Archives for April 2017

Google is a Bully

The more and more I look at what Google is doing lately, the more they remind of Microsoft. Their insidious actions are actually pretty scary. Lets look at the latest toolbar. If you install the newest Google toolbar for IE (link) it has a new “feature” called automap which will automatically rewrite any address on a webpage to link to … [Continue reading Google is a Bully]

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.

Matt Cutts Wants You To Help Fight Spam

If you needed any further evidence that Google is ramming personal search and Google accounts down your throat for their own self interests you need look no further than the latest Google Patent about removing documents.

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]

Dave Pasternack of Did-it.com Spamming MyBloglog

I got a tip that our friend Dave Pasternack has taken to spamming MyBloglog now. Pretty nice, one community is his own bio page at Did-it, the other is Did-it.com main site and the third is his CafePress shop. Which is particularly funny because they left out the Did-it.com actual blog, way to go for relevancy there guys! Almost as … [Continue reading Dave Pasternack of Did-it.com Spamming MyBloglog]

Viral and Word of Mouth Marketing

Moderator: Todd Friesen Speakers: Rand Fishkin, CEO, SEOMoz Louise Rijk, Co-founder and Vice-President of Marketing and Sales, Advanced Media Productions, Inc. Aaron Wall, Author, SEO Book Lawrence Coburn, President, RateItAll, Inc. First up is Louise talking about how big agencies look at word of mouth marketing. Who do you trust as part of word of mouth, consumer generated media, and … [Continue reading Viral and Word of Mouth Marketing]

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]

SEO for Product Reviews, Part I

If you do any SEO work on branded or named products or services, hopefully you’re already optimizing for “keyword review” or “keyword reviews”. Not only is it good because people actually search for those phrases, but it’s an effective strategy for getting better placement in Google. However before we get into any tactics, I think it’s an important to show … [Continue reading SEO for Product Reviews, Part I]

Google The Double Standard of Being an Authority Website

If you’ve ever been to search engine conference and attended a site review session chances are you’ve heard panelists mention duplicate content penalties and filters. For “normal” people these problems are real, however with Google a double standard exists for trusted authority websites.

Article Marketing in a Post Panda World

Article marketing has been one of the foundations of link building ever since I got started in SEO. However, since sites like Ezinearticles and Suite 101 have taken a huge loss in ranking and traffic as a result of the panda update, should article marketing still be a part of your overall strategy? We need to take a step back … [Continue reading Article Marketing in a Post Panda World]

Does Your Small Business Need a Facebook and Twitter Social Media Account

It’s 2012 and social media and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook are constantly mentioned on mainstream media news and entertainment websites and broadcast programs. Print ads for everything from movies to toothpaste have those ubiquitous little Facebook and Twitter logos, hashtags, and often special social media vanity URLs. The question is does your business need to be involved … [Continue reading Does Your Small Business Need a Facebook and Twitter Social Media Account]

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]

Picture Bait

Ok I am so getting out ahead of the pack on this one and am taking full credit for coining the term and of picture bait. Sure people have been doing, maybe even in very deliberate and manipulative ways, but gosh darn it I’m giving it a name, and if science has taught us anything it’s that naming something gives … [Continue reading Picture Bait]

Ryan May – Local Search Interview

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

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.

Google Needs to Change It’s Conference Presentation Policy

I learned quite a few things at SMX West last week, perhaps one of the most irksome was learning Google’s policy about conference presentations. Google does not share or allow any of thier conference presentations to be put online … period.

Want an Editorially Approved Link Become a Google Partner

in this mornings post I chastised Google for giving straight links to partners, However now I’ve found a whole bunch more Here’s a Google adwords customer Happy Hounds getting an editorially approved link from Google, lets not forget twiddy.com or cordarounds.com not to worry while they may keep other robots out but they let googlebot in in robots.txt (that was … [Continue reading Want an Editorially Approved Link Become a Google Partner]

Graywolf on Southpark

I am so looking to stir up some trouble and get into mischief … Trose and DG now go create yer own

SMX Advanced Interview

So while I was at SMX Advanced I did an interview with Virginia Nussey of Bruce Clay for webmaster radio you can listen to it in the SEM Synergy Archives. It’s short only about 8 minutes, or so the second half of the show has Derrick Wheeler of Microsoft talking about how he helps SEO’s. Hope to have a my … [Continue reading SMX Advanced Interview]

Stuntdubl Interview

Lee Oden from Online Marketing Blog got an interview with my buddy Todd (aka Stuntdubl) that’s well worth the read. (» Interview with Todd Malicoat aka Stuntdubl of We Build Pages) In the interview I read something that gave me an idea I’ll never get around to doing, so I’ll throw it out there: