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Yahoo to Close Geocities

If you need another reason to always host your websites at your own top level domain (TLD) the recent announcement of Yahoo permanently closing GeoCities should be enough to convince you. At the end of 2009, GeoCities will cease to exist, and if you don’t move your...

Is This Link Any Good?

One question that I hear fairly often is not, how to get links, but rather, “How can I tell if a link will be any good?” Obtaining links from other sites has two main purposes. The first is “link juice” for the purpose of improving search engine rankings. The second...

Ins and Outs of Local Search

As the population with internet access explodes, and more and more people are using search engines to find what they need, the usage of local search also continues to rise. For any sites servicing a local or specific geographic audience, submission to local search...

Google Sells Organic, Prepares for Acquisition

For years now, Google and Yahoo have been making a significant portion of their income on the paid sponsored ads to the right of the search listings, and that is about to expand. Google has recently discovered a loop-hole in anti-trust legislation which will allow for...

Web Position Gold and the Keyword Visibility Index

As many of our readers know, Web Position Gold (WPG) is a tool used to check search engine rankings. It does other things, but its reporting feature is all we use. It does a good job of managing multiple accounts and reporting rankings compared to many other choices...