The Effect of Date Stamps on Blog Traffic [Case Study]

The Effect of Date Stamps on Blog Traffic [Case Study]

Last month I wrote an article on how to remove dates from search engine results, and I explained how it decreased CTR. In that article, I focused more on CTR than on search engine ranking. Also, in my earlier article on how to recover from Google Panda, I mentioned that removing dates will have a positive impact on your ranking, and your ranking will improve. This created lots of buzz in the blogosphere. I decided that this is something we could test on ShoutMeLoud, so I put the dates back on my blog posts to see if it would have any impact on my blog (22 comments)

AlgoSleuth : Find Which Google Panda Update Affected your Website

AlgoSleuth : Find Which Google Panda Update Affected your Website

Google panda is now integrated into search engine algorithm, and there will be no official update for upcoming Panda updates. So far, there has been total 40 Panda updates, along with various Penguin updates, EMD updates and few more updates. If your site organic traffic went down in last past two years, your first step is to find out which algorithm update affected your website, and once you have figured out which algorithm update affected your website, you can take actions to recover from the penalty. Earlier, I have talked about Penguintool, which (9 comments)

Exact Match Anchor Text Internal Links SEO : Bad or Good?

If you remember, long time I reviewed a plugin call SEO smart links, and I explained what are the benefits of using this plugin, and why you should use it. After Penguin updates, one of the most common questions I have been asked is: Is using SEO smart link plugin SEO safe? Since you will be creating exact anchor text internal links on your blog, and number will be too much.. Is it good or is it bad? I have noticed many bloggers writing about this plugin, and saying it's bad for SEO. Infact, for an instance I believed it might be true, but after (5 comments)

SEOmoz Review : Alternatives and Free Trial Account

SEOmoz Review : Alternatives and Free Trial Account

If you ever want to learn SEO, best place to start is by becoming a part of a SEO community. When you talk SEO, breathe SEO and dream SEO, it will not take time for you to understand the whole concept of search engine optimization. When I started learning SEO, I joined many communities, subscribe to many SEO based forums, started using new SEO tools and softwares, and most important implemented what ever I learned on my blogs to see the effect. Benefits of SEO is, helping search engine to crawl, index and understand your website in a better way. In this (8 comments)

Paid Links and SEO : Will Your Website Be Penalized?

Paid Links and SEO : Will Your Website Be Penalized?

Paid links are considered as the easiest way to get your website quickly ranked in SEPRs; but only if you have good funds with you to spend on your SEO campaign. However, it is against the natural SEO which affects organic search results. And, it’s unfair with other website owners who either don’t have that much SEO budget or believe in natural SEO. Google launched Penguin update, which penalizes webmasters who build backlinks by buying backlinks. This includes buying low-quality or high-quality links. Once Google figures out a link is un-natural, (3 comments)