As a WebmasterWorld Moderator for the Google SEO section I am asked questions everyday and honestly most of them really upset me. I don’t mean a little upsetting, I mean like turning into a big green monster that starts saying “me hulk smash tings”. Why am I so worked up? Because the questions are simple and already answered? Nope. Just … [Continue reading The Importance of Testing in SEO]
Many of the poorly ranking websites that I am asked to fix share a common problem – they do not link out to any websites. Apparently, some people still think this is a terrible idea and go to extremes to never link out to anyone. Taking any idea to an extreme is generally never a good plan. By changing the … [Continue reading Outbound Linking Can Boost Rankings]
Recently, I was talking with Graywolf about rank checking, a topic that we disagree on. Personally, I really enjoy debating business topics. It helps me to see different ways of thinking. I figured I would share my rant *cough* I mean debate points with you.
Because Google’s Panda filter has so dramatically impacted many websites, there is a lot of speculation about which specific triggers activate Panda’s filter. I am not going to pretend that I know the exact causes. However, I do know the warning signs that are common among Panda sites, and I am working to avoid them.
Recently Google had an update and some webmasters were significantly impacted. Google has had many big updates and will have many more. If your rankings are soured by an update you may become angry at Google. IMHO that is just not the smartest or most profitable approach.