Archives for September 2017

DaveR Twitter and the Disney Job I’ll Never Get

So I’m cruising through twitter this AM and I get a message from DaveR about a job he thinks he’s found for me. Now my first thought was Dave sent me a link to the Disney Chief Magic Officer job, which is very cool, but more of a ceremonial position more than anything else. However what he actually sent was … [Continue reading DaveR Twitter and the Disney Job I’ll Never Get]

Link Building and Development Mistakes – Treetrunks and Houses on Stilts

When someone asks me to look at their backlinks there are two problems that continually popup, websites supported by lots of tiny weak links, or websites supported by one single overwhelming link. Neither case is pretty, and if your website is like the house pictured above it’s easy to see what a precarious position you’re putting yourself in.

Thinking About the Adwords Quality Score, User Data, and Organic Rankings

It’s dark, it’s late, I’m on my second red bull and I’m looking at some stats. I’m seeing things, funny things, interesting things, things that should be thought about, take a look into my thinking if you are curious …

Jeremy Schoemaker – Local Search Interview

Today we’re talking with Jeremy Schoemaker aka Shoemoneyâ„¢, about local search.

More Comentary On Google’s Link Policies

If you’re looking for some additional commentary stop by SEO Class for Google Wants to Tell You How to Run Your Website

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]

Bufferapp Review

The following is part of a series on the Bufferapp twitter tool. This a general overview and review of the product. Bufferapp is a product which claims to take a lot of the frustration out of scheduling tweets–and it does. However, at the time of this review’s writing, it also has some serious limitations that you should be aware of.

Is Your Schlock Writing Dismembering Infants?

Schlock writing is bad. Schlock writing is bad because it is uninteresting. By uninteresting, I mean that writing in a schlocky manner is generic. Schlock writing is styleless and schlock is flat.

Twitter Lists are Teh Awesome

Now that twitter lists have been rolled out just about everyone, I’m going to actually agree with Robert Scoble and say twitter lists are teh awesome.

Deep Crawling a Mini Site Part II

After correcting some “errors” in my mini-site architecture (see Deep Crawling a New Mini Site) I am happy to report posting links to all of the pages in the footer, got 90% of the site indexed in about a week. So let’s clear up some of the confusion I created. For sites that are brand spankin’ new to relatively new … [Continue reading Deep Crawling a Mini Site Part II]

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]

Thesis Tutorial: How to Conditionally Change Content

In yesterday’s post, we spoke about why you would want to change your content based on traffic intent. In today’s post, I’m going to give you a basic framework about how to do it. This post is written as a Thesis Tutorial, because working with Thesis is just easier (see my Thesis review), but you can easily adapt the code … [Continue reading Thesis Tutorial: How to Conditionally Change Content]

Yes Virginia You Can Hurt Yourself With Duplicate Content

So last week google had a blog post entitled Demystifying the “duplicate content penalty” and if you haven’t read it I’d recommend doing so. However I’m going to disagree with some parts of the post, because IMHO you really can hurt yourself with duplicate content.

Graywolf’s SEO Blog Sponsor – AvivaDirectory.com

I’d like to announce a new sponsor here on my blog AvivaDirectory.com.

Do Spelling and Grammar Matter

Recently DigitalGhost made a post where ended with the Gunning Fog number for the post. For you lazy SEO types Gunning fog is reading level score for a written work like a book or article. Which got me thinking does Google care about spelling, grammar and reading levels?

Google’s Two Tiered Internet World Sinks to a New Low

Today Google released an new feature that gives away traffic stats and keywords for most websites on the internet. However what everyone failed to notice is that Google laid everyone else bare, naked and exposed but kept their own stats locked up and private.

Will Google Author Accounts Become the Next Spam Tactic

In the last few weeks, Google has announced its support of Google Author Profiles. While the rollout and acceptance has been limited, for those of us who have been around the block a few times, it’s easy to see that this will become the next big spam tactic like link exchanges, article directories, guest posts, and page rank sculpting.

Google Sandbox, Stop the Insanity

For those of you in the industry you’ve now doubt heard of the infamous “sandbox”. For those of you not in the trade, here’s the cliff notes version: The sandbox is an alleged penalty or filter that is applied to new websites to prevent them from ranking for “money” or other popular search terms. If you want to read more … [Continue reading Google Sandbox, Stop the Insanity]

Peek-a-Boo in the Sandbox

First off let me say Google’s constantly updating non synchronized data centers are actually becoming quite annoying. Big Daddy data centers not being in sync with anything even more annoying. Anyways, I’m starting to see some sites coming out of the sandbox in the past week or so. Let me clarify that I’m starting to see pages not entire sites … [Continue reading Peek-a-Boo in the Sandbox]

Blogher 2009 Looking for Speakers

Blogher announced they are looking for speakers, looking for ideas for sessions and speaker nominations. I’m not sure why they can’t just say “call for speakers” like everyone else but hey that’s their thing not mine. Anywho if you know of someone who you think should be speaking at the Blogher conference or have an idea for a session you … [Continue reading Blogher 2009 Looking for Speakers]