In every SEO conference I attend there must be multiple site clinic sessions. Webmasters and business owners ask questions to a bunch of SEO gurus. What I noticed is that there is no process or structured methodology to Audit a site. Also i noticed that most of webmasters/business owners are not very familiar with SEO or Coding. That’s why I created this comprehensive list of SEO check points for any site webmaster or business owner to SEO-Audit their site in an easy way:
I am not sure if it is a newsroom work-flow issue or just a glitch on Google News but recently I started noticing more stories from Huffington Post with bad headlines like “Submit This Story” in Google News. Currently there is 331 stories with this headline in Google News in the last 30 days …
While huffPost is doing a great job optimizing their stories and headlines for Social Media and SEO, some SEOs have used A/B testing to optimize their headlines for better click throughs.
Google News http://www.google.com/intl/en/press/zeitgeist2009/news.html As you see from the list, users still search using 1 of 5 patterns: Full Names (Michael Jackson, Bernie Madoff, Rush Limbaugh, Sonia Sotomayor, â€¦) Locations (Iceland, California, â€¦) Hot Subjects (cash for clunkers, unemployment rate, universal health care, â€¦) Organizations (heritage foundation, â€¦) Events (NASCAR, â€¦)
I don’t know much about psychology but I believe confessions make us feel some how better. It came to me that confessions don’t only take place at church but online as well. There are religious confession sites and there are other confession sites that are just naughty. But Google by far is the largest confession booth.
We are what we search for
I enjoy researching online search trends, I recently wrote about the top questions Americans ask online. I started researching how we confess online, I did multiple types of searches “I am …”, “I’m …”, “I am not …”, etc. I also figured out another type of confession; I found that many users are searching for “am I …”. While “i am …” searchers are seeking help, “am I …” searchers are seeking confirmation.
I am Sad “i am sad” is the most popular confession/search online based on Google Keyword Tool for the last 12 month while ‘I am alone’ is the most popular search over the last 5 years based on Google Insights not only in US but worldwide.
The list includes many other types of confessions, but the saddest one is ‘I am dying‘. Users with terminal illness are searching for hope, help or companionship.
‘I am poor‘ also made it to the top 11 most popular confessional searches, but the good news is the search volume has been near constant for the last 4 years.
Many users are searching by ‘am I …?”, which is in a way confessional question. The most popular ones are ‘am I fat’, ‘Am I hot’, ‘am I psychic’. Also many other users search for ‘am I bipolar’, ‘am I anorexic’. Some even search for ‘am I God’, good luck figuring this one out.
Not-So-Fun Facts Based on Google Insights, Pennsylvania is the loneliest state while New York is the saddest state in the US. The most depressed state is Ohio then Pennsylvania. It seems Pennsylvania is not only Sad but also deeply Depressed.
Depression is on the rise, it seems that depression started increasing greatly in the first quarter of 2007. ‘ I am sad’ is increasing worldwide not only in US.
If you have a dating site or selling anti-depressant drugs, here is your golden chance. Study Google Hot trends for these searches and you will find your perfect customers.
If you are moving, reconsider moving to any of these states that are depressed, sad or lonely.
here is the complete list:
* I used Google Keyword Tool and Google Insights. I used exact matches and eliminated many keywords that may be associated with other things like movies, music, books, popular sites, etc ‘i am legend, i am woman, i am american, etc”.