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  1. Matt Cutts: Using Article Directories for Links? Just No

    So just refresh everybody's memory, an article directory is basically where you write 3-, 4-, 500 words of content and then you'll include a little bio or some information about you at the bottom of the article, and you might have three links with...

  2. Matt Cutts Says 'Stop' Guest Blogging for SEO: Here's Everything You Need to Know

    Just like we saw the rise and fall of link bait, links in widgets, and the popularity of directory links, this can be added to the list of "past SEO techniques. As the quality declined and the prevalence of poor quality content through guest...

  3. New Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress Lets You Verify Your Site, Manage AdSense

    Simply download it, upload to your WordPress plugins directory, and follow the instructions for adding AdSense or to do your Google Webmaster Tools site verification. You can download the plugin from the WordPress directory.

  4. SEO Basics: 8 Essentials When Optimizing Your Site

    Domain naming is so important to your overall foundation, so as a best practice you're better off using sub-directory root domains (example.com/awesome) versus sub-domains (awesome.example.com). How can you build your website in a way that will...

  5. 9 Things You Must Update When Moving Your Business Location

    Beyond the local directory listings, it's worth changing as many local citation websites as possible to the new address or phone number. When you start sharing your new address, make sure you're using the "normalized" address that Google, the post...

  6. Google's Matt Cutts: A Little Duplicate Content Won't Hurt Your Rankings

    Cutts does caution against local directory types of websites that list masses of cities but serve up empty listings with no true content about what the user might be looking for, as well as sites that create individual pages for every neighborhood...

  7. 8 Reasons Your Reconsideration Request Will Fail

    I have reviewed some failed requests where the site owner had accidentally left the spreadsheet filtered so that they could just see the links they were successful in removing, or in another case, for some reason they were looking at just their...

  8. The Role of #Hashtags in Social Media and Search

    This is true with events like the #grammys, #oscars, or trade shows and conferences like SES #SES, Pubcon #Pubcon, and a multitude of others, many of which can be found under the Hashtag Category Directory for Conferences / Tradeshows and Events...