Tag Archives: SEO

Three questions about your website — Google’s “Farmer” algorithm update, with real estate as an example

Will Google’s “Farmer” Algorithm update hurt the real estate agent and broker website rankings?

Google, Real Estate and Maps: A recorded conversation

Image via Wikipedia Yesterday Thoughtfaucet hosted a call about Google’s recent decision to drop GoogleBase and, in the process, remove real estate listings from Google Maps. There was a large and eager audience for this event which was put together in less than 24 hours. On the call were: Dustin Luther of 4Realz.net Rich Bailey […]

Online business strategy and blogging

Is blogging worthwhile for my business?

Site speed

Will Google penalize me for having a slow website? Can I improve my search rankings if I have a faster website?

Resources for making your site load faster, the new SEO ranking factor

Image by gahlord via Flickr As noted previously, Google is using site load time to help rank sites. I put together a quick list of further resources to help get everyone rolling on optimizing site speed for SEO. Making a website load fast requires the help of everyone on your web team. The person making […]

Site speed is now an SEO issue: 3 things to do to speed up your website right now.

Image via Wikipedia It’s official. Google is including site speed as an aspect of how it determines who gets to the coveted “#1 on Google” spot. This has been coming for some time and really shouldn’t be a huge surprise to any of my readers. Here are some things you can do right away to […]

h1 tag

Is the h1 tag important for SEO?

Social Media Summit 2010 by HomeQuest: Gahlord Dewald to be featured speaker

Gahlord Dewald, president/janitor of Thoughtfaucet, will be a featured speaker at the HomeQuest Social Media Summit 2010. He’s very honored to be on a program with leading real estate tech/marketing/social luminaries such as Dustin Luther of Spinnio and 4Realz, Zillow‘s Director of Community Relations David Gibbons and HomeQuest founder Garron Selliken. The HomeQuest Social Media […]

Is there a future in Flash?

Image by gahlord via Flickr I was recently asked by a marketing student at one of Burlington Vermont’s several colleges whether she should spend the time learning to make things in Flash. This post is my attempt to provide some guidance. If you have some useful information or feedback, please don’t hesitate to use the […]

Meta-description

One of the most curious meta tags. Does it effect SEO?