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Richard Vanderhurst discusses the importance of unique SEO content

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Richard Vanderhurst teaches that content is king; it is the backbone and purpose of a website’s existence. The search engine spiders are constantly looking for unique and well written content. With good quality content you can strategically link throughout your site. It is important to have a professional writer create your content, whether you have an in-house or freelance writer.


Here’s why, in recent months Google has changed the way it evaluates on-page content. It is compared against other websites using the same keywords. Sadly, most SEO engineers aren’t aware of the level of sophistication built into these software enhancements developed by Google in 2008, frankly, they are nothing short of phenomenal. Richard Vanderhurst makes it a point and drives this home to his students in many of his classes. (


Your first step is to have thoroughly researched your keywords. The next step is to create solid, compelling content that will grab your visitor’s attention and make them interested in what you have to offer.


Find out what your audience is looking for, and then find a solution to their problem. The key is to find them answers to the questions that they don’t have the opportunity to ask. Don’t expect them to email you or browse FAQ pages. It is so important to give visitors the answers they’re looking for and keep this information continuously updated.


Remember, the longer you can keep them on your site, the greater the chance that you will build their trust, and then you can help them with a solution to their problem. (



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March 2, 2009 at 10:32 am

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Richard Vanderhurst discusses White Hat SEO

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Search Engine Optimization, or SEO, is a key process for any website holder. It can quickly improve your place in the search engine ranks. In his classes (, Richard Vanderhurst teaches the essential SEO algorithm and promotes what is called White Hat SEO. This is the positively used form of SEO in which improvements are made to your content using keywords.


Once the SEO process is put into effect, it then gives your site a higher chance of being the first site to pop up in a particular search. Richard Vanderhurst knows the importance of making your site colorful with keywords and “spiderable” by the search engine spiders and robots.


The key to White Hat SEO is to do it responsibly without spamdexing, which always brings down your results rather than picking them up. This negative form of search engine optimization, or de-optimization rather, is called Black Hat SEO. It is much frowned upon and often the engineer performing the SEO is black listed (


 Some of the main points that Richard Vanderhurst makes in his classes are the tips and tricks to a well optimized site. Well structured, indexed pages with things such as headers and footers are a must. Description and keywords throughout your site are also important, whether it is in titles or inbound links. Richard Vanderhurst insists that his students use a wide range of keywords and phrases when performing SEO. Be sure and visit ( for more tips and tricks.

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January 25, 2009 at 4:14 am

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Tips for surviving the economic meltdown using Google by Richard Vanderhurst

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As we enter 2009, it’s great to know that the world of Information Technology and the Internet aren’t going anywhere because of a recession. In fact, the Internet is going to play a much larger role in our lives as people around the world travel less, spend more time educating themselves and most of all, save money!


Search Engine Optimization will be the most powerful weapon available to businesses looking to step ahead of the competition. Optimizing your website and utilizing the latest technology is guaranteed to give you that edge in today’s economic climate.


Unfortunately, most businesses are clueless when it comes to shopping for the right company to handle this task. Now days it seems like anyone that is capable of designing thinks they can properly optimize a client’s website, perhaps they purchased a copy of Search Engine Optimization for Dummies at their local Barns & Noble or called a friend for a few tips. The bottom line, webmasters don’t take the SEO process as a serious and a complex exercise.


Your typical web designer is more than happy to take your hard earned money and provide you with minimal if any results. I have seen too many cases where a web designer who didn’t know what they were doing actually caused the client to drop position by making simple coding mistakes.


If you have followed my blogs or any of my articles this year, you already know that Google has made quite a number of changes in it’s page rank  algorithm for 2009. I can’t emphasize enough that only a seasoned SEO engineer that has continuously monitored these changes is capable of optimizing a website to be search engine friendly, especially for 2009.


It’s no surprise Google is the largest search engine in the world and has a solid reputation for delivering quality results. If your SEO engineer is worth his or her salt, they will have the expertise to make the necessary corrections to your website that will return solid results, results that will increase your profits and exposure in spades.


Did you know that Social Networking used correctly will be one of the most powerful tools for page rank and brand awareness in 2009? I will be discussing and teaching on this subject throughout 2009. Google is looking for quality, relevant content on your site. I cannot emphasize just how important this will be next year.


If you aren’t satisfied with your current Google page rank and want a solid page one position, pay close attention to the quality of your content as Google bots are very carefully comparing your content with all the other websites related to your industry. If your content is not solid, you could find your site dropping 10 or positions next month.


Richard Vanderhurst is recognized as one of the nation’s leading authorities on Search Engine Optimization. He teaches the most advanced techniques along with the best kept secrets behind Google’s current web search algorithm to senior techs worldwide.


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December 13, 2008 at 9:19 am

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Richard Vanderhurst reveal’s Google for 2009

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Richard Vanderhurst lectures and teaches advanced SEO techniques and has an in depth understanding of Google’s Page-Rank algorithm.


Search engine optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume and quality of traffic to a web site from search engines via “natural” (“organic” or “algorithmic”) search results, this is SEO.


As an Internet marketing strategy, SEO considers how search engines work and what people search for. Optimizing a website primarily involves editing its content and HTML coding to both increase its relevance to specific keywords and to remove barriers to the indexing activities of search engines.


Let’s face it, SEO’s are really marketers and most of them are starting realize that now. In 2009 it’s all about “building buzz” to acquire clients while the days of creating lots of Subdomains are now over and proving to be a waste of time.


Rank doesn’t matter if your site earns or generates good leads and 2009 will be year of Traffic & Sales & not Rank.


It’s important to remember that for every search result there are 10 or more choices for the searcher to click on, so your great ranking position does not guarantee traffic, in order to do that – you have to stand out from the other links on the search engine results page.

The page title is the most important element that can influence your search engine rankings.  


The text displayed in the Google search results the page title is known as the “snippet”. The text that is displayed is the meta description of your page, if it includes keywords.  If not, Google will find other text on your page that does. This means that you have the ability to directly change the snippet of your ranking by simply changing your meta description.

Great search rankings will not guarantee traffic or sales on your site – it simply places you in the right place at the right time.  So don’t forget that SEO is marketing and not simply web development or programming.  Ensure that your page title and meta description are compelling and “action oriented” and you will gain far more from simply being there.


Google in 2009 and the things to watch for:


Video campaigns will be more effective than your PCP programs.


Google has introduced some new functionality to its Site Search product, which allows customers to search within your own site. The feature that everyone is talking about is the ability to add pages on-demand to be indexed by site search, so customers have access to these new pages as soon as they’re ready.


Google Analytics finally gets a handle on flash, more specifically; the newly introduced Google Analytics Tracking For Adobe, designed to solve a few of the problems.


Black Hat SEO and Spamdexing using link farms and keyword stuffing that degrade both the relevance of search results and the user-experience of search engines will be detected much faster now and Google has employed new techniques for 2009 to remove these sites very quickly.


Google just released features for iPhone with updated maps that include the addition of Street View, Public Transit and Walking Directions.


Microsoft is close to signing a search deal with Verizon Wireless–making Live Search the default search engine. Under the proposal, Microsoft and Verizon would share ad revenue generated by cell-phone Web searches.


Verizon would also be guaranteed payments of about $550 million to $650 million over five years – about twice what rival Google offered. In addition, Verizon could agree to use Microsoft’s mobile operating system in more of its phones, generating additional payments. Verizon is still in talks with Google, will Google make a higher bid just to block Microsoft?

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November 24, 2008 at 1:18 am

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Google’s future revealed today by Richard Vanderhurst

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Having spent the past 6 months gathering and confirming loads of insider information, these are the answers to some very interesting questions I recently received.


Get ready, you are about to see a different Google, it’s much more than just the number one choice in search engines.


Google has over $200 billion and is adapting itself for the Web & broadband which include fiber networks, data centers, switches, servers and storage devices.


Google’s is seeking bids and installing a fiber network which can only mean that Google ultimately hopes to push massive amounts of voice, video and data close to the end user very shortly.




Get ready to throw away your cables and say hello to Wifi Google. Welcome Google Secure Access client. Think this could be science fiction? Check it out for yourselves at that’s right, Google WiFi is coming to a city near you and is currently part of a free wireless Internet service they’re offering to the city of Mountain View as part of its ongoing efforts to reach out to its hometown and it’s just the beginning.




Next, Google talk “GTalk”,, this service is now available in the USA and many places around the globe. Here’s the scoop, Google’s approach to instant communications includes instant messaging, free PC-to-PC voice calls, sending and receiving voicemails, unlimited file transfers, sending files to your contacts with no file size or bandwidth restrictions and Gmail notifications on your desktop. When you’re signed into Google Talk, you’ll be notified of new messages in your Gmail inbox and the list goes on and on. Be sure and check out a whole slew of new tools and features including 24 language bots. You’ve got to see it to believe it!


In a future release I will be discussing Video on Demand play, a service based around searching and TiVo like functionality. Is an Apple/Google partnership in the works? This could get interesting. For more releases by Richard Vanderhurst visit

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October 19, 2008 at 3:01 am

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Understanding Google’s algorithm by Richard Vanderhurst

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Search engine optimization (SEO) experts around the World spend enormous amounts of time attempting to “crack the code” to provide customers with the most bang for the buck. Most follow formulas developed online, through books and reports or attending seminars, but in the end the majority admit, it’s mostly guess work.


I have been recently accredited by several leading SEO experts for designing a “white hat” algorithm to better understand Google’s search engine behavior and “cracking the code”.


This breakthrough came by generating a large number of web and blog site farms, each containing unique content, separate ip addresses and using the exact same key words. It has been a fascinating journey watching Google’s spiders and robots decide when and how to position these sites during 2008.


Without the use of multiple sites containing the same keyword search term, it would have been next to impossible to see how Google actually positions sites. I’m not sure anyone else has actually achieved this.


Just how valuable is this discovery? The reports I have compiled provide valuable insight to understanding how Google delivers page rank and content to its audience. This was no overnight process; it’s taken nearly a year to assimilate this data by carefully watching these “test beds” as Google orchestrates the placement of these sites like pieces on a chess board.


Today, Google dominates search activity on the worldwide web. Getting top search engine placement with Google generally means more page views and greater profits for businesses.


Page-Rank is a secret algorithm for Google that to this day, has never been revealed and Page-Rank provides the basis for all the web search tools. Here’s how it works, important, high-quality sites receive a higher Page-Rank which Google remembers each time it conducts a search. Google combines Page-Rank with sophisticated text-matching techniques to find pages that are both important and relevant to a search, ingenious!


Google developed these strategies years ago to eliminate people from buying top positions based on the size of their wallets. Google gives its audience, in my opinion, the best results for any given keyword search.


Undoubtedly my data will become increasingly valuable to major corporations in the months and years to come because Google is constantly changing the way it ranks pages, about every 90 days and my sites will follow these changes, thus revealing Google’s new strategy each time as the pages change position.


The fact is, most people have no idea how much Google is growing. According to a number of important public market investors in the tech world, Google is expected to have 90% of market share less than a year from now. has thrown in the towel conceding four percent market share. AOL threw in the towel when they ripped out their innovative 3D-esque search called Full View and Microsoft and Yahoo are stuck in meetings deliberating for at least the next 12-24 months.


Google invested in talent and infrastructure over the past two years while Yahoo has laid people off. Finally, many people have internal stats showing Google already having 80% of the market share right now.


I plan on consulting with a limited number of Fortune 1000 companies over the next few years. I can show them how to stop wasting hundreds of hours of valuable time chasing algorithms and how to gain top SEO placement using “white hat” techniques that will stand the test of time at the top of the Google’s search engine ranking.”

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October 14, 2008 at 10:06 am

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