While UGC and Reviews can often be a mixed blessing, as long as Google continues to reward rich snippets with enhanced visual listings, it’s probably a good idea to try to make reviews part of your website strategy.
Reviews are an extremely powerful asset for many websites. They can provide a continual stream of fresh, new, and unique content that is good for the users, which is ultimately what everyone wants. However, there are some upsides and downsides to reviews, and there is the big hurdle of figuring out how to get reviews and integrate them. In this … [Continue reading How to Get Reviews For Your Website]
Google’s current algorithm tends to favor sites with reviews, especially sites with review data that have the proper markup. However, for many small sites or sites that are concerned about the problems associated with user generated reviews, this can present a problem. One way to get around this problem is to create reviews from one expert author and publish that … [Continue reading Reviews: Author HReview Plugin]
The following is a review of the WPTouch Pro Mobile Theme. This is a premium theme that I paid for. This is NOT a sponsored review. I’ve been an big advocate of keeping a website on one URL and not using m.example.com, example.com/mobile/, or example.mobi as your solution (see Dangers of Multiple Website Versions). I’ve also shown example of how … [Continue reading WPTouch Pro Mobile Theme Review]
The following is a review of the WP Review Site Plugin for WordPress. Recently, I decided to add reviews to one of my websites and WP Review Site Plugin was one of the two plugins I narrowed it down to (see My Review Plugin Review for the other). I was able to narrow it down to these two, but I wasn’t … [Continue reading WP Review Site Plugin Review]
The following is a review of the MyReviewPlugin for WordPress. Recently, I decided to add reviews to one of my websites and MyReviewPlugin was one of the two plugins I narrowed it down to (see WP Review Site Plugin Review for the other). I was able to narrow it down to these two but wasn’t able to see how well they … [Continue reading MyReview Plugin Review]
The following post is part of a series on Raven SEO tools. In this post, we’re going to look at the event manager.
One of the questions that comes to my inbox fairly regularly is how do you actually build an affiliate website, one that will rank for competitive terms and make you enough money that you can live on? Talk about a big question that I really can’t answer in a single or even multiple emails! Well, if you’re one of those … [Continue reading Traffic & Trust by Nick Reese Review]
Raven SEO Toolset in a powerful tool in any SEO’s toolbox. In the first part of this Raven SEO Tools series, we looked at Using Raven SEO Tools to Manage and Track Your Keywords. In this post we’re going to be looking at using Raven to manage your social media profiles.
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.
Website Auditor is a piece of software from the SEO Power Suite line of tools. I’ve reviewed Rank Tracker and SEO Spyglass before (see Rank Tracker Review and SEO Spyglass Review). Website Auditor is piece of software that attempts to review certain aspects of your website and give your website an overall health check.
Rank Tracker is a program from the SEO Power Suite of tools and, obviously enough, is used to track the ranks of one or more keywords and phrases for multiple websites.
Box.net is an online file storage system that allows you to keep files/folders synchronized in the cloud or across different computers.
Dropbox.com is an online file storage system that allows you to keep files/folders synchronized in the cloud or across different computers.
The Shallows by Nicholas Carr proposes the following: that the Internet and all of the its shallow content is actually rewiring our brains and how we process information.
A few weeks ago, I twittered about the demise of my Roku Soundbridge music player, and how I was now having to deal with using an old iPod to play my music. The folks on the Sonos twitter account happened to see my situation and agreed to send me two Sonos ZP120’s to review.
Clay Shirky has a new book out called “Cognitive Surplus” in which he examines how the internet is changing us as a society from consumers and how we are using our newly found surplus of time, energy, and brain power to create, share, and connect with each other.
Like most people who work in the marketing space, I’ve been hearing more and more about “demand media” and “content farms” in recent months and how they are either the death of quality writers or the greatest thing since sliced bread. Rather than sit on the sidelines, I thought I’d give it a test drive before forming an opinion.