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All 1002 Domain Extensions: List from July 2015

Over and over I find myself looking over lists of all the new gTLD, TLD and geo-specific domain extensions available. Yesterday, I found a recently published, comprehensive, official list (# Version 2015070800, Last Updated Wed Jul 8 07:07:01 2015 UTC). For ease of reference, here is the list: .ABB .ABBOTT .ABOGADO .AC .ACADEMY .ACCENTURE .ACCOUNTANT…

Using Branded Messaging In The SEO Process

Trying to incorporate both SEO and branding into a strategy can be a little bit challenging. On the one side, SEO deals with the placement of keywords and phrases. Incorporating both generic trophy phrase keywords with branded messaging dilutes the prominence of both but in today’s post-Penguin algo update the diversity is critical to the success of…

Optimizing Images for Search Visibility

Optimizing images for SEO is no secret, use the alt attribute on images and ensure that the image and the alt text are at least related to the topic of the page that improves your search rank while allowing you to integrate the necessary marketing messages. Beyond that you should compress them and strip out any…

Google Discounts Reciprocal Links

Reciprocal links have always been one of the easiest ways to start link building, and as such Google has tried to discount their impact. Google now discounts all reciprocal links. The algorithm has been altered to identify the exchange of links by two parties for the purpose of increasing their number of links. Reciprocal linking effectively…

Site Quality? Link Profile? Huh?

Here’s the short version of why low quality sites with low-quality links pointed at them are in danger of incurring a penalty. Low quality sites (generally these sites are not human edited) allow links to other low quality websites. To combat the effectiveness simply building as many links as possible to improve your SEO rankings,…

The SEO Value of Absolute Links vs Relative Links

The debate between absolute links and relative links continues to live on in the SEO world. The individual significance of each has been contested, but it is widely regarded that absolute links provide better SEO value on the whole than relative links. Many believe that absolute links have less potential for getting messed up when search engines…

The Importance of Varied Anchor Text in Backlinks

The importance of anchor text with respect to a linking strategy cannot be overstated. Back-links are a huge part of the search engine algorithm. When initiating a linking campaign, it is vital that external sites link using the appropriate keywords and terms in the anchor text. Almost always, linking candidates will use the company name as anchor…

Search Engine Submission: Is it still needed?

While there is a benefit to directly submitting your website to a wide array of minor search engines, the fact is search engine submission is no longer needed for most of our clients. The majority of search engines nowadays (most notably Google) crawl and index pages by following links. Using that logic, a single inbound link from…