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Reading for beginners

Tweet I have had a couple of emails about some background reading on running forums for beginners. I suggest everyone starts out with Patrick O’Keefe’s Managing Online Communities. You can browse our Table of Content’s for information. For a free read on search engine optimization (SEO), start with Google’s own Guide to SEO. There are […]

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What is PageRank?

Tweet PageRank (PR) is the term that is trademarked and an algorithm patented by Google. PageRank is the link analysis algorithm named after one of the founders of Google, Larry Page. The algorithm assigns a numerical value to each page on the web based on the number of links to that page. The algorithm was […]

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Google’s link: operator

Tweet Ignore it….nuff said. For those that want a more detailed explanation: Google allow webmasters to search for sites that link to a web page (not a ‘site’) by the use of the link: operator (ie the backlinks). See this search for links to Forum Doc. Many complain how inaccurate that this operator is. It […]

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Twitter Basics

Tweet Another post was about how to add your forum RSS feed to Twitter to get traffic for your forum. This actually works surprisingly well and I highly recommend. In case you are one of a couple of people on the planet who just don’t get it, here is a YouTube clip on the very […]

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New to SEO (search engine optimization)? Learn it all here.

Tweet There is an old saying that we are all familiar with, that goes something like a little bit of knowledge is dangerous. This certainly goes for SEO, or search engine optimization. You only need to look around the  Search Engine Optimization forums at the half truths that get misunderstood and discussed by the newbies […]

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