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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st March 2021, 02:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,351
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Google algorithm updating in May, how to optimize?

Overall you want to make sure your site is mobile friendly (google "mobile friendly test"), doesn't try to install malware or the like, is secure (https), doesn't cover main content users want to see...
Forum: Website Design 14th May 2012, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,665
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Please Advise: How to recover deleted Wordpress Category in 3.3.2

Unfortunately, I've looked and looked and searched with eyes and with search box and the category is deleted - even phpmyadmin does not show it. Yet, somehow it persists and I can't create a new...
Forum: Website Design 13th May 2012, 10:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,665
Posted By JustaWizard
Please Advise: How to recover deleted Wordpress Category in 3.3.2

Okay, so stupidly I deleted a (post) category (not the default) only because I misspelled the slug (let say is it was called "category" and slug was "category"), so I created a new category and now...
Forum: Main Internet Marketing Discussion Forum 1st April 2012, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 455
Posted By JustaWizard
Where are you storing private video content?

Hey Warriors,

I'm wondering where you store your private video content, as in for a membership website where your video content is premium content that only members have access to?

Thanks!...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th September 2011, 11:07 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 305
Posted By JustaWizard
SEO & The Dreaded “Duplicate Content Penalty”

This is a blog post I recently made, I'd love your input and discussion.
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In SEO circles and on Internet Marketing Forums you very often hear people refer to the dreaded Google...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 02:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Website Success, Magic Fairy Dust, and SEO

Thank you BNoalD; I believe that it is was "the godfather of SEO" Bruce Clay who first used the "built-in vs. bolted-on" expression, so I'm glad to give credit where credit is due.

Magic Fairy...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Website Success, Magic Fairy Dust, and SEO

Hey lalitbansal004 - you're welcome, glad you found this enjoyable! :)
David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Subdomains or Folder on Main Domain for SEO/PPC?

What Debra has told you is correct.

So, of course, whether you choose a subdomain or a folder structure depends on what you're trying to accomplish but if I understand your post correctly, you...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Bounce rate

PS: I agree with sethczerepak, you should set up goals and/or funnels for micro and macro conversions and use that to make data-driven decisions about user behavior.

I also highly recommend, in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,043
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Bounce rate

Allow me to qualify my comments by disclosing that I have been certifiied as a Google Analytics Qualitifed Individual.

Bounce rate is a very important metric, but the context in which you view it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Choosing Anchoor Text

You would be wise to use a wide variety of anchor text, both keyword(s) specific and also not keywords as anchor text so that you have a more natural-looking backlink profile.

It's like Mark Twain...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,948
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Will a change of WordPress theme affect search engine Rankinks?

Google's documentation about Panda updates shows that UI is something they're looking at but they don't reveal how or what they're looking at or how their algorithm is making such determinations....
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,948
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Will a change of WordPress theme affect search engine Rankinks?

Correct, but only if the theme IS for sure causing a problem for Googlebot. And by the way, posts ping but pages don't which is the most likely reason for pages not getting indexed as fast. But I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,948
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Will a change of WordPress theme affect search engine Rankinks?

Sorry, bro, but that's NOT "just plain wrong", Googlebot does not care how your site is coded, but If a theme's nav is images then Googlebot is not going to crawl those links, so passing linkjuice...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 10:05 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Duplicate content

DrLegend, you're far better off putting your time and energy into creating fresh, unique, high-quality content than duplicating (especially spinning) existing content. Re-writing or spinning content...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Website Success, Magic Fairy Dust, and SEO

Thanks for saying so, zaccks, I do appreciate it!

David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Website Success, Magic Fairy Dust, and SEO

Hey Kevin, thanks for your kind words about my writing, I do appreciate that. Nice to see another agency-level SEO in the mix here - as you noted, there are so many misconceptions about SEO, perhaps...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2011, 09:47 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Website Success, Magic Fairy Dust, and SEO

You are quite welcome :) I'm glad you enjoyed it lovboa! I figured if at least a few people got value out of this kind of posting, maybe I'd post more stuff like this on various aspects of...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd September 2011, 12:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 659
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Getting quality backlinks

Start with your vendors, partners, associations or other entities you have relationships with, look for directories in your vertical, use content-as-linkbait techniques, find as many related web...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 11:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 895
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: For the SEO experts.... what is the best strategy? Solution A or B?

As you can see from the many replies, both approaches have their merit.

The real question, however, is how much time, energy, and money you're willing to put into this.

If this is going to be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 11:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,948
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Will a change of WordPress theme affect search engine Rankinks?

Googlebot does not care one bit what theme you use or how it's coded - from a technical perspective, a new Wordpress theme put into place will have zero to do with how Googlebot and their ranking...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 11:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 583
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Link age? is it a big factor?

There are so many factors more important than link age. It's an extremely inconsequential consideration in SEOing a website - don't get me wrong, junk backlinks are not worth your time.

In fact,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 11:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 429
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: All in one SEO plugin update

You will not lose your data in when you update the plugin, no need to back it up.

David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 11:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 759
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Duplicate content

Google has plenty of documentation you can find on this topic, not the least of which is the Webmaster's Blog. but in the shortest possible summary, you gain zero benefit by having content one one...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 11:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By JustaWizard
Website Success, Magic Fairy Dust, and SEO

For the last 2 years I've been employed by a large (international in scope) Internet Marketing Agency, working full time Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm working with small, medium & large sized...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2011, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,250
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: How do I check my position in SERPs other than clearing cache or using SEO Spyglass??

Agency-level SEO's (like me :)) know that you can't always rely on tools or plugins, as you may not always be on your own computer etc., (like in a client's office checking ranking for their "pet"...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 11:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 640
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: local searches vs. global searches

Log into your Google/webmasters account, choose:
site configuration > settings
then set your geo targeting.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 11:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 674
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: I love Panda!

Correlation is not causation.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 11:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 928
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Ranking well in Google, but terribly in Yahoo and Bing

Google is indeed the lion share of searches performed; that said, have you checked you robots.txt file? A large client of our agency came on board recently wondering why their site was doing so...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 10:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,325
Posted By JustaWizard
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 10:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,841
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Whats the Quickest Way to Get Your Backlinks Indexed?

LOL, you don't need to do anything to get your backlinks "indexed" - pages get indexed, not backlinks.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 10:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,857
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Forcing links to open in new window bad for SEO?

I can tell you for sure that setting hyperlinks to open in a new window will have zero effect positive or negative on your SEO efforts.

Hope that helps!

David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th July 2011, 10:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,807
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Do you think Google Plus One Button help SEO ?

Ugh! Too much speculation and unsubstantiated claims! The +1 button is easily gamed and Google knows it.

The tin foil hat crowd / conspiracy theorists will poo-poo this, but here's the actual...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 930
Posted By JustaWizard
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,379
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: I don't know how to automate backlinks, should I?

Automated backlink building software leaves a "signature" that the crazy-smart PhD's working for Google know how to trace and devalue. If you're going to spend time, spend time building up quality,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,953
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Do Wordpress Blogs Rank Well?

I used to build sites only in DreamWeaver, now only in Wordpress (self-hosted) and have achieved very high rankings (top 5).

Hope that helps!
Best,
David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,839
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Client wants keyword used 29 times in 800 word article?

Use the keyword in the title and keyword (it's fast and easy, even though google does not value it other verticals do/might) tag, and description, the H1, and put the keyword 1-3 times in the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 556
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: SEO strategy for beginners - advise please!

I personally advocate, for affiliate marketing especially, a 1-site per product strategy so as not to dilute the efforts.

But, I would also advise that the site offer significant value to a...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: To WWW or not to WWW

Yukon's right: pick one and stick with it. It really doesn't matter. I tend to use www just for "fun".

Also, make sure you use an .htaccess file to redirect all http:// only to http://www (or vice...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,695
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: How Do You Check Backlinks

Unless you need to report backlinks to a client to show your actually doing SEO backlinking they're paying you to do, the time you'd spend checking backlinks could be better spent... building more...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 607
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: How long does it take Google to re-rank?

This is an easy question to answer: Google does crawl very quickly, but if you want to "force" Google to recrawl your page sooner, just tweet out on twitter with a link to that page (for gosh sake,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,428
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Can Google really give a penalty for slow websites?

Matt Cutts of Google's webspam team publicly announced that they are including site speed as ONE OF the 200+ ranking factors in their "secret sauce" algorithm and make it clear that a "slower" site...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 628
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Does anyone still do misspelled domain names?

I say no, it's not worth the time, energy, or expense. Google's spell check is sooo good right now that I wouldn't even optimize a single page of my site for a misspelling, much less reserve a new...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 579
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Which Pages To Link Build On Your WEBSITE

Build links to ALL pages of your website. Link from sites/pages that are especially relevant to the page you're linking to. Use that pages' keyword as anchor text if possible, but don't obsess over...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th May 2011, 07:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 808
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: SEO Advice for local business...

Speaking as an Agency-level SEO, I second kfira's advice suggestions, right on target, exactly what I would have said :)
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 465
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Yahoo inlinks data

Yahoo is phasing out support for that tool and reports they plan to kill it. Majestic SEO might have better data, or you could try SEOmoz, or any of a zillion other backlink checkers, but really I'd...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Ranking Dropped Very Low!

Sounds like you got torched by Google's "Panda" update. Sorry!

David
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Strategy after Panda Update

No one in the SEO community is talking about anything by that name, where did you hear about this?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 646
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Strategy after Panda Update

If your sites got torched, I'm sorry - this has happened to both spammy and actual reputable sites. People are forgetting the context of Panda (how do you pronounce "jc penney" lol :) ) - the bottom...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By JustaWizard
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 715
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: SEO Meta Keyword Question.

I'm in the camp that says use the meta keywords tag - just mirror your title tag, it's that simple, does not take much time, and some verticals are indeed going to read those tags and it only takes...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 413
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Three Steps to Implement Content Optimization

Also link to other related content on your site; you'd be smart to create content "categories" of posts that interlink. Lots of people overlook this important aspect of on-page optimization.

Hope...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 978
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Effective White Hat SEO Service

I work for an SEO agency - it depends on what level you want to compete; there are very high level, reputable companies out there (I'm not going to promote the company I work for here, that just...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Keywords inside spun articles

Well, I'm personally against spun articles as there's already enough pollution on the web, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do.... yeah, you do the same on-page SEO you would for any other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 07:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 559
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: SEO method ?

Unfortunately, due to searchers' behavior, you do have to shoot for first page, and actually position 1-3.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th May 2011, 06:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By JustaWizard
Re: Backlink Question

Well, my question is, check backlinks for what purpose? I mean, I work as the lead SEO in an agency environment, and some of our clients want reports on backlinks (and by the way, you'll get varying...
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