SEO Freelancer Trends For 2008


Personally I don't see a lot of nice possibilities around Freelance Search Engine Optimization for 2008. For the Rat it will be a hard job to digg niches in the corn-bins of Web2.0. Especially those ones with a high Page Ranks and top social bookmarking scores.

From technical point we will do more AJAX and RSS (ads and images) optimization, besides everlasting optimization of CSS/XHTML for always green browsers. At last we will meet optimization for Mobiles, or at least for mobile sites.

From SEO guru's point of view in everyday Search Engine Optimization practice SEO Freelancer will meet next:
That means more attention to Knols by Google, Hakia, Powerset, Twine, Freebase, AdaptiveBlue, Snap, and others.
2. Mobile videoconferencing boost.
Mobile video optimization? 3. Internet currencies warm up.
That's simply fine.
4. In order to stay competitive, brands will try to understand, identify, and respond to their users_ specific needs by employing social media tools and user-generated content (UGC).
More attention to USG sites.
5. The political activism in the blogosphere will become truly active. Is your client a politician?
6. Intimacy and usefulness will be valued more, forming affinity groups and niches.
More attention to affinity groups.
7. The companies that will not use social media tools to make the voice of their customers heard will lose in front of competition.
Achtung! Watch social media tools!
8. Personal interest will reshape the web surfing patterns, reducing the frequency of site-to-site hopping conduit, dominant so far.
Will see.
9. More mature population will join to social networks.
Can you enlarge font-size?
10. The major corporations will replace the outdated intranet systems and will build better communication with employees by making use of social media on customizable, scalable and feature-rich platforms.
SEO for intranet?
11. Mobile social media (MSM) will become a bigger player on the market, following ever growing demands.
MSM Optimization?
12. OpenID and companies like ClaimID will have a much stronger impact.
Watch your reputation!

Tags to watch:
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Pay-Per-Click (PPC), Online Reputation Management (ORM), SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Social Media Optimization (SMO), Social Bookmarking Statistics (SBS), User-Generated Content (UGC)

There are other top 2008 trends for Koreans: Korean SEO freelance services have to watch next tags, which will be ours in 2010 ;)
Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Internet-Protocol TV (IPTV), Mobile Internet or Mobile WiMax (WiBro), Organic Light-Emitting Diode TV (OLED TV), Transport Protocol Expert Group Navigation, TPEG Navigation

Anyway, SEO Freelancing in 2008 will have success.

Are you optimizer?

Based on stories by Rod Amis, John Battelle, Richard MacManus, Eric B.

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Download Counter From Google Analytics


Download Counter - one of the most requested functions for a SE Optimizer as for any web developer. If you use Google Analytics you can easily make download counter to track downloads of your MP3, PDF, JPG,.. All you need is to tag the link with the urchinTracker JavaScript.

Lets try to build download counter for sexy.mp3 file:

<a href="files/sexy.mp3" onClick="javascript: pageTracker._trackVisit ('/downloads/mp3'); ">Sexy<a>

You should see download stats for /downloads/mp3 in your reports within 24-48 hours.

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5 Ways To Print HTML To PDF


If you like to print any HTML page to PDF, you can use:

1. Save As option built into your browser (results sometimes are not well depending on browser)

2. Adobe Acrobat Professional to print your URL to PDF-file (not good result, broken page layout)

3. PrintScreen (click PrintScreen button)
- open any image editor, online or off-line and save it in any image format you like
- open printscreened image with Adobe Acrobat Professional and save it as PDF

4. Online HTML To PDF converters:
PDF Online (free demo) - prints files, URL's
HTML2PDF (service demo) - adds banner

5. Standalone PDF-editing programs
- Webgrabber
- IntraPDF

Please, note that Image-To-PDF conversion doesn't allow further text editing. Use for that OCR-function built into Adobe Acrobat.

For editing try PDF-online editor.

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Dead Links Check


Dead links check - is what SEO Specialist needs everytime for building or maintaining web site. You can write simple dead links checker based on PHP or use some online tool. But - is there a simple and fast software to check links in a seconds?

I made it in 1 minute, SEO Specialist. Download it and try as I did. Incredibly fast, free and thought out. No dead links on your site!

Just read:

"Xenu's Link Sleuth (TM) checks Web sites for broken links. Link verification is done on "normal" links, images, frames, plug-ins, backgrounds, local image maps, style sheets, scripts and java applets. It displays a continously updated list of URLs which you can sort by different criteria. A report can be produced at any time."

I love those fast things made by Germans.

Especially when they say '0 bad local link(s) reported'.

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