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Forum: Google Web Search 05-12-2008
Replies: 5
Views: 1,768
Posted By shilly
Anyone Else Noticing Rankings Jumping?

We have been bouncing back and forth between positions 4 and 5 for months for a broad term. Last week we went to 3 and between then and now we are bouncing between 3 and 7.
This isn't the strange...
Forum: Google AdWords 04-18-2008
Replies: 35
Views: 5,730
Posted By shilly
Re: A Very Strange AdWords Test

Google/Yahoo testing, this is fine, HOWEVER if this goes live for all, I feel we should have a choice to opt in/out.
Like content network, a radio button that simplies allows us to decide if we...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 03-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By shilly
Re: Non-www redirect to www or www to non-www- does it matter anymore?

Thank you for your replies.

So far it sounds like:

1. If it is a new site, 301 www to the non-www
2. If is is an exisiting site, search the backlinks on each and if a majority of the backlinks go...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 03-06-2008
Replies: 3
Views: 854
Posted By shilly
Non-www redirect to www or www to non-www- does it matter anymore?

I remember it was best practice to permanantly redirect your non-www url to your www url.

I know you should still complete the redirect, but does it really matter anymore if you 301 redirect the www...
Forum: Yahoo Search Marketing (PPC Ads) 10-10-2007
Replies: 2
Views: 1,204
Posted By shilly
Re: Excluded Terms?

Excluded Words can be set at the account level (in the Administration tab) and ad group level (in the Ad Group Setting page).

Search "excluded keywords yahoo" in yahoo or google. More specific...
Forum: Google Web Search 10-05-2007
Replies: 8
Views: 1,326
Posted By shilly
Re: How to get from pos 20 to pos 5.

Just taking a VERY quick look you have yourdoman.com/index.php
and yourdomain.com as different home pages. Also, once you go to yourdomain.com and click on the site map links at the bottom, each...
Forum: Google Web Search 10-04-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By shilly
Re: Affiliate URLs and Google

Beu,

Thank you for the reply. It is different domains. We are the merchant and affiliate network creates the urls for each link to our site for affilaites to use. I am not sure if you are familiar...
Forum: Google Web Search 10-03-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,201
Posted By shilly
Re: Overloading sitemap with keyword?

I agree. Writing "English Essays" next to every word is very redundant. Not good for users, not good for the engines
Forum: Google Web Search 10-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,131
Posted By shilly
Affiliate URLs and Google

We are part of different affiliate programs. My question is:
If we have a link for the term Used Golf Clubs that is an affiliate link that looks like this, affiliatenetwork.com then it 302 redirects...
Forum: Yahoo Web Search 09-25-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,839
Posted By shilly
Re: keyword effect on yahoo, MSN and google

Technically, google would prefer not to show the same results as yahoo or msn for 2 reasons
1. they want to be much more advanced and show more relevant results than yahoo and msn
2. if all engines...
Forum: Google AdWords 09-17-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By shilly
Re: Is there any problem putting exact, broad, phase and negative keywords in on adgr

Google suggests not to add 3 of all terms.

It is ok to test a few of the top terms (the pause the one not performing as well as the others), but will add a lot of work if you do it to all...
Forum: Google AdWords 09-17-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,559
Posted By shilly
Re: AdWords Geo-Targeting Broken

Could your IP be seen in Google coming from Maryland? Service provider?
Forum: Google Web Search 08-17-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4,779
Posted By shilly
Re: Can This Be a Best Practice?

Ok, let me break down even further why I think it is wrong to do(no bashing please :)

1. the H1 tag helps with optimisation
2. if you add an H1 tag then change the size to let's say the size of an...
Forum: Google Web Search 08-16-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4,779
Posted By shilly
Re: Can This Be a Best Practice?

Anyone else have any input or completed any testing using it as an H1 then maybe adding it to CSS with a different font size for note any position changes?
Forum: Google Web Search 08-16-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4,779
Posted By shilly
Re: Can This Be a Best Practice?

"Sometimes for design purposes, the H1 tag needs to look the same, or smaller, than the H2 tag. That's all by the whim of the designer - and the client."

Then why not just make it bold and change...
Forum: Google Web Search 08-16-2007
Replies: 13
Views: 3,729
Posted By shilly
Re: Google UPDATE: Underscores vs. Dashes

Beu,

I always understood to use dashes. Only recently Google started to recognize underscores, but Matt still suggests to use dashes
http://www.seroundtable.com/archives/014445.html
Forum: Google Web Search 08-16-2007
Replies: 40
Views: 4,779
Posted By shilly
Is Using CSS to Style H1 Font Size a Best Practice?

I found a site using css to manipulate the size of their H1 tag. I would assume google would look at this and dismiss any extra optimization a H1 tag would give. In a way, they are trying to trick...
Forum: Web Analytics & Tracking 08-08-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,739
Posted By shilly
Re: Any Omniture or Cormetrics Users?

Beu,

What is the difference between the "enterprise version" of Urchin over free google analytics?

It asks to download software? What exactly would I be downloading? Is implementation of online and...
Forum: Web Analytics & Tracking 08-07-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 2,739
Posted By shilly
Any Omniture or Cormetrics Users?

We are planning to use a new analytics program and we have Omniture and Coremetrics as our top 2 choices.
I would like any feedback from actual users for these programs AND if any of you use it for...
Forum: Google Web Search 08-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By shilly
Re: How long to wait after making changes?

Two or 3 months? wow!
I was thinking of waiting an extra day or 2 instead making immediate changes. If my home page is on page 2 or 3 for the term I want after it gets spydered, I would not wait...
Forum: Google Web Search 08-03-2007
Replies: 3
Views: 1,421
Posted By shilly
How long to wait after making changes?

If you make tag and content changes to your home page, few days later google spyders your site and maybe you move up or down in rank a few spots, should you let the site sit a few more days or...
Forum: Google Web Search 07-27-2007
Replies: 5
Views: 1,202
Posted By shilly
Re: plz save me from supplement

links and unique content (to include unique title and description tags)
Forum: Yahoo Web Search 07-20-2007
Replies: 18
Views: 3,393
Posted By shilly
Does the client have multiple domains/sites on...

Does the client have multiple domains/sites on the same IP?
Are they heavily linking back and forth?
Forum: Google Web Search 07-20-2007
Replies: 6
Views: 1,668
Posted By shilly
I would be concerned about your linking. It...

I would be concerned about your linking. It appears you literally have 1000's of links from your site to others. Im sure some are recip linking to you as well and may be link...
Forum: Link Building 07-13-2007
Replies: 4
Views: 1,317
Posted By shilly
Thank you for your replies. to answer both of...

Thank you for your replies. to answer both of your questions..

We checked yahoo site explorer. link not showing.
- lots of parameters in URLS = there are a few, but I do not think anything way out...
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