The SEO Book Blog is Now Creative Commons Licensed

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This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License.

When I published the SEO glossary I made it creative commons licensed. I wanted to do that with all the blog posts on SEO Book too, but just got around to doing so. If you like any of the blog posts here feel free to do what you like with them.

I also made the how search engines work article CC licensed too.

Published: November 22, 2007 by Aaron Wall in publishing & media


Peter Friswell
November 22, 2007 - 4:11pm

Hi Aaron.

I just wanted to say how much I have really enjoyed reading some of your posts. I also wanted to ask your advice on something.

I run a manufacturing company based in Cwmbran, South Wales, UK. We manufacture a fantastic skin protection product, Derma Shield, that we mainly sell within the UK to both corporate and individual customers. I am trying hard to expand my individual customer base through Internet transactions. I have had a website presents since 1994. So, if you were to Google our trade name, we get very high on the pages. The problem I face is that people don't search on our trade name, obviously, but instead search on conditions that they're trying to cure. I have been learning a great deal about, SEO, and I know that I am getting better at making our sites visible for the relevant search terms such as "cure my dermatitis".

The challenge I face is that I feel a little bit like a child in a sweet shop. I feel that I'm constantly running from one idea to another. And as a result, I don't think that I'm doing anything really well. If you were to write an idiots guide on the logical sequential steps to sound SEO. What would it look like?

Keep up the good work.


Peter Friswell

November 22, 2007 - 4:25pm

Hi Peter
Did you read the introduction / checklist part of SEO Book yet?

November 23, 2007 - 7:00pm

Hi Aaron,

While I am NOT an SEO and have humbly decided never to call myself that, I am a Virtual Assistant. Must be maybe at the bottom of the pile. We have our share of questions and answers about SEO and I always try to give my clients the best possible answers, I also go to real estate webmasters for ques but here is hoping your site will give me increasingly more good judgement!

Happy Turkey Day After. I look forward to buying your book!

Peter Friswell
November 22, 2007 - 5:49pm

I had but I will re-read it tomorrow.



November 22, 2007 - 7:02pm

Hi Aaron,

Do you have any fear of duplicate content issues that may arise from licensing under the Creative Commons?


November 23, 2007 - 12:51am

Question: If I want to take your posts and translate them to spanish and publish them on a blog (obviously, I give your credit), Is that ok for you? Many people, here in my country, want to learn SEO but most of them can't read english.

November 23, 2007 - 2:15am

Hi Omarinho
Of course you can translate any post into Spanish. I have had about 50 different people request to translate my book, so I figured there would also be demand to translate and add value to my blog posts too.

Hi Joshua
The duplicate content stuff is already happening, but some of the good value added syndication (like Omarinho mentioned) may not be.

November 23, 2007 - 2:39am

Hi Aaron, excellent. Thank you!

I hope to take a time to start the blog soon before this year ends, and don't worry, when I take your posts, then I will put a note saying that although the original source in english is the Aaron Wall's blog, he is not responsible for the translation.

November 23, 2007 - 4:54pm

I have a new site,, that is getting spidered very quickly. Each new opinion can be carefully constructed so that the poster is in control of it's potential SEO success.

But the home page is constructed so as to always show the latest opinion. Is this bad for SEO? I have generated some high value links to the home page but it is different every time someone posts a new opinion. Should home pages be static if you want them spidered? How do I identify this site as a 'blog' so that dynamic content actually helps?

Thanks for a great product. Book being ordered today!

November 23, 2007 - 11:14pm

Hi dougwo
There is nothing wrong with your home page changing frequently as you add new content to the site from a site crawling perspective.

But if most of your homepage content is frequently changing that means that you are not focusing the homepage on targeted optimized copy and you are not focusing the homepage on setting up an optimal user experience for new site visitors.

November 24, 2007 - 4:48am

Thanks Aaron. I think I will make a more permanent homepage and allow the Floorts to get into SE on their own. I was trying to make the home page a simple place to link to with a different Floort each time but SEO is more important.

BTW, why did you turn off back arrow and tilda as chars in comments? It is difficult to make contractions. :)

Maybe it is just on a MAC?

November 24, 2007 - 11:09pm

Hi Doug
You can still use blockquote to quote stuff.

November 24, 2007 - 8:18pm


I really like your blog...alot. Keep it up, you're awesome.

Igor The Troll
November 26, 2007 - 12:51am

Aaron Wall Public Domain

About time, we have you as a Public Domain at Wikipedia.

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