March 2011
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SEO Click-through Rate (CTR) Influence Ranking in...
Which CTR Counts in SEO? Click-through Rate or CTR is a popular term for PPC. But, here we are talking about SEO CTR, not the CTR related to PPC. And yes, SEO CTR now counts and has been confirmed by many experts that it does influence Google Rankings. In SES 2011 @ London many experts has confirmed that it does influence your ranking.  What is Clickthrough Rate (CTR)? CTR = Number of Clicks /...
Mar 9th
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January 2011
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Facebook Optimization (FBO) or Facebook SEO - New...
Event: F8 Developer Conference Date: April 21, 2010 Place: San Francisco, California The F8 Developer Conference has determined a new fate for Facebook. Previously, all the activities of Facebook were behind the great blue and white walled garden. But, after the introduction of Facebook Connect, activities spread beyond the blue & white garden and after the F8 Summit, the spread became...
Jan 13th
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December 2010
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Expandable Video Ads on YouTube and Vimeo -...
Google has been experimenting Expandable Ads for a while. But, flash based Expandable ads is not something new. Back in 2005, I have seen many expandable ads in Yahoo homepage. In recent years, the peel off expandable ads at top right corner is currently quite popular. You can find similar expandable ad in Marketing Pilgrim site at the top-right corner. Google Adwords also introduced Expandible...
Dec 30th
November 2010
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Authority Begins at Home – Onsite Link Building is...
Many people ask me what is the best link building strategy. The fact is, there is no time-proof strategy to mention only one, since most people tend to think offsite, than onsite when we pronounce the word “Link Building”. Why Large Sites Perform Well in Google? Let’s try to get answers to these questions to understand the theme of this article: Have you wondered why Wikipedia...
Nov 30th
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October 2010
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View You and Your Friend's Activity Page - A New...
A few years back, when you landed on your friend’s profile on Facebook, you could see only the mutual friends you have. Then in recent change, Facebook also introduced the common “Likes” you have with your friend. But, at the day of Halloween, Facebook brought in a new feature that highlights almost all the mutual activities, events, and interaction with your friend in a nice...
Oct 31st
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Generate QR Code with Google Chart API in Bulk...
This article is about generating QR Codes automatically in bulk from Google Chart API. But, I think a lot of people want to have more introduction about some terms. So here they go: What is QR Code? QR Code is 2-dimensional or 2D barcode (unlike the traditional 1D barcode) that looks like the black pixilated image below: Came from some innovative Japanese mind, who invented the code to make...
Oct 18th
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August 2010
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Dofollow Link from Facebook on Your Public Profile
Facebook has always remained the toughest walled garden for many years. But, one by one some of the things are opening up to public. And while that happens, many features are being indexed by Google. Recently, on my public profile, I spotted something new and interesting: The link on my public profile has this code with XFN Relationship Tag, “Me”: <a class=”url”...
Aug 12th
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July 2010
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Follow Companies in LinkedIn: How You Can Utilize...
Do you know that, you now can follow a company in LinkedIn? You will find a “Follow Company” link on each company page in LinkedIn. e.g. here is ours. According to recent blog post from LinkedIn: “Follow Company” helps you be among the first to learn about developments at companies like DreamWorks, find job openings at NASA or stumble upon business development opportunities...
Jul 11th
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May 2010
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Bangladesh Bans Facebook on Various Complains
Bangladesh bans Facebook on various complains. BTRC (Bangladesh Telecommunications Regulatory Commission) recently shooted many compalins about Facebook. e.g. 1st Complain: Facebook is Ruining the Younger Generation of Bangladesh My Comment: I don’t support this. I have heard a lot of teachers saying that internet should be banned in dormitories of BUET (Bangladesh’s topmost...
May 29th
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February 2010
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Why Traditional (Old School) Email Marketing Sucks
In best case, traditional and old school email marketing is mostly sending the right message to the unverified right people in mostly wrong time. In moderate case, traditional email marketing is mostly sending the right message to the wrong people in mostly wrong time. So, you can guess what the worst case may be ;-) Now-a-days Email Marketing has gone a long way and steadily becoming...
Feb 21st
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December 2009
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Meta Keyword Collection Strategy & Planning for...
It is obvious now that Keywords Meta Tag does not affect much in Search Engine Optimization (SEO) or Search Engine Positioning (SEP). Meta SEO was the major SEO process in late 90s and early 2000 decades. Now, is a part of current SEO process, which is considered Old School SEO. Previously, people could get benefit from stuffing the keywords meta tags with irrelevant keywords. For some time,...
Dec 28th
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August 2009
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My Article is in Top 5 Finalist of SEM Scholarship...
If you have been following me for more than a year, you’d know that I have been one of the 5 finalists last year in Marketing Pilgrim’s SEM Scholarship Contest 2008 for my article, 13 Prophecies of Internet Marketing. It was a Hook Article and attracted a lot of people. But, an Idea Article of Linda Bustos, 8 Stupid Things Webmasters Do To Mess Up Their Analytics, won most of the...
Aug 5th
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May 2009
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Bing.com is Live Now > Live.com and Kumo.com...
Update: The Title of this article was Bing.com is Live Now > Live.com is not Bing yet > Kumo Merged with Bing. After few hours Live.com was also redirected to Bing.com. Now, Bing.com is the ultimate search engine by Microsoft. This is a great breaking news for search marketers. Bing.com is Live now after so many days of anticipation. Microsoft has been working on 2 search engines Bing.com...
May 31st
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Archive.org's Wayback Machine - 5 Great Use of it...
Recently, I’ve blogged about 5 Great Reasons Why Archive.org’s Wayback Machine is a Great SEO Tool in JVision Designs blog. Here are the higlights of the article: You can use Archive.org’s Wayback Machine for SEO Diagnosis with WinMerge. The Wayback Machine gives you the historial site codes and WinMerge allows to to see the changes in codes. Old links are good for SEO. If you want...
May 27th
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May 27th
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Highly Recommended RSS Feeds for Search & Internet...
To stay aware about the Search and Internet Marketing Industry Trends and News, I subscribe to the following feeds: Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim Asif Anwar - SEO, SEM, PPC, SMM for SMEs (mine) Ask Kalena Bruce Clay, Inc. Blog Daggle - Danny Sullivan David Harry - Trail of the Fire Horse Delicious popular on SEO Entireweb Newsletter Google Code Blog Google Webmaster Central Blog ...
May 18th
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April 2009
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Joomla SEO Checklist - Search Engine Optimization... →
Joomla is the most popular Content Management Systems (CMS) in the Opensource world. It’s flexible and user friendly features are contributing in it’s popularity as a CMS. Packt Publishing has been…
Apr 30th
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Activities in Social Media Marketing (SMM)
There is a wide variation of the social activities in the real world. This is also true for online social activities. There are endless activities in Social Media Marketing (SMM). However, here is the tip of the iceburg: Communicating Information & Expertise Blogging, Microblogging (e.g. Twitter), Expertise sharing (e.g. Forum, LinkedIn & Yahoo Answers, etc.) Quick Sales &...
Apr 27th
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SEO Perspective on 301 Permanent Redirects for Old... →
Sites are not just created, they also evolve. Sites throw away the old cloak and put on a new cloak. But, little does the site owners know that they are also throwing away precious old wine of link…
Apr 22nd
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Domain Age vs. Link Age - SEO Perspective
Link Age and Domain Age are totally different things. Domain Age denotes the age from the time when the site was registered (Source: WHOIS information). Link Age denotes the age from the time the specific page/link was created (Source: Document Inception Date). So, over time, you can have many new links in an old site. Image Courtesy: SXC.hu - Free Stock Images Site Domain age has...
Apr 22nd
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Is SEO Expenditure an Expense or Asset? Or Does... →
Your website is your intellectual real estate. Even though, you bear annual variable cost of maintaining the site, the cost never can be labeled as expense. After finishing your site, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Pay Per Click (PPC) to market your site, are they expense or adding value to your website? Let’s start with some definition: Expense in terms of asset: The portion of the asset...
Apr 8th
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5 P's to Generate Copywriting Ideas and Presenting...
If you provide any product and/or service, then you need to present yourself on the webpage. To get your business online, you have to copywrite your contents and make a good presentation. Now, what will you write? Here are 5 P’s that you need to consider while preparing your contents or presentation, which as well can be used for a good web brochure or even hardcopy of corporate identity...
Apr 6th
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March 2009
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How to identify the CMS Used in a Website
I was having trouble with identifying the Content Management System (CMS) used in a website. And couldn’t find any article on the web that can help me do that. So, I invented my own method to look for publicly accessible default user or admin login page for each CMS. Since each Content Management System (CMS) has different default location for user login or admin panel (dashboard), you can...
Mar 15th
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Turn Twitter Search Into Business Lead Bulletin...
Click the image to land in Real Time Lead hunt in Twitter Search Twitter search has proven its worth in providing you real time news by people around the globe. But, do you know that you can use twitter search for hunting business leads in your niche? Twitter search will shows the leads that people are talking about in real time. All you have to do is search for common keywords used for leads,...
Mar 13th
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February 2009
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The Death Of “Web 2.0″ - I don't Think So, We are... →
There may be economic downturn in recent years, but this is not going to stop the technological development. Sometimes, the buzz for a technology falls when we are using the technology. The…
Feb 15th
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Rel=“Canonical” URL Tag Introduced by Google,...
Like rel=”nofollow” URL tag, a new rel Tag (canonical) has been introduced and currently being supported by major search engine to tell the search engines that the specific URL is the duplicate. <link rel="canonical" href="http://www.example.com/printed-version.html"> This tag makes the webmasters free from relying with server end 301 redirect management, since this URL tag...
Feb 13th
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Absolute URLs in Internal Links can Hurt your...
Recently, one of the sites I was working on, had a great fall in ranking in Google. Me, along with the owner have revised the site and was blaming it for over optimization, since I have also used link titles (<a href=”index.html” title=”“>) for every links. But I have many sites that are performing well with the link titles. So, I can’t blame it on the link...
Feb 13th
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Find Twitter Elites - Search for Social Media...
Twitter Grader is an online service that scores your Twitter activity, network activity, tweeting activity in a complex algorithm and finally gives you a score. Based on this score, they also rank your profile in various prefix listing, customizable search listing, and online tools. Global Twitter Elite List Twitter Grader provides couple of prefixed list of Twitter Elites that have ranked high...
Feb 11th
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Ranking the Quality of a Blog ... Continues with...
Jason Alba, JibberJobber.com CEO, Author, Speaker suggested some updates about ranking in LinkedIn Bloggers Group. I am delighted to highlight them here: Jason Alba: comments - are there ANY comments?  Many blogs don’t have any, so getting comments consistently is a good sign. Asif Anwar: That is also related to traffic. But, traffic that is driven to get involved with the blog. This is...
Feb 4th
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Ranking the Quality of a Blog
Finding quality blogs is not a problem. However, ranking them is. So I did a little research and found these facts: I liked the Technorati Authority score that says how much a blog or site is talked about in other blogs in past 180 days. Technorati Authority score of 1234 means, within last 180 days, this blog had earned 1234 links from other blog. So, as the time goes by, the score also...
Feb 4th
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Social Media or PR 2.0
News media used to give us updated news on national and international happenings. And at rare times, they used to give news about our locality. The Press Releases used to come out at specific time and we used to get synchronized with the news media during that specified time. When Social Media came, media for news-you-need-to-know has changed. No, newspaper will highlight your cousin had a baby,...
Feb 4th
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Some Utilities of Twitter
Twitter Uitlity: Batched Conversation News Alerts (RSS to IM) Automated IM to All Service Updates Bookmarking Customer Support / FAQ
Feb 4th
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Starting a Tumblr - Bit Bigger than Microblog
Microblogging is now popular. However, I find that many microblogging site won’t allow you to write more than 140 characters. This limits me to say more at once. So, I am starting this Tumbler blog, as a blog that is a bit bigger than microblogs. This is not the only reason I chose Tumblr. Some of the other reasons are: The design is sleek and eliminates the complex look. It lacks many...
Feb 3rd