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Snap! SEO: Should I delete my old Snap! pages?

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Old Man in Saatchi Gallery, LondonThere is one thing that I always tell my customers: Do not delete old pages. Continue to grow your Snap! Website and keep that good old content.

Well... There is a more in depth explanation for this saying.

Aging Content

All content grows older in some way. However, some content survives time. For instance, 1 + 1 = 2 will remain true for a while1.

Did you know that Twitter had limits?

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Twitter is one of the very few Social Media places that authorizes you to have as many accounts as you want. This makes sense since you are just tweeting with those... and it is great since that way you can use one account with advanced topics in a field and another account with broader, more approachable content.

Yet Twitter has Limits!

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Snap! SEO - Importance of Link Density within one page of your Snap! Blog

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Representation of the density repartition of a gas.
3D Gas Density Representation by NASA

If you've read quite a few things about SEO, you have probably heard of word density before. The density of the words found on your websites, such as the words « Snap! Hosting Plans », is used by search engines such as Google in an  attempt to determine what the heck you are the most likely talking about. The words that are found to be used the most are called your keywords1

  • 1. Note that the density may be tweaked by what you are highlighting. So the word Snap! as is may count as 1. The word Snap! in bold may count as 1.3. Similarly, italic will ...

New Twitter - A new look and functionality

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Snap! Twitter Background ImageYou may already have tried the new Twitter, I have with one of my accounts1. I have to say that it is completely different! Well... the tweets are the same and your followers and people you are following... and the messages will be the same. I'm talking about the style and the way things work. It took me a week to get used to it.2

The biggest change is the width: it's twice larger! Yes, twice! (well... at least the right column.) That means the Tweeter output will fill most of your screen up. I suppose that they will keep the smaller view available for cell phones. But on my desktop, that's just plain BIG. In itself, it's not a problem, you get much more info on the screen. But...

The result is that now your background image will "break" (Our Snap! Websites Twitter background is shown on the left, see the result in our screenshots below.) Most people won't see much of it anymore when they are on the new Twitter. Although it is still there, unless the users have a really wide screen, but don't count on it. It will need to be changed...

On that one, I'm wondering how much research Twitter has done. It may be part of their plan of adding advertising interleaved with your tweets... (which I thought they started, but so far I've not seen any of those commercial messages anywhere!) So getting your crap out would be a good side effect3. (This is really my total speculation and I'm probably wrong... )

  • 1. Twitter, contrary to most social media systems, lets you own more than one account. In case you did not know, Facebook does not allow you have more than one account, even if you have multiple email addresses and they may delete ALL your accounts in case you create more than one.
  • 2. A side note: I could not revert my account back to the old look and feel. That menu option gave me an error. So know that you cannot just test the new look. You'll be stuck with it for a while...
  • 3. Just in case you don't notice, I italicized the word crap. What I mean is that this way they eliminate a certain amount of direct competition.

I should not put a link to my Snap! Blog on a "weird" website... Isn't it?

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Google just released a new update (May 2012) called Penguin which actually contradict the following. If too many links from websites considered bad do point to your website, then Google may degrade your page rank.

See my new post about this change here.

SPAM meat boxes with arrow pointing toward your Snap! Website...You may have heard from some people that a link pointing to your Snap! Blog when present on a spam website can affect your ranking in the wrong direction. Oops!

The idea is actually very simple, if you get a a link from a very high level website such as The BBC (Google Rank 9) or IBM (Google Rank 8) then you get highly accredited for it. A link on a website that does not even have a rank1, on the other hand, does not give you much credit if at all.

The power of a page rank of 8 for your Snap! Website

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Number 1Last week I talked about Squidoo.

This week, I searched for Snap Free Hosting on Google and sure enough, my page appears first. Whether this is good, who knows... (some say that's not the most important part of getting sales! We'll have to touch that important subject soon!) Of course, at some point it will get there for Free Hosting by itself, I'm sure. I still think that's a pretty good position in about 1 week's time. Of course, that Squidoo page links to this Snap! Website. This is definitively what I call Snap! SEO.

Snap! Websites will show your most popular, related and recent posts

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If you've been on my blog before, you may have noticed a changed since Friday.

I wanted to do it sooner, but as usual, something else has been popping up here and there.

Snap! SEO has the capability to show your readers all sorts of blocks.

Your Snap! Website look and feel

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Today I wanted to talk about something that's quite important for your Snap! Website but that quite many people do not follow to the letter.

When you are a business and use the services of a professional to create your website, then he or she will enter the content for you. Notice that a professional looking website will have very strict guidelines in regard to content styling. This is what I want to talk about here.

Importance of posting your Snap! Website in a directory.

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The Internet is littered with thousands of directories and yet there still people who create new ones... like me here on Snap! Websites. Well... I like the idea of a central repository of directories that I could use and thought that it would be nice to share them with you.

So... I talked about SEO quite a few times and you know that it is very important for your website. The one main reason that your Snap! Website Google Rank grows is because of what is called Back Links. Back Links are standard links1

  • 1. A standard link is defined in HTML code with the Anchor tag. For instance, to link to ...