Archives for June 2016

Hey Google Can We Get a Clear Cloaking and First Click Free Explanation

One of the more common questions I get from people is how do I show my paid context to search engines, but not to non-paying/membership customers, and staying within search engine guidelines. The answer always comes dangerously close or steps over the cloaking line.

Wikipedia: The Guide To Complete Idiots

I was browsing around Wikipedia and couldn’t help but laugh at the stupidity of some of Wikipedia’s editors, or wonder how Google can love thieves like these… Wikipedia editors can’t spell, yet they want us to make a better ‘choise’ of words. So let me get this straight. The content was garbage, but you still thought it was good to … [Continue reading Wikipedia: The Guide To Complete Idiots]

Linked Book Review

Earlier last year Greg dropped me a note about two books I should read. One of them was Linked by Albert-Laszlo Barabasi. I added them to my Amazon Wish List but in absent minded professor form I completely forgot about them. When I sat in on Greg’s session at Pubcon he mentioned them again which reminded me they were out … [Continue reading Linked Book Review]

How Google Profiles SEO’s

At SMX one of the more contentious subjects was the debate over Google’s Android Phone giveaway, and demonstration that they are in practice profiling SEO’s.

No The TSA Really Didn’t Take Your Baby

Late last week as we where all recovering from balloon boy, another minor kefuffle percolated to the top involving a mother and her child being separated during a TSA checkpoint screening. This story provides some interesting insight from a reputation management and social media perspective, so I’d like to delve a little deeper.

Are You More Entertaining than a Sock Puppet

So my buddy Loren Feldman over at 1938 media has been having grand old time giving a parody of Shel Israel lately. While it’s all been pretty funny I think there are a few points to learn from this.

Hey Network Solutions Sniffing Domain Searches By Chance …

People have been making accusations that domain companies have been sniffing customers searches for quite some time now. No one has any hard conclusive proof, but you have to admit it’s hard to make a case why network solutions might have registered this one, check out the whois http://www.youguysseriouslyregistereverythingisearch.com/

Google Analytics Why Do You Make Me Distrust You

So I logged into Google Analytics this morning and I get the following message

Google Site Links UI Looks Funny

Not sure what’s causing it but I’ve never seen site links formatting go funny like that

Google Custom Local Search Database

To make it easier to find information about local search I built a custom local search information search engine using Google’s co-op program. I’ve included all the articles in this series and few other resources if you have something that’s not listed drop me a line.

How to Not Write a Page Title

Am I the only one who finds a significant amount of irony in the title of this story: Changing of the Guard: How Dan Pulcrano Became The Point Man in the Historic March From Old Media to the New World Online link If it’s all about new media how about you write a title with a search engine in mind … [Continue reading How to Not Write a Page Title]

SEO Experiment

Let’s see who was paying attention to Jedi Master Rand Fishkin this week and can figure out why I posted about Danika Patrick.

How To Protect Your Home Business From A Natural Disaster

As some of you may know I live on the south shore of Long Island, and this was one of the areas that was hit by the storm surge and flood waters from Hurricane Sandy last year. We had 38″ of water in the street and 15″ on the first floor of my house, so the entire first floor of … [Continue reading How To Protect Your Home Business From A Natural Disaster]

How Do You Measure ‘IT’?

I’ve been doing SEO for a few years, with specific focus on social media and ways businesses can find their audience, their prospects and make money out of utilizing social media to generate leads. What I am still troubled to see, maybe because I live and breathe this industry, is that social media still seems a place where businesses fail.

Good Karma and Keyword Research

Good Karma on WebmasterRadio which is hosted by Greg Niland (aka GoodROI) is targeted at some of the newer SEO’s. However for people who have been around the block a few times, it’s also valuable because it reminds you of things you know but don’t think about that often.

AdSense Arbitrage: Keyword Selection

In part I AdSense Arbitrage: Tips, Tricks & Secrets we went over the basics of how AdSense arbitrage works. In this part we’re going to roll up our sleeves and look at some actual keywords and see if we can find some areas where we might like to try some arbitrage.

Google Guide to SEO – Are Social Media Links on Death Row?

I was reading Google’s guide to SEO (pdf) , and it’s actually pretty good from a website or business owner perspective. However here’s a quote I found interesting, this is something they recommend NOT to do on social media websites: involving your site in schemes where your content is artificially promoted to the top of these services. For a long … [Continue reading Google Guide to SEO – Are Social Media Links on Death Row?]

Ryan May – Local Search Interview

For this interview we’re going to be talking to Ryan May of Restaurantica.

Receipt Scanning Software & Business Card Scanning Software – Shoeboxed review

The following is a review of Shoeboxed.com, a receipt scanning and business card scanning service.

Local Search Articles and Information

In addition to the post, and interviews in this series I’ve compiled a list of a few local search related resources. You can browse through the list below or use a google custom local search engine I created.