Jim Westergren
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Archive for the ‘SEO’ Category

Maximize the Link Juice of your Infographic with the use of the Canonical HTTP Header

Posted in SEO on June 20th, 2012.

Since June 2011 Google is supporting to set the rel canonical via the Canonical HTTP Header. This is great for PDF files, but nobody seems to have mentioned images? Does it even work? Link building with your infographic A popular method nowadays, post penguin, is to use an infographic to attract links. But how do [...]

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SEO Fusion Acquired by Epiphany Solutions Ltd.

Posted in My life,SEO on October 2nd, 2007.

SEO Fusion represented the non-Swedish part of my company. I am very happy to announce that I have just finalized a deal with the british SEM company Epiphany Solutions Ltd which will help me reach the new life I strive for as well as turning over a big part of the company to someone elses [...]

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Text Surrounding Link: Final Proof

Posted in Link Building on May 22nd, 2007.

Already more than 2 years ago I asked for feedback about text surrounding links on WMW but I have never gotten hold of solid examples so that I could see it myself. I am happy that today I have seen the final undoubted 100% proof. Let me explain. Another SEO company ordered a directory submission [...]

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SEO for WordPress – The Complete Guide

Posted in SEO Articles,WordPress on March 20th, 2007.

I’m an SEO and I have been working a lot with WordPress, here I give you all my tips for you to rank very well in Google with your blog. UPDATE: This article was written in march 2007 and has not been updated since then, although many parts are still relevant. You should see my [...]

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New PageRank Export

Posted in SEO News on February 2nd, 2007.

Ok a new export on the April 28th 2007 with data taken from April 2nd 2007. New count: PR6 sites: 2 PR5 sites: 13 PR4 sites: 29 PR3 or less: 66 Conclusion: On average I lost a lot and think that generally most web sites on the internet went down in PR. There has been [...]

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GlobalWarming Awareness2007

Posted in SEO Contests on January 17th, 2007.

My Swedish friends Westberg and Jalmerot over at Eastpoint has started their own SEO Contest with the keywords GlobalWarming Awareness2007. You can read all data about the contest on seoworldchampionship.com. It seems like they are going big with this one but I wonder if it will reach the magnitude of the V7N contest … Will [...]

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SEO Meeting in New Delhi India

Posted in SEO News on December 23rd, 2006.

Update March 13th, 2007 I am very sorry but I cannot come. I am moving to a new flat at the end of the month, additionally my business has almost doubled which means a lot of work and we are working to set up and release my Swedish services that has to be ready in [...]

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IMC 2006 and Swedish SEO meeting is over

Posted in SEO,SEO News on December 2nd, 2006.

The international Internet Marketing Conference for 2006 was held in Stockholm, Sweden, 2 days ago. There was 4 panels (I was part of the second one) and some of the common buzzwords that pretty much sums up this conference were the following: Web Analytics Visitor Attraction Marketing Analysis Eye-tracking Click-tracking Huge visitor interactive campaigns Real-time [...]

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Link to Me Textbox WordPress Plugin

Posted in Link Building,WordPress on November 6th, 2006.

This is a WordPress plugin that will give you more links and higher rankings in the search engines. Most bloggers knows the importance of getting links in order to get high rankings in search engines. But did you know that the best links are those that are natural recommendations? Additionally I experienced better rankings across [...]

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What a SEO Professional should know

Posted in SEO Articles on October 28th, 2006.

To be a good SEO you need to know a lot of things and to be a professional SEO you need to know them well. I sometimes see people calling themselves “SEO Experts” looking to make a quick buck … Let’s just list the things I consider that a good SEO must know: HTML As [...]

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Latest SEO News

Posted in SEO News on October 15th, 2006.

The latest news in the world of SEO (this is written on October 15th 2006): Google bought YouTube for $1.65 billion in stock. Negative response by Randfish, positive response from Shoemoney. TLA released a Blog Juice Calculator Yahoo had a new algo update. Andy Hagans goes even more busy and releases ReviewMe a very smart [...]

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Rank bragging

Posted in My sites,SEO on October 8th, 2006.

How I rank on different keywords and links to the different SE queries.

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Swedish National SEO Contest!

Posted in SEO Contests on October 1st, 2006.

I have just been starting a new big Swedish SEO contest at my forum: www.seo-forum.se/seo-taevlingar/815-sveriges-foersta-seo-taevling.html Why another SEO contest? What is the difference with this one compared to others? The contestants compete with 5 keywords, not 1. 4 of those are typos of the biggest Swedish newspapers. Do you smell the controversy? There is a [...]

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Backlink Generator

Posted in Link Building on October 1st, 2006.

I was drafting on a new article but I missed a word to describe something specific. Let me coin the term “Backlink Generator”. EDIT: Article now written here. With “Backlink Generator” I mean a “machine” that generates backlinks passively. It is a tool, script or something else which makes people link to it without any [...]

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Release of my new Link Building Service!

Posted in Link Building,My sites,SEO News on September 20th, 2006.

Finally after a lot of work my new link building service is ready and is here released. This new service is totally unique for the SEO industry (challenge me if I am wrong) and is developed based on my recent article: Link Building Guide. This new service provides links that: Are one-way to your site. [...]

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Andy Hagans now offers a Link Baiting Service

Posted in Link Building,SEO News on September 18th, 2006.

Andy Hagans is one of the top 10 link builders on the planet, IMHO. I have been reading his articles, his blog and studied his service descriptions to fine tune my own services. He has now a new article up, When Are SEO Firms Going to Offer Link Baiting Services?. Well worth a read. He [...]

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Link Juice from Technorati? No!

Posted in SEO on September 9th, 2006.

Technorati is a good tool to connect up with other bloggers in a true Web 2.0 spirit. WordPress pings and creates tags out of your categories automatically and they are a lot of plugins out there that makes Technorati tags out of your blog posts’ content and place them at the end of the post. [...]

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Some random news #1

Posted in General,My life,SEO on September 2nd, 2006.

I don’t really have time to blog so here are you get the short version all at once and in no order: You can now change colors of this site. This site got just listed in DMOZ. I won an alexa competition. My business partner who is also my father sold his house and is [...]

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Ambatchdotcom SEOcontest

Posted in SEO Contests on August 7th, 2006.

A few people has been pushing me to participate in this Ambatchdotcom SEOcontest. I have tried to resist and tried to explain how busy I am and I don’t have time for this anymore but now I give it a go, I am very curious on one thing and I will do a test to [...]

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New Page Strength SEO Tool

Posted in SEO,SEO News on July 15th, 2006.

SEOmoz has just recently released a new kick ass SEO tool: Page Strength SEO Tool I really like this tool and it is far better in measuring page strength than the crappy PR. Actually PageRank has just been updated and I checked my 45 sites … the values are more weird then ever. The start [...]

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Superspammer getting billions of pages in Google

Posted in SEO,SEO News on June 18th, 2006.

A spammer from Romania has found a loophole in Google and is getting billions of subdomains into Google in just 3 weeks – and ranks them! Here is a site query of one of the domains. The stupid thing is that he also ranks: example 1, example 2. “TheHoff” is writing how this was done [...]

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Isulong SEOPH – Free link!

Posted in SEO Contests on June 17th, 2006.

This comic strip made me to crack up. It has even been discussed at my Swedish SEO forum that people sending link exchange e-mails tend to use female names to increase their success. “PS: I’m cute too”, hehe As for me I just dump all link exchange mails in a folder, I will mass-answer them [...]

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Link Building Guide

Posted in Link Building,SEO Articles on June 5th, 2006.

Update March 27, 2009: This article was written by me almost 3 years ago in june 2006. It needs to be updated to correctly reflect the current search engines guide lines and new methods for link building. / Jim Westergren Introduction I have been providing many thousands of links to my SEO clients and I [...]

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Hard words from John Scott

Posted in SEO on June 1st, 2006.

Q. Why doesn’t my online drugstone rank for “viagra”, “levitra” or “cialis”? A. Because you’re a schmuck business adding absolutely no value to the world wide web and as such you have no quality linkage, and will continue to have no quality linkage. Google determines the value of a website based upon its linkage, and [...]

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Turning down SEO clients

Posted in SEO on May 26th, 2006.

I just explained to a Swedish client why I turned him down. He is willing to pay 7K USD to me for the SEO job to his site. I looked at the site for 5 minutes, read the KW he wants to target and explained to him why I choose not to take this job. [...]

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