Search engines treat meta refresh the same as 301 redirects

SEOMOZ recently published a good post for testing your level of expertise on SEO.  Whilst I am pleased to say I got the majority of the answers correct, there was one fact in the follow up post which was news to me!  I would like to share this in case this is also a surprise…

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Do not religiously follow the ‘3 click rule’. But also think about SEO

How many clicks does it take your users to complete their tasks?  How many give up before they complete?  I have been at Microsoft for a good number of years now and have heard ‘the 3 click rule’ quoted on numerous occasions.  Recent evidence suggests users are happy to go beyond 3 clicks.  However before…

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Awesome Expert SEO advice from the Distilled ProSEO seminar

Lots of great nuggets of information coming out of the Distilled ProSEO conference again this year.  Here are a few of my favourites tweets and links from day 1 (Monday 25th October).  Some EXTREMELY valuable and up to date information in the links below… Tweet Twitter SEO list featuring #PROSEO presenters and attendees from LAST…

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Bing to integrate with Facebook for personalized search results [VIDEO]

Exciting News! Today Microsoft announced that Bing will partner with Facebook to deliver personalised search results based on your social network.  (see video below) Tweet So rather than seeing just anyone’s reviews of the movie or holiday destination you are searching for, you will see the information that YOUR social network has been sharing about…

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Klout.com now also considers Facebook for influencer scores

Klout.com is a relatively new site which calculates a ‘Klout’ score to represent someone’s level of influence on social networks.  Tweet The score is calculated using a number of factors such as number of followers and percentage of posts retweeted.  Up until now, Twitter has been the only social network which Klout has used to…

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How to find things online without searching (Part 3 of 5)

This mini series of posts focuses on methods of finding information online without typing a single search phrases in to Bing, Google or any other search engine.  Part 1 focussed on check in services and part 2 discussed social voting mechanisms.  Tweet In this post I will highlight search technologies which allow people to search…

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Bing + IE9 = the future of search

This short preview video shows how the soon to be released HTML5 features of Bing, along with the superfast hardware accelerated IE9 rendering produces a truly unique search experience, moving us a giant step away from the traditional 10 blue links we have had for so long… Exciting Stuff! Author: Chris Moore is a program…

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How to move a website and not break SEO [Infographic]

During our recent Microsoft Value Professionals (MVP) SEO clinics, I was asked about best practices when moving a website.  Tweet We have handled a number of situations inside Microsoft where he have had to move a website from one domain to another, or from one subfolder to another.  I have created the infographic below to…

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Flatten your site architecture

Recently we ran some SEO site clinics for our Microsoft Valued Professionals (MVPs), where we discussed numerous search optimization topics for blogs and websites they own or run.  One topic which came up was that of having a flat site architecture (i.e. ensuring that your content is as few clicks from the homepage as possible)….

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Check your Google site links

Tweet I was just on the phone to my colleague Bob O’Brien from Seattle, who manages the search strategy for windows.microsoft.com.  We noticed that a recently published page had been assigned ‘site links’ by Google, however they were NOT particularly useful.. The site links titles were all cut off, which removed essential product information about…

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