Archive for October, 2008

You are talking to yourself!

You are talking to yourself in your head, everyone are. It was a big change for me when I realized I could think about my thinking. In psychology it is called Metacognition, when you are thinking of what your think about.
Here is a more formal definition – “Metacognition refers to one’s knowledge concerning one’s [...]


5 ways to build trust

Building a website is a lot of work, fun but still work. The ImproveByDoing blog you are reading right now is quite new and I have not had the time to do everything I should do.
This is not my first web site and it always takes a few weeks or months to do all [...]


Are you putting Bad content on your site?

When you start a new site you should start to build your content right away. It will always take a while for search engines to find you and see you as a source of information that should be indexed.
Social bookmarking and web 2.0 sites has made it much faster to get pages indexed than [...]


5 new ideas for researching keywords

I have written an introduction to keyword research earlier. If you have not read it before take a few minutes and go back and read that post.
Keyword research is important to make sure there is an audience for what you write about. It is also a tool to find new audiences you did not [...]


Google insight

Another great tool you should know about is Google insight.
http://www.google.com/insights/search/#
Google insight is a free service from Google that allows you to compare search patterns in categories, in specific regions and over time. It also gives a list of search terms related to your keywords.
Enter one or more search term in the search box.
Next, Filter [...]


Buzz

So today I am going to be short. I am just going to share one site I discovered quite recently, or rather I known about it for a while but started using recently. Point your browser to :
http://buzz.yahoo.com/
This Yahoo site is a really nice to keep on top of what is happening now in the [...]


Three things you must do before starting your Wordpress blog

Wordpress is a great platform for a blog, hey, I am using it here.
Wordpress is even a good alternative if you want a normal site and not a blog. It is easy to update the content from anywhere and it is very easy to customize the look and feel of your site. There are [...]


Concepts Instead of keywords

I have written about the importance of keyword research before and it is important. But, the game is changing. First a short background than I will tell you why this is important to you.
One of the new search engine technologies getting talked about lately is LSI. LSI stands for latent semantic indexing and it is [...]


Off-page search engine optimization

Yesterday I wrote about on-page web page Search engine optimization. On-page optimization is required to get your web page to rank well but it is not enough.
The other big ingredient in getting top ranking in the search engines is called off-page optimization. Off-page optimization is about making other pages help increase your pages ranking. In [...]


On page Search engine optimization

On page SEO is about making it easy for the search engines to index your web page for the right terms. There are a few things you should always do or at least know about when creating a web page.
Use the <title> tag
The title tag is displayed in the title of the web browser. You [...]