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Ask the Experts: Will an International Server Location affect My Google Ranks?

Google does its best to match the website location with its intended audience. Find out what factors into the decision…

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Ask the Experts: Is Etsy Lowering my Google Ranks?

SEO Experts weigh in on the controversy over Etsy adding text at the front of the crafter’s HTML Title…

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Ask the Experts: How Do I Optimize for the Long Tail of Search?

Rather than selecting a short list of 10 or so keywords, some sites work better with a large number of target keywords…

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Ask the Experts: How Can I Improve my Google Listing Title & Description?

Two possible explanations for bad-looking Google listings, and our advice for solving the problem…

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Does Google Index Flash?

The short answer is Yes…

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Ask the Experts: Google Won’t Show My Homepage – Why?

If your “about us” page is outranking your homepage, you might be tempted to exclude it from search engines. Don’t! Do this instead…

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Ask the Experts: Links, Tags, and File Names – Quickie SEO Tips

Our “short form” responses to a reader’s questions about on-page optimization.

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Ask the Experts: Should I Have Dashes In My Domain Name?

There is no major problem with dashes in domain names. The main reason that we chose not to use one, and that we generally advise against dashes, is that hyphenated names don’t pass the “radio test.” …

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Ask the Experts: How Do I Manually Ping Google Blog Search?

Authoring tools do this automatically, but if you’re using a home-grown authoring tool (or none at all), you may need to manually ping the engines. Here’s how…

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Ask the Experts: Should I Make My Website With Site Build It (or siteCube, Web.com, etc.)?

We get a lot of questions about do-it-yourself site-creation software such as Site Build It. For the newbie who wants to create a website, there is a lot of information – and misinformation – out there that can make it very hard to choose website creation software…

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