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New personal post - Link Building with Infographics using Google Reverse Image Search - http://www.paddymoogan.com/link-building-tools/infographic-search-engine/ which includes a custom search engine for infographic sites.
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Thanks for this +Paddy Moogan - excellent stuff.
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A Brief Guide to Perfecting Your Online Content Strategy http://dis.tl/zwKCIC guest post on my blog by Ellie-Rose Williams
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Thanks for sharing +Paddy Moogan. Well written and easy to understand. 
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I wrote this over a year ago now and its still as relevant today as it was then - http://www.paddymoogan.com/2010/12/31/why-knowing-everything-about-seo-doesnt-mean-shit/ - would love to get more opinions and experience
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Hi Paddy, great resource!

Was reading a post of yours about 301 redirects and I wanted to ask you what you think about a tech issue with SEO I run into.

A client of mine has his domain and website running in .ASP CMS, and was built by a not so cooperative company in terms of seo and make tech and code changes.

We want to run the same domain on Wordpress which means that we will copy all the content that is already published on the .ASP website and build a new site on Wordpress.

How can this be done the less painful way in terms of not lose seo authority?

We have no access to the .ASP site's code to apply 301 redirects from the old URLs to the new ones within Wordpress.

I am worried about creating duplicate content and 404 pages but this is the first time I deal with such a situation so, I would be grateful if you shared your opinion if you have experienced a similar situation.

Thank you in advance Paddy for your help.

All the best!

Joanna
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Worth keeping an eye on this thread started by +Pierre Far
 
There is a fun "SEO geeks" discussion on Twitter between +Barry Schwartz, +Ann Smarty , +Andy Beard, and +Rishi Lakhani about what it means for a URL to be indexed. For background read Barry's blog post on Search Engine Roundtable ( http://www.seroundtable.com/seo-arguments-14717.html ).

Here is the answer:
1. A page that is not blocked from crawling and has a meta noindex tag will not be shown in the search results. Of course it's not instantaneous as Googlebot has to crawl the page first and we need to process the contents to discover the noindex tag.

2. If you block the crawling of a page using robots.txt, Googlebot will not be able to crawl the page. If that page has a noindex meta tag, we won't know about it because Googlebot is blocked from crawling it (that's an important point!).

3. Pages blocked from crawling may still be shown in the search results because we may discover enough info about them from the Open Directory Project or from other places around the web.

I think that covers all the points under discussion. Any questions?

This is a good reference with more details: http://code.google.com/web/controlcrawlindex/docs/robots_meta_tag.html
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Great post by +John Doherty
 
Google's Hidden Author Search

Yesterday I found that Google actually has an author search available in the SERPs, but it's hidden. I found a way that you are able to search by topic for any author that is verified through Google+! I also included a bookmarklet for you to use and recorded a screencast (my first) for you. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Also, it's on both Hacker News and Inbound.org. If you like it, please upvote it there!

http://www.johnfdoherty.com/googles-hidden-author-search-bookmarklet/

Big thanks to +Tom Critchlow and +Michael King for their help on the JS. Mentions of +Rand Fishkin and +Danny Sullivan throughout the post too.
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Nice find
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7 Types of Content to get Traffic and Links http://www.distilled.net/blog/seo/7-types-of-content-to-get-traffic-and-links/ would love you feedback on this one!
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I work for Distilled in London as an SEO Consultant and love working online.  I'm really into sports including football, tennis and golf.  I love traveling the world and seeing new places.
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