With the New Year underway with gusto and everyone trying to predict what 2010 will hold in store – I felt it a good time to look back at what we’ve learnt in 2009.
Below are the top SEO tips and hints we posted last year based on your readership and comments. Google continued to be a key focus for most of you, but the surprise winner in our tips and advice section was Bing.
Yep – Microsoft’s search engine rebrand had everyone hunting around for ways to make the most of the Microsoft Bing buzz. Whilst some of the hype has subsided, Bing continues to deliver strong traffic results for many sight owners.
It’s always good to take stock of what you’ve learnt before you embark on your next journey – so enjoy these handy DIY pointers so you start 2010 on the right foot.
The launch of Bing was probably the biggest news event of 2009, and it had many of you checking your SEO strategy to ensure you were making the most of its potential traffic.
Bing’s local search promised to offer genuine competition to Google local. While might not have delivered on the promise just yet, it had bricks and mortar businesses clambering to get listed in Microsoft’s latest Local marketing solution.
Good old trusty Google continues to the main prize for website owners and you were all still squarely focused on first page exposure. This post provided some handy tips to leap frog to the front page.
Link building continues to be the cornerstone of a strong SEO program, and you were all keen to discover Matt’s simple tips to get your link building started in the right way.
While Top 10 exposure in Google’s organic results can take months, if not years to achieve – we showed you a few ways to get to the top of Google Local – which can also see you positioned at the top of Google’s main search results.
SEO is a game of Does and Don’ts. Often the don’ts are as important as the does – so you were all keen to ensure you weren’t making some of the most common SEO mistakes.
And finally – the experts shared their top SEO ranking factors for 2009 via SEOmoz’s regular industry survey and you were all very keen to see what they picked as the key areas to focus on to ensure you were on track for Top 10!