Friday, June 22, 2012

SEO Consultant Tips

I've been an SEO Consultant for about 8 years and have been learning search engine optimization techniques for over a decade! Search engine optimization has paid my bills for over a decade, almost every penny of income I make has SEO to thank.

Unlike a lot of so called SEO experts I do a lot of SEO tests and research, for example I was one of if not the first person to discover Google counts the contents of the alt attribute (that's the alt="keyword here" on images and image links) towards it's SERPs, but ignores the title attribute (that's the title="keywords here" on text links).

So I know my stuff when it comes to SEO.

SEO Tip : Anchor Text Usage

Anchor text is the text you see when you look at a link, the major search engines like Google consider this text VERY important for where the link is going to, so if you link to a page with anchor text SEO Consultant (for example: SEO Consultant) the link the page is going to will receive a boost for those keywords (SEO Consultant in this example), pretty much anyone who believes they know something about search engine optimization already knows this. But, what many do not realise is the anchor text is also important for the page the link is ON, so with our link example above the page a link like that is on is going to get a small boost for the keywords SEO Consultant because there's a link with that anchor text and anchor text is more important than standard body text.

What this tells us is two things.

First: If you want a SERP like SEO Consultant the page you want the SERP for should have incoming links (incoming links can also be from internal pages, not just other domains) using SEO Consultant as text and also have out going links (outgoing links don't have to go to another domain, they can be to internal pages on the same domain) with the anchor text SEO Consultant: note you can also use derivative SERPs like SEO Service, Google Consultant etc... since they both use one of the main keywords.

Second: You want to avoid using anchor text not related to a pages SERPs, so with a page after SEO Consultant related SERPs you ideally don't want a lot of links about flower arranging or scuba diving because it will 'water down' the SEO optimization of your page. That's not to say don't link to unrelated pages at all, just keep it in mind, try to link to related pages far more than unrelated.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Millionaire Aspirations

I've decided I'm going to become a millionaire, I have no idea how or when, but that's my new plan in life, I want to walk into a room and say "hey, I'm a millionaire" :)

I'm thinking about doing the lottery.

With the UK National Lottery there's basically a 14 million to 1 chance of winning the lottery with a random set of 6 numbers.

I could guarantee a win by doing all 14 million sets of numbers, but alas I don't have 14 million spare to try that option.

I wonder how much it would cost if you eliminated the least likely number sets?

You know draws like

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 42

Still even if you could discount those types of lottery draws as highly unlikely it's still going to cost millions to enter all the other possibilities.

So I guess if I really want to a millionaire anytime soon (like my life time) I can't rely on the lottery (big shock there :)).

You know it might be easier to act like I'm a millionaire already, then if I said "hey, I'm a millionaire" in a room of strangers, maybe I'll be treated like one for a while.

Saturday, October 12, 2002

I'm at my parents house contemplating baseball tickets

It's 7:42 AM, I just woke up because I had a dream about the Cardinals coming back in their series against the Giants and going to the World Series. I tried to fall back asleep, but I couldn't. Then it suddenly came to me that the World Series tickets go on sale this morning, and that maybe this was an omen, and Mybe I had that dream because it will happen. Maybe I had that dream so I would wake up, buy the tickets, so I could go to the game. Maybe.

Saturday, September 07, 2002

A New Life Begins

I don't have one of those, whooop!!-I-just-popped-out-of-my-mama's-whom pictures, but my sister gave birth to a new member of the family last night at 8:15pm. When I spoke with the new mommy this morning she sounded well on her way to a fast recovery.

It's got to be exhausting giving birth, I couldn't imagine it.

My sisiter is in labor right now with her second child

Probably screaming at my mom and brother in-law. I wish I was there video taping all of the chaos.


Monday, September 02, 2002

I started my last semester of classes today

break for applause

The first day of endless rhetoric by professors trying to intimidate their students with their threats on absenteeism, tardiness, and delinquent work was complimented by me merely staying awake. I figured they at least deserve that, right?

Most of my professors aren't concerned with the students, in fact, they can care less about them. The only reason they teach is to feed their egos and to build their portfolio until they reach tenure. Once tenure is reached it's impossible to bring a professor down to a normal level of communication and understanding. So, here's to a new semester of snobby professors!