Keyword Research – In Pictures

I’ve decided that this blog doesn’t have enough illustrations, so I decided that I would talk about keyword research again, but from a graphic perspective. The following are from the Search Illustrated column at Search Engine Land.
And here’s the second part of the post:


Email Zombies – Reviving Your Dead Email Subscribers

In a Halloween related theme, I wanted to share this article about how to determine which email addresses are truly dead.

New Tool to Show Historical Trends for Seasonal Keywords

This tool is very neat – it will show you (for instance) that people start searching for “santa claus” starting in October. It’s only in beta, but worth playing with.

Exhaustive List of Keyword Research Tools

This blog post by Aaron Wall of is amazing! What a thorough list and analysis of the free and paid keyword research tools out there. I had to share.

How Many Web 2.0 sites are out there?

Too many! Look at this graphic list of Web 2.0 sites.

Web Analytic Definitions

The Web Analytics Association has just released their standardized definitions of web analytic terms – finally a dictionary for those new to web analytics!

More Tips for Optimizing your Site for Yahoo or MSN

I found a great article about optimizing your site for MSN and Yahoo that I wanted to share. Here are highlights:

For Yahoo:
Likes older sites with quality inbound links
Likes sites that are W3C Compliant – so make sure that it gets the OK through Bobby (online compliance tool) and that you’ve filled out your alt tags!

For MSN/Live:
Website age is not as important
Likes large sites with lots of good, unique, relevant content
Doesn’t require as many quality inbound links

Happy optimizing!