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Google Tool - Disavow Links

SEO’s hottest news recently has been the release of the Google Disavow Links tool.  During his keynote speech at PubCon on 16th October, Google’s Matt Cutts announced the release, which was then followed by an expansive post in the Google webmaster central blog complete with Q&A and ten-minute video.

April’s Google Penguin update (which looked at, amongst other things, the quality of inbound links in an attempt to target those sites whose ranking had been increased by black hat techniques) led to increasing concerns about negative SEO and the effect of bad past link-building, which led to the launch of massive link-removal campaigns. But it’s hardly a surprise that many of these requests are going unanswered – if you’re really out to hurt the competition it’s unlikely that you’re going comply with a polite request.  Hence the launch of the disavow tool – and the buzz that’s surrounded it. …continue reading New Tool from Google to disavow links

This week’s search engine news round up: Google SPDY Project, Site Speed Ranking Factor, Google BreadCrumb SERPs, Microsoft-Yahoo Finalize Search & Online Advertising Deal.

Dubai’s weather has been getting better and better by the day. I just missed the rain today but I loved the cool breeze on my walk home (Yup my crib is just 20 minutes walk away from office, how sweet is that?!).

So what’s up with this week’s Search Engine News? Well nothing much… We have announcements mostly from Google and let’s see 2 giants finalizing their collaboration deal. So let’s get on it…

I’d always start with my favorite updates and for this week it would have to be Matt Cutt’s presentation on the recentGoogle PubCon 2009. It was not an official announcement (which Google hardly does especially in disclosing search elements), but Matt Cutts discreetly implied  that site speed would be a possible ranking factor in 2010. Although I would assume site speed would not be a heavy-weighted ranking element, it will be a noteworthy action. Important note: we are not advocating that you do major changes on your site just to anticipate this update. But if you do build a site, redesign, re-brand, etc., do consider CSS, java, image files as well as codes and scripts that actually affect your site’s loading speed. This is Google’s attempt to make the web efficient and faster for users.

Which brings me to the next update …continue reading Search Engine News RoundUp (Nov. 13-20, 2009)

This week’s search engine news round up: Google Caffeine, Firefox’s 5th Birthday, Google & Bing closed deal with Twitter, PubCon Vegas 2009, and 20 Twitter Lists for the SEO Industry.

Here at SEODubai.Org, we strive to bring you not only the freshest optimization techniques *cough* cheats, but we’ll also give you the hottest news from the industry.

We can’t promise to deliver you weekly updates, but we promise we’ll keep an eye for the most important news for your SEO, PPC, social media, and online marketing endeavors. …continue reading Search Engine News RoundUp (Nov. 6-13, 2009)

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