Matt Cutts on Removing URLs from Google
To show clients that I “practice what I teach” in regards to blogging consistently, I’ve decided to post informative videos about online marketing, sales, and mindset from time to time that will help you learn more from the best of the best. Matt Cutts is definitely one of those when it comes to search engines.
In this video, Matt talks about getting certain URLs off Google’s search results.
Why wouldn’t you want URLs on Google?
If you’re a website that has private information like credit cards, social security numbers or the like, you probably don’t want people (or search engines) to discover these by accident.
Here are some of the tips Matt shares about removing certain URLS from Google’s search results:
- Don’t Link to the Page – “not a great approach…” This is a very weak strategy if you are trying to keep web pages off Google.
- htaccess – this lets you re-direct from one URL to another. You can password protect certain pages, which will help keep certain pages off Google. “This is very good…if you have a password on the directory, Google won’t crawl that page.” One of the high recommendations.
- robots.txt – this is an electronic “no trespassing” tool. This tool is provided on the Google Webmaster console. The best thing about this tool is that it’s testable before it goes live.
- no index meta tag – this will still be crawled but the page won’t be indexed. Yahoo and other search engines may still link to this page.
- no follow on individual links – this is a “weak approach”.
- URL Removal Tool – this tool is found in Google Webmaster Console. This tool is simple and easy to use. It removes the URL for 6 months. Make sure to prove that your site is YOURS. Another tools highly recommended.
If there are videos you find that give great tips, please email me today!
ShoeMoney Shares How to Make $1000 in 1 Day
This video is a sister to one that ShoeMoney did about 2 years ago on making quick money online.
So, how’d it go?
Are you as pumped as I am about monetizing my Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts with the click of my finger?
Can you believe YOU didn’t think of this?
You didn’t get it?
Try listening again, it seems to be working for me…
The truth is – there is rarely such a thing as a “get rich quick” online marketing opportunity. Like anything worthwhile, it TAKES WORK!
Yep, that’s right – WORK!
Yes, there are some pretty quick ways to make money online; but even then, you have to actually do stuff to make it all happen.
So, get off your butt, write out your performance goals, and GO TO WORK!
Thanks to Jeremy Schoemaker for bringing us back to reality!
Blogging for Beginners: Tips for Better Blogging
Are you a beginning blogger?
Is blogging something you’ve heard about but never really tried?
I created this blog post on the fly today while doing a webinar – Blogging 101 – for Prosper, Inc. I thought I’d share some of the ideas with readers so they get a better idea about why blogging is important.
How to Make a Better Blog Post
Step 1: Create a title – use keyword phrases that we want to be found for in Google
Step 2: Add content that relates to your industry.
Step 3: Use Bullets
- Bullets help readers skim through information
- Bullets are easy to follow
Step 4: Use Numbered Lists
Why Use Numbered Lists?
- Step by step guide
- Easy to follow
- Organize and simplify
- Draw attention
- Summarize key points
Step 5: Use Header Tags to Separate Main points
Why Blogs are Important
Step 6: Use Pictures in all Blog Posts
I can type information here.
This is me and Guy Kawasaki at Blog World 2008 in Las Vegas.
By aligning the picture correctly, you can have content wrap around the picture. I recommend editing the picture, going to the Advanced Settings of the picture and giving it a 5 or 7 on the Horizontal Space box. This will give the picture a bit of “space”.
Pictures are a big key to give your blog personality, increase readership, and not BORE readers.
What do you think of pictures?
Step 7: Add Video from time to time that’s related to your industry…
Step 8: Make keyword phrases as links back to your home page or a sub-page of my site or of a referring site (deep linking)
I love clogging shoes. My shoes have taken me all over the world. – Nate M.
Step 9: Use Bold text to make things stand out
Step 10: You can link to images too:
Step 11: Ask questions, encourage comments, get interaction!
Here are a few additional posts about blogging:
- Is Blogging Really Worth It
- Andy Beal – Getting Started with a Business Blog (video)
- Why Planned Blogging Pays Off
- Two of ProBloggers Tips for Beginning Bloggers
- 5 Performance Goals All Bloggers Should Set
How have these tips helped you in your blogging strategy?
What tips did I leave off?
UPDATE! Step 12: BE PERSONABLE! Thanks to Mat’s comment below, this is KEY! In an interview I did with Shoemoney at BlogWorld 2008, this is what he suggested too. Even if you run a Fortune 500 blog, you need to be personable. Who, in their heart of hearts, is going to want to come read a blog that is full of press releases, industry news (boring sometimes), and statistics? Not me!
Thanks, Mat, for the additional tip!