Archives for October 2017

YouTube Videos is it Working?

So my wordpress video made the top 15 most linked to videos in the DIY section, and #30 in the most viewed DIY section

The Art and Science of Writing Good Titles

Crafting a good title for your pages or blog posts is a problem many people struggle with. Do you focus on keywords or on attention grabbing formulas? Hopefully this post will give you some insight into how to write better titles. The difficulty with crafting good titles is that it’s part science and part art, and you have to know when to lean in one … [Continue reading The Art and Science of Writing Good Titles]

Danny Elfman, Serenada Schizophrana Carnegie Hall World premiere

Last night I attended the world premier of Danny Elfman’s Serenada Schizophrana at Carnegie Hall. The event was commissioned by the American Composers Orchestra. I’ve been a big fan of Danny Elfman ever since he I heard the soundtrack to Batman. He’s done a lot of other movies like Spiderman, Men in Black, Planet of the Apes, and Beetle Juice. … [Continue reading Danny Elfman, Serenada Schizophrana Carnegie Hall World premiere]

Google Looking for Lab Rats for Tracking Study

Here’s a link to craigslist where google is looking for some participants to test usability for some of their products. Looking at the spreadsheet there are few interesting points like: be willing to install a small piece of software on your home computer that will log your web browsing & searches This study requires that we identify your searches using … [Continue reading Google Looking for Lab Rats for Tracking Study]

How to Create a Local Twitter Account

Most of the the tutorials on the web dealing with growing your Twitter followers, don’t pay any attention to location, and are more concerned with raw numbers. I recently started a local travel website and wanted to focus on gaining local followers from that city and surrounding areas. While I can’t reveal the profile, this tutorial will walk you through … [Continue reading How to Create a Local Twitter Account]

How to Use a How to Article

If you work on any aspect of SEO, Internet marketing, PPC, or social media, chances are good that you’ve come across a lot of tutorials or how to articles. Some of them are really good, and you want to use them in the future. But unless you have an organized, disciplined way of keeping track of the information and making … [Continue reading How to Use a How to Article]

How To Silo Your Website: The Breadcrumb Trail

In Part 1 we looked at How To Silo Your Website: The Masthead. In this article, we’ll be taking the next step and looking at the breadcrumb.

Google’s Social Search – Affecting a SERP Near You

Late last week Google announced it was graduating social search from beta and making it active for everyone. I got a heads up from Barry Wise of KnowEm a day later, and we spent some time talking about what this meant for marketers. I thought I’d share some of our conversation with you.

Link Building – Creating Encyclopedic Content

While SEOs are well known for hating Wikipedia for its truthiness factor, as a whole, you have to acknowledge that, at some level, the content strives to be encyclopedic in nature. It’s this encyclopedic and non commercial quality that makes it linkworthy. When building my own websites or working with clients, one of the areas I feel is important to identify and … [Continue reading Link Building – Creating Encyclopedic Content]

Having Fun with Anchor Text Part II

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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]