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New design on www.seo-traffic-guide.de

Hi folks

It is very obvious, but in case you did not notice šŸ˜‰ : I have changed the design of this site.

I am very interested in what my readers think, so drop me a note in the comments below. Do you like it? If not, what would you change?

Take your chance and tell me what you think (And don’t forget, this earns you a free do-follow backlink with your keywords if you use KeywordLuv syntax)

Mike

Which WordPress SEO Plugin should I choose?

The most often downloaded SEO plugin for WordPress probably is All-In-One-SEO.

A little less known, but in my eyes superior is Platinum SEO Pack .Ā  I decided on Platinum SEO for all my sites quite a while ago and while my information may be outdated today, I nevertheless want to share the reasons for my decision:

Platinum SEO and All in One SEO Pack look very similar at the first glance. That is because the author of Platinum SEO formerly usedĀ  All in One SEO Pack, too, but then improved it because of missing features.

So why did I choose Platinum SEO over All in One SEO Pack? Personally I’ve chosen to make use of Platinum SEO for the following reasons:

1. There are some on-page optimization settings that are missing in AIOSP

2. It allows to set single pages to “noindex” and thus keeps SEs from indexing a website I don’t want listed.

3. Platinum SEO has a feature called “Automatically do 301 redirects for permalink changes”. Which means that you can change the permalink structure of your site if you want to optimize it and still older links to the old structure will not result in “404 page not found”

4. You can switch off the credit back link and are not pushed too hard to make a donation

If you’re already using All-in-one SEO, Platinum SEO has the ability to migrate all your current settings into it’s own setup, which comes very handy.

So a final thought, the key reason I changed was for the ability to set a single page as “nofollow” to hold google from indexing it. In addition to that they are both comparable, and may actually do equally good jobs at SEO.

If you like AIOSP better don’t worry – it will probably work just as fine for you as Platinum SEO does for me.

I will conclude this article with a good article I recently found on the net, and although it was written for AIOSP it actually works with both plugins:

This AIOSP tweak boosted my rankings

My firefox site is indexed at google

[UPDATE: I do not own this site any longer and thus don’t track it’s progress]

Next step in my small ranking study: my firefox site is indexed at google – that step went rather fast. So I went on, installed the 3waylinks wordpress plugin and did some keyword research with KeywordElite to find out what Keyphrases I want to rank for and put the site intoĀ  3waylinks. Currently I am waiting to the site being reviewed. Hopefully this will be done by tomorrow – let’s see how long it takes until the first visitor arrives on the page šŸ™‚

Tap into the keyword potiential of your site

I am often asked how to choose keywords. If you unsure of what keywords could bring more traffic to your site or what you should write about more, then you should determine the potential of keywords that are found on your site, but did not lead to any search engine clicks up to now. If you just used your web server logs or tools like google analytics to determine for which keywords your site was actually found, then you are missing out on a huge potential – the keywords that your site could be found for. There are many searches in google that would show your site in the results, but nobody ever clicked on it. The reason for that could be that your site is just on page 2344 of the SERPs or that the search result doesn’t look attractive enough. In both cases, you should do something. If the result does not look attractive, use a short descriptive meta description for your page (72 characters), and if you want to rise in the SERPs use backlink building techniques like do follow blog comments.

So but how can you find out what those keywords are that you are found for but nobody clicks on?

Use google webmaster tools! The search statics in google webmaster tools will show you the top 20 last searches that your site was found for. Take those and consider optimizing for those keywords and see your traffic rise!
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