Want YOUR company to rank #1 in Yahoo?

Google isn’t the only show in town… the deal between Microsoft and Yahoo means you’d better be looking at your companies place in Yahoo!

Go to yahoo and type in Maryland Search Engine Optimization, take a peek at who is #1 and #2

Maryland SEO in Yahoo 08-07-2009

Now that you’re duly impressed… If you want me to show you how I did that, get a Yahoo buzz account and buzz my articles below:

“The US Post Office says it’s volume is down by roughly a third… it seems there is lot less print/ junk mail being sent, I’m of the opinion that as advertisers, we are spending less on print ads because they just aren’t working; if print worked …”

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39 hours ago

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“We are a Frederick, Maryland Based Commercial Cleaning firm serving primarily office buildings large and small and major restaurant chains in 6 states in the North East and Mid Atlantic Region. Out typical clients are commercial buildings, schools, …”

You commented on this! – Aug 3, 2009

“There are health benefits for all residents from regularly cleaning the Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) System. ”

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Aug 3, 2009

You commented on this! – Aug 2, 2009

“tweeted in May about mold in her Chicago apartment, and Horizon Group Management answered with a $50,000 defamation lawsuit. News of the suit sped around the Internet Monday after a Chicago blogger caught wind of the complaint. This company needs …”

You commented on this! – Jul 31, 2009

“Eye glasses prescription, contact lens fittings, Professional Services include: eye exams, contact lens fittings, treatment of most eye infections, laser vision correction co-management TLC affiliate Vision Insurance Accepted in Frederick Nita …”

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Jul 31, 2009

You commented on this! – Jul 30, 2009

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Jul 30, 2009

You commented on this! – Jul 28, 2009

“And I didn’t know this either: Even if you recycle, Even if you recycle a lot, even if you dig the landfill up and reuse (bio fuel? methane collection) you are still going to have crap left over. ”

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Jul 28, 2009

You commented on this! – Jul 26, 2009

“Discovery Channel “Destroyed in Seconds” Camo4x4s got a call from the Discovery Channel, it seems a producer for the hit show “Destroyed in Seconds” wanted a talented videographer that specializes in Outdoorsman Videography Destroyed in Seconds is …”

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Besides adding your company blog to an http://my.yahoo.com page the best way to get your company website listed in Yahoo is to get a Yahoo account and Buzz your links.

Step One- get a yahoo email account http://mail.yahoo.com

Step Two- once logged in, create a My Yahoo page http://my.yahoo.com

Step Three – get a yahoo buzz account http://buzz.yahoo.com

Step Four – get a flickr account http://flickr.com

and add anchor text to your Flickr Profile.

Which leads us to “what is anchor text?” which we’ll cover in the next post!

How to Dominate Google Rankings

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Backlinks 101

Backlinks are incoming links to a website or web page. In the search engine optimization (SEO) world, the number of backlinks is one indication of the popularity or importance of that website or page (though other measures, such as PageRank, are likely to be more important). Outside of SEO, the backlinks of a webpage may be of significant personal, cultural or semantic interest: they indicate who is paying attention to that page.

Where they come from and how the anchor text is written is critical to achieving success in the search engine results pages.
Backlinks have become so important to the scope of Search Engine Optimization, that they have become some of the main building blocks to good SEO. Backlinks are links that are directed towards your website. Also knows as Inbound links (IBL’s). The number of backlinks is an indication of the popularity or importance of that website. Backlinks are important for SEO because some search engines, especially Google, will give more credit to websites that have a good number of quality backlinks, and consider those websites more relevant than others in their results pages for a search query.

Building quality backlinks is extremely important to Search Engine Optimization, and because of their importance, it should be very high on your priority list in your SEO efforts

Back links are really important. What I am noticing with my WordPress blog is that if I keep saturating it with good content, lots of ping backs are coming in from related blogs. The links are building because of the quality of the information that I am posting.

When we say that more number of incoming links pointing toward your website defines Link Popularity, we are talking about your “website’s worthiness”. Link Popularity isn’t a chemical formula that can be attained by mixing two or more components. Gaining maximum number of links pointing to your website requires skills, backed up by your website’s worthiness. If your site is worthy of a link, you can earn a great profit with Link Popularity. And if it isn’t, all your Link Building efforts might go in vain!

How does one get listed in Google locally?

For example this blog is about geting your Maryland small business ranked in the first ten Google search resutls.

Sidebar for SEO nomenclature: SERP. when you search for anything in Google what comes up is a SERP serp=search engine results page and that page consists of: 10 Organic or ‘natural’ search results in the body or middle of the serp page. One the right hand side are sponsored links or advertisements. the first three search results above the organic are often sponsored links. Sometimes when searching for local products or services Google shows what it calls Google Business Listings. Those are garnered from Google Maps.

So how does one get ranked in Google locally? like for Maryland for example?

People generally type a full sentence as a question:

Where can I find X

What Google returns is a listing of X thingys that are ONLY located in Maryland.