3 Tips To Improve Your Blog

Not being a magazine reader, Matt felt bad that he wasn’t able to participate in the last blog meme on reading magazines. He decided instead to start a new meme offering 3 tips for bloggers And lo and behold I get to be the first person tagged. I like Matt’s idea of making the meme helpful so without further ado here are my 3 blogging tips.
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This Week In SEO – 5/11/07

Ever have one of those weeks? Do I really need to ask? This week had that feeling for me. The main project I was working on had a few delays and a few other small projects forced their way into the mix. I started looking forward to Friday as early as Tuesday. It got here though, didn’t it? Somehow I managed to collect the usual assortment of links for what I hope is your reading pleasure.
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Are You Drinking The Google Kool Aid?

Tamar linked to an interesting WebmasterWorld thread, Todays Webmaster & Their Relationship with Google, this week. The original poster makes some good points about how we’ve fallen under Google’s spell, spend too much of our energy focused on Google, think that Google’s guidelines are what define ethical seo, and give Google access to more data than we should. I agree, though not completely with most of the points and think they make for an interesting discussion.
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What’s In A Name? Apparently A Lot

In a move that probably doesn’t come as a surprise to most the energy drink Cocaine has been pulled from store shelves over concerns about it’s name. While the drink itself does not contain the drug, the FDA wasn’t happy about the way the company was marketing the beverage.
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How Does Google Really Treat Nofollow Links?

Last week Loren Baker asked the search engines how they treat links with the rel=”nofollow” attribute added to them. MSN didn’t respond and Ask said they don’t support nofollow and so treat those links the same as any other. Yahoo responded by saying they do follow the link and will index the page on the other side, but the link won’t pass any juice to the page being linked to. Google claimed they don’t follow the link at all and thus won’t index the page on the other side assuming no other links (internal or external) point to the page. But is that how Google really treats nofollow links?
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