Introducing the SEO Quickfix Ebook

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A friend, and colleague, of mine, Aidan Henry has written a great SEO ebook called SEO Quick Fix.

He gave me a copy to review at Northern Voice 2009 and my life has been so crazy lately that I hadn’t gotten the time to share it with you.

If you don’t know a lot about SEO this book will be a godsend. If you are well-versed in SEO it’s a great reminder of best practices and I’m sure you’ll learn a thing or too. It’s definitely $25 well spent!

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Thanks to Jordan [Tell Ten Friends] for adding me to the Z-list and to Mack [Viral Garden] for starting it.

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Grid-Server: Media Temple’s New Hosting Platform

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Media Temple‘s just released their long-awaited new hosting platform, Grid-Server.

I’ve been a loyal customer of Media Temple for well over a year now. I suggest their web-hosting service to my clients and friends. The reason I’ve been such a loyal customer is because their hosting is fast, they offer dedicated IP addresses included in their hosting fees, and most of all because their customer service is second to none.

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SEO for Dummies

Google’s got some great info relating to Search Engine Optimization.

http://www.google.com/webmasters/seo.html

I’ll be posting some SEO techniques in the near future. Here are few things to think about in the meantime:

Choosing Key Words/Topics:
Before you get going on any optimization plan you will need to decide what you are going to be optimizing for. You’ll have to do some research to find out what people are typing into the search engines when they’re looking for property. Then you will write your content and design your websites around the key words/terms/topics you deem to be the most lucrative. You will enter the appropriate keywords and descriptions in your meta-tags – but the meta-tags really aren’t all that important any more, it’s knowing what your keywords are and sticking in content that’s relevant to those key words.

Creating Content:
When building websites you’ll want to make sure that you’re using your h1, h2, h3, p… tags appropriately. Search engines give more weight to content in an h1 tag than they do to content in a p tag. I believe the best way to optimize content for search engines is to use concise and relevant headlines with supporting paragraphs following. Also make sure to create alt tags for all your images, using concise and relevant descriptions.

For more info about html, xhtml, css, and clean & clear coding visit: http://www.w3schools.com

Pay particular attention to this page, but I suggest you run through all the html, xhtml, and css training. It’s free and it’s good.

More to come in the near future…