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  • Microsoft vs Google
    By Tony Tran on July 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Microsoft vs Google
    It didn’t look too promising at the launch but Bing has been constantly in the news ever since. Some say the results are better than Google, even going as far as suggesting Google is all but finished. I don’t agree. ( SEO for Bing ) On one of the search engine forums I often comment on, one of the moderators had this to say on the subject: “But overall this confirms my sense that Google, having abandoned the business model that got it to the top, viz. fast no frills search, in favour of added features and buying up other companies, is becoming increasingly fat and complacent,...
  • Web Traffic : The True Story
    By Tony Tran on July 24th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Web Traffic : The True Story
    Attracting Traffic is the most difficult and more profitable secret on the net. Before you open a brick and mortar shop, you have the leisure of selecting the street, the corner, the very shop you intend to rent or buy. Sit in front of it and observe passers by, how many of them, what kind of population, at what times of the day they pass, etc.etc. it’s there all in front of you, you just sit down for a week or two and you know who your potential customers are and what they look like. On the net you can open a shop, a blog, send ads etc. much more easily and for much less money than open...
  • Top 10 Don’ts for SEO Copywriting
    By Tony Tran on July 23rd, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Top 10 Don’ts for SEO Copywriting
    Following in the footsteps of Rand Fishkin and Guy Kawasaki, I decided to come up with my own list of don’ts. There is no shortage of don’ts when it comes to SEO copywriting. It seems this niche got off to a rough start many years ago when early comers somehow misconstrued the core principles of the trade. Allow me to elaborate on how not to write SEO copy. 1. Don’t shove as many keyphrases into the copy as humanly possible. It’s not about the sheer volume of search terms you include. Yes, Google and other engines should be able to follow what the page is about. Yes, en...
  • How to Perform SEO with Bing for Your Blog
    By Tony Tran on July 23rd, 2009 | 5 Comments5 Comments Comments
    How to Perform SEO with Bing for Your Blog
    Bing is already a buzz word in the search engine world. It is proven to be better than the old MSN.com but again, the million dollar question is as a webmaster whats in your wallet? Or how can you SEO for Bing? So, I decided to point out some of things that webmasters can do to improve your site ranking with Bing. SEO with Bing will be similar to SEO with Google. Lets take a look. What is Bing? Microsoft has released a new search engine far better than MSN.com which is called Bing. As Microsoft describes it Bing is really a decision enginea faster way to make more informed choices. Why Bing is...
  • Controlling Search Engine Spiders for Improved Rankin...
    By Tony Tran on July 22nd, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    Controlling Search Engine Spiders for Improved Rankings
    When it comes to getting your website listed at the top of the search engines keyword search rankings, it is essential for you to gain a deeper understanding of the search engine spiders that crawl over your website. After all, it is the spiders that determine the relevance of your website and decide where your site will land in the search engine results page. Therefore, by learning how to control the direction of the spiders, you can be certain your website will rise in rankings. Gaining Control with the Help of Robots.txt You may think that gaining control of search engine spiders is an impo...
  • How to Optimize Your Website Content
    By Tony Tran on July 22nd, 2009 | 7 Comments7 Comments Comments
    How to Optimize Your Website Content
    We all know that search engines are very important for the success of a website. Almost 85% of new internet users find good websites by using a reliable search engine like Google. Search engines like Google fight to index thousands of pages of content found on the internet in the right order depending on several characteristics. Search engine algorithms may vary with time but you can ensure that you have a website that is filled with SEO optimized, original content so that your page ranks as high as possible on the search results. The following explains best 5 tips about SEO optimizing your we...
  • HTML5 and The Future of the Web
    By Tony Tran on July 21st, 2009 | 2 Comments2 Comments Comments
    HTML5 and The Future of the Web
    Some have embraced it, some have discarded it as too far in the future, and some have abandoned a misused friend in favor of an old flame in preparation. Whatever side of the debate youre on, youve most likely heard all the blogging chatter surrounding the new hotness that is HTML5. Its everywhere, its coming, and you want to know everything you can before its old news. Things like jQuery plugins, formatting techniques, and design trends change very quickly throughout the Web community. And for the most part weve all accepted that some of the things we learn today can be obsolete tomorrow, but...
  • Shaping Web Audience Preference
    By Tony Tran on July 20th, 2009 | No Comments Comments
    Shaping Web Audience Preference
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you had the power to convince people that your product or service was exactly what they needed, and as a consequence your in-box was filled with inquiries and your e-commerce site was stuffed with orders. Wouldn’t that be great? And isn’t that exactly what you want to achieve with your website? The problem is you are part of a giant online bazaar called The Web; and just like your local weekend flea market The Web is filled with crap, conmen, and contraband. Without understanding some of the underlying psychological principles involved in ...
  • SEO Myths Debunked Full Tips
    By Tony Tran on July 19th, 2009 | 11 Comments11 Comments Comments
    SEO Myths Debunked Full Tips
    SEO is one of my specialties, so I wanted my first thread to serve as a means of clearing up some of the misconceptions about ranking in the search engines. Much of what has been misunderstood has been about basic or outdated tactics, so Im not going to dive too deep in this post we can get into advanced methods another time. So, if youre an expert, sit tight Id like to address the SEO beginners first. On-Page SEO factors: ( On-Page SEO Related ) When I put up my first web site, I believed that Google would naturally bump me up into its rankings as long as I used certain phrases on my site an...
  • Link Exchanges – The poor man’s SEO
    By Tony Tran on July 19th, 2009 | 1 Comment1 Comment Comments
    Link Exchanges – The poor man’s SEO
    Large Internet companies spend millions on consultants and technology trying to get their sites to rank among the highest results on Google. Everyone else has to rely on the poor man’s search engine optimization: the link exchange. If you’ve ever hung up your own shingle on the Web, you’ve probably gotten an e-mail to this effect at some point: “Dear So-and-so, I believe your site and mine could benefit from exchanging links.” We probably get eight to 10 a week in the CNET News general mailbox, mostly from technology-related companies but occasionally from auto-pa...