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An experience of migrating to Drupal


Well, as you can see, I have moved my blog from WordPress to Drupal.

Why move from WordPress to Drupal

Partly, you could read about the reasons I love Drupal earlier. The reason why I moved this very blog (now a site) to Drupal are

Matt Cutts Videos: just the juice


As you surely know by now, Matt Cutts has released quite a number of videos . For those who want it now and fast and don't want to spend time on watching/listening to videos, here is a short gist of what Matt said (it is still recommended to watch the videos to get the full detail).

Video #1: Some SEO myths

Issue: Do I get penalties if I have too many sites on the same server (IP) or the same Javascript on many sites?

Advanced keyword research tactics


Sure, researching the words your customers use to find your product or service or whatever information you provide is essential to make your SEO campaign effective. However, what can you do to get the most out of keyword research?

A link is a reference and what it is for us


There has been a lot said about getting links, PageRank and all that. It looks like everyone is obsessed with getting links, no matter the quality, targeted visitors or any ethical concerns. Let's see another perspective on what a link is and how it can affect our understanding of being linked to and linking out.

A link is a reference

Links are usually editorial votes given by choice.. (Matt)

7 reasons to use ethical website optimization and promotion


There are hundreds of way you can optimize and promote your website, but there is a lesser amount of methods that don't go against any human ethics or search engine guidelines. Why would you want to stick to ethical website optimization?

Lasting value, long-term results

When you use ethical (white hat) site optimization and promotion methods, you go along with the search engine guidelines. This means they won't drop you from their index and you'll keep getting a steady stream of visitors.

64 website optimization things you'd rather know

Though it may help if you know the myths of website optimization, you may as well learn some truths to guide your way.

15 things a SEO client should remember


SEOs rarely vent on how stressful it is sometimes to be a SEO: find, talk and work with their clients. What can you do, as a SEO client, to get the most results by keeping your SEO happy?

Steve of TheVanBlog and I have listed a number of moments anyone, intending to work with a SEO, needs to consider. The more you put into practice, the more joyous your SEO will be and the better website you will get in the end.

Eight tips on how to improve your AdWords conversions and bid costs at a time


With the recent AdWords landing page quality update, it has become even more important to improve your AdWords campaign to not only increase conversions, but to reduce your bid costs. What can you do to achieve that?

The main principle here is focus. The more your keyword, ad text and the landing page are focused on providing specific information to convert your customer, the better. Here are a couple of tips on how you can reduce your PPC costs.

Write a Guest Post at Improve the Web

  • Gain more visibility, respect and friends among site building people (SEOs, web designers, copywriters, potential clients, etc)
  • Get more readership (subscribers) to your blog/website
  • Get a couple of links from a trusted website

You can get all that by guest posting at Improve the Web.

What you need to do is to:

What's going on at Improve the Web

If you are a loyal reader, you may be wondering what's been going on with the site lately. A couple of things, to put it mildly.

First of all, I got Dugg heavily. The article in question is this.

Secondly, the host disabled the site on reaching 50 Apache connections, whatever that means, so the site wasn't accessible for a while.

Thirdly, upon re-enabling the site, the site had some sessions.myi file missing and the hosting couldn't fix it, so I had to look at it myself.

Quality content: not just web site text


As you may have noticed, I am all for creating quality content for your website not only to convert more customers, but to get extra links and traffic as well. But website content isn't just website text (copy).

You know you are a SEO, when..


Think SEO is just what you do for a living? Take a closer look and you will see how it has affected your life.

So, you know you are a SEO, when:

You know you are a Bill Slawski fan, when..

It is rare a day that I don't come across a post by Bill, offering unique and valuable insight on some issue (not necessarily related to websites). Then it struck me that I may not be alone in that. Let's see.

Why I love to blog or reasons to run one

Lately, I've been tagged by Bill to talk about the reasons why I love to blog.

As a matter of fact, it is very simple:

Moving to Drupal


Hello there.

I am currently updating the site to Drupal.

As you may have noticed, the site structure has changed a bit.

But for now, it is not that important, because some post URLs do not contain the stop words and have to be added to match the blog URLs.

So if you come across a broken link, don't cry in despair. It is being fixed.

Thank you for your patience.

P.S. To comment now you'll need to register, sorry. I'll try fix the anonymous commenting stuff later.


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