Archives for July 2008

WordPress – Clean Up Your Backend

There are lots of posts dedicated to showing you wordpress plugins that enhance your post functionality and add features but not many that focus on helping you clean and maintain a secure and orderly backend. I’ll include a few you may have seen before but also a few new ones to help keep things running smoothly.

Looking at Fake Social Media Profiles

Somewhere in the middle of all the drama last week was a discussion on fake social media profiles, and as usual the white hat zealots were ready to crucify anyone associated with them, claiming they were yet another tool disparaging the SEO and internet marketing industry. Well it’s my profession responsibility to provide some examples of this nefarious behavior and … [Continue reading Looking at Fake Social Media Profiles]

SEO Haters: Misconceptions and Misinformation

The following is a Guest Post from Melanie Nathan. There is a harsh wind blowing through our industry. We all feel it. and if we don’t, perhaps we’ve got our heads in the sand. The truth is SEOs are, for the most part, loathed. As a transparent and somewhat public SEO I personally receive at least one piece of hate … [Continue reading SEO Haters: Misconceptions and Misinformation]

First Guest Post

I’ll be having my first guest post today from Melanie Nathan, I’m reaching out to other folks this week. Let me know what you think in the comments or in private.

How to Turn Google Knols into an MFA Scraper

The following is purely hypothetical and should not be taken as advice or a suggestion.

Is the BlogHer Conference Guilty of Sex Discrimination

Last week July 18th through the 20th was this years BlogHer Conference. According to the Blogher website their mission is: To create opportunities for women who blog to pursue exposure, education, community, and economic empowerment. To those organizers I challenge them to look in the mirror and realize that you’ve now become the same evil and sexist pigs you started … [Continue reading Is the BlogHer Conference Guilty of Sex Discrimination]

Google Loves Wikipedia – Even the Empty Pages

If you’re one of those kooky SEO’s that doesn’t believe that domain authority/trust is the single most important factor in SEO today, I really think you are either blind, stupid or both. Situations like the Tour De France really highlight the weaknesses in the Google Algo.

Hey Google Going to Drop the Paid Links Hammer on Coke

Hey Google Going to Drop the Paid Links Hammer on Coke? I’m not sure how sending someone a mini fridge knowing full well they are going to blog about it is any different than sending someone cash for link advertising. Then again you created the two tiered internet justice world we now live in, and I’m just a squirrel trying … [Continue reading Hey Google Going to Drop the Paid Links Hammer on Coke]

Why Fast Company Won’t Exist Long Before 2016

So Fast Company posted an article entitled Six Jobs That Won’t Exist in 2016. Hey Fast Company Staff get your heads out of your collective asses and stop with the paginated articles … especially when you don’t need them … if you don’t people will stop reading you and you won’t be around to see if your predictions came true … [Continue reading Why Fast Company Won’t Exist Long Before 2016]

Hey Robert Scoble and Seth Godin Did You Forget Something

So Seth Godin and Robert Scoble talk about a video by Fred. When you look at all the views of his videos he has over 45 million youtube views Scoble and Seth go on to say how the traffic numbers aren’t important and it’s the quality of the viewers. Umm hey did you guys miss that his show has a … [Continue reading Hey Robert Scoble and Seth Godin Did You Forget Something]

Google Knows Where I Live

Last night I was using Google Maps to get directions and noticed a new feature, a camera icon located next to each of the steps on Google Maps. When I clicked on the icon I saw a picture of my house!