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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Webmaster Central has Problems with 301’s to a New Domain

So one of the reasons I’ve been light on the blogging is I’ve got a lot of projects going on. One of which involved rebranding a domain from a crappy hyphenated domain to a brandable/purchasable one. So I had my XML sitemap ready to go. I had my htaccess ready to go with redirects in place. I let the dogs … [Continue reading Webmaster Central has Problems with 301’s to a New Domain]

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]

Behold the Power of Authority

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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]

Reputation Management – Case Study, Part I

Since my experiment in reputation management is actually getting much more interesting than I planned I thought I should go back and do a proper writeup.

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What Can You Learn From the iPhone

So you’re sitting around wishing you could have some of that iPhone traffic, but your never going to get your pages to rank in time. Well friend how about you make this a learning experience. Go to the Google trends page for June 29th. Take a look at all iPhone related searches people are doing. Wait for the next big … [Continue reading What Can You Learn From the iPhone]

Lets Have Fun With Anchor Text Part III

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Linkbait if it’s Good Enough for Forbes it’s Good Enough for Me

I’ve made no secret of my Disney fan status, in fact I have several news feeds set up to catch Disney items. Catching up in the feed reader this morning I came across the following: Top 10 luxury attractions at Disney World Top 10 luxury attractions at Disney World How to have a five-star vacation at Disney parks and resorts … [Continue reading Linkbait if it’s Good Enough for Forbes it’s Good Enough for Me]

Targeting Keywords versus Targeting Traffic

In the olden days of SEO it was all about targeting the “right keywords”. You wanted to rank for [blue widgets] you put blue widgets in the right spots, your title tags, your meta tags, you looked for a density of x%, you put your keywords in bold and italics and things were golden. While things have gotten tougher it’s … [Continue reading Targeting Keywords versus Targeting Traffic]

It’s Not Just SEO’s who Have Issues with the Wiki

Think it’s just whiney SEO’s who have issues with accuracy on the wiki? Not so my friend, for example Morgan Webb of Webb Alert has a problem with people who keep editing her wiki profile and perpetuating the inaccuracy that she was born in Canada. Again a resource who’s standard is citability not truth should not be trusted, by you … [Continue reading It’s Not Just SEO’s who Have Issues with the Wiki]

SEO Tips I Learned from Matt Cutts

As an SEO one of the things we often have to overcome is optimizing for the singular and plural form of the word, such as [blue widget] and [blue widgets]. Now some folks go the route of building one page for each keyword. While this can work you often end up with two very similar reading pages. Sometimes people will … [Continue reading SEO Tips I Learned from Matt Cutts]