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High Rankings Advisor 221

January 2, 2008
Hey everyone!

I hope your holidays and vacations were pleasant.  I spent some of mine getting the brand-new High Rankings website up and running.  If you haven't seen it yet, take a look and let me know what you think.  I'm pretty keen on it myself, since 7 years with the old one was certainly quite enough!

You may be receiving the first HTML version of this newsletter (if you didn't choose text-only when you signed up).  Our tests showed it's working well, but I know these things always have a few bugs to work out, so let me know if you have any trouble viewing anything.  There is a subscription link at the bottom of the newsletter if you wish to change your settings from text to HTML or vice-versa.

Okay, let's get to the good stuff! - Jill
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Data Feeds and Duplicate Content

January 2, 2008
A lot of my clients pull data/products from semi-public databases to populate their websites, similar to how real estate agents show listings of homes on their sites. I've been ensuring that each client has unique valuable and professionally edited content whenever possible on the rest of the site, but I’m afraid that if I make the portions of the site that use the semi-public data accessible to the search engines, they will find duplicate information on other sites and my client site(s) would not be indexed. Read More >>

The 2008 Search Marketing Benchmark Guide

January 2, 2008
This week we read Marketing Sherpa’s 2008 Search Marketing Benchmark Guide, and have provided our thoughts about it for you here. Enjoy! – Jill Read More >>

Free SMX Pass

January 2, 2008
Thanks to everyone who filled out our survey after the last newsletter! We're still looking for more people to fill it out. Read More >>

Need Some Input on Site Outline

January 2, 2008
Forum member "ronfrank" is new to SEO and is having trouble figuring out how to categorize his site based on keyword phrases. Read More >>

HRA Wrap-up 221

January 2, 2008
Between going live with the new site, uploading old newsletters (still many to go), creating redirects, and documenting how Google is indexing the whole thing, I did get away with the family for a few days to Florida. We had a nice, relaxing time, especially the full day I got to sit by the pool with my laptop. Now that's my idea of fun! The hotel had great poolside service for food and drinks, and that made things even nicer. Corie would have liked someone to go to the beach with her, but the rest of us aren't really into that, unfortunately. Read More >>