Archives for April 2016

How Can So Many PHD’s Be So Wrong

There’s a famous saying that if you put enough chimpanzees in front of enough typewriters eventually you’ll end up with the works of William Shakespeare. However it’s seem the largest collection PHD’s in the world at Google are having a really hard time identifying paid links and have to resort to a bit of bluffing, and creating FUD to acomplish … [Continue reading How Can So Many PHD’s Be So Wrong]

SEO Case Study: Outbound Links

SEO Case Study: Outbound Links Experiment: To determine if outbound links help a page rank for a term hypothesis: By linking out to other websites you improve your “hub score” and become a resource for a particular search term (see Hilltop algorithm). Background: One of the questions that gets asked fairly frequently in search engine forums is do outbound links … [Continue reading SEO Case Study: Outbound Links]

SEO 101: Getting the Right URL Structure

On my list of top 5 problems I encounter when doing client work, the number one problem is poor URL structure. In this post I’ll go over the basics, how to get it right, what are the most common problems, and how to fix them.

QuadsZilla – Local Search Interview

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

Tasks to Help You Establish Your Brand on Facebook

Starting a fan page on Facebook is easy, but how do you get it to grow and become successful? It’s much harder than many people realize; this is why you often see dead and abandoned fan pages. Establishing your brand on Facebook and creating a successful fan page actually takes some time, dedication and hard work. If you’re not ready … [Continue reading Tasks to Help You Establish Your Brand on Facebook]

How to Optimize Your Images For Search Engine Traffic

The following is part of a multiple part series covering image optimization techniques. This article is intended for beginners through intermediate SEO’s; if this doesn’t pertain to you, you may want to skim as most of this will probably be review material for you.

How to Handle Old Directory Listings, Links and off Topic Traffic

Today’s post is another answer to a question–this time from Nathan Schubert, who wants to know what you should do with old links from directories and websites that still drive traffic if you’ve changed the content on your website.

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How to Add a Carousel to Your Thesis Blog

If you’ve spent any time visiting blogs lately chances are you’ve seen those small little photo’s accompained by a title or bit of text in or near the masthead. I’m not sure if it has a proper name, but most people I’ve talked to call it a carousel, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to add one … [Continue reading How to Add a Carousel to Your Thesis Blog]

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]

Why You Should Listen to the GoodKarma on WebmasterRadio

Ok so I can get a hold Greg Niland almost anytime I want to. I can email him or give him a call, heck I had lunch with him and Rae on Saturday and am going to an Internet Marketers of New York dinner meeting with him tonight, so why the heck would I download and listen to his podcast … [Continue reading Why You Should Listen to the GoodKarma on WebmasterRadio]

Google Onebox with Maps Gone AWOL

So I was looking at something last week and I was getting onebox results with a map and three listings for [local town service]. Today I went to someone’s office and show them the onebox and the map with three local results were gone. Tried a bunch of others I know used to work in the past and they are … [Continue reading Google Onebox with Maps Gone AWOL]

Google Bombs Defused … Not

So coming back from SMX (more on that later) I see a trackback from SEL about GWB ranking for [who is a failure]. GWB also ranks for [who is a miserable]. While Scientology no longer ranks for [dangerous cult] they do rank for [cult dangerous] and [dangerous is cult] Now of course you can’t really expect Google to fess up … [Continue reading Google Bombs Defused … Not]

Seth Godin Wants to Cheat Advertisers with Fake Clicks

Seth Godin has an article today called ads are the new tip jar, where he advocates clicking on webmaster welfare Google adsense or other contextual ads to help bloggers get paid for their work. He of course completely ignores that advertisers will be paying for clicks from people who had absolutely no intention of using or buying the service advertised. … [Continue reading Seth Godin Wants to Cheat Advertisers with Fake Clicks]

How Long Should Page Titles Be – The Social Media Factor

Ever since the early days of SEO, the ideal title length has been the subject of much debate. Back then, it was important to use keywords that search engines would use to rank your pages near the top of the SERPS. Then you made the title as click enticing as possible so, when it appeared in the SERPS, people would … [Continue reading How Long Should Page Titles Be – The Social Media Factor]

The 18 Most Potent Things I Learned Writing An Ebook

My book on advanced SEO is finally done. The book’s printed and the PDF is ready. Last week I entered the preorder copies into the shipping fulfillment system . But it’s been an incredibly long slog … if memory serves, I started on this project sometime around fall 2009. October? So it’s now almost 2 full years later! Learn from … [Continue reading The 18 Most Potent Things I Learned Writing An Ebook]

Is WordPress Good or Bad for SEO

  Earlier this week there was a post on SEOBullsh*t that talked about how WordPress was inadequate for anything more than a personal blog. Since I’m a big advocate of WordPress and use it more than any other platform, I thought I’d provide a little balance to the argument.

SEO Automatic Plugin Review

For this post I’m going to review the SEO Automatic Plugin produced by Scott Hendison. Some of you may know some of Scott’s other work from Search Commander, Inc. and the WP Core Tweaks Plugin. For this post, we’re going to be looking at his latest creation SEO Automatic for Agencies.

Google Adds Paid Links Reporting

Google added a new section to webmaster central today entitled “report paid links”. How anyone other than me or quite possibly my book keeper know whether a link is paid or not is very questionable, but let’s dig just a little deeper shall we.

WordPress SEO: How to Create Living URL’s

If you watched any of the congressional hearings about the newspaper industry where Marissa Mayer testified one of the concepts she brought up is Living URL’s. Danny Sullivan has an excellent write up on it on Search Engine Land. The basic concept is a story lives at a single URL and gets added to/edited/updated over time (the way wikipedia articles … [Continue reading WordPress SEO: How to Create Living URL’s]