Monthly Archives: January 2010

Impact of Rich Snippets on Traffic

On January 22nd, Google announced the inclusion of event-related information in their Rich Snippets. The protocol will be based off the hCalendar microformat and will look like this: Now, let’s consider another post that covers Rich Snippets as well as something called “Answer Highlighting” which looks like this: “Consider the example, [empire state height]. The first search result used to … Continue reading

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Stuff I Liked This Week

Here are the articles I “starred” in my Google readers lists. January 20th One Giant Leap for Link Data: Announcing Open Site Explorer + Page/Domain Authority Metrics – Awesome tool. Making me consider becoming a Pro Member, honestly. January 19th Keyword Targeting: How to Employ Multiple Keywords for SEO & Conversions – SEOMoz breaks down keyword research January 18th Browse … Continue reading

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Matt Cutts On Links From Facebook and Twitter

Interesting video post from Google’s Matt Cutts. Watch first and then let’s discuss. Video source: How do you rate links from sites like Twitter and Facebook? Original Article: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/01/answering-your-december-grab-bag.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/amDG+(Official+Google+Webmaster+Central+Blog) Points of interest: Links aren’t any different if they come from .gov or .edu. “It’s not like a link from an .edu autmatically carries more weight.” (1:58) Most links on Twitter … Continue reading

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Mod_Rewrite for GoDaddy and WordPress

Back in 2008 I posted an article about getting mod_rewrite working on a GoDaddy account. I thought it’d be a good time to update that information with another example. This time we’re going to be looking at making some changes on a GoDaddy account with a WordPress installation. —————————————- Options +FollowSymLinks Options -MultiViews RewriteEngine on RewriteRule ^DirectoryName/(.*)/(.*)/(.*) pagename.php?paramB=$2&paramC=$3paramA=$1 # BEGIN … Continue reading

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Digging For Buried Traffic

Using a Site Analytics tool? Got a Rank Tracker or some free time to manually check some rankings? Here’s a way you can find and predict how much traffic you might be missing out on. Aside from the fact that I just ended that sentence with a preposition which drives me nuts, let walk through the process, shall we? Super. … Continue reading

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Return to the Airwaves

Ever fallen prey to the “physician, heal thyself” rut where you seem to work on so many other projects that you can’t ever seem to find time to get your own stuff up and running? Well, that was pretty much all of 2009 for me. I think the last real post was sometime in March of ’09 or something. Yeesh! … Continue reading

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