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The Dirty Secrets of Submitting Your Site to Search Engines

Search Engine Submission ServicesIf you do a web search for "Search Engine Submission" you'll see a lot of ads for services to help you out:

1000+ Directory Submission for 5¢ Each. High PR Directories!

Submit to 700,000+ search engines. Packages Starting at $14.95

If you use one of these paid services to have your site submitted to search engines, you might as well burn your money.

There's two very simple reasons why these services are not worth it.

It's All About Market Share

The first reason is market share - there are only two search engines that you need care about, which will drive 97-99% of the traffic for most websites. (more…)

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Friday Shorts 21st December

How to Rob a Snowman

How to Rob a Snowman

  • Top 10 Reasons Why Large Companies Lose Their Top Talent: Why large, established and often innovative companies have golden opportunities to keep their top talent but don't.
  • GoDaddy's Spammy Link Building Techniques: The great WordPress SEO expert, Yoast, investigates some of GoDaddy's questionable tactics for ranking for many of their keyword targets, often at the expense of their customers.
  • Watch Out Santa

    Watch Out Santa

  • LoveFilm Signs Streaming Deal with Sony Pictures Television: New deal allows Amazon's LoveFilm to stream titles such as the Social Network and Salt as it increases it's battle with key rival Netflix.
  • Viktor E Frankl: Why To Believe In Others: Holocaust survivor, psychologist and best-selling author of Man's Search for Meaning, Frankl delivers a powerful message of why we should start from an optimistic perspective. Human at its core, its a very appropriate message of goodwill toward man for this time of year!
  • Happy Christmas & Good Will toward you and yours! From Alistair and Alastair at SelfAssemblySites

     

     

     

     

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    Do You Recognize All The Different Types of Website Content?

    Matt Sawyer from Datadial wrote a really super blog post on the different types of content used on websites, particularly in relation to SEO:

    A phrase that you often hear being thrown about by SEOs is "content is king", Although this is (arguably) true, I think that in many cases this just leads to commercial webmasters blindly adding low-quality content to their websites for the sake of it without really considering if it is beneficial to them in any way.

    It is incredibly important to understand that different kinds of content act in different ways and using different types of content in different areas of your website can drastically influence traffic, sales and conversion rates.

    Great post, definitely worth a read. Those involved in e-commerce should check out the Firebox example.

    ECommerce Website Content For SEO – What is it and are you wasting your time?

    (Thanks to Michael Gray for tipping me off about this post)

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