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SEO ResourcesDo you want to rank your website in the search engine and don’t know how? this SEO resources will help you to get started.

In this article I am going to list some of the high quality SEO resources that I know. …continue reading List of SEO Resources to get you started

For people in Dubai, a day won’t pass without a 7days on their hand. Or should you miss one… you can have it in just one tick from your hand. Being an avid online reader of 7 days, I usually check their site for latest news.

There are things that a normal user didnt notice when they are looking on a website but as an SEO, most of the time we don’t just read what’s in front of us but  most of the time, we check what search engines see on that website. And 7days is a victim of what we called cloaking.

Cloaking means presenting a different version of web page or content. A human reading the site would see different contents or information than a search engine robot/crawler reading the site. This is what happened to 7days.

7days WebsiteThis is what a normal user see in 7Days website.

7days Cache PageThis is what Google search engine crawlers see on 7Days website.

Unfortunately, there are  a total of 126 hacked pages 7days website has.

How will you know if your site has been hacked?

1. Do a site search command in google. ( i.e. site:www.yourdomain.com). If you see pages that you think was not created by you and has words like Viagra or Cialis, then most probably your site has been hacked.
2. Check your Google Webmaster Tool. Checking your GWT from time to time will give you information of your site’s activities.

What will you do when your site get hacked?

Google recommends:
1. Take your site offline until you find the problem and fix it.
2.Once you fix the problem, submit a reconsideration request in Google Webmaster Tools so you can get back into the Google index.
3. Watch Google Webmaster Tools to see signs of improvements.
4. Once you are back, keep an eye in Google Webmaster Tools, as Google often notifies webmasters of issues early.

Cloaking can be a dangerous thing so you have to get rid of these links as soon as possible because Google will definitely penalize your site

More Resource:

New WordPress Hacking Strategy Using Cloaking to Target Google IP Addresses – SEObook.com
About malware and hacked sites - Google Help Support
Hacker Attacks That Can Damage Your Site & SEO

I have been following this thread for 2 weeks now and a Google employee answered it last Thursday. I wasn’t able to post the reply because our company closed the office  early for the new years eve. …continue reading Google Removes Local Results for Web Design / SEO Queries

Comparison of On-Page vs. Off-Page Search Engine Optimization efforts and their corresponding ranking results in Google.

I’m quite excited to do my first post here at SEODubai.Org. And I would like to thank Jon for inviting me over to contribute.

So instead of covering the basics of search engine optimization, I would like to go a little bit technical. Last month I did a comparison of a couple of pages of one of the most competitive client websites that we have. Luckily, my big boss gives me the versatility to test out both on-page and off-page strategies and implement which suit best. …continue reading On-Page vs. Off-Page Search Engine Optimization

Often times you will see URL’s and page titles are separated by hyphens and underscores. And if you are doing search engine optimization, you have probably  asked yourself which one should provide best results in search engine result page ( SERP’s ). …continue reading Hyphens vs Underscores in URL?