My Search Engine Journal Debut

I’m extremely pleased to announce that I was recently invited by Ann Smarty, Director of Media at Search Engine Journal to become a guest blogger at what I consider the premier SEO blog online. And today my first article was published there. It’s entitled “8 Key Points to Multiple Nich Sites and Controlling Back Links”. And in just a few hours since publishing, it’s gone hot at Sphinn…


Bing Search Engine Initial Review

The new Bing Search Engine (Decision Engine?) launched tonight in “preview” mode, and I’ve done an initial test to see how well it does at general search, since that’s the focus of my primary business. While Microsoft’s saying it’s not going to supplant Google in the search market, we can expect that since they’re pouring $100 million into an advertising blitz, and that most people already assume it’s a search engine. So for now at least, that’s how I’m approaching my assessment. And so far, I’ve already found something that should cause Google to sit up and pay attention…


Why Newspapers Need To Fail

Rather than having the courage, willingness and fortitude to adapt and change with the times, the newspaper industry is instead, taking a much more old-boys club approach to finding ways to get back into financially flourishing. The latest cry is that we should allow them to violate U.S. antitrust laws… It’s sickening, deplorable, and though they claim that their failure would be threat to democracy, the TRUTH is that allowing them THEIR way would be the real threat to democracy…


The Best Top Ten Twitter Tips

So everyone’s all gaga over Twitter. And a thousand “Top Twitter Tip” blog posts. Yet with so many other things needing my attention on any given day, I quickly realized there has to be a better way to use Twitter than the default Twitter.com system and there were some really good tips already out there, yet just as many more that didn’t apply to me, someone who is both hoping to find new business opportunities on Twitter and also be able to educate my own clients on social networking. So I’ve come up with a list that fits that need…


Competitive Insight, Girl Scouts and Hells Angels

If one of those “panel based” web statistic providers (think Alexa, comScore, Nielsen) tries to sell you their products, or worse, someone insists on making a business decision based on statistics from one of those “We really don’t have access to real statistics, but we have access to web servers so TRUST US” companies (think Compete.com), run for the hills…


Deceptive SEO Tactics – The Case of the $798 SEO Guru

It’s been 11 days since I wrote my article on Deceptive SEO tactics and how to uncover them (The Deceptive Case of the Coolest Guy On The Internet). Since then I’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback (YAY ME!) and one “Watch your back now” warning comment. Now THAT’s an interesting result! (See below for details). So of course I had to go snooping to find out if I should hide under the covers, and found more deceptive SEO…


Deceptive SEO Tactics – The Coolest Guy On The Internet

If you get pitched by anyone who tells you they’re going to show you the secret way to build your business, or drive traffic to your web site, or that all you need to get onto the first page of Google is through links, run for the hills as fast as you can. But how do you know if something is a deceptive SEO tactic or scam? Here’s one way that works for me…


Business Success In A Down Economy – To Thine Own Self Be True

Over the years, I’ve had stretches of success mingled with stretches of difficulty.  While my life is far from perfect, this past year, in the midst of what most would consider a devastating economy, I’ve been blessed with phenomenal success that’s been more consistent than ever.  One of the patterns that I’ve seen from this […]


4 Key WordPress SEO Tips – Setup Optimization

WordPress Optimizaiton begins with Functionality Setup Some people may just rely on the native WordPress functionality.  Personally, I want to always squeeze every ounce of optimization out of my blog and the blogs of my clients as possible.  Here’s my boiled down list of the top SEO tips for WordPress administrative functionality to help you […]


Reputation Management Facts & Insights

Reputation Management isn’t just about me – it’s about me, the company I work for or own, the products or services we offer, the community organization I run or volunteer at. There’s more to it than you may think…