Ed Berrera contends that as Facebook advertising gets more niche, it will become less profitable to Facebook… methinks he be wrong. (And methinks further that writing like a pirate be good. Arrrh.) Ed’s article confuses short term inefficiencies and arbitrage – eg, Facebook selling ads at higher rates to lazy advertisers – with long term profitability. He suggests that long … [Continue reading Will Facebook Niche For Dollars Or Food?]
Last week Matt Cutts made a post about how to connect your Linux computer to a Wii balance board using Bluetooth. This post happened to make the Digg homepage, however what was really interesting is the way he did it, which has exposed an exploitable hole in Digg.
One of the key aspects of any SEO strategy is knowing the risks of the tactics you use. As those tactics approach or break Google’s guidelines the more likely they to get you penalized or banned. Knowing where you are on the risk scale helps you know when it is imperative that you take precautions and try to create a … [Continue reading How to Practice Kamikaze SEO]
Last week I attended SMX Advanced in Seattle and thought I’d share my thoughts about it.
The following screen shot has to be seen to be believed 7 wikipedia articles listed as news sources in google news (picture after the jump click to enlarge)(link if you can’t see it)
Recently Google announced they are experimenting with including Wikipedia in Google News. Personally I’m not a fan of Wikipedia, so I think this is the perfect opportunity to share some tactics on how to make Wikipedia a whole lot more fun.
The following post is a counterpoint to the Outspoken Media post titled “Would I Recognize Your Blog In A Dark Alley“, and exists to offer an alternative path to land of unicorns and rainbows.
As I’m fairly well known for my distrust and criticism of all things Google, so it probably comes as something of a surprise that I’m REALLY looking forward to a Google Operating System … allow me to explain …
It’s hard to imagine that if you’ve been involved in internet marketing for any length of time, that you aren’t familiar with the concept of linkbait. Since most of you are part of the Generation X/Generation Y crowd, and supposedly aren’t easily fooled by “the media”, it’s inconceivable that so many of you took the bait and fell the latest … [Continue reading Crunchbait … or How to Be a Sucker on the Internet]
When you’re running a blog with affiliate links, one of the key factors that can increase your conversions, help you make more sales, and ultimately put more money in your pocket, is to have ads that are targeted to match the content. In this tutorial I’ll be showing you some tactics on how you can improve this targeting using tags.
If you’ve spent any time visiting blogs lately chances are you’ve seen those small little photo’s accompained by a title or bit of text in or near the masthead. I’m not sure if it has a proper name, but most people I’ve talked to call it a carousel, in this tutorial I’m going to show you how to add one … [Continue reading How to Add a Carousel to Your Thesis Blog]
Due to some production issues I made some adjustments to the local search interview series, I added two more interviews, and we may get a third by friday.
Are you tired of wearing the some old dud’s to Search Engine Conferences? Does that tired matching Ken & Barbie polo shirt that your boss made you wear stifle your creativity? Does that blue pinstripe business suit not allow you to show your SEO FOO? Then you may want to check out the new line of clothing designed specifically for … [Continue reading The Lisa – Search Engine Conference Clothing from Lisa Barone]
Looks like Google doesn’t seem to have an issue with bad spelling. In addition to ranking my website they also ranked people who linked to me with bad spelling snippets. However as far as convincing people you are trustworthy or authoritative well that’s a whole ‘nother story.
So after reading Rae’s review of Merchant Circle, I headed on over and checked out the SERP for Merchant Circle and what I saw wasn’t pretty …
The following post is a sponsored review for Younanimous.com
For this interview we’re going to be talking to Ryan May of Restaurantica.
It’s been five days since Jason posted his new rules on linkbaiting, five days may not be long IRL but in blog time it’s … like well forever … all I have to say is Dude Where’ My Link?
While everyone concentrates on content linkbait one thing many people over look is physical linkbait.
So I’m looking through my stats in log programs and I’m seeing strange things. Hundreds and in one case nearly a thousand people coming from keywords that I can’t place anywhere in SERP’s. I’ve tried the MCDar data center tool and still not finding anything. I’m still looking but at this point, but my most likely candidate is personalized search. … [Continue reading Personalized Search Looking at Weblogs]