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The Seven Deadly Sins of SEO: #5 “Hosting Viruses, Malware or Other Nasties”

The Seven Deadly Sins of SEO: #5 "Hosting Viruses, Malware or Other Nasties"

This may seem obvious; no search engine is going to rank you well in their search results if their bots discover that there is spyware, malware, viruses or any other kind of internet nasties contained within your website. In fact, if a bot does discover such content, your site will most likely be removed and blacklisted for good. So that’s simple – and most of you won’t even be considering hosted that kind of content anyway, so there’s nothing to worry about, right? Perhaps wrong. Many sites […]

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The Seven Deadly Sins of SEO: #3 “Duplicate Content”

The Seven Deadly Sins of SEO: #3 “Duplicate Content”

Among those well versed in internet marketing, duplicate content is something of a sticky issue. The exact nature of the problem is in what constitutes duplicate content, with some internet marketers insist anything that has previously been written on any other website qualifies as duplicate content – while others say it only matters for the same text to be repeated on the same website. The exact definition is not exactly known, and isn’t helped by the fact that the search engines are not particularly forthcoming on the […]

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What Is Robots.txt?

What Is Robots.txt

For a search engine to keep their listings up to date, and present the most accurate search engine results, they perform an action known as a ‘crawl’. This is essentially sending a ‘bot’ (sometimes known as a ‘spider’) out to crawl the internet. The bot will then find new pages, updated pages or pages it did not previously know to exist. The end result of the crawl is that the search engine results page is updated, and all of the pages found on the last crawl are […]

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What Is SEO?

What Is SEO?

“SEO” stands for “search engine optimization”, and as the name would suggest, it’s all about utilizing your website so that search engines can find it easily. When someone searches for a website, they will key a few choice words in to their chosen search engine. For example, if they’re looking for a restaurant in New York, they’ll probably type something like: “good new york restaurant” or even just “new york restaurant”. SEO is all about making sure your website appears at the top of the search results […]

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