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Google Sitemaps For the XML Challenged

Google recently announced a change to their “Sitemaps” program. It went from a protocol meant for Python programmers and XML wizards to a much kinder, gentler (and friendlier to webmasters) program to help get all of your pages crawled and indexed. It’s called “Google Webmaster Central”.

Convert RSS Feeds to Dynamic HTML Web Pages

Many webmasters have realized the benefit of using RSS to dynamically update websites. This means that the website content automatically changes when the RSS feed is updated.

Silly SEO Mistakes, Stumbles & Blunders of Ecommerce Webmasters

Web business owners commit some SEO & ranking gaffes, sometimes without even knowing what they’ve done. In the manner of a Letterman top ten list, I’d like to offer the worst in the hope that I can prevent you making the same mistakes.

Yahoo Helps Connect Webmasters And Search

Yahoo has been making an effort to be more available to webmasters everywhere by offering online help and resources, and a way to submit feedback to the Yahoo Search team.

Search Engine SmackDown!

While the prospect of the seeing the Super Session panel members dressed for Friday Nights on UPN may be a frightening prospect, seeing them at WebmasterWorld’s PubCon Boston and hearing their advice on search provided a better experience for WebProNews editor Mike McDonald.

Google Sitemaps :: Are They Or Aren’t They Lucrative SEO Tools?
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Google has had a feature out for some time which allows webmasters to create a sitemap file to help Google’s crawlers find and index content.

Great Online Resources for Webmasters

As the web becomes increasingly more crowded, it is important for webmasters to take the extra step to make their web sites user friendly.

The ‘Defining Characteristic’ of Next-Gen Web Search

Good article in the Financial Times last week about Yahoo and what the company is doing in the face of the growing and stiff competition in the search business by the likes of Google and Microsoft.

Bulk Inclusion with Yahoo and Google Sitemaps
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One of the most common problems many large web sites have with rankings is that portions of their web sites are not included in the search engines.

Automation Saves the Life of Webmasters

XML trusted feeds have a great marketing advantage for companies because it enables them to frequently update product information by making changes directly in a search engine.

Search Engine Optimization: What Every Company Needs to Know

Internet search engines exist to organize the overwhelming amount of information available on the web.

Google Updates Google Information For Webmasters FAQ

Apparently someone at Google feels the various webmasters populating their index needed some attention focused on improving Google’s perceived interaction with this group, and perhaps to demonstrate their commitment to search.

Screwed: Is this an inevitability in the SEO World?

By about 2pm everyday, each of my team members has spoken to a good handful of clients and potential clients who have been speaking with other SEO firms.

Google AdSense’s Evolution

The web has evolved into a complex “organism” which, to some, appears to have a life of its own.

Can Invisible Text in CSSs Slip Under Search Engine Radar?

I’m literally inundated with questions on the subject of invisible text & hosting so I thought I’d debunk some myths and give you the facts straight up.

Australian Search Engine in Dodgy Domain Reg Scandal

Australian Search engine Ansearch finds itself in hot water over some particularly ill thought out domain name purchases.

An Ethical Alternative to “Doorway Pages”

Definition: A doorway page is content created specifically for the purpose of garnering high placements in the search engines.

Web Site Content Ideas for Webmasters

Many years ago I began creating web sites that began as photo albums for friends and family and then turned into travel guides for trips I took to Jamaica , Napa Valley and the Black Hills of South Dakota.

Become Crawler Info For Webmasters

A few days ago I told you about the new Become shopping search engine and gave you a glimpse at what you can expect from it.

How to Determine if your Site is Banned in Google
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Reader question: I think my site has been banned in google. It used to have all of these top positions for the past three years, and it suddenly disappeared. Can you help?

Yahoo Search Team Parties In Las Vegas

The Yahoo Search team is back from the WebmasterWorld conference in Las Vegas. It sounds like they had a great time conferencing.