Posts Tagged ‘seo’
Thursday, January 15th, 2009
You have built an RSS parser that takes the feeds from various blogs, takes the first paragraph of content, strips out the html, and places it on your site. On this page with the scraped content, you have placed nofollow links back to the bloggers site, and have placed google adsense ads.
Long story short.. you’re making money off of bloggers content, and not even providing the value of a link back to their site. You have not asked permission to place this content on your site, and in some cases, you don’t even credit the blog (e.g. when the feed is through feedburner, you say provided by feedburner).
I do not have any problem with you using Grapethinking’s content on your site, and I am flattered that you would have our content placed there. I just ask in return that you remove the nofollow tags, and put the grapethinking logo on the page. It would also be nice if our site showed up in the blog search since you are scraping our content.
As you can tell in the link at the top of this post.. this isn’t the first time we’ve experienced this problem, and unfortunately, with many sites and their webmasters, ethics are not innate, and must be enforced. Please resolve this issue….. Thanks!
Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Tags: blogger, bloggers, business exposure, cross promotion, deep linking, directory submissions, e zine, legitimate comments, marketers, quality directory, red flags, search engine optimization, seo, social bookmarking sites, spammers, tactic, Technology, web marketer
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Wednesday, September 10th, 2008
Tags: advice, article, competitiveness, discovery, google, links, major search engines, meta, onsite, optimization seo, performance analysis, perspective, phrases, problem areas, proper search engine, return on investment, search engine optimization, search visibility, seo, Services, target audience, Technology, traffic, yahoo, yahoo msn
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Wednesday, August 20th, 2008
In a world of shameless SEO tactics, I could have entitled this post “Porn Comes over Above Everything” – but instead I’ll resist the popularising statement and rather, would like to demonstrate a trend over the past 12 months.
There is no better way to gauge public interest online than to look at the web and information provided by Google Insight, Google Trends and Google Analytics; there are obviously more advanced tools such as Hitwise and Comscore – but for directional information something like Google Insight is good enough: http://www.google.com/insights/search/#
‘Porn’ is just in because of the old Avenue Q song ‘the internet is for porn‘ – and it’s an authoritative bench-marks for public interest considering the recent court case where a high-court used Google as a measure of common values and interests. (more…)
Wednesday, March 12th, 2008
After our recent post highlighting a recent duplicate content issue we faced, we decided it would be a good time to start giving out free advice for building your web rankings.
One of our most commonly requested services is web site optimization. Unfortunately (and fortunately) web developers are just now starting to implement a better practice of building sites to be search engine friendly. As web development continues to be outsourced, many developers just don’t feel like putting in that little bit of extra effort that truly does go a long way.
You may be familiar with some of the following issues, as I’m trying to keep this list simple, but hopefully there are a few gems that may help you on your way to the top. If you have any questions, don’t be shy to comment and we’ll help in every way we can. (more…)