Do Tag Clouds Help or Hinder SEO?

Came across this video of Matt Cutts discussing tag clouds yesterday.

Short, to the point and very relevant for anyone with a blog (especially Wordpress) who just has a bunch of widgets around without a real purpose for them being there.

Enjoy and let me know what you think with a comment.

Steve

Stephen Georgulis Keyword – Google Caffeine Test

Hi, Stephen Georgulis here with a quick post that is basically for testing purposes (but does have a quick announcement at the end).

I mentioned at the end of yesterday's post that I was testing how quick Google Caffeine would index it… which would consequently have it appearing on Page 1 due to the target keyword being relatively low competition.

Well the results came in… quickly!

In fact, it took just a measly 50 seconds or so for my post to be indexed and appearing on Page 1 of Google for my chosen keyword term. Pretty incredible.

But it gets better. Today I'm testing a new Wordpress Plugin that should make this process even faster – in fact, INSTANTANEOUS!

So this is actually another test and just for fun – with another very low competition keyword for simplicity – I've chosen to briefly talk about myself.

Yes me, Stephen Georgulis.

But rather than just rumble on about myself for a minute I'm going to combine this test with a genuine announcement.

I'm going to start posting as I think of it about some of my favourite tools and resources – beginning today.

I find that when you're on a computer or doing business all the time you come across hardware, software and other tools that make life so much easier and lots of other people don't know about.

For example, I work with some guys who are 7-figure earners online… and yet they don't even have password managers on their computers! (Insane I know!)

So I've decided I'm going to blog about all sorts of recommendations on here too. Kind of like a "Stephen Georgulis Seal of Approval" I guess, but even if I don't think something is the best of it's kind I will still mention it if I think it's value.

So that's all for now but stay tuned folks. I'll probably give my first recommendation (bet you can't guess what that might be) later today.

Cheers,
Steve

Blogging, Wordpress & Google

If you've been marketing online for any length of time then you likely know the value of blogging and just how beneficial it is to any internet marketing strategy.

I've been absent from my various blogs for quite some months due to a massive workload of copy projects but once through this workload I'm going to be restructuring my business to concentrate more on personal projects and work with my closest clients.

Blogging will no doubt play a huge part in this and so I've been brushing up on my knowledge and skillset in this area at every chance possible.

In doing so, I recently came across this fantastic presentation given by Matt Cutts of Google.

While I've always been known as a copywriter first and foremost, I've learned an awful lot about online marketing in the last few years – almost by default.

From writing copy for various top marketers and entrepreneurs, as well as attending numerous seminars and more… it's amazing how much one picks up!

This presentation really does cover all the basics you could ever need to know… and even goes into more advanced concepts that anyone who blogs seriously will at some point find very valuable.

It goes for a bit but I really suggest taking the time to watch it because the content is that good.

At the very least you will brush up on your blogging basics. At best you will learn a LOT and all of perfectly aligned to getting more traffic from Google and the other search engines using a simple Wordpress blog.

Enjoy!