Optimize for people, not search engines
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Optimize for people, not search engines

Don’t you hate it when you click through to a search engine result only to find a site that has been overly optimized, without visitors in mind. We’ve all experienced it, you know, the sites that are so ugly you can hardly stand to look at them. The ones where the content is stuffed with so many keywords that it is clear that it was only written with the search engines in mind.

TechCrunch advertisers can get penalized by Google
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TechCrunch advertisers can get penalized by Google

Each one of the four premium ad spots on TechCrunch currently sell for $10,000 per month. That may seem like a lot of money at first but when you consider you the fact you’re reaching 3 million eye balls from a very targeted audience every month it’s not so bad. But before you pony up the 10 grand for one of these spots you better take a moment to consider the potential consequences.

How to: Robots.txt
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How to: Robots.txt

There has been some noise around the seo industry today about Google not obeying the NoIndex meta tag. Google is indexing pages that use this tag when they shouldn’t be. I have actually seen this first hand myself when our company received an email earlier this week asking for opinions on the seo of a website. We noticed this site was trying to keep pages from being indexed in the search engines by using this meta tag. However, when we searched through Google we noticed these pages were still being indexed.

eBay wiki wiki wiki
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eBay wiki wiki wiki

The eBay Wiki launched today, it is a community driven wiki that eBay has created in collaboration with JotSpot. JotSpot was the first company to create a wiki platform, similar to the platform used by Wikipedia.

9rules has welcomed Pronet
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9rules has welcomed Pronet

I am so excited; I am now an official 9rules member. I am honored to be selected in the 4th round with Cameron and all of the other great bloggers that made it. If you are not too sure what 9rules is about