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The quirks of metric versus imperial measurements in search engines

I was working on a client’s website recently when I ran across a problem that raised an interesting issue. In a nutshell, how do search engines deal with imperial measures on websites? A related question is how do people write their imperial measure queries in search engines? For example, if I was looking for a [...] Continue reading


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Gaming Google

I was particularly intrigued that Business Week listed a company set up to game the search engines as one of their “Most promising startups”. If you have been developing domains for any length of time, you probably have come across techniques designed to game Google or other search engines. There is a constant war between [...] Continue reading


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Encouraging good anchor text for inbound links

How many times do you get an incoming link using your website name? To succeed with a website these days, you must have plenty of good quality inbound links with good anchor text. This is where many websites fall down and fail to get the organic traffic they could potentially get. But how do you [...] Continue reading


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Entertainment websites SEO trick?

An SEO (search engine optimization) manta that still seems to be doing the rounds, was to put a keyword in a headline, in bold and in italics. I was asked recently if this is why entertainment websites such as NME and TMZ have stars names in bold font. With everyone trying to get an edge [...] Continue reading


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Cross-linking your own websites

Cross-linking your own websites is an issue that comes up quite a lot. It seems logical to cross-link all the websites you own to spread the traffic across the website network and maximize the return on your traffic. However this can look spammy to search engine bots and it can result in links being devalued [...] Continue reading


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My favorite development tools are set to merge

I missed the announcement earlier this year that WordPress and WordPress MU would be merging. The less well known multi-blog WP MU is my workhorse supporting many websites on one codebase, perfect for developing many domains. BuddyPress, a set of social networking plugins for WP MU that I have used on select domains is also [...] Continue reading


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Fixing out of date software

What have you done to secure your websites? One of the common suggestions is to hide the version number of your software. The argument goes that if you haven’t upgraded your software, showing the version number allows hackers to identify out of date software. Now there is a new wrinkle as Google announces that they [...] Continue reading



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