First of all don't be fooled by SEO professionals. 95% of the offers are scam. The rest are serious professionals, but unless you are running a million dollar business you don't need them. Just follow these 5 suggestions and you can be sure you've done everything you can to rank high in Google.
Building and managing websites can seem like a daunting task for the uninitiated. Even if you've been designing sites for a while, managing links, uploading, even working with a design team can still be challenging stuff. Throw in some heavy CSS-driven page layouts, and web design is suddenly down-right freaky!
If you're a Google Analytics user, you must have noticed the new interface introduced a few weeks ago. It's mostly a visual upgrade, which is very important because the whole idea of the application is to visualize huge amount of data in a humanely comprehensible way. It also features a couple of new features that were not available in the old interface. It's a good idea to start familiarize yourself with the new interface as the old one will be phased out starting July 18, 2007.
Sometimes you want to share your website traffic information with your readers or potential advertisers, but don't want to give them access to your detailed statistics in Analytics or other stat application.
Google launched Hot Trends, a new tool to analyze the most popular search terms. Whether you are a blogger looking for Google search hits or a TV show producer looking for hot topics you will benefit from this tool.
I just noticed that Google AdSense is running swf files in the above ad space on creativebits. See the screenshot as proof. Apparently the option to run swf file has been around since 2005, but I never noticed it. I wish advertisers on AdWords were using it more often as it allows for more movement, vector imagery and better quality for images in general.