complaints, reviews, rip off & scam : 4 pages every SMB site must have

The title says it all. Complaints, reviews, rip off & scam are 4 searches that every commercial site, product and service provider should be aware off. Once your users started searching for these keywords + your business name, service or product, you know you have a problem.

complaints Google suggestions

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Creating SEO Friendly Maps – my first SEOmoz post

My first post on SEOmoz.org on creating SEO friendly maps just got published, check it out and let me know! You may also want to check my post on creating SEO friendly Widgets.

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45+ Check Points for a Comprehensive SEO Site Audit

In every SEO conference I attend there must be multiple site clinic sessions. Webmasters and business owners ask questions to a bunch of SEO gurus. What I noticed is that there is no process or structured methodology to Audit a site. Also i noticed that most of webmasters/business owners are not very familiar with SEO or Coding. That’s why I created this comprehensive list of SEO check points for any site webmaster or business owner to SEO-Audit their site in an easy way:

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SEO Friendly Widgets

The main goal for widgets, so far, is its viral effect in increasing traffic. But with the recent Facebook.com updates (allowing spiders to their members profile pages) and the increased use of widgets on social networks, it is important to build SEO friendly widgets. In other words to utilize widgets in link building. if you are going to have a Widget, you should get some SEO link benefit out of it, in addition to its viral benefit.

To discuss how we can use widgets for SEO benefits, let’s dissect widgets into 3 main parts; header, footer and body.
SEO Friendly Widgets

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SEO Over-Optimization Penalty (OOP)

While many SEOs claim this is a myth, a lot of us see it happening everyday. I am discussing “white-hat” tactics that may cause over-optimization penalties. Hitting the over-optimization filters in Google is also called “-950 penalty” because site rankings get demoted 950 positions.

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URL Optimization

1- Avoid Session IDs
2- Use server mod reWrite when possible
3- use hyphens instead of underscores
4- include your primary keyword in the URL
5- keep your pages closer to the root directory “flat directory architecture”

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Technical SEO

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