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Last week's <a href="http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/04/using-site-speed-in-web-search-ranking.html">post about load speeds</a> on Google's Official Webmaster Central Blog finally confirmed the rumors which have abounded across the SEO sector for months - that Google now factors a site's load-speed when assessing its search ranking.

And while this announcement, which comes as no surprise to those with their finger on the Google pulse, has drawn a few favorable responses from blog commenters, the overwhelming majority of readers have expressed concern
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s and doubts about the soundness of Google's approach. At the forefront of these were questions primarily regarding the exact magnitude of any negative ranking impact carried by slow page loading speeds. Alongside these came a large number of complaints about the fact that Google's own Analytics script is a known load-time decelerator, and about the almost glacially slow rendering times of AdSense code…
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CSS or Cascading Style Sheets is still one of the most popular modes of designing a working website, yet, for many designers it can be at times a lengthy and tedious job. Thus, many web designers have took to using CSS tools in order to quicken the process up as well as have more control over design elements. Here's a few of the favourite CSS tools recommended by web designers to enable you to create a working website quickly and easily using CSS web design - you don't even need to know everything about CSS!…
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Keyword distribution for SEO purposes at face value appears to be a simple concept. Distribute your selected keywords evenly across your site and wait for your ranking to rise! Unfortunately, like many things to do with SEO it's not quite that simple and many an individual misinterprets the basic principles or quite simply gets it wrong. Below is a small snap shot of some of the common mistakes and problems associated with keyword distribution and some suggested solutions…
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You don't need to remove or disavow links from Site Information Tool because they can't hurt your site's rankings in any way, this is why:All external links on the Site Information Tool pages are already <b>nofollow</b>, you could check it yourself in the HTML source.

Nofollow links <a href="http://support.google.com/webmasters/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=96569">doesn't affect your site rankings and pagerank</a> and Google doesn't penalize you for them…
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PPC advertising is one of the toughest, most time consuming marketing strategies to master that you'll ever encounter. It's also one of the most effective, so if you're putting it off or have already written it off, here are some valuable tips to getting in there and making some serious profits…
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Google, the internet giant based in California, has had a strangle hold on much of the online market for the past decade. Most would struggle to find a single person in the Western World who is not yet familiar with the Google Search Engine. In fact the search engine is so popular that the phrase 'Google it' has been adopted by many Gen-Yers.In addition to their massive presence in the search marketplace, Google also commands a large percentage of the online advertising industry, generating revenues in the region of US$35 billion per annum…
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We've learned a thing or two over the years about increasing click through rates. Now we want to share some of our top tips with you. Read on to discover 5 ways to entice people to click your ad…
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The launch of <a href="http://www.google.com/instant/">Google Instant</a> has created a mighty online stir with Google users and advertisers alike, but I know the focus has always been on the end user, and Google Instant will ultimately benefit Google's users.However, from an advertiser standpoint many Google customers will be re-thinking how they build, analyse and evaluate their AdWords PPC campaigns…
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SEO copywriting has changed dramatically over the past two or three years. Then, it was all meta tags and keyword density. Now, SEO copywriting is more about quality inbound links and useful content that reads smoothly.

Google's 2010 Mayday algorithm update also emphasises quality content at the expense of 'long-tail keywords' whose demise is spelt in a single, simple term: 'irrelevance'.

The Google Mayday Update of 2010  — and all the other regular changes to the search engine's algorithms  — are focused on delivering optimal search results. The problem for
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SEO is that these kaleidoscopic changes throw the existing body of optimisation knowledge into turmoil  — for the short term at least…
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Landing page optimization is perhaps the most important Internet marketing tactic you need to master if you truly want to succeed online. Having an effective landing page that maximizes your conversions will help you dominate your niche market. This applies to both product vendors and the affiliates promoting for them.
In fact, if you're into Google Adwords you should already know the extreme importance of landing pages…
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