Google’s New Authorship Markup Connects Authors to their Content

On June 30th, 2011, wrote:

Great content comes from great authors. At least that’s what Google thinks. That’s why, in an effort to recognize the people who write original stuff on the Web, the search engine company has recently rolled out a new authorship markup feature. “(It’s) a way to connect authors with their content on the Web,” wrote Google software engineer Othar Hansson in a company blog post. “We’re experimenting with using this data to help people find content from great authors in our search results.” It gets a little technical, but the development is in line with Google’s attempt to encourage more original content to be published on the Web, all while minimizing the influence and performance of low-quality content (from content farms) in search results. Google’s support for authorship markup extends to include: Prominently displaying the names of authors of articles within search results Enabling people to use Google search results to learn more about, find other works by, or contact and – Read the full article

24-Second SEO Tips: Change Your Title Tags in Blogger, WordPress, & Tumblr

On May 18th, 2011, wrote:

Do you know that it takes just 24 seconds to improve your SEO ranking performance? Well, not really. We made that number up because the number catches attention. But catch your attention we certainly hope we did, because this SEO tip we’re about to give you can definitely go a long way in getting you more – and more relevant – search engine traffic. And yeah, they might take about 24 seconds or less to complete. What are title tags? To put it simply, title tags are the document titles required in all HTML/ XHTML documents. The term “documents” includes your website or blog. Ideally, your title tags will be used to help identify the contents of the pages of your website or blog. The HTML code that defines the title of your HTML documents follows a certain format. Let’s take the Lakeshore Branding blog – http://www.lakeshorebranding.com/company/blog – as an example. <head> <title>Chicago Marketing Blog | Internet Marketng | SEO – Read the full article

Google Gives Blogger a Makeover

On March 23rd, 2011, wrote:

Watch out, WordPress and Tumblr. Blogger is about to undergo a major makeover this year. At this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas, search engine giant Google provided a glimpse of the new and improved Blogger, its very own blogging and publishing platform and sixth largest website in the world (according to Alexa). To be included in the series of updates to Blogger are: a brand new interface, a revamped post editor, a more customizable template designer, and a new content discovery feature. These and more are going to be rolled out throughout the year. “2010 was a big year for Blogger,” wrote Chang Kim, Blogger Product Manager, in a blog post covering the announcement. “We introduced template designer, real-time stats, comment spam filtering, mobile templates, web fonts and more. 2011 promises to be another exciting year. We’re kicking things off at SXSW by giving folks a sneak peek at our next-generation user interface. The new design is not only cleaner and more modern, but it also – Read the full article

The Secrets to Optimizing Your Site for Image Search

On May 1st, 2010, wrote:

In one way or another, all Internet marketers have emphasized the importance of SEO (search engine optimization) techniques in growing one’s business and gaining a competitive edge over competitors. However, while some of us have focused well enough on optimizing the text on our websites and blogs, there aren’t as much taking the time to optimize images and photos for search. Lakeshore Branding hopes to change that. Image search, after all, is a feature present in all major search engines. Optimizing your site for that will likely bring in more targeted traffic, more conversions, and more subscribers. That’s because image searchers are usually interested in what a particular product or brand looks like. Want these people to find your site? Focus on optimizing each of your images and they just might rank higher in search results. Use good-quality photos Image search results take the form of thumbnails, so make sure that the images you use on your site have good – Read the full article