Archives for January 2018

How To Silo Your Website: The Masthead

One of the more powerful tools an SEO can use when setting up or fixing an existing website is siloing or themeing. However, when I mention this to beginner or intermediate SEO’s, they are often confused about how and where to start. In this multi-part series, I’ll be giving you some examples of how I use the technique.

Google Sandbox Patent?

I picked this up from Rustybrick who got it from SearchEngineWatch. Looks interesting the whole thing is here. [0077] The dates that links appear can also be used to detect “spam,” where owners of documents or their colleagues create links to their own document for the purpose of boosting the score assigned by a search engine. A typical, “legitimate” document … [Continue reading Google Sandbox Patent?]

How Google Profiles SEO’s

At SMX one of the more contentious subjects was the debate over Google’s Android Phone giveaway, and demonstration that they are in practice profiling SEO’s.

Primate Spheres in the Blue Grass State

Sometimes things need to be tested and checked, answers need to be sought, friends need the assist, even if it is for Monkey Balls In Louisville Kentucky

How Can So Many PHD’s Be So Wrong

There’s a famous saying that if you put enough chimpanzees in front of enough typewriters eventually you’ll end up with the works of William Shakespeare. However it’s seem the largest collection PHD’s in the world at Google are having a really hard time identifying paid links and have to resort to a bit of bluffing, and creating FUD to acomplish … [Continue reading How Can So Many PHD’s Be So Wrong]

Facebook and Google+ Competing For Your Attention

With the launch of Google+, the inevitable tech fan boys preaching the downfall of Facebook–because a new shiny cat toy caught their attention–was laughably predictable. As SEO’s, internet marketers, and social media consultants, we have to be involved in these games, or we risk losing our competitive edge. However, what we really need to understand is that this is a … [Continue reading Facebook and Google+ Competing For Your Attention]

What Are You Doing To Earn Facebook Likes and Facebook Fans

It seems everyone in social media and SEO is obsessed with Facebook now. Getting Facebook fans and Facebook likes may have even eclipsed link buying as the new black hat way of gaming the system … So what are you doing to get Facebook likes?

Where to Get Photos for Your Website or Blog

The following is part of a series on image optimization. In this post we’re going to be looking at sources for images. Premium Stock Images There are a lot of sources for stock images on the web. On the web, however, there is a huge divide in prices. While the images from this category are very professional, and very high … [Continue reading Where to Get Photos for Your Website or Blog]

What Time of Day do You Post to Your Blog?

So I’ve got an idea in my head, that’s entering the “hey I might actually do this one” and of my biggest questions is when do I schedule my posts to go live?

Why Google Doesn’t Like to Talk About Updates

One of the recurring themes I’ve been seeing in the past few months, comes from web publishers trying to confirm when and where Google updates actually happen. This type of thing has been going on for years and it’s not a new topic, what is new is that Google is now confirming that there is a lot of contradictory information … [Continue reading Why Google Doesn’t Like to Talk About Updates]

Building a Niche Website

Tips on how to build a successful niche website, that is easy to run and doesn’t require much maintenance.

Use Scribe SEO to Optimize Your WordPress Posts

As you know I’m a big fan of the WordPress platform. Although it’s not the most optimal platform, there’s no question that it makes it easier to run a website. I was recently asked by Brian Clark of CopyBlogger to review Scribe SEO a new service/plugin for WordPress, one that was designed to help you do a better job of … [Continue reading Use Scribe SEO to Optimize Your WordPress Posts]

Google Not Afraid to Big & Ugly for Your Data

In a non logged in account in IE Google is not afraid to get big and ugly to get you to download that toolbar and start sending them data. Notice it’s almost as big as the Google logo. Is getting your hands on my data really that important to you …  

How To Silo Your Website: The Footer

This post is part of a series on How to Silo Your Website. The other parts in the series are: How to Silo Your Website: The Masthead, How to Silo Your Website, The Breadcrumb , How to Silo Your Website: The Content, and How to Silo Your Website: The Sidebar. For this last part, we’ll be looking at the footer.

Using Images for Better Linkbait

The following is part of a series on image optimization. In this post, we’re going to be talking about images for increasing the success of linkbait.

New Ad Format For Image Search

Had to redact the terms (sorry) but here’s a new advertising format I cam across while doing image searchs

Why Big Brand Media Sites Are The Real Cesspool of the Internet

Eric Schmidt of Google famously remarked last year that “The internet is fast becoming a cesspool where false information thrives” and that brands were the way out. Well Eric I’m going to show you not only did you get it wrong , but you got it very wrong, not only are big brands just as responsible for the pollution of … [Continue reading Why Big Brand Media Sites Are The Real Cesspool of the Internet]

How Website Owners and Publishers Can Use Foursquare

While some people consider Foursquare to be nothing more than the latest shiny cat toy for social media gurus and badge collectors, I’ve recently found a few uses for both business and pleasure.

Sponsored Review Younanimous.com

The following post is a sponsored review for Younanimous.com

Don’t Put All Your Eggs in the Facebook Basket

While Facebook may be a hot marketing tool right now, there is danger in putting too much effort into making it the center of your marketing efforts.