This weekend I was doing a little housekeeping on some of my domains and hosting accounts and decided to test and see if it was possible to get a website indexed using XML Sitemaps and no external links.
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.
Recently I’ve been experimenting with a plugin for checking broken links, on several of my blogs, and I’m fascinated by what I’ve discovered.
I’ll admit I haven’t been following the Dave Pasternack contest that strongly, but I came across Incredibill’s Dave Pasternack page today who gave a good update. There’s a little bit over 3 weeks which means this is your last shot to make any adjustments. As Bill says #1 remove or no follow any links to his page on did-it.com (I … [Continue reading Last Chance to Affect Dave Pasternack Contest]
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]
One of the more common questions I get asked is is it better to have one big site or a whole bunch of little sites, and my answer is, it depends.
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.
Here’s a question what are you learning from leading SEO and internet marketing bloggers? Are you hoping one of them drops a thinly veiled, or rather obvious tip that will let you set a “virtual cash machine” on your front lawn? If you are you just might be ignoring the real pearls of wisdom that are right there in the … [Continue reading What Are You Learning From Leading Edge SEO Bloggers]
Recently I’ve come across an increasing number of ‘link bait is dying’, ‘link bait is dead’, and ‘linkbait is so 2006’ blog posts. To those people I say, please remove your head from ass quickly, because you look ridiculous.
Douglas Karr sent me a question that I get asked pretty often so I thought I’d share it with you here: Can W3C compliance and accessibility impact your Search Engine Optimization?
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]
Changes with Google SERPS give some interesting results make wordpress search engine friendly any questions …
Let’s have some fun with anchor text part II monstigaligation click here click here monstigaligation
C’mon Matt do we really have to have this semantics debate every time something gets changed? The this is an update, that was a data push, the other thing was a xoogler sneaking into the building, get tiring after a while. I know you don’t like calling it an update, even when it is, and then you “fix” the non … [Continue reading Matt this is not an Update Cutts]
Since I’ve had so many requests here’s the presentation from the SES Paid Links Panel mgray-paidlinks-ses2007 (powerpoint)
I came across Website Grader via Guy Kawasaki’s website today and I have to say this is one of the worst ideas I have ever seen, worse than that it’s downright dangerous in the wrong hands!
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]
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]
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]
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.