Archives for July 2017

Google Trust and Librarians

So what websites does Google trust? Well we all have our own theories, but I think there are a few clues in the Google Newsletter for Librarians: January Edition.

Google Analytics Why Do You Make Me Distrust You

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

Does Ferrari Need SEO and PPC Help

So if you happen to do a search on the word [Ferrari] you’re greeted with this SERP.

Corporate Black Hat SEO Terminology

So now that more and more companies are getting involved in one form or another of search marketing, chances are at some point some of you may get a call from, and actually end up pitching for the occasional consulting gig. To help you transition from working in your bathing suit to a pinstripe suit you may need to revise … [Continue reading Corporate Black Hat SEO Terminology]

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]

Re Inclusion Requests Only For Verified Sites

I’ve submitted more than one reinclusion request over the years,  and the process was education in some ways (what you don’t think you can experiment with that too under the proper well planned and thought out conditions?). However I was looking at something in webmaster central recently and was reminded of something that bothered me. By default google shows you … [Continue reading Re Inclusion Requests Only For Verified Sites]

Sharing in Google Reader

Sharing in Google reader is pretty interesting, right now only two people are sharing with me which is kinda sad. What’s cool is if you turn out to be an annoying “social tuesdays” only kind of friend I can turn you off and ignore you completely. You also get to see the lame drivel cool stuff I think is interesting. … [Continue reading Sharing in Google Reader]

Traffic & Trust by Nick Reese Review

One of the questions that comes to my inbox fairly regularly is how do you actually build an affiliate website, one that will rank for competitive terms and make you enough money that you can live on? Talk about a big question that I really can’t answer in a single or even multiple emails!  Well, if you’re one of those … [Continue reading Traffic & Trust by Nick Reese Review]

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.

Videos and Content

When I first started experimenting with video one of the things I was extremely concerned about was the lack of text on the page. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the results so far. SEO Bloggers Step Away From the Keyboard 47 comments Make WordPress Search Engine Friendly 47 comments I’ve also gotten a quite a few backlinks as a result … [Continue reading Videos and Content]

What if Google Was Wrong

Earlier this week Danny Sullivan and many others noted that MSN and ASK did a much better job of reporting the oscar winners, than Google did. After doing some due diligence Matt Cutts of Google noticed that the official Oscars page was returning a 500 error which was reason google was having a problem. I’ll take Matt at his word … [Continue reading What if Google Was Wrong]

How to Be Crafty and Mask Affiliate Links

Fine since Matt started this whole thing on hiding links and how people do it in really silly ways like putting nonsense in the onMouseOver WindowStatus I thought why not have a little fun and throw out a nice tip on how to mask your affiliate links.

Does Google Know What Websites You Own

If you happen to know anyone who has been building and publishing affiliate websites before 2000, chances are pretty good they operate with a different set of rules than affiliates today. Number one, they build and develop isolated little pockets on the web, they do very little interconnecting of websites, and they try really hard to keep google from knowing … [Continue reading Does Google Know What Websites You Own]

It’s Not About Buying You’re Way to The Top

When I try to combat the Google paid linking FUD one of the retorts I quite often get is “people shouldn’t be able to buy their way to the top”. I find this naive belief that business is egalitarian really very quaint.

Aaron Wall – Local Search Interview

For today’s interview with talking with Aaron Wall, the author of the popular SEOBook, owner of Threadwatch, and quite a few other Internet marketing related properties.

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]