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Dos and Don’ts to Improve Google Ranking: Ranking Factors, Good and Bad
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Among SEO professionals, there isn’t always consensus on precisely which and to what degree site factors contribute or detract from rankings on Google because the factors actually vary by industry. There are indeed, a number of contentious issues: markup and content quality, use of title tags, site organization and even arguments that Google Analytics data factors in to site rankings. Not likely (yet), but certainly up for debate among SEO professionals.

SES San Jose – Getting Started With SEO

Shawn MooreThis sponsored session was an entry level overview of what websites should be doing on their website to get visibility and rankings in search engines.

Does PR Sculpting Work?
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Well I am sure you have heard of PR hoarding or PR Sculpting by way of the nofollow attribute before, but do they work? Simple answer for me is I don’t know. Do you? I would love to hear from you on this thread then.

Please explain to me why millions of websites rank fine without doing this and now all of sudden we should start doing this? Is this to help our websites? Is it to help Google crawl our websites? Will our websites suffer if we don’t do this? I would answer no to most of these questions.

New Google Update?

Apparently, Google is showing signs of mixed and changing results at present. It struck us when our clients reported seeing different rankings for their websites at their ends, compared to our observations of their ranks from our location in Chicago. One of them reports seeing his website on the first page while we were stunned to find it on the second page at the same time. When we confirmed this with other clients in other locations, it showed the same behavior. It seems that an update is already taking place.

More PageRank Carnage

I have been receiving emails and comments about yet another PageRank downturn for multiple sites.

Andrew Ooi has compiled a short list of Malaysian sites, many were as much as a PR5 previously, and currently show a PageRank of zero (a white bar)

Examples include:-

Colleen’s Simple Kind of Life and 5xmom

The numbers seem to be stable across multiple data centers

I Didn’t Ever Buy Into Google’s Page Rank Score

I may be a minority squeak in the thunderous outcry from the search engine marketing industry towards Google and their sudden, unexplained mass drop in “PR score” applied to web sites. I never bought into the hype over PR scores.

Regardless of all the reasons to jump on the scoring bandwagon as a way to determine web site value, I refused on the grounds that I wanted genuine worth, not forced.

Google Page Rank’s Been Dead for Quite Some Time

I don’t get bloggers sometimes. They get all huffy about their Page Rank going down as if it’s something that they are entitled to.

Now, normally I’d be front and center on all these ego games but here the real truth is that Page Rank has been dead for years. That’s why I never even looked at it anymore.

Recent Page Rank Mayhem

The latest round of page rank scoring by Google has hit many good web sites very hard, in that the bigger list of A level blogs, and big blog companies like Weblogs.inc have seen a sharp decrease in their page ranks. This is leading to speculation that some of these sites will soon be joining the Web 2.0 dead pool, or have to reduce staff via layoffs.

Surviving The “Google Shuffle”
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What do you do when your Web site falls in Google’s page rankings for reasons due to a shift in their algorithm known as the "Google Shuffle"?