Can Any Inbound Linking Hurt My Ranking?

The answer is simple – inbound linking cannot hurt your search ranking. How is this known for certain? Well, for one, if inbound were to hurt your rank, your competitors would continually link to your site from link farms. Such a scenario is beyond your control. For this reason, Google cannot penalize your site for any inbound linking.On the other hand, you can be penalized for illegitimate external linking. It is highly advised that you not link to any website [...]

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Ten Reasons You NEED Google Plus for Your Business

Internet Marketing and Google PlusAll Hail King Facebook!Facebook is king, right? If you’re anything like me, Facebook is your go-to for social networking. No character limits (thanks a lot, Twitter). No need to be serious (we’re looking at you, LinkedIn). You don’t even need to be a middle-aged woman who likes DIY crafts (we all know who that is). And it’s no surprise; Facebook does have a lot to offer, including a comfortable interface and tons of people on [...]

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The Future Of SEO

This is an interactive blog post. Feel free to play along.1) Google pretty much anything. Just make sure it’s a search phrase which is at least 3-4 words long, and that it is a relatively normal query (excluding, for example, “discounted sweaters for my pet fish”, and other such nonsense).Ever since Google’s Hummingbird update, photographers who take stock photos of hummingbirds have been striking it rich!2) Now, open up a new tab and perform that exact same search in [...]

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Pitfalls in Generating Online Advertising Revenue

 Generating online advertising revenue is often the primary goal of most websites and blogs.  Selling products or services can only be done by those  who actually have a product or service or a connection to one via affiliate marketing, etc. However, anyone can create a site about any topic of interest and hope to be successful getting good traffic.  Upon reaching certain thresholds, sites are eligible to participate in Google Adsense or other online advertising revenue programs.I often advise [...]

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How often does Google crawl?

The criteria by which Google crawls a site….. depends. I could not find the hard and fast rules, but page rank, the frequency of updating and refreshing content, the relevancy of content and other factors do play a decidedly crucial role. Some of the newer sites with static content seemed to get cached about every 12 or 13 days whereas some other sites seemed to be cached daily.However, the real shocking revelation is something else I [...]

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