Ideally, no one performs any SEO techniques besides purely white hat practices like on-page optimization, good site architecture, and things of nature.  Any other tactics are considered grey hat or even black hat so long as they have to potential to unfairly game the system (and eat away at Adwords revenues). Google is getting smarter and smarter to prevent webmasters…read more

With all the Panda and Penguin updates being rolled out webmasters are now more cautious than ever before to avoid running afoul with Google. Thanks to Panda and Penguin, many sites that formerly ranked well  once tried-and-true SEO techniques have all but disappeared from the search engine results. Has all the crackdown on web spam really worked? Well, the recent…read more

The Facebook Like Box lets visitors “Like” your Facebook Page directly from your site, without going to the page on Facebook. Here is a simple way to add a Facebook Like Box to your WordPress site without the use of a plugin.  Create a new text widget for your sidebar where you want the box to go. In a new…read more

There are many reasons why you would want to delete your old tweets.  You might want to re-brand yourself without starting a new account. Some old tweets may contain outdated information and dead links. Here is a handy tool to automatically delete your old tweets.   Tweet Delete allows you to delete all posts(up to 3,200)  older than a specified age…read more

I have to confess that I haven’t paid much attention to Twitter (or this blog) for the last couple of years.  I am now trying to revive RantstoRiches.com as well as my Twitter following.  I am now adding about 50-70 followers a day just by following 200 to 250 people with similar interests everyday. Twitter imposes a follow limit based…read more

Footer links were once an effective way to unobtrusively increase rankings through keyword rich anchor text. Not anymore. Google has been cracking down on this practice for a while. However, that is not to say that footer should no longer be used on a website. When using footer links one should avoid raising red flags by using keyword-rich anchor texts….read more

Looking to track your SEO efforts? Below are some good free online SERP rank checkers I’ve run across: 1. Small SEO Tools Keyword Position Tool checks your site’s rankings on the major search engines Google, Bing, and Yahoo. 2. Sitemapdoc.com Rank Checker is really fast but scans only the first 30 results on Google for a particular keyword/URL combo. 3….read more

Making your blog mobile friendly is no longer an option.  More and more people are using smartphones and tablets to surf the web. According to a Forbes article,  some 87% of connected devices sales by 2017 will be tablets and smartphones, meaning that if your website is not mobile-friendly, you will be missing out on a huge chunk of potential…read more