Archives for October 2017

Thesis Tutorial – Adding Date Based Triggers to Your Posts

There are a lot of times when you are working on your blog template where you want things to happen based on how old a post is. This tutorial shows you how to do it. The programming is pretty simple and you don’t have to be using the WordPress Thesis Theme to do it, but it would be a lot … [Continue reading Thesis Tutorial – Adding Date Based Triggers to Your Posts]

SEO News Bloggers Introduce Yourself

Yeah yeah I’m a day late and a dollar short but this is my blog and I can do things anyway I like so just deal or skip to next post if it bothers you.

How to use Hootsuite to Publish to Your Facebook Page

The following is part of a series on using the Hootsuite social media tool. In this post, we are going to be looking at at using the feature to post to your Facebook page or profile.

Why Categories Matter in a Blog Setup

In this post we’re going to be looking at blog categories, why they matter, and how to use them most effectively as publisher.To be honest, I get asked about date, category, and tag archives fairly regularly. It creates a lot of potential for duplicate content, which is why so many people have things set up incorrectly and do more damage … [Continue reading Why Categories Matter in a Blog Setup]

Category SEO For WordPress Blogs and Ecommerce

I solved (at least partly) my problem maintaining rankings over time. Old pages that used to get traffic are once again seeing inbound search visits. I did it by tweaking my blog’s category pages, but I think the lessons are also helpful for ecommerce sites.

Google Personalized Search – Don’t Become a Google Traffic Addict

Recently I was doing a bit of research on personalized search for two different projects (I love a bit of convergence) and I had a revelation, with Google’s personalized search they are creating traffic addicts for their own self interests.

Interview With Chris Boggs of SEMPO

For today’s post, I present Chris Boggs, the current  president of SEMPO. 

The Corrupted Screenwriter

The following is a guest post by a friend of mine, he’s a screen writer by trade and not an internet marketer. But I have exposed him to enough of the SEO world that it’s made a difference … mg So I was at a Hollywood party tonight.  A good buddy of mine is finally tucking his tail between his … [Continue reading The Corrupted Screenwriter]

How to Set up Caching on Your Blog

The question for today’s post comes from Meg Geddes aka NetMeg. She wants to know more about setting up caching on WordPress.

Prisoners of War in the Battle for Paid Links

Yesterday I came across a post from Dazzlin Donna entitled Matt Cutts, Why Am I Still Being Punished, there are several points in that post worth noting and discussing in more detail.

Google Knols and Opportunity

Since I spent the early part of the week discussing how Google Knols will ruin the internet, I thought it might also be fun to discuss potential ways you can use it to your advantage.

Bidding on Matt Cutts as a Keyword

A few weeks ago Matt Cuts noticed someone was bidding on his name. Being the snarky wise-ass fun loving jovial type I decided to have a little fun. While it wasn’t an especially nice thing to do hopefully I can make up for that by turning this into a learning experience and showing some stats.

Google SERP for Wiki Jacking

Boy it sure is a good thing we have wikipedia around so Google can use it to provide relevant results like these, I mean it’s not like the wiki is given and algorithmic advantage and ranks for phrases it has no right ranking for or anything. Although it is interesting taking note of the stemming of “jacking” to “jack” because … [Continue reading Google SERP for Wiki Jacking]

Filter Bubble Book Review

The Filter Bubble is a new book by Eli Pariser that addresses the subject of how personalization of sites like Google and Facebook are sheltering us from information that doesn’t agree with our world view. Instead of the Internet being a window to new experiences and viewpoints, it becomes a mirror, reflecting back only what we already believe.

Book Review – ProBlogger, Secrets to Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income

A few weeks ago I received a copy of the new book ProBlogger, Secrets to Blogging Your Way to a Six Figure Income from Darren Rowse and Chris Garrett. The book is an excellent resource for anyone who wants to learn how to be a professional blogger–or how to monetize a blog they already run.

The Need For Better Communication From Google

As a company, Google tends to favor automation, whether it’s in Adwords, organic algorithm updates, or dealing with the public in general. This automation makes them efficient and profitable, but it also makes it very hard when doing any sort of customer service interaction. Have a problem with feedburner? You are more likely to see Big Foot riding the back of the … [Continue reading The Need For Better Communication From Google]

V7n Contest

So I’ve decided to enter the V7N SEO contest, not because I think I’m great, but because I’d really like to see the money go to a good charity. So if you’d like to see my entry visit my v7ndotcom elursrebmem page, and find out how you can help the prize money go to kids with cancer. I’ll also be … [Continue reading V7n Contest]

Link Building – Creating Exceptional Content for Boring Topics

Whenever you’re at a conference and you speak to a Google Engineer about link building, they will almost always default back to “create exceptional content that is linkworthy” or some similar concept. I’ve been speaking with people at conferences, both clients and potential clients, and mentioning the same thing for years. The response I often get back is, “We’re selling … [Continue reading Link Building – Creating Exceptional Content for Boring Topics]

Building a Mobile Website Should be Your #1 IT Project

If I had the ability to reach through the screen, grab you by the shoulders, look you in the eye, and tell you that building a mobile version of your website should be your number one IT project this year, I would. While I may be on the bleeding edge of mobile consumption, the adoption of smart phones, tablets, and … [Continue reading Building a Mobile Website Should be Your #1 IT Project]

Really Facebook You Still Don’t Get it Do You

C’mon Facebook I really thought we had moved past this It’s not that I care that you are telling everyone I bought tickets to Kung Fu Panda, it’s that you assume that I want you to by default. These programs should be opt in not opt out out. Yes I know almost nobody would do that … but that should … [Continue reading Really Facebook You Still Don’t Get it Do You]