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How close do you actually end up to your "estimated time of completion dates"?
Now before everyone starts yelling - "it can take a varied amount of time to complete a project!", I completely agree. Depending on whether you are coding, providing graphics development or some other type of labour, the estimated time to completion can vary. For a lot of our projects, I end up estimating in the 4-6 week range for completion. Not because it will take 8 hours per day for 6 weeks to complete, but it can take up to 6 weeks (or longer) because of "road blocks" along the way.
Should I Use Canonical Headers For Product Variations
My website sells a product that comes in 3 sizes, 5 strengths and 12 flavours. It was severely affected by penguin updates, losing pretty much all previous traffic from google. I am working to try to recover from that and one thing I think I probably should do is sort out the product pages.
Google Disavow — Blogspot Foreign Country Extensions
I have some old links that I am trying to cleanup using the Google disavow tool. One of the sites is a blogspot user (and yes, I already tried contacting them multiple times with no luck getting the links removed). Let's say the domain is www.123.blogspot.com . It is a site-wide link on this blog, so in my Google disavow file, I am using this: domain: 123.blogspot.com
Google's Market Share: Larger Than You Think?
84 million unique search queries in various industries from web analytics (last 13 months) and was shocked to learn that Google's market share may be closer to 75% of all unique visits, with an average "per website" market share of 83%! See a breakdown by engines and industries below.
I have experience in different things in the online world, but I haven't used yet Authorship. Therefore here is this post, where I ask for help, from members that already use it.
YaBing Loves My Spammy Links
As some of you may know, my sites have been banished from Google since the Penguin update. I stopped pursuing SEO, but still got a small but consistent monthly Adsense check from my Yahoo/Bing traffic which was not affected. I recently became curious about this so I decided to try something.
Threat of Negative SEO
I have a friend who thinks he maybe the victim of NEG SEO. The issue is, it hasn't happened yet.
Native Video, What Is The Best Web Browser?
I have made a site with a native video in four formats as explained in the threads above. It functions fine in Opera and Internet explorer 9, but I have cyclical (some time the video shows OK, other times not) problems playing the video in FireFox and Google Chrome.
Injection Files - Pages Still Cached in Google
I took on the marketing of a site last April. I immediately noticed that the site had a large number of viagra and cialis "links" .. turns out it was what is called an 'injection' attack. The webmaster 'cleaned up' the problem, or thought he did, but today I noticed the entire site was down, except for the home page. Now that may have been a different issue, as there was some problem with the permalink setting in wordpress, but while I was screwing around I noticed that a site:domaininquestion.com returned all those "pharma" links (and not any of the regular content pages) as cached.
Subdomains and Google Analytics
We're in the process of migrating our current site to a new platform. Our site is educationally driven with over 130 articles specific to our little niche in healthcare. Collectively, we call the articles our knowledge base.
Is Diversifying Anchor Text Working For You?
Maybe there's an element of "the long term benefit" when it comes to diversifying your anchor text but I have to tell you I'm not at all being able to see the positive effects of diverse anchor text, but instead I'm seeing the opposite.
Get stuffed, Google! (Or, more formally, testing keyphrase stuffing for SEO)
My previous tests that partly incorporated keyphrase stuffing had a surprising result. It was quite unpredictable, on my knowledge at that time.
Max Security for a Web Tech
I am having problems with advanced security problems on my work computer. It is a mac laptop and I am dealing with harassment from one, or more, insidious hackers.
Advertise Your Products on Amazon - Get a $75 Click Credit
HSN saw a 50% increase in conversion and a 40% increase in return on advertising spend within one month with Amazon Product Ads. "If you're looking to expand your comparison shopping program and only have $1 to spend," says HSN online marketing manager, Kelly Ground, "I'd spend it on Product Ads."
Higher CTR for Google authorized authors?
Since it was announced that there aren't any SEO benefits from schema.org and Google Authorize Author, do you see higher CTR for ranked keywords?
WordPress, Salesforce, eCommerce...Oh My!
I'm looking for feedback for a client's website. We are still in the early stages of development so I'm not locked into any particular solutions but here's what we're looking at...
Quality Backlink Checker With Yahoo Site Explorer Gone?
A client of mine let their old domain go against my advice. I had added redirection to send anyone going to the old site to be sent to the new. Now of course someone overseas has picked up the domain and is using it for advertising and it no longer redirects. My client would like to contact every website that is still using a link to the old website and ask them to update to the proper link.
Seeing More Anti-Panda Results
Now I don't want to get into too much detail about this Panda situation that I'm once again encountering. It has to do with local results. I don't know if the localization of the campaign/business has to do with any of this, but as it stands, I've just redone, and on-site optimized a client's site - a site that was a part of a network of similar sites/businesses, that all use the exact same content across the board.
404 Crawl Errors Resulting From Deleted Real Estate Listings
I'm involved in a discussion on a real estate forum regarding 404 crawl errors and I would appreciate some input from here please.
Wisdom Needed... Duplicate Content Issues?
We have no problems with the first site but we get zero traffic from Google for the second. It is similar but has slightly different content and COMPLETELY different blog posts (we've been doing this for several months). Other factors:
Bulk Mail To Existing Clients vs. Spam
I have a web design client who is a travel agency. Each month they send an newsletter to their existing clients advertising upcoming vacation packages (html, with images). I believe their client list that they send these out to is less than 200.
Design Credits - Good or Bad for SEO
When designing websites, it is common practice for a web designer to put an inconspicuous link in the footer of each page of the client's site with a design credit. The credit may say something like "Website Design By [Company Name]" where the company name is an HTML (follow) link to the designer's site.
Landing Pages for Different Countries
We are marketing one of our courses to 22 different countries. We are going to use different PPC campaigns for each country.
Organic Google Traffic Drop And Indexed Pages Correlation?
Our sites organic traffic dropped overnight back at the end of September and our sales, which are 80% organic or were, have steadily declined. I have been trying with help from persons here and elsewhere to figure out the problem. Today I was digging around in Webmaster Tools and went to Indexed Pages... at exactly the same time that our traffic dropped, in a 1 week period, from 9/30/12 to 10/7/12 our indexed pages jumped from around 240K to 2.5M, then to 4M the next week, then to just under 6M the next and is staying there. The jump is so huge, and the decline in sales and traffic so dramatic I can not imagine that they are not related.
Best open source eCommerce?
I'm sure that this questions has been asked a million times on this form, but I can't find the information I need that's based only on open source solutions.
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