEO They Say It's Simple But It's Driving Me Crazy

Some link directories are nothing more than link farms, and can actually damage your site -- get link backs from QUALITY sites connected to your niche and choose your directories with care.

If...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2009, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 815
Posted By Mickm
Re: Local Search SEO

Click on the 'more results' link then click 'Information for Business Owners'

Now you have an option to include your site in the list, you will need to give them your phone number so they can...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2009, 02:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By Mickm
Re: SEO Question - Safeguarding Site Content

There may be some debate about this, but hypothetically you could use "<NOSCRIPT>" tags.. but not as a permanent solution.

Another way you could do this, which is a bit more work would be to put...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th March 2009, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 477
Posted By Mickm
Re: seo question

It could be possible that because you're hosted in the UK and aiming for a UK market, Google sees your site IP & location and gives you the thumbs up. But when it compares your efforts against your...
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