Do Follow Blogs – What are they?

Do Follow Blogs are blogs that shares their link juice and have removed the "no follow" tags. When you leave a comment on this blogs, it will appear on search engines as a backlink.

Do Follow Blogs are one of the best ways to obtain backlinks, increase traffic and your Google page rank. But you have to remember not to abuse these blogs. Even if blog owners have decided to make their blogs "follow" your comments, they have all the right to delete any comment that is purely spam. So make your comments worth keeping, write meaningful comment or take the risk of being deleted.

Here are part one of the Do Follow blogs you can post.


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Competitive Analysis Tools

Competitive analysis can be defined as a statement of the business strategy and its relation to the competition. Its sole purpose is to determine the strengths and weaknesses of the competitors within your market, the strategies that will provide you with a distinctive advantage and the walls that can be created in order to prevent competition from entering your specific market.

The most important step in a competitor analysis is to identify the current and potential competition. There are essentially two ways you can identify the competition. The first is to look at the market from the customer's viewpoint and group all your competitors by the degree to which they convince their customer to buy their products. The second method is to group competitors according to their distinctive competitive strategies so you understand what motivates them.
Below are list of available tools for competitive analysis.
Search results – what TYPES of websites are ranking for your targeted
keywords? What are their competitive advantages ?

How can you pull their idea or ideas from other popular sites to push
your own brand?

SEO for Firefox – This free tool layers link profile data, site age data, and data about citations from social news sites over the top of Google’s or
Yahoo!’s search results to give you a more complete profile of the competitive landscape. SEO for Firefox requires using Firefox web browser.

Top 10 Analysis Tool – toll that shows data similar to SEO for Firefox, but puts all the data on one page.

Alexa – Shows traffic trends. A tool that is HEAVILY biased toward
internet marketing and webmaster related websites.

Google Trends – Shows a list of competing brands and the markets they are dominating growing in mindshare and search volume.

Blog search and news search engines – are bloggers and traditional news outlets discussing competitors?

Compete – A tool similar to Alexa, but not as biased toward internet marketing related websites. also offers a search analytics tool
which allows you to view keywords that competing businesses rank for.

Quantcast – Similar to compete, but shows more in depth demographic
These tools are a sure way to get into competition when used properly.

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SEO Secrets Part 2 - All About Google

Robots or Spiders are automated programs used by Google to read each and every page of your website. It is how your sites gets listed on Googles database(getting index) every time it visits it.

Website crawls are performed by Googlebot, the main Google spider. The more popular your site, the more often Google will crawl it. Daily crawls are done for highly ranked websites and those that frequently updates their contents like news and blog sites.


Google continuously updates its main index and major updates happens several times a year which corresponds to major ranking algorithm changes. You may have heard about Florida, Bourbon, Allegra, and Jagger on forums.

New website owners are advised to put their sites live as quickly as possible. The reason behind is that, Google prefers sites that are older. Add new content and make constant updates at least on a month basis. Google likes sites that updates content regularly.

This strategy has something to do with “Google Sandbox”, Google’s aging factor. These are set of filters applied to new websites whereby the site cannot rank well for any competitive keywords for 6-24 months. This Google Sandbox, also called aging delay tends to make new sites rank well for every niche, unique keywords such as their company name, but that’s about it.

Note: It is crucial that your website is up and running when Google visits you by following a link from other site. If it cannot find your website or it is down, your listing may disappear until the next update.

The Google algorithm’s two major group factors:

On-page(keyword) factors : It is the how, where and when keywords are used. It shows how well your website is optimized for your most important keywords. If those keywords appear in your content and links, keyword factors determine page relevance.>br>

Off-page(link) factors: The quantity and quality of links that points to your site. Link factors determine page importance and are related to Google Pagerank(PR). Link’s are very important factors and plays a significant role in getting high rankings particularly for competitive markets.

SEO Secrets Part 1

This is the first part which serves as the foundation of all our SEO discussions. You must understand the concepts and perform the task even if you feel that you know them or they are very basic. We will be focusing first how Google works. But before going deeper into SEO secrets, you should know some common terms used in SEO. These are the terms which are most commonly misunderstood by beginners.

Rank, ranking : a websites actual position in the free(unpaid) section of a search engine results page for a specified keyword/term. When someone claims that his site is number one in Google, you need to know for which search term/keyword.

PageRank : Commonly know as PR. Google’s patented system for specifying a web page’s importance. PageRank(PR) is a single important factor that influences ranking. Many people confuse a page’s rank ( what position are they on a search results page ) with a page’s PageRank(PR) value. They are totally different.

Page Title: The title of a web page is contained inside the < title > < /title > tags at the beginning of an HTML file. It is displayed at the top corner of every browser.

Vdhdesigns title tag

Keywords: are words and phrases that defines what a web page is all about. When someone searched a particular term or phrase into google, it tries to find those web pages that matches the search word or phrase best.

Vdhdesigns keyword result page

On-Page Factors : SEO factors that affects the rank that is associated with elements on your website, such as content, code, navigational links and title tags.

Off-Page Factors : SEO factors that influence the rank associated with the elements on other websites, primarily links that points to your site.

 vdhdesigns googleGoogles Importance and How it Works

Google is the most used, most prominent and most important search engine of all. It provides results to other partner search engines and directories. This means getting the top rank in Google will most likely rank you #1 in its partner sites as well. This is not a guarantee though because they tend to blend their results a little bit so the results across its partners may not be the same.

With its partners included, Google is responsible for powering 70% of all search engine traffic to websites. This is the reason why you should focus your promotion first on Google.

Google, like any other search engines uses automated software to read, analyze, compare and rank your web pages. So it is necessary to know which elements or factors Google cares about, and how important this factors are in relation to each other.