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Introduction

Unless otherwise noted, all articles written by Ian McAnerin, BASc, LLB. Copyright © 2002-2017 All Rights Reserved. Permission must be specifically granted in writing for use or reprinting anywhere but on this site, but we do allow it and don’t charge for it, other than a backlink. Contact Us for more information.

SEO can be a complicated task. Not only do you have to deal with related technological issues, but there are some difficult areas related to SEO and business.

Articles

  • Copyright Law and SEO Part One What is Copyright and why would an SEO care?
  • Copyright Law and SEO Part Two What protection do you or your client have in the face of content theft? What can you do to prevent it, and what are your remedies?
  • Copyright Law and SEO Part Three Sample DMCA Notifications, in HTML and MS Word Format.
  • Only In Canada, eh?When people do a search with “Canadian Sites Only”, the search engines filter out what it thinks are non – Canadian sites. How the search engines make this decision may surprise and shock you. This article also applies to people in other countries, as well. Updated information is also available under the new geolocation redirection article.
  • Google Page Rank (Author: Markus Sobek)A really great article on how Google’s Page Rank works. Technical, but well worth the read.

Web Log (Blog) Articles

McAnerin’s Manic Meanderings Personal and professional SEO blog of Ian McAnerin.

Current Research

Research This category is kind of random and may seem unstructured – it’s usually whatever experiment of the day/week/month we happen to be testing.

Upcoming Articles

  • SEO Contracts Part One What is a contract and why do you need one?
  • SEO Contracts Part Two What should a contract for SEO services cover?
  • Incorporate or Not? Starting a new business? Should an SEO or copywriter incorporate? What are the benefits and drawbacks?
  • Have I been banned? “I was there last week and now I’m GONE!” How to tell if you’ve been banned or penalized.
  • How to recover from a search engine penalty Your were banned or penalized and now you wish to mend your evil ways. How do you do this?
  • Spider traps – How to avoid them What protection do you or your client have in the face of content theft? What can you do to prevent it, and what are your remedies?
  • Ethical SEO – What is it? What is “ethical” SEO? The definitions of “ethical” vary greatly in the industry.
  • Keyword Psychology and Search Patterns Keyword suggestion tools are a great help to SEOs, but they look backwards at past searches. How do you determine what keywords will be popular next month, or next year?
  • Spammer! How to tell if that site on the search engine results above you got there legitimately or not. Rules and how-to for reporting search engine spam. And what IS search engine spam anyway?

Unless otherwise noted, all articles written by Ian McAnerin, BASc, LLB. Copyright © 2002-2017 All Rights Reserved. Permission must be specifically granted in writing for use or reprinting anywhere but on this site, but we do allow it and don’t charge for it, other than a backlink. Contact Us for more information.