Archives for February 2017

Matt Cutts Calls me a Kitten

It’s barely audible but Matt Cutts calls me a kitten

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Google Adwords Broken or Price Gouging

So I’m creating a new campaign with 40 or so keyword phrases, I submit them and I check and 38 of them are disabled with an “inactive for search increase quality or bid” message telling me I have to up my bid to $5 or $10 dollars. First of all how do they know if my ad sucks or not? … [Continue reading Google Adwords Broken or Price Gouging]

How to Deal with Expired Product or Auction Pages

Today’s post is question from Hicham Damahi of beezid.com/ who asks “How to handle expired product pages on a classified / auction site.” I’m going to expand the topic to cover expired product pages as well, since the concept it basically the same.

How to Ruin an Excellent Piece of Linkbait, and Why Someone Should be Fired

Here’s a prime example of how to ruin an otherwise amazing piece of linkbait. It’s hot, it’s fresh, it’s easy to get, but where are the damn pictures! A huge component of social media is the eye candy! You need it especially if you are playing the celebrity space. If someone produced this for me they’d be fired … twice … [Continue reading How to Ruin an Excellent Piece of Linkbait, and Why Someone Should be Fired]

New Link Advertising Program InLinks.com from Text Link Ads

Yesterday, Text-Link-Ads launched a new service InLinks, that places ads inside the content part of blog posts (full disclosure TLA is an advertiser on this blog). I’ve seen this service in use for a while and it does really good job of not leaving a footprint that is detectable to the external user.

Repeat Business: There’s More of You to Love

Are you familiar with the following concept?  It is much easier and more cost effective to sell to existing customers than it is to acquirer a new one.  Which one would you rather have?  Sell 50 items to 5 people or 50 items to 50 people.  When you are designing and tweaking your marketing campaigns, be sure to include your … [Continue reading Repeat Business: There’s More of You to Love]

Social Media and B2B

One of the people I met a SMX was Lisa Ditlefsen of SEO Chicks (did I mention I totally need an SEO Chicks shirt for when I start video blogging again). During the SMO session she asked a question about how to use social media for B2B clients. Since it’s taken me a week to write this up she’s actually … [Continue reading Social Media and B2B]

Text-Link-Ads.com Review

The following post is a paid review of Text-Link-Ads.com. This first review I gave of Text Link Ads was back in June of 2005, and since that point in time my relationship with them has grown deeper and stronger. I am customer, client, and affiliate of theirs. If they weren’t offering good service I don’t think I’d still be with … [Continue reading Text-Link-Ads.com Review]

Michael Gray and Jason Calacanis Best Friends Forever

This story is dedicated to my best friend, and guiding mentor Jason Calacanis.

Use Hazel and Dropbox and Never Lose Another Presentation

Anyone who travels and speaks at conferences on a regular basis has, at one point or another, forgotten or lost a presentation. If you use a Mac and Dropbox, I’m going to show you how to prevent that from happening.

Google is Scarier than Facebook on Privacy

In the past few weeks Facebook has been publicly criticized over privacy policies; however, when Google invades people’s privacy, the offenses don’t receive the same level of scrutiny or public outrage.

Why Google HQ Loves Thin Affiliates

Despite what you may have read, Google secretly has a love affair with thin affiliates. Like a techie and Gizmodo, Google can’t get enough of affiliate marketers who build sites with no value add. If Google has its own internal Twitter, Eric Schmidt would tweet, “I heart affs who rely on search to power their business model.” Why?

Outrank Your Competition By Taking One More Step

I love competition. I compete against just about anyone, at just about anything. For the last few years, competitive webmastering has been my focus. I like to start a site in a small to medium sized niche, and outrank everyone. There are two niches that I hold the top 5 spots for, and it’s exciting. Let me give you a … [Continue reading Outrank Your Competition By Taking One More Step]

The SEO Community – A Tale of Friends and Scorpions

This is a post that may anger you and piss you off, but hopefully it makes you think a little. But I think a lot of the people in the SEO community are short sighted and are willing to sacrifice themselves and the community as whole if they see the chance to get a link or exposure. Much like the … [Continue reading The SEO Community – A Tale of Friends and Scorpions]