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Holiday Internet Marketing: Bring Joy to Your Q4

Once again we’re in make-or-break Q4—the time of year businesses worldwide prep (and hope) for a flood of holiday business. The time of year that can determine the difference between a going concern and concern whether you can keep going. Be it crafting a quality, attention-grabbing email campaign or optimizing a mobile marketing strategy, this […]

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The Dos and Don’ts for Google’s New Disavow Links Tool

For the first time in what might be ever, Google has followed Bing’s lead and announced a tool to disavow links. We asked (or demanded), and they listened! Cleverly named the Disavow Links tool, Google Webmaster Tools’ latest feature gives power back to webmasters and takes it away from spammers. Here are our tips for […]

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Steal This Product Listing Ads Dashboard Before Wednesday

If you’ve followed my blog musings in the last year or so at Portent, you’ll know that I’m a bit of a dashboard nut. My Perfect Google Analytics Dashboard post took off in ways I never imagined. (Thanks guys!) But here’s the thing: I was lying to you all – or misleading you, anyway. There […]

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Google AuthorRank: Heir to the Throne

A bold ruler ascends—going by the name Google AuthorRank – and his reign will be a long one. Because, in the very near future, information will take a back seat to who supplies it. We can no longer trust content – there’s just too much of it.  And many of “the facts” are flat-out wrong.  […]

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Facebook political update: Debates, spam and a polling slam

This post is part of a series on social media, Facebook data and the 2012 Presidential election. It updates Portent’s initial research. You can read the original report here. This year’s presidential race continues to be a great marketing study: The niche brand with a universe problem versus the hesitant big brand. After the debate […]

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Optimize Your New LinkedIn Company Page in 7 Steps

LinkedIn has finally rolled out the new company pages to everyone. Along with a bunch of little changes, there are a few major ones: The redesign itself, cover images, and the fact that company pages are now visible through the LinkedIn mobile and iPad apps. These hip new LinkedIn company pages are sort of like […]

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El deSEO de Google – comsultor.com



Es en la excelencia en la gestión del tiempo real donde se construye la auténtica reputación online

Esas prácticas de optimización continuada sobre el código y el contenido de toda página web publicada bajo nuestros dominios, con el objetivo de conseguir un buen posicionamiento en el TOP10 de Google, va perdiendo poco a poco su sentido clásico.

El algoritmo secreto de cómo Google ordena sus resultados de búsqueda no ha parado de evolucionar desde sus inicios. El propio Matt Cutts, el ingeniero de la compañía más mediático, ha explicado en distintas ocasiones algunos de estos factores que hay que tener en cuenta.

Pero desde la llegada de los medios sociales y las plataformas de interacción directa entre usuarios, se han abierto nuevas líneas de posicionamiento que rompen de forma directa la construcción de los antiguos resultados a los que los ‘posicionadores profesionales tradicionales’ estaban acostumbrados a trabajar.

Estas nuevas líneas de posicionamiento que cambian la forma como pensar el “nuevo SEO” son >>>    Leer más “El deSEO de Google – comsultor.com”

The Google +1 Button Has No “Direct Effect” On Rankings


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Google’s +1s do not have a direct effect on a site’s ranking in search results. Google’s Matt Cutts said as much in a “Power Searching With Google” hangout on Google+ (via Alex Graves)

Here’s more of what Cutts had to say in the hangout: “In the short term, we’re still going to have to study and see how good the signal is, so right now, there’s not really a direct effect where if you have a lot of +1s, you’ll rank higher.

But there are things like, we have an authorship proposal, where you can use nice standards to markup your webpage, and you’ll actually see a picture of the author right there, and it turns out that if you see a picture of the author, sometimes you’ll have higher click through, and people will say, ‘oh, that looks like a trusted resource.’

So there are ways that you can participate and sort of get ready for the longer term trend of getting to know not just that something was said, but who said it and how reputable they were.”

“I think if you look further out in the future and look at something that we call social signals or authorship or whatever you want to call it, in ten years, I think knowing that a really reputable guy – if Dan has written an article, whether it’s a comment on a forum or on a blog – I would still want to see that. So that’s the long-term trend.”

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¿Tu contenido no genera acción social? ¿Por qué? ¿Qué puedes hacer?

¿Cuanto les interesas? Es más que evidente que la cantidad de comentarios habla del nivel de visibilidad de tu blog, habla también de su tráfico y por lo tanto, del posicionamiento global de la marca. A mayor número de comentarios, más información de la que obtener las pautas para futuros contenidos que fidelicen a tus clientes.

El Feedback, simplemente impagable. Quienes nos dedicamos a la creación de contenidos para las marcas, sabemos de la importancia de recibir un feedback que nos sirva de guía para identificar la filosofía del cliente. Si trasladamos esta premisa a la construcción de marcas, ¿qué es el feedback sino la respuesta a qué valor entrega mi marca?

Contenidos= cimientos de las comunidades sociales. No es un tema menor que desde los blog se construye gran parte del seguimiento de las marcas en las redes. La llegada de los botones de acción social a los blog, supuso un cambio de paradigmas en los pilares que sustentan hoy el posicionamiento global de las marca: SEO-contenido y acción social (si bien éste primero…poquito, sin abusar)

Ante tales ventajas la desesperación aumenta para las marcas que, a pesar de estar realizando contenidos de calidad, con la frecuencia recomendada y seguir las pautas, consejos y tips, al pie de la letra, no obtienen comentarios. ¿Veamos por qué?


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Ahora que Google nos anticipa cambios en los criterios de posicionamiento que ya han desatado la alerta en muchas empresas prestadoras de servicios de SEO. Ahora que el Todopoderoso dijo por boca de Matt Cutts que “se estaba realizando un excesivo trabajo de SEO en detrimento de la calidad y la creatividad”.

Ahora que sabemos que las marcas más pequeñas, con menos recursos pero con mejor contenido, serán beneficiadas por la nueva modificación del algoritmo Google, no es de extrañar que ahondemos en la importancia que tiene la acción  social en los contenidos de tu blog.

Si buscamos construir una marca social no podemos dejar de lado el peso específico que comporta la acción social derivada de tus contenidos. Cuando nos sentamos a escribir un articulo, pensamos en qué les puede interesar a nuestros consumidores y, para ello, debemos tener un conocimiento previo de nuestro público objetivo.

Sin embargo, es mucho más frecuente de lo que parece, encontrarnos con la queja recurrente de la falta de acción social en el blog, pero ¿por qué son tan importantes los comentarios? Leer más “¿Tu contenido no genera acción social? ¿Por qué? ¿Qué puedes hacer?”

Google penalizará a las páginas que usen “demasiadas” técnicas de posicionamiento o SEO

La mayoría de los buscadores van cambiando sus normas y prácticas para establecer un orden en los resultados. Y la mayoría de gestores de contenidos web se esfuerzan por encontrar el equilibrio perfecto de palabras clave y enlaces internos para ayudar a sus sitios a tener un buen posicionamiento en Google, Yahoo y otros. Pero ahora Google planea penalizar a los sitios web que van demasiado lejos para optimizar su contenido.


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Incompresible acción de google.

  • El buscador quiere “tratar de nivelar el terreno de juego un poco”.
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  • Google castigará con bajadas en el orden de los resultados a los sitios web que pongan demasiadas palabras clave o a los que contengan demasiados enlaces”.

El buscador Google está planeando castigar a cualquier sitio web que se encuentre “demasiado optimizado” mediante técnicas de Search Engine Optimization (SEO), según ha declarado el director del equipo de Google de spam web, Matt Cutts. Leer más “Google penalizará a las páginas que usen “demasiadas” técnicas de posicionamiento o SEO”

How to Diagnose and Improve Website Crawling

Sitemap Statistics

If things are radically out of whack, you can download a table of pages in the index from webmaster central and diagnose on a page by page level to see what is or or isn’t in the index.

Next, you want to try and do a full crawl of the website using something like Xenu. While it’s usually used to check for broken links, in the process it does crawl the website. If you have a large website, you are going to want to limit the crawling.

Another product that I like to use is Website Auditor. One of the interesting things about using Website Auditor is that you can specify crawling depth, which is how deep you want a crawl to go. Start at the homepage and go only one level. Run it again, this time with 2 levels, then 3. Additionally use your Webmaster Central report on most linked pages (think of them as link hubs). If your important pages aren’t within 2-3 pages of linking hubs on your website, you will have problems. IMHO it’s more important than ever to cultivate deep linking and to use that deep linking to spread your link equity, inbound trust, and authority wisely around your website.

In recent years Google has done away with the term/classification “supplemental index.” IMHO this was more of a public relations move, as they just grew tired of hearing from people who were upset that any part of their site was in the supplemental index–but I digress. There are certain parts of your website that aren’t as important as others or, as in the case of say a privacy policy, are important to people but not for rankings. To help you understand what pages Google thinks are important, you need to look at last crawl date in the Google Cache.

Pages that have the most links are going to get crawled more frequently. Pages that have the most trust and authority are going to get crawled most often. Pages that are linked to from those linking hubs, or trusted and authoritative hubs, will get crawled next most frequently. At each step away from the linking hubs, or authority points, crawl frequency will decrease–think of it like a classic pagerank model.


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By Michael Gray | http://www.wolf-howl.com/seo/diagnose-improve-crawling/

When you are reviewing a website, whether for your own projects or for a client project, one of the important areas to review is crawlability. In this post I’d like to talk about some of the ways you can look for and diagnose crawling issues.

If your important pages aren’t within 2-3 pages of linking hubs on your website, you will have problems …

The first step to diagnosing a crawling problem is to use a simple [site:example.com] search and compare how many pages you really have with how many Google thinks you have. Now, bear in mind that this number is an estimate. What you are trying to do is get a rough estimate of how many pages Google knows about, as Matt Cutts recently discussed in a Webmaster Central Video:

If you have several hundred or thousand pages but Google only shows 100, then you have a problem. Depending on how large the site is, anywhere from 10-30% accuracy would be a good rule of thumb.

The second thing you would want to look at would be Webmaster Central. If you submit a sitemap, Google tells you how many URLs you submitted and how many are in the index. The closer those numbers are, the better. Don’t worry if it’s not a 100% match because sometimes you include pages in your sitemap that get blocked at the page level with a robots meta tag. At this point, you are just concerned with gross numbers. Leer más “How to Diagnose and Improve Website Crawling”

Saving Bandwidth and Improving Site Speed Using CSS Sprites

As a site owner, possibly the worst experience that you could serve upon your visitors is a frustrating wait whilst the clock spins and the page loads. In most cases, most of your potential customers would have pressed the back button in their browser and headed off somewhere else; this inevitably means a loss of potential business.

Site speed is predicted to become one of Google’s next ranking factors, although as per normal, the company tends to keep the nitty-gritty close to its chest.


July 3rd, 2010 by Peter Richards

Saving Bandwidth and Improving Site Speed Using CSS Spites

As a site owner, possibly the worst experience that you could serve upon your visitors is a frustrating wait whilst the clock spins and the page loads. In most cases, most of your potential customers would have pressed the back button in their browser and headed off somewhere else; this inevitably means a loss of potential business.

Site speed is predicted to become one of Google’s next ranking factors, although as per normal, the company tends to keep the nitty-gritty close to its chest. Leer más “Saving Bandwidth and Improving Site Speed Using CSS Sprites”