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Tips On Identifying SEO Spammers

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

I received an email the other day from a company trying to sell SEO to me for my blog.

Of course this email got flagged as spam as it was obvious to me that they were trying to make business by spamming website owners with an offer. Basically they would only get paid by me if I get results.

If I were ignorant I guess this may have been enticing. However I am not.

For those that haven’t got a clue and think the offer in the email is for you, here’s a few tips:

  • Don’t trust any email that you don’t know the company that is sending it to you
  • Check their website
    • The on-page optimisation used
    • Pagerank
  • Check their clients & examples of work and results
  • Finally just be wary.

From the email that I got here’s a few things that I picked up on:

  • Firstly their domain… What sort of SEO company would use such a domain.
  • Next they referenced everything to This is a sure sign they don’t know you and are running through some automated emailing script
  • Then there’s an unsubscribe link at the bottom pointing to a completely different url. Why would I unsubscribe to something that I didn’t subscribe to.
  • Lastly their site…yes I took a look at their site, mainly for this post. But hey it’s a doosy. Very spammy and now checking again the site is not up.

Be careful out there, theres nothing worse than getting ripped off

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Does Google Love You?

Monday, January 21st, 2008

How can you tell how well Google likes your site?

I use these 3 quick indicators to assess how Google see’s your site. Especially useful when starting out optimising a website.

Pages Indexed

A simple Google search will instantly give you an indication of how well your site is recieved by Google.

Depending on the nature of the site and the actual number of pages contained on the site, the closer the number of pages contained within googles index and the actual number of pages on the site the better. This shows the extent of the information on the site that Google has reached.

Cache Date

I always use the homepage as an indicator here. After doing a site seach click on the cached link below your homepage result. This will bring up Googles cache of your homepage. This shows us the latest date that Google had cached the homepage.


The most basic and easily accessible piece of information from google. Looking at the Google pagerank contained in the Google toolbar gives an indication of link popularity to the page being viewed.


Using these indicators can give you an indication of how your site compares to others and which area’s are either doing well or that need to be worked on to better your site and Googles relationship

How do you compare? I’m interested to hear your views, feel free to post comments on your experience

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Google Webmaster Tools New Functionality

Monday, December 17th, 2007

With the release of some new functionality in Google Webmaster Tools I had to check it out. If found there to be some very useful information.

  • You can now see issues regarding issues with title tags or descriptions. From indicating on long/short tags, missing or duplicate. Basically saving you time on checking these yourself.
  • We can also see more information on the xml sitemap, from telling you the number of urls in the sitemap through to the number of pages indexed from the sitemap. Very valueable information for any SEO

I’m interested in seeing whats next on the cards for Google Webmaster Tools

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Google Sitelinks – New and Improved

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

For sites lucky enough to have sitelinks in Google. I found this interesting article.

For those that don’t know. Sitelinks are links that show up below a listing when a site name is searched. Like this search. Unfortunately this only happens for some sites and the links only show up if Google identifies important pages through their algorithm.

Anyway recently Google increased the number of links from 4 to 8, what that means for sites that have these links is more exposure, more chances people are going to land on the different pages when performing the search.

But what happens if the links they identified are not in your site or visitors best interest?

Well Google has released a tool in google webmaster tools that allows you to block links from showing. This will help you to improve these links.

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Introduction to the webhelp blog

Friday, November 2nd, 2007

Hi all,

This is my first post on what will be an ever extending list of posts.

I will be covering many of the current issues seen on herpes transmission the net. Mainly looking at seo, paid search, social networking and everything else clash royale hack 2017 android about promoting your site or gathering important information



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