Friday, November 9, 2007

Google loves Google - Get better rank in SERPs

Quite often you may see blogspot blogs popping out in your search results.
But most of the time those blogspot sites are worthless as they rarely offer any content of value. Yet they do rank fairly well in Google SERPs.

How come?
Well, the answer is just that Google loves Google!
If your site is based on one of Google's products (Blogger or even Googlepage) you will have a SERP ranking bonus with Google.

A strategy to build!
If someone has already registered your keywords for domain name then make a blogspot site and name it by your keywords. :)
You'll have a ranking bonus (still need to provide some content though) and you won't have to spend a single cent (keeping costs low is more than praiseworthy!) as Blogger is free.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Check your page ranking in Google Search

If you want to know if all your SEO efforts have been worth, you have to check your ranking in Google Search for the keywords you're competing on.

This task may become boring if you have more than one website and if you don't rank in the ten first pages of results.

There are already some commercial solutions available but they are too expensive.
So I just developed a small VBA application under Excel to make it easier.

Let's try it:


The file is quite easy to use. So I won't write too much about it.
Just remember to lower the securiy level for macros in Excel if you want to try this application or you will have a security alert when opening the xls file.

I think I'm going to improve this application in the near future. So stay tuned ! ;-)

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Social Bookmark and Blogger's Footer

A few weeks ago I wrote the post "Get backlinks by using Social Bookmarking".

If you're writting a blog, it would be worth to add links that automate the bookmarking in your articles' footers.

If you want to do it with Blogger, you may follow the instructions given on :


But i would suggest to limit the choice to the best social bookmark sites, so you should use the following code instead:

("Right click" your mouse button and a menu appears giving you some options. Choose "Save this Link as", then open the file with notepad or word and copy the code before pasting it in the template as indicated)

I strongly advise you to open accounts with these social bookmark sites.
And then to boorkmark your articles yourself, just to start the buzz and to get backlinks. Those links make it so easy ;-)

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

5 Easy Tips to increase your Google PR

- When you name a page, give it a name related to its content:
for example, i have a page mostly talking about PR and Adsense,
so it would be appropriate to call the page PR-adsense.html

- The former comment also applies to the title (meta script) !
And especially if you're using Blogger, because the title is used
to create the page's name.

- Try to keep your pages' adresses the shorter you can. For example '' is much too long ! '' would be much better.

- Whenever you can, you should use ".HTML" or ".HTM" pages.
Those pages are static and are more valuable in Google bots' eyes.
It's easier for a HTM/HTML page to score well in the rankings
than for a PHP page (which is dynamic).

- Avoid useless code in your page: the slimmer your code, the better it is! So, get rid of javascript that are not absolutely necessary.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Free Blogger Template - Ideal for Adsense

I was looking for a free template for the blogs I'm working on.
I wanted a template with three columns. Mainly because three-columns templates are more suitable for implementing Adsense. Unfortunately I only found expensive templates. I was near to give up the idea of a free blogger template.

Fortunately, I came to TemplatePanic. Effy Haryanti is doing a really good job. And she's proposing her templates for free !

On this blog I keep the template simple in purpose. But on some other blogs of myne I fully exploit the template and they are quite esthetic. As a result my adsense earnings have already increased.

I cant but recommend you to have a look to Effy's website.

I really want to say thank you to Effy Haryanti ! :)

Sunday, June 3, 2007

Trackers can increase your PR

Getting backlinks (links to your site from others) is necessary to increase your Page Rank in the long term.

Google bots are quite busy. So it is useful to have a page listing all your backlinks to tell them what pages they should analyse. That's why I recommend to dedicate one page of your site to list the pages linking to your page - I say page and not website in purpose-.

But if you're using spamming on blogs, forums and other websites to get backlinks, it would be better to keep track of those backlinks elsewhere than on your website.
Because if your website is linking to too many sites that are not related you may suffer from a downgrade backlash from Google.

So the best tool to keep track of those backlinks (the referrers) to my viewpoint is

Have a look to the tracker created for this blog: My Tracker

All my referrers are listed. When Google bots analyse this page they collect the links. And when they crawl (analyse) them later, they will find links to my blog. For a website it would be better to have a tracker for every page, but for a blog it's easier with only one.

NB: not many backlinks on my tracker because I'm not actively promoting my blog, this blog is indeed a kind of non-lucrative initiative. ;-p

Extreme Tracking has some credit with Google bots, because it's an old domain (the older your domain the better). So the tracker you set up may get a good PR with time (so put the keywords you are competing in the tracker's name when you create it !).

Other aspects of trackers:

Trackers also allow a better understanding of your visitors: you may know the referring link, the keyword used in the search engine and much more.
Data-mining may help to improve your website.

To keep track of your visitors, here below a list of free trackers (but not for SEO):

StatCounter Invisible, no Ads :-)

Activemeter Invisible, no Ads :-)

Motigo Webstats Logo + PopUnder Ads :-(

I strongly recommend the invisible counters. Unfortunately even if Motigo is user-friendly it cannot compete because of those 'damned shit' PopUnder ads.

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Get backlinks by using Social bookmarking

Social bookmark websites are an easy way to get backlinks that will increase your PR.
It's especially true with some sites like Netvouz or Mister-Wong. You can almost be sure that the links you add to those two bookmarking sites will be noticed by Google. :)
I definitely advise to open an account with them as it's free. So you may get easy backlinks!

List of Social Bookmark sites (by decreasing effectiveness for SEO):






Mister Wong

Stumble Upon





Saturday, May 12, 2007

List of blog platforms to use for SEO purpose

Here below a list of blog platforms you may use for SEO purpose:

SeoChat: Blogspot + html
Google Audience: Blogspot + html

SeoChat: Typepad + html
Google Audience: Typepad + html

SeoChat: Wordpress + html
Google Audience: Wordpess + html

SeoChat: Canalblog + html
Google Audience: Canalblog + html

SeoChat: Over-Blog + html
Google Audience: Over-Blog + html

SeoChat: Bleublog + html
Google Audience: Bleublog + html

SeoChat: Hautetfort + html
Google Audience: Hautetfort + html

Just search add the keywords you need. ;-)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Page Rank, Blogs and Comments

Here below a list of interesting tools to get the PR (Page rank) of a page:

SeoChat - PageRank-Search

Google AudiencesTV

You may increase your PR by getting links to your page from other pages with high page ranks. So in order to increase your PR you need to search high PR pages and to put your link on them.
How to do this? Well you may ask the webmaster of the targeted website to add a link for you. But most of the time they will not.

The best way is to use the blogs' comments !

For example:

My website talks about chinese radio.
Let's use
SeoChat - PageRank-Search. I will focus on blogspot platform:

- so i will search for: Blogspot chinese radio html
don't forget to class you search results by pagerank and to display 100 per page

Blogspot because it's the platform i'm digging in;

chinese radio because those are the keywords I want to compete on;

html because I want to put my comment (the link to my page) on a real page that has a real pr. Most of the time blogs' entry pages have a high PR but these pages change often, archive posts (with html extension) are more targeted and do not change.

- then I visit page results with a high PR and I put a comment as follows:

Name: my keywords
Email: I give a real email address: some bloggers don't like SEO and check before approving a comment
url: the link to my page

make a short comment related to the post and if you can try to put the keywords in your comment.