I have been meaning to blog about some of the new features of Google Webmaster Tools. I just saw this article from Search Engine Land, and it basically covers it all, see below on Search Query and follow link to full article. If you are an SEO expert, or a Internet Marketing manager in a large company, you may use your analytics tool instead. That is fine, but you probably won’t find some of the rich data that is available in your GWT account. In my opinion GWT is one of the best SEO tools you will use, especially the Search Query Data. If you want to read more of our SEO blogs, don’t be afraid to go to our WordPress SEO blog templates site.
Here are the top reason for it’s SEO value:
1. Check your Index pages from your Sitemap, easy and tells you how many are indexed, the higher percentage the better.
2. Check for Crawl errors
3. Check for duplicate content issues
4. Search Query Volume is simply un beatable, it’s very hard to find this data.
5. Great Link data, who is linking to you and how many links to top pages
Excerpt form the Search Engine Land’s 9 Step SEO Checkup Article below:
Knowing what people type, and which searches get you clicks, is invaluable search intelligence. Use the Search queries report to gain great insight. Click Your site on the web::Search queries, and you’ll see a report like this:
Whoa. That’s a lot of data. Don’t panic! Break it down to what you really need:
Don’t treat this report as a benchmark for search performance. Rankings are a terrible benchmark, especially now that Google appears to be Bingifying their results pages. But you can look for easy improvements. For example, I think I should get more than 2% clickthru on ‘Google Analytics’. I click on that query and get a drill-down report:
The pages I see listed probably need better meta description tags, and maybe more compelling titles. By rewriting these to present a better call to action, I can potentially improve clickthru.
You can click on the link below to go to the full article:
I just tried to tweet about it and Yahoo would not let me use Bit.ly, too bad for them, so they won’t get the Twitter link juice. Here is the top part of the article: Best places to shop, Retailer Costco
Last year shoppers spent $405 billion at Walmart, the world’s largest retailer. But according to a new study by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, they might be better off if they switch stores.
For all the talk about Walmart’s low prices, 30,666 subscribers we surveyed said the prices at 10 other retailers, including JCPenney, Sears, Dillard’s, and Meijer, were at least as good. And bigger wasn’t necessarily better when it came to the overall shopping experience. Almost three-quarters of respondents who shopped at Walmart found at least one problem to complain about, and half had two or more complaints about the store or its staff.
Walmart and Kmart scored notably lower than the other chains, but Costco stood tall. In addition to citing the warehouse club’s rock-bottom prices, survey respondents praised its bang for the buck: It was the only store judged much better than average for value. In our surveys over the years, Costco has earned high marks as a source of a surprisingly large selection of goods, including mattresses, electronics, small appliances, groceries, and books. In recent years, the chain’s Kirkland Signature products have often performed well in our tests.
“Costco surprises consumers with great products and brands at exceptional prices,” says Will Ander, senior partner inMcMillanDoolittle, a retail-consulting firm in Chicago. “They don’t promise to have everything, but they do offer a true treasure hunt where everyone seems to find that exceptional item at an unbelievable price. Most customers will give you great satisfaction marks if you exceed their expectations, and Costco is light-years ahead of the other discount competitors in that respect.” ..please go to link above to read full article…
I attended a great webinar by the folks at Hubspot today, the topic was SEO and Social marketing. Some of you know from our marketing book above that I am a huge fan of blogging and we connected the dots between SEO and blogging years ago.
Here is a slide from http://HubSpot.com on statistics that prove, blogging gives your more inbound links, which is the #1 thing you can do for SEO:
Did any of you just notice that Google does not allow easy access to their Keyword Tool any more? Before you just went to http://adwords.google.com and you could search for keywords right there. Now you have to go in to your Adwords account, Click on the Opportunities Tab, then click on Keyword Tool, then you get the same information as before. So much for easy access Mr. Google:-).
I wanted to do some research on the keywords around SEO, especially for WordPress SEO, and Blog templates. for our SEO Blog Templates site. That site, still ranks in the top 30-100 for those keywords. Surprised, as I have not blogged for a long time about any of those keywords. I tweet now days, and don’t really spend as much time as I should on blogs. I need to keep my skills refreshed and keep up on the marketplace, so I decided to write this post. For those interested in following us on Twitter, you can do so here at http://Twitter.com/enthos Here are some recent Tweets:
Carl Edwards should be fined for today’s NASCAR race, where he crashes on purpose in to another driver. He jeopardized safety of fans. about 20 hours ago via Twitterrific
August 17th, 2009 by admin
Answer to this question is undeniably maybe. Your rankings, especially for very competitive keywords are always depended on the anchor text links coming from high Google PR Sites. The more of those high PR site links you have with exact anchort text of keywords, the higher you will rank versus your competitors. I wrote about how my high ranking Google PR blogs got my friends Yoga Clothing and OM T shirt sites indexed and ranked quickly. If you have a no name site, and worse yet a not so high a PR, it will be very hard for you to get ranked higher. So the key is to write great content on Twitter and link to your articles and blogs to your destination sites. This will help you get a high PR and over time you cna link from that site to your blogs and cross index links. Easier said then done, but Aaron Wall says that High PR may not be as important, as earlier. Since he is the best SEO in the world, he is right. It’s not as important as before, and it all depends on your competition. http://www.seobook.com/learn-seo/is-pagerank-important.php
I am super excited that our friends site is now within a couple of week is ranked #23 on Google for “Om T Shirts” though not showing up yet for a very competitive keyword “Yoga Clothing” or “Yoga clothes“. I think it’s just a matter of time it will. So as I always use to say, have patience, it may take up to a year or so to get ranked in the top 10 for very competitive keywords. It’s definitly worth the wait. Also as ReTweeted in my Twitter yesterday sending out a professional Press Release is the fastest way to get tons of high valued links and get a good Google PR. Here is that post: Practical Points For Perfecting Press Releases http://bit.ly/2Wi9BG RT@anuconvo PR’s are the #1 thing you can do for SEO!
As always if you are serious and want to learn about SEO get my free marketing book first, it’s free. And, then read Aaron Wall’s book, if you can afford the $80 or whatever he is charging now. Good luck! Don’t forget to check out my friends Yoga clothing with Om T Shirts and Yoga clothes made from 100% organic materials. They are not fully launched yet, but coming soon and all yoga clothing will be made in the US!
Just wrote this on our SEO blog templates blog:
August 2nd, 2009 by admin
Our free Internet Marketing book site is #1 Bing.com for the keywords marketing book. So while we have mastered the Bing.com ranking system, we are not bad at Google either. So what does it take to rank high on Bing, more contextual recent links from blogs. What about ranking on Google? Same thing, but higher the Page Rank of the site, the better the ranking on Google. You can find all of these and blogging for SEO and high ranking strategiest that are time tested. Bonus for you all, did you know that Twitter user name and FaceBook user names are great for SEO too? But do use the exact keywords.
So what is up with Om Yoga Clothing and mentioning Yoga clothing in a marketing blog? Well nothing, except for that Yoga clothing is one of the top 10 keywords for Yoga. Yoga as you know is every where now days, well in Seattle and in major cities of the world. So our friends in Olympia have decided to start a Yoga clothing company and I am helping them SEO their site. They are starting out with Om T Shirts first, all made from Organic materials. The site is barely up and they have asked me to help them early on, so I am not going to go on an on about how wonderful their Om Yoga Clothing is. They are wonderful people and I met them through a community of Yoga meditation gathering. More on that later…
PS, just turned on the FIT tv on DirectTV, Namaste Yoga is on. These women have the most beautiful Yoga Clothing on. It’s no wonder that LuLulemon the #1 leader in Yoga clothing is based out of Vancouver BC, same as the namaste yoga show:-). Vancouver is a very stylish city if you have never been, you must visit this gem in North America!
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