SEO Frequently Asked Questions

Search engine optimization, like anything involving tech, engenders lots of questions and some questions get asked more frequently than others. In an effort to answer those questions as efficiently as possible, I’ve written a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section with the most common questions and their answers.

(Note: If you have questions about SEO ROI, you’ll probably have your question answered on the “About The Company” page, on the “SEO Consulting Services” page, or on the SEO Services Pricing page.)

To begin with, I’ve answered the following two FAQs:

You can also use the search box to look for other posts I’ve made answering common questions. If you can’t find the answer to your question, don’t hesitate to use the SEO Tech Support form! You can expect a reply within two business days.

If you have no particular questions that you want to be answered and are just looking to browse at random and learn, you can read these SEO FAQ posts from the SEO ROI blog. My guide to writing the robots.txt file might be a good place to start to get an idea of what you’ll find in the SEO FAQ posts.

Here’s a listing of all the SEO Frequently Asked Questions that I’ve answered:

How does Googlebot treat session IDs? Can it really not crawl URLs that include “sessionsID=” and other similar parameters?

What does Google want? The answer is straight from the horse’s mouth.

Credit for the conversion: What referral source do I attribute the sale to?

What’s the ROI on SEO?

Should I blog on the company domain or a new domain name, for a business blog? Pros and Cons for both reviewed there.

How to measure social media

A/B Testing vs Multivariate (aka “Multivariable”) Testing

What directories should I submit to?

Are directory submissions worthwhile?

Can SEO be automated? Nope, at least, not where it counts. Here’s why not.

What are the ranking factors for Google Blog search? This post analyzes the algorithm and explains what to do to attract Google Blog search traffic.