Using Google Sitemaps for Competitive Intelligence

I’m a big fan of the Google Webmaster Central Program and using sitemaps. I agree that you should build your website so that it is crawlable and not rely on sitemaps to compensate for poor site architecture, but hands down there is no better tool when you are migrating or cleaning up after a site migration than webmaster central. However … [Continue reading Using Google Sitemaps for Competitive Intelligence]

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Compete Still a Bit Wet Behind the Ears

I actually like Compete I think it’s quite a bit more accurate than Alexa or other competing services, however when I see comments like this on their blog it makes me question some of their conclusions: Every search query we see in our data is a query performed by an actual person. via compete blog

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MyMac Melbourne Threatens Blogger

It’s amazing in this day and age that companies really don’t know how harness the power of the internet for good. It’s so much easier to try and solve problems and create evangelists instead of threatening legal action. However MyMac Melbourne did the opposite they took a bad situation and made it worse threatening to sue him. Also be sure … [Continue reading MyMac Melbourne Threatens Blogger]

Understanding Confrontational and Controversial Marketing

Controversial and confrontational marketing are time tested methods for bringing traffic, attention and links to your company, product or website, however there’s more to it than just picking a fight.

Webmaster Central has Problems with 301’s to a New Domain

So one of the reasons I’ve been light on the blogging is I’ve got a lot of projects going on. One of which involved rebranding a domain from a crappy hyphenated domain to a brandable/purchasable one. So I had my XML sitemap ready to go. I had my htaccess ready to go with redirects in place. I let the dogs … [Continue reading Webmaster Central has Problems with 301’s to a New Domain]

It’s Not Just SEO’s who Have Issues with the Wiki

Think it’s just whiney SEO’s who have issues with accuracy on the wiki? Not so my friend, for example Morgan Webb of Webb Alert has a problem with people who keep editing her wiki profile and perpetuating the inaccuracy that she was born in Canada. Again a resource who’s standard is citability not truth should not be trusted, by you … [Continue reading It’s Not Just SEO’s who Have Issues with the Wiki]

2007 Tour de France Winner – Wikipedia

The Tour de France is scheduled to begin tomorrow, so I was doing some research for another site and was really amazed at the favoritism Google shows Wikipedia. So I decided to break it down and show bad it really is. Below is a list of all the stops on this years Tour de France, I’ve gone through and removed … [Continue reading 2007 Tour de France Winner – Wikipedia]

What Can You Learn From the iPhone

So you’re sitting around wishing you could have some of that iPhone traffic, but your never going to get your pages to rank in time. Well friend how about you make this a learning experience. Go to the Google trends page for June 29th. Take a look at all iPhone related searches people are doing. Wait for the next big … [Continue reading What Can You Learn From the iPhone]

Reputation Management for Image Search

So I was doing an image search and came across something interesting. Looking for [Jet Blue] showed some interesting results. What caught my eye was the pictures of the failed landing gear incident. Not what I would consider an ideal image SERP. What does your an image SERP for your company, your product or your name yield? Remember what starts … [Continue reading Reputation Management for Image Search]

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Linkbait if it’s Good Enough for Forbes it’s Good Enough for Me

I’ve made no secret of my Disney fan status, in fact I have several news feeds set up to catch Disney items. Catching up in the feed reader this morning I came across the following: Top 10 luxury attractions at Disney World Top 10 luxury attractions at Disney World How to have a five-star vacation at Disney parks and resorts … [Continue reading Linkbait if it’s Good Enough for Forbes it’s Good Enough for Me]

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SEO Tips I Learned from Matt Cutts

As an SEO one of the things we often have to overcome is optimizing for the singular and plural form of the word, such as [blue widget] and [blue widgets]. Now some folks go the route of building one page for each keyword. While this can work you often end up with two very similar reading pages. Sometimes people will … [Continue reading SEO Tips I Learned from Matt Cutts]

Targeting Keywords versus Targeting Traffic

In the olden days of SEO it was all about targeting the “right keywords”. You wanted to rank for [blue widgets] you put blue widgets in the right spots, your title tags, your meta tags, you looked for a density of x%, you put your keywords in bold and italics and things were golden. While things have gotten tougher it’s … [Continue reading Targeting Keywords versus Targeting Traffic]

Danika Patrick

Sometimes it’s not important that you be the best in your game. Sometimes if you’re above average but are distinctive and set yourself apart you can work the magic and get lot’s of ink. Case and point Indy Race Car Driver Danika Patrick. Danika came onto the Indy Race Car scene a few years ago as a driver for Rahal … [Continue reading Danika Patrick]