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Preparing for Productive Work – How Do You Get in the Zone?

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        Preparing for work or for any significant event or activity you may want to take part in is not always easy. There are many people who have lost great opportunities for advancement simply because they were nervous, anxious or they just didn’t feel ready.           Of course, if…

What Signals Are Used In Ranking Other Than PageRank?

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Guillaume is bothered by the constant chatter about PageRank. From what he knows, it is just one of the many different signals currently being used to determine ranking. Getting obsessed with it is therefore counterproductive. Although Google has stated this fact many times, he thinks that it would be good for Matt Cutts to issue…

How Can A Website Compete Using Only White Hat Techniques?

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Some webmasters are getting discouraged because spammers are dominating their industries. While Google does its best to act on spam reports, it could take months before concrete actions are taken. How are they supposed to compete using only white hat techniques when their rivals are not playing fair?   Matt Cutts points out that “black…

How Do You Protect Your Blog From Hackers?

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A Google user wandered into Matt Cutt’s personal blog and noticed that it uses WordPress. The visitor wonders how Matt is able to keep his site safe from hackers given the platform’s tendency to suffer from attacks. Matt shares three of his strategies:   Update Frequently   Hackers exploit known vulnerabilities in old versions of…

Is PageRank Calculated Differently For Domains Registered Before 2004?

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Google has never revealed its search algorithm in full. At best, the company drops hints and provides general guidelines for optimization. The lack of specific information in many topics has created an environment wherein SEO theories abound. A webmaster from Colorado wants to know if there is any truth behind one of them that deals…

Can A Purchased Domain’s History Affect Its Trust In Google?

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Dave Shuts from England bought a domain 7 months prior and yet it still isn’t showing up on search engine result pages. He wonders if its history might have something to do with the situation. Digging deeper, he found that it was first registered in 2000 and it has since gone through a number of…