Archives for February 2011

Preparing for The Death of RSS

While I personally am a big fan of RSS, I stand by my position that RSS is not being adopted by the mainstream population (see the big fat RSS lie) and is therefore a dying technology.

Let’s Talk about Keyword Density

Recently, I received an email question wanting to know about keyword density, asking questions like how do I deal with it, is it still a factor, and how important is it. As with most things in SEO, the answer is … it depends…

HootSuite Review

Late last year, the solution I was using to post and (more importantly) to schedule tweets was having problems. Specifically, it did not post at the times specified, bunched up, and duplicated tweets. After trying a few different tools, I settled on Hootsuite as being the best match for my needs.

How to Create a Dynamic Footer Carousel

In my piece on How to Build an Effective Footer, one of the tips I mentioned was making your footer more dynamic by including links to posts that are currently popular on your website. It’s something I do on the bottom of this website. I’ve gotten a few emails asking how, so I figured I’d turn it into a tutorial.

Why It’s OK to Offend People in Social Media

Recently, Kenneth Cole took a bit of criticism in the social media space for making what many considered an insensitive tweet. I’m going to disagree with the social media guru’s here and say it’s ok to offend people. In fact, it’s probably something you should do on a regular basis.

Raven SEO Tools Review – Getting Started With Keywords

I’ve been spending some quality time with Raven Tools, and I thought I’d turn it into a tutorial series to help you get more out of using the tools as well. To read all the posts visit my Raven SEO Tools Page.

How Small and Local Businesses Can Use Facebook

If there’s one aspect of social media that mainstream press seems to love, it’s Facebook. For this post we’re going to be talking with Greg Finn of Cypress North, Victoria Edwards of Linkshare, and Marty Weintraub of aimClear about how small businesses can use Facebook.

Are Search Engines Using ClickStream Data

Recently there was a big kerfuffle over Bing copying Google results, Bing denying it, the Google FUD machine in full force, and some nice conspiracy theory about who is pulling the strings and why. While this makes for some exciting drama and fun twitter banter, there is some actionable information for SEO’s: paying attention to and using clickstream data.

How Mobile Friendly is Your Website

In late 2010, the New York Times published an article titled 2010 the year of the Tablet, or iPad. In 2010, Apple sold 14 million iPad units. In the 4th quarter of 2010 they sold more iPads than they did Macbooks, and 2010 had Apple’s highest Macbook sales ever. With the iPhone coming to Verizon in early 2011, that’s even … [Continue reading How Mobile Friendly is Your Website]

Zaggmate Ipad Case Review

I’ll admit that when I first saw the Zaggmate Ipad Case mentioned, I was stoked. An iPad case with hard body aluminum case and built in wireless keyboard… It was like combining chocolate and peanut butter in Reese’s cup. Genius. While I really wanted to like this product and use it daily, in then end, it just couldn’t meet my … [Continue reading Zaggmate Ipad Case Review]