Exclusive Insights – Bruce Clay talks TopSEOs

I was going to write this article right after SMX Advanced, but instead of settling, the dust has actually kicked up big time but since this is a holiday weekend, I figured it’s time to write up the one on one conversation I had with Bruce Clay regarding TopSEOS, while up at Advanced… __________________________________ In [...]


Meta Descriptions Now Count for SEO says Google?

Alex Bennert (SEOSylph) tweeted a link this evening to an article by Sean Michael Kerner at Small Business Computing from today covering the SES Toronto keynote by Maile Ohye, senior developer programs engineer at Google.  According to the Article, Ohye said that Meta Descriptions are now once again factored into the relevance of a page.  [...]


My SMX Advanced Liveblogging Index

Okay so many of you know already that Dana Lookadoo, Gil Reich, and I pitched in to help Susan Esparza with liveblogging of SMX Advanced earlier in the week. But since my contributions are all spread out, I figured I’d provide a consolidated post that provides links to each of the individual session articles. And [...]


You & A with Matt Cutts – SMX Advanced

As this session was the most anticipated during day one of SMX Advanced, and Susan Esparza wasn’t going to miss it for anything in the world, she liveblogged this for the Bruce Clay blog.  Personally, I just wanted an excuse to sit up front after rushing downstairs from my liveblogging of the “Demystifying Online Attribution” [...]


So You Want To Test SEO?

This is a liveblogging post of the “So You Want to Test SEO?” session from SMX Advanced that I’d done originally for the Bruce Clay blog, however at the time I wasn’t aware that one was also being written by Gil Reich, and that his was the one they ended up going with – a [...]


TOPSEOs Continues Deceptive Practices

TOPSEOs was built on deception, article scraping, and bait-and-switch practices.  The industry cried foul, Jeev Trika blew it off as motivated by ulterior motives, I called him out, and 3 days later they issued an official apology, vowing to change.  Fast foward a full month, and they continue their ways, laughing in the face of [...]


SEO Industry InfoGraphic

Given how often I write book-length articles, I figured this time I’d give a shot at creating my first InfoGraphic, and what better subject than our own industry, right?  So here, without further diatribes, I present to you, my SEO Industry InfoGraphic….


TOPSEOs Apologizes – Legit or more Deceptive Business?

There’s been a flurry of renewed activity in the past few days regarding the fact that TOPSEOs has been caught using deceptive business practices in their operation.  Apparently someone at TOPSEOs, perhaps Jeev Trika himself, finally felt that enough pressure was being applied, because yesterday morning (April 28th), a press release was posted through PRWeb.com [...]


TOPSEOs Deceptive Practices – An Interview with Jeev Trika

UPDATE 4/29/2010 – TOPSEOS issues Apology – But Is It Enough? _________________________________________________ The TOPSEOs discussion (mostly industry leaders and participants calling for TOPSEOs to stop their deceptive marketing practices) has been raging for a while now. Not long after this all started, I attempted to contact Jeev Trika, one of the owners of the company.  [...]


Search Marketing Wisdom Nominated for 2010 Search and Social Web Award

I learned today that my blog has been nominated for a Search and Social Web award as best SEO blog and I’m beyond ecstatic.  At the same time, I’m also very humbled because I put as much, or more time and energy into my writing for SearchEngineJournal.com, and truthfully, I’m nominated in a category among [...]