Archive for the ‘Search Engine Optimization’ Category

And in the Blink of an Eye, The World is Different

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven Ecclesiastes 3:1 Where does someone begin, when it comes to sharing the chronicles of life’s changes? I’ve written about my life’s changes a number of times before, yet each time a transition happens, the emotion of it can be [...]

Industry Consensus – Why I Encourage you To Take the SEOMoz Survey

Every two years something special happens in our industry.  Thousands upon thousands of people voluntarily take upwards of 20 minutes or more of their day to pause from what they’re doing to offer their opinion, their experience, and their beliefs about the state of search marketing and how they go about their work.  The resulting [...]

SEO Tool Review: SEM Rush

The following is a review of SEM Rush. SEM Rush did give us a three month pro membership in exchange for this review, however, both parties agreed the review would be unbiased and would contain just the facts. If you feel this review was biased in any way please leave us your remarks in the [...]

Slide Deck & Notes from My SMX Advanced Google Survivor Preso

I had the privilege to participate as a panelist on the Google Survivor Tips panel during SMX Advanced in Seattle this year.  The presentation was centered around how to address the fact that your site is vulnerable to the Google roller coaster – most recently of course, as seen in the Panda Updates. I also [...]

Google Announces New Features – Live Tweeting Recap

Earlier today, Google held a live stream webcast where they announced several innovations that will help users experience a more enjoyable search process. I watched the event live, and tweeted snippets from the event, so I figured I’d post them here for those of you who weren’t able to watch, or weren’t aware of the [...]

The Bogus Call to Arms Against Schema.org

Update (3 hours after initial post) Manu Sporny, W3C’s Chair of the RDFa group, read this article and provides a great response in the comment thread, to which I responded. So be sure to read the comments after reading the article. ________________________________________________ In an ideal world of “everything is free”, crowd-sourcing, and W3C standards, all [...]

Come Hear Me Speak on the Google Survival Tips Panel @ SMX Advanced

If your site was negatively impacted by the Google Panda/Farmer update, or if you’re concerned that your site will be next as Google works to clean up their index, or if you just want to know how you can just focus on your business and not even care if Google goes down in flames, you’ll [...]

Google Plus 1 – Social Sentiment as an SEO Factor

Wow.  Just Wow. SEOMoz recently conducted their latest “ranking factor” survey and I had the pleasure to participate – can’t wait to see the results.  But one of the concepts in the survey asked whether social sentiment would be a factor in search results in 2011, and if so, how much.  And I need to [...]

The SEO Industry needs to grow a pair

The buzz continues to swirl throughout the search industry since the JCPenney nonsense, and on the heels of that maelstrom, the Forbes penalty for selling links, and then most recently, Overstock was nailed. This week Lisa Barone added her take on the topic – approaching it by providing tips for finding a legitimate SEO.   [...]

JCPenney Responds to NYT and Google

After I wrote my own article this weekend chiming in on the JCPenney paid links fiasco, and I got a flood of comments on the matter, I wrote an email to Darcie Brossart, VP, Corporate Communications at JCPenney inviting her to read my article.  Ms. Brossart was the spokesperson quoted in that original NYT article.  [...]