SEO Articles

RagePank is a source of SEO Articles for webmasters looking to improve their search engine rankings. These SEO articles contain many tips and tricks to help improve the visibility of your website.

How to get your spam in front of webmasters

A client sends me the following email this morning... I don't know what she is on about????????? -----Original Message----- From: XXXXXXX XXXXXXX [mailto:XXXXXXX@gmail.com] Sent: Friday, 1 April 2011 8:43 a.m. To: info@XXXXXXX.co.nz Subject: XXXXXXX Form Submission This is an automated response, please do not reply. A visitor to XXXXXXX submitted the following information on... > Read more

Nexus One vs Water

Nexus One vs Water

So my foray into the world of smartphones was brought to a short end over the weekend when my Android was destroyed by a minor spillage. At this stage, I'm wondering if smartphones are all they are cracked up to be, and whether I actually want to buy a replacement. I'm just not sure - I guess I... > Read more

Nexus One vs Iphone 4

Nexus One vs Iphone 4

A couple of weeks ago I got a shiny new Nexus One Android phone. I thought long and hard about whether Android was a better choice for me than iPhone and eventually decided that it was - although both platforms have their fair share of nice touches and frustrations. The purpose of this blog... > Read more

How to get a non-profit Paypal account approved

How to get a non-profit Paypal account approved

Getting a Paypal account is quick and easy, you can be all done in less than 10 mins. However, for non-profit accounts, there is a rather substantial account review process that needs to be completed. This blog post documents what you should expect through this account review, based on my... > Read more

Trolls and email addresses

Trolls and email addresses

Privacy seems to be a fairly hot topic these days and I watched with interest when a local company made a bit of a blunder and the privacy police promptly jumped all over them. The offender was Paymex, a local New Zealand payment gateway provider that is sadly closing their doors - and bulk... > Read more

Stopping Manual Spam on your Blog

Stopping Manual Spam on your Blog

I woke up this morning to a number of new comments on my blog. All of them utter crap from offshore SEO link builders. I know they were posted by offshore link builders, because I happen to track referral URLs on all comments. These particular referral URLs all had search queries like web... > Read more

POST is the new nofollow

POST is the new nofollow

Google has recently posted some trivia on the use of nofollowed links. I had to check the clock to make sure this wasn't one of their April fool's stunts. It's not, which is a bit scary. Matt Cutts sums it up right here in an interview with Danny Sullivan. Danny: So there’s 10 links on... > Read more

robots.txt vs sitemap.xml - Who will Win?

robots.txt vs sitemap.xml - Who will Win?

On-page SEO is largely about getting search engines to visit your site so that they can index it nicely. But it's also about stopping them from indexing things you don't want indexed. So today when I came across some indexed content that shouldn't have been indexed, I was a bit surprised /... > Read more

Are you using Google screenshots illegally?

Are you using Google screenshots illegally?

SEOs and web design agencies often use a screenshot of Google results to show off their wonderful rankings. I hadn't really considered the copyright implications of doing this, until I stumbled across the official page on how to use Google's brand. Because most of us are too busy enjoying... > Read more

OSS Bar Camp, Dublin, 2009 - Review

OSS Bar Camp, Dublin, 2009 - Review

I have just spent the day at the thoroughly enjoyable OSS Bar Camp in Dublin. It was a much needed dose of geeky goodness that I haven't done for a while, so well worth the effort. I haven't been to a bar camp before, so wasn't totally sure what to expect, but the presenters were entertaining... > Read more

SEO Counter - jQuery character counter

SEO Counter - jQuery character counter

For the last several years, I have used a little javascript character counter to keep my page titles and meta descriptions to a certain length. When titles are less than 70 characters and meta... > Read more

How to stir up your insurance company

How to stir up your insurance company

When we bought our first house, about 5 years ago, we didn't have much cash and went for a 95% loan. Because of this, the bank made us get life insurance - which we didn't really want, but didn't... > Read more

Ireland beckons...

We have recently decided to move the family to Ireland for a while, which I'm hoping is going to be a fairly exciting change. We have tickets, and it's all happening quite soon. The basic idea... > Read more

Hey Google, check out my 301s

Every so often, you need to change the domain name for a website. This isn't something to be taken lightly as there are several implications. One of these implications is having stale pages... > Read more

Announcing NewFirst Thunderbird add-on

Again, I stray from the path of SEO blogging and post more non-SEO content. However, seeing as my blog gets more Firefox traffic than IE traffic, there's a good chance that many of you are using... > Read more

Christmas hours 2008

RagePank will be closed for normal business from the 20th of December 2008 and will reopen 5th January 2009. I'm reachable by email, but won't be attending to or responding to anything non-urgent... > Read more

Trojan Horse for Sale

In a bid to clear up some space in the shed, I have decided to auction off my Trojan Horse. No, I'm not talking about a virus, I'm talking about a 2 metre wooden horse, custom made by yours truly... > Read more

HP HDX18 vs HDX20 Notebook review

I have recently been under the spell of an unreliable notebook, and it's put the brakes on productivity, big time. Unfortunately, with top-of-the-line gear, you can't just rush out and grab a new... > Read more

Hiding ugly affiliate links using Javascript

At some point in your affiliate career (usually earlier rather than later), you will come across affiliate links that look a little bit too much like affiliate links. I'm talking about... > Read more

Would you pay $30,000 per Gb for data?

I was chatting with a friend recently, who was complaining about the data costs he incurred while travelling to the USA on a 6 month trip. He said it cost 30 cents per 10kb of data. I gave this... > Read more

SEO for 100% flash websites
The value of free
New Zealand vs Australia
Working with designers
Firefox 3 remembers form content
Are there *any* link building specialists in NZ?
Some SEO wisdom from Microsoft
Finda as a presell page
SEO Course
Google favicons
Adwords keyword tool censoring adult content?
Must buy a beer for The Planet
To iphone or not to iphone
Domain name scams
Google crawling of flash content "improved"
The pagination issue
Coding College interview: Why I do code
seo.co.nz for sale
Alternative domains not in Google
PHP redirect function (301 / 302)