Archives for March 2016

Reverse Mad Libs SEO

Here’s another quick and fast tip for you … people have habits. They are also repetitive and like to keep repeating things (intentional). If you run a website about Jessica Simpson and were getting lots of traffic for [Jessica Simpson cell phone pictures], pull a reverse mad libs on it. Take the noun out and substitute in every other possible … [Continue reading Reverse Mad Libs SEO]

Lee Odden – Local Search Interview

In this interview we’re going to be talking with Lee Odden of Top Rank Online Marketing.

Behold the Power of Authority

It’s been interesting to watch [Eco-Friendly Flip Flops]

Jason Calacanis & Michael Gray

Probably pretty high on the list of pictures you never thought you’d see but there’s a picture of me with Jason Calacanis last night after dinner.

Site Links are Ephemeral

When I see things like this I have to admit I’m fascinated about the inner workings of the Google Borg Anybody think they aren’t using user/toolbar data? Want to do a nice experiment repeat this search every 15 days and watch for changes …

Google: Greed over a Rollback

Google recently announced they were updating the Adwords Quality Score, however it appears that there is a bug that raises the prices form any advertisers: Google AdWords Quality Score Has Major Bug Google AdWords Adds Quality Score Column & To Improved Quality Algorithm from Wednesday warned us of the new changes coming but apparently there is a bug that makes … [Continue reading Google: Greed over a Rollback]

Eric Schmidt, The Wall Street Journal and Personalized Search

Early Friday morning the Wall Street Journal published an op-ed piece from Eric Schmidt on how Google can help the dying newspaper industry. Later that same afternoon Google announced they were “turning on” personalized search for everyone. While these two events were connected because the occurred on the same date, they are also a clear signal of Google’s direction: going forward.

New Twitter Account @graywolfseo

Now that twitter lists have taken off and are being utilized, and in some cases are replacing RSS readers, I’m going to try to take advantage by experimenting with a new account @graywolfseo.

Web Analytics – An Hour a Day: Book Review

One of the books I looked forward to reading this year was Web Analytics: An Hour a Day by Avinash Kaushik. I’ve hesitated making this post because I met Avinash at SES San Jose earlier this year, I sat in on one of his sessions, was in talks to get involved in Market Motive with him and a few other … [Continue reading Web Analytics – An Hour a Day: Book Review]

Greg Hartnett – Local Search Interview

For this interview we’re going to be talking with Greg Hartnett of Best of the Web.

Lodefizzle

Lodefizzle this is a zugzwang post so avert your eyes nothing to see. Trying to find the meaning of life for Lodefizzle: click here Learn about HTML and Lodefizzle: click here Unwashed masses fawning over Lodefizzle: click here Lodefizzle: something I was fiddling with because the kids were home sick and I couln’t get any real work done. read more | digg … [Continue reading Lodefizzle]

Dropbox.com Review – Online File Storage

Dropbox.com is an online file storage system that allows you to keep files/folders synchronized in the cloud or across different computers.

Twitter Lists are Teh Awesome

Now that twitter lists have been rolled out just about everyone, I’m going to actually agree with Robert Scoble and say twitter lists are teh awesome.

Malcom Gladwell, Mavens, Connectors, and Digg

So I’m finishing up Malcom Gladwell’s Tipping Point before my trip to Pubcon next week where’s he’s the keynote speaker. Now if you are serious about real marketing (not the push button kind) this book is required reading, you really get an understanding about how viral marketing works. Which leads me to one of the biggest viral marketing tools that … [Continue reading Malcom Gladwell, Mavens, Connectors, and Digg]

Social Media – The Power of the Title

Rand made an interesting observation about a post that got “dugg” (I think he’s nailed it too). However the real gem of wisdom comes from Rob Stevens who makes this observation

When Google Gets Duplicate Content Wrong

There’s lots of hand wringing among publishers about duplicate content, and how other people who are authorized to syndicate, and scrapers who aren’t often outrank the original source, when Google gets it wrong. Here’s an example in action.

How I Got Lost Using Google Maps and the iPhone

Over the years chances are you’ve seen stories about Google Maps or similar services sending people off course, sometimes by hundreds of miles. When you use any of the mapping or GPS services you always have to use common sense, but I’ve always wondered if this happens because these people maybe aren’t the most technologically savvy people out there. However … [Continue reading How I Got Lost Using Google Maps and the iPhone]

More Adwords Quality Stupidity

So exactly why do I have to raise my bids to $0.20 and $0.30 for terms like [michael gray] , [graywolf], and [greywolf] when there are only 2 other people bidding? Am I somehow not relevant for those terms?

Site Links and Search Volume

One of the things that I admire about the Google algo is it’s ability to “learn” and “adapt” based on incoming data. For example when search volume for a certain keywords reaches a certain volume words that were originally mis-spellings become real words. Today I came across an example of this logic being applied to site links.

Is There Really Such a Thing as a Social Media Expert

One of the common themes I see recurring in blog/websites articles are “How to use your blog to drive traffic”, “how to use twitter to engage your community”, and “how to use stumbeupon to bring you new RSS subscribers”. In some cases these posts do actually contain some useful nuggets of information,  however as is more often the case, I … [Continue reading Is There Really Such a Thing as a Social Media Expert]