Is A URL Shortener Bad For SEO?

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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?

Linking For SEO: What Does “nofollow” Do?

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?

SEO Myths and Misconceptions That Irk Matt Cutts

This is a lovely video from Matt Cutts on SEO. I’ve picked out the best bits underneath in case you don’t have time to watch it.┬áHe talks about the non-value of links from review websites and what matters and what doesn’t for SEO. He explains why web spam activity seemed quiet during 2010 and . . . → Read More: SEO Myths and Misconceptions That Irk Matt Cutts