SEO in the Snow Feb 2010

Written on February 10, 2010 – 12:57 pm | by bigoak |

SEO in the Snow Feb 2010

For the past several weeks, Richmond Va has been pelted with unusual amounts of snowfall. Unfortunately today was more of the same.

Working in the Search Engine Optimization and Website Marketing Business however does afford us the luxury to not drive to the office.  We work mind you, because the work of an SEO is never done. We have our lap tops, we have our projects, we have our wireless connections and with luck we have power.

While the image above shows what I (we) woke up to this morning, I can still be productive with my handy laptop, Web Email and Instant messaging program.  All of us at Big Oak are working today, just not at the Big Oak Corporate Offices.

While the 6 Richmond Virginia SEO’s all contemplated the morning commute or not to commute question, our New York SEO, who works out of her home office, added this diddy:

“It is a sheet of ice from my bedroom to my computer. It took me easily
45 minutes just to dig out the hallway. I couldn’t even find any
neighborhood kids to help me shovel. And worse yet, I don’t know where
my car is! This truly is the end of the world.”

The luxury of working with a Professional SEO is that their experience, their dedication, an their abilities are not tied to an office environment. This past summer, in the Dominican Republic ( pictured below) I actually had an online connection and was able to provide some SEO services.

Now if we can just get the Boss to move the corporate offices!

So for reading this far, here is your SEO Tip for Today:

Make sure you have Google Webmaster Tools associated with your websites.  When you log into webmaster tools, not only check your sitemap, crawl stats, and found links, but check out the new Speed Test.  Google has provided through webmaster tools a nice comprehensive overview of what is slowing down your website as well as suggestions how to fix it.

In 2010 Search Engines and Google Caffeine are going to be taking SPEED as a factor in how your website can be indexed, cached, and displayed in the Search Engine Results.

  1. 10 Responses to “SEO in the Snow Feb 2010”

  2. By Paul SEO on Feb 13, 2010 | Reply

    Being from Michigan I can sympathize with you about the snow. We are not getting hit too hard with it, at least not this year.

  3. By G13 Media on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Google Webmaster Tools an Analytics are essential these days in SEO.

  4. By Allen Paul on Feb 16, 2010 | Reply

    Hi buddy…You are enjoying the snowy morning! Professionals dont need any environment to do their work!

  5. By Referral Guide on Feb 22, 2010 | Reply

    Thanks for the webmaster tools tip. I’m guessing that it’s only really going to affect blogs which are really slow?

    Nice to know in advance for once anyway :)

  6. By vps hosting on Feb 23, 2010 | Reply

    Yes sure, loading speed of a website will be the very important factor from google’s point of view. But surprisingly no speed is recommended as good speed by google.

  7. By Maciej @ SEO Noobie on Feb 24, 2010 | Reply

    Working under a palm tree with a computer and a cell phone sounds like a great thing right about. We are not immune up here in Boston either.

  8. By Fort Collins Web Development on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    We are located in Colorado and have had a very long winter as well. It hasn’t snowed a ton but it has been sticking around for much longer than usual. The mountains have been having a drought though. I think the east coast is taking all of our snow!

  9. By Tyrone on Mar 4, 2010 | Reply

    Hi Eric,

    I totally envy the snow there! Here in Australia have always been summer that’s why during the holidays last year, I really enjoyed our stay in Hong Kong.

    By the way, it’s good thing to know that you really are an expert in SEO and you don’t even bother the snow freezing your fingertips. :)

    Keep up the good work!

  10. By Massy on Apr 19, 2010 | Reply

    Good that I don’t have this issue in Miami : )

  11. By Savita Bisht on Apr 25, 2010 | Reply

    Ys i agree that website’s loading speed from google’s point of view is very important. But Google is smart enough to search so fast.

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