Researching Keyword Phrase Demographics

According to the Microsoft AdCenter blog, they've updated their Demographic keyword research tool to better find keywords and plan campaigns. For example, knowing what percentage of searchers using a particular keyword phrase will help to determine whether ranking in MSN Live search is worthwhile since the search users in that engine leans towards women. This tool coupled … [Read more...]

How Search Engines Treat the No-Follow Differently

No-follow links are those links which have the HTML attribute of "nofollow" and can be seen simply by right-clicking on a text link and selecting properties. If you are using Firefox, the little window will display several characteristics for the link. One of them is called Relation. If you see a nofollow after it instead of external, the link you just checked is a no-follow … [Read more...]

Keyword Research and Analysis Strategies (Part 2): Competition Analysis

Keyword research, with subscription based tools like Keyword Discovery or WordTracker usually ends up in a massive list of keywords and for some, the list can number in the thousands. Many of the keywords in the list form the "long tail" of search results, a term coined by Chris Anderson. It refers to the collective searches for "low traffic" searches outweighing the searches … [Read more...]

Keyword Research & Analysis Strategies (Part 1): Overview

SEO experts perform extensive keyword research and analysis prior to starting any SEO campaign. Much like PPC marketing, obtaining a large list of related keywords gives a search marketer the opportunity to select the most profitable and high traffic terms. Without a large list of keyword phrases, choices for optimization are slim and probabilities for success decline along … [Read more...]

Wikipedia Spam No More?

Wikipedia is a great repository of information for a net user. It exemplified the wonderful aspects of the web by being a collaborative, self-enforced online encyclopedia. SEOs know the value of an authoritative link from an authoritative site. Being a high traffic, authoritative site which allows anyone to edit its pages, Wikipedia became prone to spam links. Not … [Read more...]