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Best Web 2.0 sites for a link wheel?

Posted by selfsmo on August 14, 2010

Here’s a comprehensive list of the top free blogging hosting platforms:




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How do you create a Robots.txt file?

Posted by selfsmo on September 29, 2009

A Robots.txt file can be created in a simple text editor such as notepad. An example of a Robots.txt file is shown below:

User-agent:Name of the robot comes here for eg. Googlebot

Disallow:The name of the file or directory comes here (This instruction disallows the files/directory from being indexed). Here are some examples:

  • Below is an example of a Robots.txt file that disallows all webpages from being indexed:



  •  Below is an example of a Robots.txt file that allows all webpages to be indexed :



  • Below is an example of a Robots.txt file that disallows the Altavista Robot called “scooter” accessing the Admin directory and personal directory:




  • Below is an example of a Robots.txt file that instructs bots not to crawl any file ending in .PDF



The Robots.txt file can also have multiple sets of instructions for more than one bot. Each set of instructions should be seperated by a blank line. There is only one Robots.txt file for a website.

  • Below is an example of a Robots.txt file that disallows Google from crawling any of the dynamically generated pages and allows the altavista scooter bot to access every page.





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What are Directories and how do they differ from Search Engines?

Posted by selfsmo on August 8, 2009

Directories are sorted listings of websites that are maintained and approved for listing by human editors. Directory databases comprise of websites that have been manually submitted by the website owners or website editors, unlike search engines which make use of automation through spiders and bots for searching new websites, directories make use of human intelligence to ensure that each new site submitted to the directory meets certain standards and is placed in the appropriate category within the directory. Some of the important directories from the point of view of the search engine optimization are:

ideaA good site for locating directories is which lists several directories. Since most directories offer free listings, it is always a good idea to get listed in as many as possible since it is viewed favorably by most major search engines while ranking the site in the search results.

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Posted by selfsmo on April 14, 2009

Selfsmo is a blog about SEO and SMO.

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Why Social Media is more effective method for online promotional?

Posted by selfsmo on March 28, 2009

Social media optimization (SMO) is a simple and a creative idea for increasing the website traffic and it’s more natural than other online advertising methods. It’s simply a set of methods for generating publicity through social media, online communities and community websites. This is an alternate source of increase the traffic due to your “social potential” and high search engine rankings. And through which we can add RSS feeds, social news buttons, blogging, and incorporating third-party community functionalities like images and videos.

Here are some top social network sites from a marketing perspective, such as:











These are the most popular sites for done SMO easily. That will be useful for done SMO easily and getting good result.

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