Clever Google Tricks


If you are on the hunt for free desktop wallpaper, stock images, WordPress templates or the like, using Google to search your favorite social media sites is your best bet. The word “free” in any standard search query immediately attracts spam. Why wade through potential spam in standard search results when numerous social media sites have an active community of users who have already ranked and reviewed the specific free items that interest you. All you have to do is direct Google to search through each of these individual social media sites, and bingo… you find quality content ranked by hundreds of other people.
Examples:
site:digg.com free “desktop wallpaper”
site:reddit.com free “wordpress templates”
site:del.icio.us free “stock images”
site:netscape.com free “ringtones”
site:stumbleupon.com free icons

 Google for Music, Videos, and Ebooks – Google can be used to conduct a search for almost any file type, including Mp3s, PDFs, and videos. Open web directories are one of the easiest places to quickly find an endless quantity of freely downloadable files. This is an oldie, but it’s a goodie! Why thousands of webmasters incessantly fail to secure their web severs will continue to boggle our minds.
Examples:
Find Music: -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(wma|mp3) “Counting Crows”
Find Videos: -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(mpg|wmv) “chapelle”
Find Ebooks: -inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:”index of” +”last modified” +”parent directory” +description +size +(pdf|doc) “george orwell 1984″

Bonus Material:
Here is a list of my favorite Google advanced search operators, operator combinations, and related uses:
link:URL = lists other pages that link to the URL.
related:URL = lists other pages that are related to the URL.
site:domain.com “search term = restricts search results to the given domain.
allinurl:WORDS = shows only pages with all search terms in the url.
inurl:WORD = like allinurl: but filters the URL based on the first term only.
allintitle:WORD = shows only results with terms in title.
intitle:WORD = similar to allintitle, but only for the next word.
cache:URL = will show the Google cached version of the URL.
info:URL = will show a page containing links to related searches, backlinks, and pages containing the url. This is the same as typing the url into the search box.
filetype:SOMEFILETYPE = will restrict searches to that filetype
-filetype:SOMEFILETYPE = will remove that file type from the search.
site:www.somesite.net “+www.somesite.net” = shows you how many pages of your site are indexed by google
allintext: = searches only within text of pages, but not in the links or page title
allinlinks: = searches only within links, not text or title
WordA OR WordB = search for either the word A or B
“Word” OR “Phrase” = search exact word or phrase
WordA -WordB = find word A but filter results that include word B
WordA +WordB = results much contain both Word A and Word B
~WORD = looks up the word and its synonyms
~WORD -WORD = looks up only the synonyms to the word

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Create SEF Tags – Helpers


SEF Helpers

This function will create unique links for your URL’s
It will genrate a string of different tags joined together.

// ------------------------------------------------------------------------

/**
* SEF Helpers
*
* @package SEO/SEM
* @subpackage Helpers
* @category Helpers
* @author SEO/SEM 316 Dev Team
* @link http://
*/

// --------------------------------------------------------------------------

/**
* Create SEF Tags
*
* This function will create unique links for your URL's
* It will genrate a string of different tags joined together.
*
* @category function
* @access public
* @param string
* @return string
*/
function create_sef_tags($tag_string='')
{
// Clean the string with all the dirty or unwanted characters
$mixed_search = array("!", "#", "$", "%", "^","&", "*", "(",
")", "+","=", "|", "\\", "{", "[",
"}", "]", ":", ";", "\"","'", "<", ",", ">", "?","/", "~", "`", "@", ".");
$mixed_replace = "";
$tag_string = str_replace($mixed_search,$mixed_replace,$tag_string);

// Replace space or underscore with (minus) character
$mixed_search = array(" ","_");
$mixed_replace = "-";
$tag_string = str_replace($mixed_search,$mixed_replace,$tag_string);

// Convert all the characters to lower case
$tag_string = strtolower($tag_string);

// Return formated string
return($tag_string);

}

Lets try and example :

// Example
echo create_sef_tags('@@Austin Noronha 316 Rockz.......@@');

Output:

austin-noronha-316-rockz

So enjoy the code………

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SEO 101: Keyword Development and Deployment


Credit:SEO 101: Keyword Development and Deployment: http://linkingclever.info/?p=45

Keyword Development

Keywords play a vital role in search engine optimization (SEO), and — if used properly — have the potential to increase the flow of traffic to your site. It is beneficial to maintain an active list of keywords for each of your websites. Each list should be a continually evolving set of important, relevant keywords. The idea here is to develop a consistent practice of actively seeking better keywords, thereby producing your very own customized keyword library.

A good way to begin a keyword list involves using keyword tools such as Google’s Adwords keyword tool (requires registration), Overture Keyword Selector Tool (no registration required), Good Keywords (free software download), or any of the tools listed at seocompany.ca’s Keyword Suggestion Tools.

While free keyword tools such as provided by Google or Overture may be sufficient enough to get you started, shelling out for a 24-hour subscription to WordTracker’s excellent service is definitely beneficial. Before using WordTracker, gather existing keyword information, site descriptions, product descriptions, and other key information for all of your sites, and then maximize your 24-hour subscription period by analyzing and developing keywords for as many sites as possible.

As you develop your list(s) of keywords, separate them according to “primary”, “secondary”, and “tertiary”. Once established, a keyword list must be continually developed via critical analyses, careful editing, and constant updating. As you go, remember to remove ambiguous keywords, keywords with multiple meanings, terms that are vague or broadly defined, and commonly used words. Also remember to consider adding synonyms, split words, merged terms, plural variations, slang associations, hyphenated words, and common spelling errors. If a site you are developing represents a specific geographic area, look for corresponding terms indicating the address, business name, zip code, phone number, neighborhoods, etc. Finally, groups of words used as keywords may serve a multipurpose function, enabling you perhaps to eliminate repetition by removing duplicate terms.

After you begin using your carefully chosen keywords, study your site’s traffic via access logs, statistics software, and tracking tools. Also note the keywords that similar websites are using. Go to their site, view the source code, and check out their meta keywords tag. Take notes. Consult the dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia. Ask associates for ideas concerning keywords. Scour the internet! Such research and analysis will result in a continually improving understanding of keywords — specifically, your keywords, thereby enabling a perpetually evolving portfolio of useful, effective keywords that will help maximize the popularity of your sites.

Keyword Deployment

Armed with an optimized set of keywords, it is time to incorporate them into your website. While this process may seem complicated at first, it turns out to be quite logical and even natural after a little practice. As you incorporate keywords, it is important to be mindful of “keyword density”, which is essentially a ratio of unique keywords (and their relative value) to content. The key with keyword density is to increase it as much as possible for one or two keywords per page while still maintaining a legitimate document. Two good places to check the keyword density of your pages are at KeywordDensity.com and webconfs.com. Remember to consult, edit, and update your SEO log and your keyword library.

As you incorporate keywords into your documents, look for opportunities to use keywords in heading tags (h1, h2, h3, etc.), document titles (title), bulleted lists (ul, ol), and as bold and/or italicized terms. When optimizing your page title with keywords, omit the now-meaningless “welcome” as the first word, opting instead to place your strongest keyword in its place. Subsequent title terms should include both primary and secondary keywords, with perhaps a repeated primary keyword (or two). Remember to keep titles lowercase and less than 60 characters in length (including spaces). Also remember to maximize keywords within image alt attributes, link title attributes, and element name attributes. If possible, try naming your site’s files with primary keywords, but try to limit hyphens and underscores. A good example would look something like: primary_keywords.html. You get the idea. Finally, it is crucial to create meaningful, keyword-dense hyperlinks. Rather than a link that says, “Click here”, provide a nice, long, descriptive link that says, “Primary keywords, secondary keywords, and tertiary keywords”.

If you get super gung-ho about keywords, and are willing to risk appearing desperate, there are some less appealing methods for increasing keyword density throughout your site. For example, throw down a covert noframes tag and stuff it with keywords. Other prime candidates for keyword stuffing include the meta name tag, hidden links, hidden layers, and, well, you get the idea. You may also want to include a nicely keyworded link within an iframe, or even hide keywords by using tiny text, display: none, input type: hidden, or by matching text color to background color. For the truly unscrupulous, stuff ‘em with a few hot buzzwords like “sex”, “pr0n”, and “britney spears” (you slimebag!).

Credit:SEO 101: Keyword Development and Deployment: http://linkingclever.info/?p=45

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