Tag Archives: SEO

My Google Reader feed is primarily Mashable, SEOmoz, and Smashing Magazine, with a few other sources that tend to come and go. Ideally, I’d like to come up with a way of displaying my starred items on a dedicated page here at ardamis.com, but until then, I guess I’ll just have to do it the old fashioned way.

Here are a few SEO articles that really are worth reading.

seomoz.org: Find Your Site’s Biggest Technical Flaws in 60 Minutes is a collection of tools and methods suitable for the non-technical site owner who wants to be a little more self-sufficient when it comes to identifying crawling, indexing and potential Panda-threatening issues.

seomoz.org: A New Way of Looking at Ranking Factors includes the really neat Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors and some explanation of the thought process behind it, and a short video on SEO basics.

searchengineland.com: The Periodic Table of SEO Ranking Factors is the original table, at full size.

seomoz.org: Set It and Forget It SEO: Chasing the Elusive Passive SEO Dream is a terrific article, both funny and technical, with two scripts to improve your tracking of inbound links and your site’s handling of requests that would normally 404.

seomoz.org: 12 Creative Design Elements Inspiring the Next Generation of UX is a randfish article with some really neat design examples.

sem-group.net: How To Optimize 7 Popular Social Media Profiles For SEO would be a good article to share with someone responsible for setting up profiles, but who doesn’t have a great deal of familiarity with things like H1 tags and nofollow links and their importance.

www.distilled.net: 7 Technical SEO Wins for Web Developers identifies areas where the developer, rather than the designer or content writer, can make improvements to a page’s SEO potential.

smashingmagazine.com: Clear Indications That It’s Time To Redesign isn’t really an SEO article at all, but it could be helpful when making an argument to change the site with the intention of improving bounce rate or other things related to visitor satisfaction.

smashingmagazine.com: Introduction To URL Rewriting does a good job of explaining what URL rewriting is and why you might want to do it.