Do Exact Match Domain Names Still Work?

Do Exact Match Domain Names Still Work?

The short answer to this question is, unfortunately for affiliate marketers and others, no. Google is slowly but surely punishing people not only for Panda and Penguin updates and issues, as well as Exact Match domain names and other updates that, in time, have been quelled and made more difficult to increase and improve site traffic with EMD (exact match domains). EMDs have consistently been a popular method for long-tail keyword phrases; that...

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What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

What is SEO (Search Engine Optimization)

Search engine optimization, or SEO, is the process of making a website or web page more visible, popular, or rank higher in a search engine’s search results. Generally speaking, the earlier, higher, and more frequently that a web page shows up in high in a search results list translates into higher traffic for that site, and more visitors to the site from a variety of sources. SEO targets various searches, from images and local searches,...

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What Is Google Page Rank?

Google’s PageRank is an infamous link analysis algorithm developed by Larry Page and others at the company, that seeks to assign a numerical weight to various hyperlinked documents and web pages and used by Google’s search engine to determine which pages and links are important, effective, and carry a significant amount of influence. The algorithm assigns various weights to pages based on the number of links, quality of links, and...

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What makes a good blog post?

What makes a good blog post?

I have just finished writing a five-part series of articles about what makes a good blog article for our sister site, A Touch of Technology.  My goal with this series is to get you the reader involved and expand this list to be even more inclusive.  It would be great to make this series into an invaluable resource for blog writers of all levels.  I would greatly appreciate any and all of your feedback. I’m only focusing on single blog...

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About Google Locations and Searching

Google is always trying to make searching better. It sometimes boggles my mind how it seems to know exactly what I’m looking for when I type something in. Sometimes I’ll have this feeling as if there’s no way that the site I’m looking for will come up with the terms I put in, but somehow, it’s right up at the top of the list. For instance, if I type in “tacos” Google will show me local Mexican...

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Google Location URL Arguments That Don’t Work!

There are many places that list out the arguments below and say that you can change the target geographical search location on Google by appending them to the search URL.  However, with the new Google Location Personalization, these arguments are no longer valid.  Here’s a list of the arguments relating to search location that no longer work. gl=US This references a country. This argument actually still works on other countries’...

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