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Mannix Marketing Ranks in Top 30 SEO Companies


Congratulations to Sara and Mark Mannix whose Mannix Marketing, Inc. ranks in the Top 30 Organic Optimization Companies, as ranked by In addition to marketing and SEO services the company provides its customers, Mannix Marketing also owns and operates three of the most informational and best optimized geographic domains/websites;,, and

Sara and Mark have generously shared their knowledge with the entire Associated Cities community, giving other geodomain owners invaluable advice and ideas. → Read More

Yahoo’s Confusing Issue With Tropical


Although has been doing well on Google for some long tail keywords, and it continues to grow daily, only the home page shows up in Yahoo. When I inquired about the issue with Yahoo, I filled out a form asking if there's an issue, and I received a canned response that may provide some information:

Q: What are some of the common reasons that a site may violate Yahoo!'s Content Policy Guidelines?

A: Yahoo!'s Content Quality Guidelines (link above) outline what we are and are not looking for in pages that we index. Listed below are some of the more common reasons that a site may violate these guidelines:

- Cloaking (showing crawlers deceptive content about a site)
- Massive domain interlinking- Use of affiliate programs without the addition of substantial unique content
- Use of reciprocal link programs (aka "link farms")
- Hidden text
- Excessive keyword repetition

Since I am not a technical person, I don't know what half the stuff is, nor would I know how to do it. Can anyone have a look at → Read More

What Comes First, SEO or Site Development?


This might be a dilemma faced by other domain owners/developers, but I always seem to have an issue with my search engine optimization once my websites are developed. When I consult with friends who do SEO, most give some very good tips, but it can be quite an exasperating amount of work - especially after a site is launched. So, my question is, how do you prioritize your SEO while developing your website?

Much like you can't expect your web designer to be a master coder/programmer and visa versa, you can't expect your web developer to be a master of SEO. As a result, there may be some major issues related to the SEO that would require huge back-end changes, which is something a domain owner/developer doesn't want to hear after a site is launched. When major issues come up, there is a whole lot of redesign that might need to be done, costing a great sum of money. That said, how do you overcome these issues?

Take for example. The site averaged less than 1 visit per day before launch. A couple weeks after → Read More