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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2014, 11:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By rcostica
Re: Help with SEO/SEM Strategy For Online Magazines

Hi nairb, I'm curious to find out how your project is going.

I am currently in a similar position to yours and I would really appreciate some tips on what strategies you found to be most...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2013, 10:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 665
Posted By rcostica
Re: Tool to check what words a site ranks for

You might wanna check out Rank Tracker from SEO PowerSuite. Gives you local rankings as well and it's very accurate.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd January 2013, 10:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,320
Posted By rcostica
Re: Google Panda Update 24 has been release and confirmed...........

Same here. Large sites, that have been around for ages and have grown to be industry leaders got thrown back to page 2 or 3 for most of their targeted keywords. Some of my keywords where affected as...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By rcostica
Re: List of Companies that Benefit the Most from SEO & Internet Marketing

I'd say that small and medium businesses can benefit more from Internet Marketing than larger enterprises. I don't think that it's a matter of what niche they're in, as all niches have clients and...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 601
Posted By rcostica
Re: Bounce rate

Well, this is an ecommerce site I have made and has 0,54% bounce rate and tends towards 0% (proof attached). Few visitors on the site still, as no SEO was made for it whatsoever, but it still sells...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2012, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 668
Posted By rcostica
Re: Good social SEO services?

That used to be true, but recent studies such as this one Facebook and Twitter Shares Closely Linked With High Google Search Rankings...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2012, 01:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 574
Posted By rcostica
Re: Keyword Density SEO

Did you find any studies or test that confirm this number? I'm just asking because it's a pretty exact number for a much-discussed issue and it's a bit strange that you came up with that.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2012, 01:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 490
Posted By rcostica
Re: The Fastest Way Google Has Indexed a Website for Me

You're probably right. Google saw a search for a specific domain name which they didn't have in their index, so crawlers were sent to that url, found there actually was a site there and indexed it.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th November 2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 541
Posted By rcostica
Re: SeoMoz Is Dofollow Or Nofollow

If you mean the links in the user profile, they are nofollow, but you could have easily found that out by installing the web developer or firebug extensions for FireFox or the inbuilt web developer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2012, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By rcostica
Re: Link building or Keyword

In my opinion all you need for keyword research is Google Keyword Tool. It provides all the necessary information you need. Moreover, most keyword research tools gather information form Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2012, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By rcostica
Re: Why is my YouTube video "stuck" in the search rankings?

It might be that those already ranked on page 1 are also optimizing their sites. Have you taken a closer look on how well your competitors are optimized? I'm sure you know that it's usually more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th November 2012, 12:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 411
Posted By rcostica
Re: Sudden Drop in Ranking

Well, for one, I would change the page title. A long list of keywords in the page title is a strong indicator of spam for Google. Secondly, you don't have any alt tags for your images, an issue that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2012, 10:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 382
Posted By rcostica
Re: One Big Game Network

Yep, [your-domain].com/[desired-language] is the way to go. As an advise, you should look for what specific games are most popular (i.e. spiderman games, ben10 games, etc.) and optimize categories...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2012, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By rcostica
Re: SEO for Multi-lingual Site, What is the best URL option: /th/ or lang=th?

The percentage of keywords in the page url should be higher for maximizing the SEO benefits, thus the shorter and more concise the url is, the better the results. As such, I'd go with /th/... it's a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2012, 10:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 614
Posted By rcostica
Re: Here's What Google Thinks About Article Marketing, Widgets, Footers and Themes

That's true and Google is doing this because people keep abusing what used to be a legit way of getting backlinks.

However, Matt Cutts says in this video that a theme or widget inbuilt link is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 337
Posted By rcostica
Re: Backlinking PROBLEM - HELP ME

Hi! First of all, if your links have been approved and show up on the pages where you have made them, your site can even be offline, they should still show up. I'm wondering how you are searching for...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st October 2012, 09:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 715
Posted By rcostica
Re: How long on average does it take for Backlinks to be indexed by Google?

There's no better way of putting it and that's only one of the many reasons you should place your links on quality sites rather than any forum or blog that will accept them.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th October 2012, 12:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By rcostica
Re: The absence of a benefit is not a penalty.

Saying that "that thing no longer provides the benefit it once did" probably mislead me into thinking that you were, in fact, saying that penalties do not exist. It's not that it doesn't provide that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 11:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 587
Posted By rcostica
Re: The absence of a benefit is not a penalty.

I can't agree with you on this one. You gave the $100 comparison, but that's not quite accurate. If a website had been ranking for 2 years in a row on the top position and all the sudden it's nowhere...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 10:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 381
Posted By rcostica
Re: Tracking keyword rankings?

I use and highly recommend SEO Power Tools' Rank Tracker. It's accurate and has all the features you need.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 401
Posted By rcostica
Re: site mape error

Try accessing the sitemp url you provided in web browser. If it doesn't display then the path is incorrect. If it does display, then there might be some other problem, such as blocking google spiders...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 10:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By rcostica
Re: SEO Advice Please

Sometimes a few hundred is not enough if your keywords are highly competitive. For example, if you are trying to optimize a site for the keyword "auto" on .com, you will never get high rankings. It's...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2012, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By rcostica
Re: What would you do if you were GOOGLE?

In my opinion, you are partly correct. Google is trying to provide quality search results, but if you take a close look, you will notice that they are trying to find different ways of doing that,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 25th September 2012, 11:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,337
Posted By rcostica
Re: Tier 2 and Tier 3 Backlinks Help...

Both pyramids and wheels can have more than 1 tier. The only difference is that the 1st tier in wheels will have all pages linking both to the money site and each other. I think having more than 1...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,274
Posted By rcostica
Re: How to go from PR3 to PR4?

The same way you got from PR2 to PR3 :) Get as many high PR links as possible and, at some point, your PR will increase. You must also remember that Google PR updates are made only a few times in a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By rcostica
Re: Article Directories: How much duplication b4 Google penalizes?

The answer is both, but in different ways. I had been working with a large SEM company for a few months and their experts were keeping any kind of duplicate content under 5%, so they wouldn't get...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 10:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By rcostica
Re: Keywords in All-in-one SEO

Keywords haven't been included in the Google algo for years now, and that is because many webmasters and SEO's were abusing them.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 528
Posted By rcostica
Re: Help!! I have a couple questions for the experts

1. It depends on how often Google crawls your website and that usually depends on how often you usually generate new content.
2. Yes, it is possible to rank fast for a new website, depending on...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,096
Posted By rcostica
Re: Problems with Post meta descriptions with All In One SEO

As far as I can see, All-in-One SEO is generating your description:
<!-- All in One SEO Pack 1.6.14.5 by Michael Torbert of Semper Fi Web Design[438,469] --> <meta name="description"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th September 2012, 09:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,578
Posted By rcostica
Re: Reciprocal Linking - Good or Bad?

I've never done reciprocal links for any of the websites that I've optimized. With Google watching closely for sites who do that, even if it works at this time, at some point your site will probably...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2012, 10:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By rcostica
Re: The Validity of Back Linking

I don't really see the problem here. If your website is already generating 100.000 page views/day, it means you are getting traffic, so why bother about PR? And about the Alexa ranking, that's not...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2012, 09:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,821
Posted By rcostica
Re: Best - converting PPC network

So true! Facebook has a lot to learn before even beginning to come close to Google in terms of paid advertising. If it is B2B you are trying to promote though, you might want to give LinkedIn a try.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2012, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,669
Posted By rcostica
Re: Proxy service

The thing with free proxies is that they usually aren't what they are advertised to be. Most of the times, if you check your ip while using a free proxy, you will notice that it's not even close to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2012, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 427
Posted By rcostica
Re: which tool i buy?

I really wouldn't use any of those, especially spinners. You could buy something like SEO Power Suite or SEOMoz Pro, but that's just for analyzing and reporting. I do everything else manually. A...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 13th September 2012, 09:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 527
Posted By rcostica
Re: Title is not Displaying in SERP

Can you please specify which of the pages don't get indexed properly, so that we can have a closer look at them?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th August 2012, 01:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By rcostica
Re: 301 redirects help !

If you're using Wordpress, install the plugin Trevor told you about. However, if you want to do it through .htaccess, here's a good tutorial on it:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th August 2012, 01:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By rcostica
Re: Aged Domains that has good traffic

The penalty isn't given to the owner of the domain but to the site itself, so, unless you change whatever problems the site had, whether on-site or off-site related, you will still suffer from the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd June 2012, 05:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By rcostica
Re: Best SEO service?

Hi! I can tell you what your real competition is and how difficult it will be to get top reankings. Just PM with your website URL, keywords you wanna rank for and which search engine (Google.com,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2012, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 468
Posted By rcostica
Re: What to do best when updating Content ? Need your Advice plz !!!!!!!!

You should make a schedule and stick to it, especially for your link building, but the amount should be in accordance with how new your website is and how much traffic it generates. Creating a whole...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2012, 05:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By rcostica
Re: I need some serious comprehensive sources on SEO, books, tutorials, anything..

You're looking at this the wrong way. PR doesn't matter that much in your SERP positioning. I've even seen PR0 webpages ranking higher than PR6 pages for some keywords. A link is a link and it will...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th June 2012, 05:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,624
Posted By rcostica
Re: Automatic backlinks.com .. This looks like a good service anyone working with it ?

Not to mention dangerous... You might get the results now, but what will happen to your site on the next Penguin update, or the one after that? My point is Google got their eye on link exchange as a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2012, 06:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By rcostica
Re: Why you are spinning articles for AMR blasts??

In my opinion anyone who spins anything is just playing with fire and is bound to get hit by Google Panda, Penguin or another up-coming animal in the Google zoo. I know a case of a big company that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2012, 05:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 572
Posted By rcostica
Re: Website which Hit by Penguin Update...

First check your Google Webmaster account and see if there are any warnings from Google regarding breaches of Google rules. If there are fix them asap.

Check your linking profile and keyword...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2012, 02:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 730
Posted By rcostica
Re: Any Way to Optimize Wordpress Without Seo Plugins ?

There is no reason to be afraid of that. All a SEO plugin does is rewrite the source code of your page and it does it according to your specifications. If you don't breach Google's rules the plugin...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th May 2012, 02:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 570
Posted By rcostica
Re: Dropped from Position 1

Google Penguin has focused a lot on the backlink profiles this time. Test have shown that if your backlick profile is made of more than 60-65% the same anchor text, it is considered webspam and...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2012, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By rcostica
Re: How do i make my site convert

If we are talking about Maid of Honor speeches website it lacks a call to action indeed (you need to guess where the targeted link is). It's also kind of dull. Try to look at it from your visitor's...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 7th March 2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By rcostica
Re: SEO Guides?

So true. SEOMOZ is an endless source of updated information and proven SEO strategies. They helped me out a lot when I was just scratching the SEO surface around 2 years ago.
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