SEO Tests & Examples

SEO Tests & Examples

Area 51: Date in snippets experiment

March 9th, 2010seodragonNo comments

First experiment taking place in Area 51 is about dates, which appear in Google search result snippets before actual description of a page.

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Welcome to Area 51: place, where SEO experiments take place

March 7th, 2010seodragonNo comments

There is some information we know about search engines by reading official documents. There is a lot of rumors, which can be taken into account. And there is a lot of what nobody knows for sure. Welcome to Area 51: experimental site, created to reverse engineer some aspects of SEs.

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META still counts: title tag

March 7th, 2010seodragonNo comments

There are two important descriptive META tags: title and description. Title tag will affect page’s rankings and you should add important keywords and keyword phrases (ones for which you are trying to get high rankings) to the title of your page. But don’t overdo with it: keep title short and containing one-two keyword phrases, not dozen of them. Moreover, title will show in search results snippets. So it must be readable and informative.

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PageRank (PR)

February 21st, 2010seodragonNo comments

PageRank is a patented Google’s algorithm used to determine importance of a page. It was originally developed by Google’s founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a part of their research project as Stanford University.

Also PageRank (briefly PR) of the specific page is a number

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HostGator review or why do I choose HostGator

December 9th, 2009seodragon1 comment

You can find hundreds of HostGator reviews on the web. In this post I’d like to present my own opinion of why HostGator is a great and reliable hosting company.

Just a few words about my business. I started with a small website with 20 unique visitors a day and naturally hosted my website using local $2/month provider. In time site has grown up and my first provider became too small to host the website. Then I tried many hosting companies, but there always were problems with support or uptime or whatever else. Finally, after turning over dozens of webmaster forums I decided to try HostGator. And it was a hit! At the moment I am using HostGator to host more that 20 websites and I am fully satisfied with it. So what is so great about HostGator?

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Avoiding duplicate content: URL canonicalization

November 28th, 2009seodragonNo comments

Current article covers such an important concept as canonicalization. In general URL canonicalization means that webmaster provides hints to search engine helping to deal with pages with similar or duplicate content.

1. Why smart search engines can’t handle it themselves?
2. Why should webmaster care of these issues?
3. How to implement canonicalization in practice?

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WWW or non-WWW

November 26th, 2009seodragonNo comments

In the current small post I would like to give you a piece of advice helping to make your site a bit friendlier to search engines. It a question of using www in the URL of your website.

1. Choose one of the alternatives
2. Make your website redirecting users to the proper version
3. Tell your choice to Google

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10 safety tips if you sell links

November 15th, 2009seodragonNo comments

I saw several reviews blaming text link marketplaces, like TLA, TNX.net and others for making sites selling links banned from Google. To be honest, all text link stocks are just tools, which could be used by publisher to find proposals from advertisers and, in some cases, to automate process of selling links. Remember, that those companies are just playing role of middlemans and they doing it quite well. You are the one responsible for the safety of your website.

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TNX.net review from the viewpoint of publisher

November 15th, 2009seodragon4 comments

In current review I would like to present you TNX.net text links marketplace. I hope that the post will make a good introduction to the TNX and give you one more method of monetizing your site selling links. The review is meant for publishers (those selling ad-places). If you want to register (registration is private) or looking for invitation code, scroll to the bottom and follow the registration link.

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How to set up a website

October 25th, 2009seodragonNo comments

If you are the very beginner in the site making, this article will help you to make first steps starting your own website. I am going to show all stages in detail: from choosing a proper domain name to promoting your resource. Also, in the current guide you will find many useful hints helping you not to step on rakes.

  • Step 1. Choosing a domain name
  • Step 2. Registering the domain name
  • Step 3. Hosting your website
  • Step 4. Linking domain and hosting
  • Step 5. Choosing a platform for your website
  • Step 6. Design
  • Step 7. Fill up your site with contents
  • Step 8. Promote your website

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