I first started using a URL shortener for sharing links on Twitter. Shortening a URL to leave space for the rest of a 140 character tweet was a godsend, but I realised they have other uses too (see below) so I began using them a lot.
But hang on, if Google and search engines . . . → Read More: Is A URL Shortener Bad For SEO?
You probably already knew that getting nofollow-links from other websites doesn’t help your website’s SEO. I was never exactly sure what they did do though: What is the effect of this HTML attribute on Google’s web crawler algorithm? Well, Matt Cutts has in fact been very open about this, and I think what he . . . → Read More: Linking For SEO: What Does “nofollow” Do?