Archives for December 2015

Google’s Two Tiered Internet World Sinks to a New Low

Today Google released an new feature that gives away traffic stats and keywords for most websites on the internet. However what everyone failed to notice is that Google laid everyone else bare, naked and exposed but kept their own stats locked up and private.

Hewlett Packard Giving Away Free Templates With Embedded Links

Seems the giving away free templates with embedded keyword rich links has filtered up to the fortune 500 level as Hewlett Packard released a series of free templates today

Chasing Keywords vs Chasing Conversions

One of the first questions that I like to talk with new clients about are their keywords: what are the keywords they want to rank for and why. The answers are consistently surprising.

Do You Subscribe to Your Own Blog

Seems a silly question to ask but I can’t believe that the people who run Trendspotting are subscribed to their blog and haven’t yet noticed that their blog is published without a title or haven’t done anything about it

6 Tools & Tips to Help You Improve Your Blog Posts

I was having a a few conversations on twitter last week. It was clear that more than one person needed a little bit more explanation about how to put some of the tips I mentioned into action, so here are 6 quick tips to help you improve your posts.

Danny Elfman, Serenada Schizophrana Carnegie Hall World premiere

Last night I attended the world premier of Danny Elfman’s Serenada Schizophrana at Carnegie Hall. The event was commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. I’ve been a big fan of Danny Elfman ever since he I heard the soundtrack to Batman. He’s done a lot of other movies like Spiderman, Men in Black, Planet of the Apes, and Beetle Juice. … [Continue reading Danny Elfman, Serenada Schizophrana Carnegie Hall World premiere]

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.

Hey Matt Cutts How About a Domain Redirection and Consolidation Post

So during the Matt Cutts in Hotseat presentation at Pubcon Brett gave me the mic to ask a question (heh dangerous I know). While I did get my question out and Matt did kinda answered I think it’s a topic that could use a little enlightenment, especially considering there has been some back room chatter about it recently.

QuadsZilla – Local Search Interview

For this interview we’re going to be talking with QuadsZilla who runs Black Hat SEO blog.

Thesis WordPress Theme Review

I’ll admit that when I first saw the Thesis wordpress theme I wasn’t really keen on it, in fact I really didn’t see the point. While I’m not a programmer by trade, I know enough HTML, CSS, and PHP to make things happen in the code. However after seeing some of the behind the scenes stuff on Rae’s blog I … [Continue reading Thesis WordPress Theme Review]

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]

Personalized Search – The Feature No one is Asking For

As the debate over personalized search continues I asked myself this question, is anyone one really asking for personalized search results?

Six Degrees of a Lesbian Porn Scraper

Perhaps you’ve heard of the play or seen the movie Six Degrees of Separation. One of the elements of the movie was that everyone is no more than six people (degrees) away from anyone else on the planet, the trick of course is finding the right six people. This led to the (in)famous game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where … [Continue reading Six Degrees of a Lesbian Porn Scraper]

Reputation Defender – Virtual Arm Twisting

Have we reached the point where we need virtual tough guys to twist people’s arms to get them to comply to our will? It would seem to be the case if you believe in a new company known as Reputation Defender. They offer two services one designed to protect children the other for adults according to Reputation Defenders about us … [Continue reading Reputation Defender – Virtual Arm Twisting]

The Importance of Testing in SEO

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]

Book Review – Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus

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.

Web 2.0 Weenies and Bullshit Social Media Economics

This weekend I watched an amazing video from Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs at a Ted Conference, and what really hit home is how many people struggle to be new media douchebags in a web 2.0 world. If you’re the kind of person who wants to have 50,000 twitter friends, be a power Digg user, make the front page of  … [Continue reading Web 2.0 Weenies and Bullshit Social Media Economics]

Is This the 11th Hour for Thin Affiliate Sites

While some people realized affiliate marketing has has slowly been changing for some time now many others missed the memo, or are on are sailing a ship of blissful ignorance up a famous river in Africa. For those few people I hope the announcement of Google Knols last week serves as a wakeup call.

WordPress SEO: How to Maximize Your Internal Link Strategy

While there are hundreds of thousands of posts on maximizing external links for your blog, like a red headed step child no one pays much attention to internal links. Internal links can be very powerful in helping you distribute the link equity that those external links bring, and they can decrease your bounce rate and increase your page views per … [Continue reading WordPress SEO: How to Maximize Your Internal Link Strategy]

Singing In The Rain

or “How To Be Creative In 4 Steps” Ever pay attention to the affiliate network ads that pervade the blogs-on-blogging-and-marketing blogosphere? If you have, then you know that they’re all interchangeable. Every network promises you “better payouts and unique offers.”