Understanding Confrontational and Controversial Marketing

Controversial and confrontational marketing are time tested methods for bringing traffic, attention and links to your company, product or website, however there’s more to it than just picking a fight.

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Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part II

In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I, we looked at some examples of screen resolutions, and content placement. In part II I’m going to show some examples of how I look at and approach design considerations, specifically where the important “money making” parts are in relation to the screen break.

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Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part III

In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I, we looked at some examples of screen resolutions, and content placement. In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part II, we looked at how banner size affected the “sweet spot” being above or below the fold. In part III we’re going to look at liquid versus static.

Google, Dictionaries and SEO

One of the things toolbars and personalized search will do is reduce algo busting to the equivalent of speaking Latin. However personally I hate personalized search, and don’t think it’s going to be as big as they all hope, so I like to practice a little algo dissection from time to time. One of my favorite methods is pushing a … [Continue reading Google, Dictionaries and SEO]

Profits Murdered By Google Adwords

There’s been quite a bit of noise in the SEM space about some of the recent changes made by the Google Adwords Quality Score. I thought it might be interesting to take a more in depth look at some of my site statistics.

Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I

I was building new site this past weekend and I got into the liquid width versus static width debate with myself again. Now I’ve been involved in designing, programming, running, and optimizing websites in one way or another since 1998, and while I’m no usability expert I think I’ve seen and built enough websites to have a educated opinion, so … [Continue reading Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I]

Using Google Sitemaps for Competitive Intelligence

I’m a big fan of the Google Webmaster Central Program and using sitemaps. I agree that you should build your website so that it is crawlable and not rely on sitemaps to compensate for poor site architecture, but hands down there is no better tool when you are migrating or cleaning up after a site migration than webmaster central. However … [Continue reading Using Google Sitemaps for Competitive Intelligence]

2007 Tour de France Winner – Wikipedia

The Tour de France is scheduled to begin tomorrow, so I was doing some research for another site and was really amazed at the favoritism Google shows Wikipedia. So I decided to break it down and show bad it really is. Below is a list of all the stops on this years Tour de France, I’ve gone through and removed … [Continue reading 2007 Tour de France Winner – Wikipedia]

Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops

Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops are all the rage in cyberspace, virtual communities, and the search engine world. QuadsZilla is looking for Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops to save little Timmy. Over in the UK the Guardian wants Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops to come under close Scrutiny from Google. Happy to oblige search engine engineer Matt Cutts says there is little competition in the Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops market. The … [Continue reading Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops]

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SEO Case Study: Outbound Links

SEO Case Study: Outbound Links Experiment: To determine if outbound links help a page rank for a term hypothesis: By linking out to other websites you improve your “hub score” and become a resource for a particular search term (see Hilltop algorithm). Background: One of the questions that gets asked fairly frequently in search engine forums is do outbound links … [Continue reading SEO Case Study: Outbound Links]

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v7ndotcom Elursrebmem Blogs

After what seems like forever (but is really only 4 days) my v7ndotcom elursrebmem entry finally ranks, coming in somewhere between 25 and 30 depending on what ranking tool and data center you happen to be using (SERP). However now that every SEO on the planet has a blog I thought I might cruise around the blogosphere and see how … [Continue reading v7ndotcom Elursrebmem Blogs]

MyMac Melbourne Threatens Blogger

It’s amazing in this day and age that companies really don’t know how harness the power of the internet for good. It’s so much easier to try and solve problems and create evangelists instead of threatening legal action. However MyMac Melbourne did the opposite they took a bad situation and made it worse threatening to sue him. Also be sure … [Continue reading MyMac Melbourne Threatens Blogger]

Having Fun With Anchor Text Part I

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Compete Still a Bit Wet Behind the Ears

I actually like Compete I think it’s quite a bit more accurate than Alexa or other competing services, however when I see comments like this on their blog it makes me question some of their conclusions: Every search query we see in our data is a query performed by an actual person. via compete blog

Reputation Management for Image Search

So I was doing an image search and came across something interesting. Looking for [Jet Blue] showed some interesting results. What caught my eye was the pictures of the failed landing gear incident. Not what I would consider an ideal image SERP. What does your an image SERP for your company, your product or your name yield? Remember what starts … [Continue reading Reputation Management for Image Search]