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Will there be any duplicate pages? Why?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Will there be any duplicate pages? Why? No, Because search engines will not index duplicate content.  It also weighs your website down. We have seen websites where a link goes to “page a” of a site but then another link goes to “page b” but they both say the same thing. Why not just link

Can the Meta tags be edited on all pages? Why?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Can the Meta tags be edited on all pages? Why? We often run into issues with editing product pages for sites because their programmers had coding in there that didn’t allow us to change them. This is SOOOO IMPORTANT! Each and every page of your website NEEDS the ability to have customized meta tags.

Will you be able to work with my SEO consultant?

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  • 16 Mar 2009
Q: Will you be able to work with my SEO consultant? Don’t forget to ask your current website designer if they can work with your Cal Coast and your SEO team!  Why? Because you may need some work done in the future that we must explain in detail to them. Often times companies only want

50 Social Media Resources You Should Know About

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  • 11 Mar 2009
I recently came across a very cool article in Website Magazine that covers the top 50 most used social networking resources. The article discusses some interesting concepts on why social media is on the rise and why it isn’t on the rise. For example, I think it’s safe to say that most of us have

So What Exactly Is a Search Engine? How Is It Different Than a Directory?

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  • 30 Jan 2009
Search Engine Information Guest Search Engine Optimization Articles: Google’s Aging Delay for New Sites Search Engine Optimization and the Bottom Line First of all, search engines are complicated and ever changing. Below you will find descriptions for the different types of search engines and how you can use them to your advantage. Directories – A

DIY – Blogs, Forums & Social Networking….I’m a big kid now!

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  • 16 Oct 2008
At Cal Coast Web Design, we are always so happy to hear when you are interested in working SEO angles yourself a bit. You truly know the most about what you do and will be able to “spin” your products in the appropriate direction in social networks. This means you can take your business to

Tracking Calls & Conversions – how is your business doing it?

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  • 01 Oct 2008
Angie’s at it again….I have this new obsession with tracking the calls that come through your website. Why do I care? Because supposedly over half of the people on your website don’t contact you digitally, they come in your doors or call. But they CAME from the website. I know you don’t believe it, which

SEO For Dummies

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  • 26 Sep 2008
From the people that have brought you the “For Dummies” series of books which focus on teaching the general public the basics of numerous types of computer related issues, continue the series with Search Engine Optimization For Dummies. This book focuses on how to increase rankings and placement within the Internets top browsers like Google,

7 Proven Ways to get Your Website on Page 1 Organically & then Convert

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  • 22 Sep 2008
Shawn Moore from ThinkProfits.com gave us some insight to the 7 proven ways to get your website on page 1 organically. He began by explaining that your content, whether it be the text, videos or images, is the first impression your users will get, but those items are also important to how a search engine

Fast, Free and Easy Tools to Get You Going

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  • 19 Sep 2008
First up on the panel was Matt McGee of Key Relevance. Matt began with a number of affordable tools, one being the SearchStatus extension for Firefox. This is a free tool that provides useful data, including a webpage’s Google Page Ranking, Google Category, Alexa popularity rating, Compete.com ranking, Alexa incoming links, and Alexa related links

The Best Kept Secrets to Search

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  • 19 Sep 2008
In this session we learned about some of the secrets of paid and organic search. First we heard from Katee Crawford from the California Chamber of Commerce and Jamie Smith from Engine Ready. Katee got things started by giving us a little insight into what goes on at the California Chamber of Commerce. She explained

SES 2008 – How to Choose Your Search Vendor without Regrets

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  • 22 Aug 2008
What? You can’t stand your SEO / SEM company? Why not??? We’re roundin it up here, Day 4 session 3, we’re totally skipping out on the next session and getting on the road….I am itching to IMPLEMENT!! Especially local stuff!!!!! How to Choose a Search Vendor Panelists:Jonathan Allen, Incisive MediaEric Papczun, DoubleClick PerformicsJeannie Moran, AutoNation
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