Stupid SEO Techniques- Dodgy Footer Links

Here’s good example of bad SEO. Check out these nicely labeled footer links:

Why would you want to include “SEO” in your anchor text? Any why the hell not go to some effort to produce decent looking pages? Instead of this spammy looking content:

This is a great example of how not to do SEO on an ecommerce site.

Funny Quotes From Dumb Clients

We’ve all been there. You’re the expert, the one who makes a living from building websites and advising on usability and what makes a successful website. But the client doesn’t give a f**k about your expertise or knowledge, they know best! Their staff know best, someone’s wife knows best, someone’s nephew with Dreamweaver knows best, in fact everyone except you knows what makes a great website. Continue reading Funny Quotes From Dumb Clients

Cool Offices – A look at Google’s new engineering headquarters in Zurich Switzerland

If like me you’re interested in all things Google then check out this video from the BBC. It features a tour of Google’s new European engineering headquarters in Zurich Switzerland. It looks like a truly inspirational place to work. See the free food, fireman’s pole, slide (to get you to the free food) and aquarium! Google are making in excess of $1 million per hour purely from Adwords revenue, I suppose they have to spend it on something.

5 Free Backlink Analysis Tools – Copy Your Competitors Backlinks

It’s all about juice. Link juice. If you want your website to rank you need backlinks. Simple. Search Engine Optimization revolves around link building. Use these tools to spy on your competitors backlinks and get a useful insights into their link building activities. Any one up for a little reverse engineering?

Many backlink tools are now only available to paid subscribers. But there are still a number of free backlink analysis tools available. Although free SEO tools might not be as fully featured as some of the paid for services the free SEO link building tools listed below are a must have for any SEO Ninja looking for link love.

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