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Recent CommentsThe Challenge Of Justifying Enterprise SEO
I used Excel for the 'donut' graph. The other one's straight from Google Analytics.
IanThe Challenge Of Justifying Enterprise SEO
As far as I know, Google Analytics uses last-click attribution. But even if there's an exception for 'Direct', there are still all the ot29 Ways To Speed Up Your Website
Chris I've found that using a CDN works fine from an indexing standpoint, especially if you create an XML imagemap. But you do want to be careful abou29 Ways To Speed Up Your Website
George good point on the indexing. Dunno how I left that out.Google: Bing Is Cheating, Copying Our Search Results
I'm kinda stunned at the whole thing. Both at Bing's chutzpah and at their stupidity at getting caught.
If you ARE going to steal results from arguHow (I Think) Crawl Budget Works (Sort Of)
Al - I don't think so. Blog posts tend to be fairly content-heavy, actually. And a well-tended blog will grow and accumulate links continuously, so ifHow (I Think) Crawl Budget Works (Sort Of)
Matteo - You're describing crawl efficiency, which is what I talk about in the 'making the most' section. It really depends more on how you use the crHow (I Think) Crawl Budget Works (Sort Of)
Jaan I actually averaged PageRank across the top 20% of pages on a given domain.How (I Think) Crawl Budget Works (Sort Of)
Plus, to really make it work, we need a much larger sampling. If anyone wants to volunteer their log files...How (I Think) Crawl Budget Works (Sort Of)
Thanks! I totally agree on navigation. Obviously, if you have a beautiful hammer and just use it to squash your thumb, it doesn't do a loHow (I Think) Crawl Budget Works (Sort Of)
I got some great feedback from other SEOs right before this article went live, and wanted to put some extra info in a comment:
1. I talk about craw9 Step SEO Checkup Using Google Webmaster Tools
@Lucas Oh, you have to pay me for that :)4 Tips For Search (And User) Friendly Design
Thanks Shari! Yup, all I want is compromise. If the graphical text is blurry as hell anyway, why not make it regular text?
And, SEOs, do you reallyStandards Compliance: Just Do it, Already
Good point, Michael.
Of course, if I'd published 20 graphs and charts, someone would've complained that I overwhelmed them with data. :)
Such isWhy I Still Hate Rel=Canonical
@DragonSearch I understand what you're saying. As it stands now, if every search engine consistently applied rel=canonical, it'd be a useful tool (IF Why I Still Hate Rel=Canonical
Duane, couldn't agree more (obviously). In 13+ years in this business, I've never seen a tag, gadget, add-on or other 'workaround' introduced by anyon8 Canonicalization Best Practices In Plain English
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I hear ya. I end up using it, too. But it's always best to start out with the assumption that it's a tool of last resort.8 Canonicalization Best Practices In Plain English
I'd like something besides their statement that they actually support it, 'cause every test I've done shows they don't. That's the problem, really - a