YouTube Now Promotes Gmail and Facebook Connect

YouTube is now sporting a new Gmail and Facebook connection on your logged in homepage (See the image below). This is a great way to attract more viewers to your YouTube channel and If they are friends let’s hope they subscribe, comment and rate your videos.


Easy SEO Tips & Tricks On Page Optimization

Easy SEO Tips & Tricks: On Page Optimization

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Lets look at the anatomy of a well optimized page.

Title Tag

You should try and optimize each page for only one keyword or phrase.

Keyword tag

Only use keywords that will actually show up as text on the page to avoid keyword stuffing.

Description Tag

Does not facture in Googles algorithm but can affect your CTR on the Search Results page.


Try and use a H1 tag as close to the top of the page as possible. Use the same keyword/phrase used in the title tag.

On page optimization is the easy part of SEO (Search Engine Optimization) It really comes down to proper code structure and focusing on targeted keywords and phrases. The hard part is building links to your site. I said hard but not impossible. I will cover this topic at a later date.

Google’s Vince Update – A Question of Trust

During January/February (2009) Google made an update to their search algorithm. Many in the search community are calling this update a Big Brand push. Meaning the change in the algorithm has helped big Brands achieve high rankings for certain keywords.

Matt Cutts of Google produced a video to discuss the update: “I would not call it an update, I would call it just a simple change.” – Matt Cutts

Further reading on the topic can be found here:
Search Engine Land
SEO Book

The Google PR Update Is Over

The Google Punishment has been handed out
Some people got slammed, while others stood still. Many of the top [tag]bloggers[/tag] had their [tag]PR[/tag] devalued 2,3, and 4 points!!!! The consensus is due to selling [tag]text links[/tag]! [tag]Google[/tag] gave the punishment in the form of a hand edit.

Some went from PR 6

To PR 4
What does the blogging community think?
Many blog headlines proclaimed, “PR is dead!” Others shrugged off the PR adjustment and told us to focus on the [tag]traffic volume[/tag]. In other words do not worry about PR, worry about how much traffic is going to your site. Did this update effect the amount of traffic Google is sending? If not, don’t worry about it.

What’s my take?
It was known months ago Google would take action against sites selling links. Therefore, I guess this should not come as a surprise to the offending sites. I have stated for years that PR means nothing in relation to rankings in the [tag]SERPs[/tag].

I have repeated, like a broken record, people should not worry about PR and PR updates and focus on creating [tag]quality content[/tag] and getting more links.

The Broken Record
Once again, stop thinking so much about PR values!! It ‘s just a time waster and will not help you move your business forward, period!

Moving forward.
I cannot stress enough how important it is to have a diverse traffic sources for your site. If your business is dependent on traffic from any of the major [tag]search engines[/tag], exclusively, you really need to rethink your business model. You are at risk!

Just like investing, you need to diversify your traffic sources. So when Google updates their algo and you traffic disappears over night, you are not out of business. It’s like having a six legged table. If you kick out one leg the table will still stand because there are 5 more pillars to hold it upright.

Time to focus and grow your Business
Focus on building pillars and not the antiquated [tag]Google Page Rank[/tag].

New Google Webmaster Guidelines


Pay Attention to this updated Google Webmaster News. Please!

In a blog post titled, “Hidden links”, Matt Cutts clearly lays out [tag]Google[/tag]’s view on [tag]paid links[/tag].

In Matt’s own words:

“If you want to sell a link, you should at least provide machine-readable disclosure for paid links by making your link in a way that doesn’t affect search engines…

Google is going to be looking at paid links more closely in the future…

The other best practice I’d advise is to provide human readable disclosure that a link/review/article is paid.”

So let’s recap.
1. Use “rel=nofollow” or other methods to provide “machine-readable disclosure”
2. Google is going to go after paid links.
3. Provide Human disclosure

Please do not think you can “game” Google. You may get away for a while but you will get busted. Stay clear of [tag]black hat seo[/tag] and keep your site in the [tag]serps[/tag].

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