Month June, 2007

John Pushed Google's Limit and got Dropped! Should you push it too?

June 29th, 2007 @ // 10 Comments

I just learned that John Chows rankings dropped even for his own name!  He suspects that it has something to do with his review for a link back promotion. I am sure that is the problem. As of yesterday, I was not ranking for my own name. My problem was that when I moved from […]

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Category : Blog

I'm not slacking, I'm working on a homerun post!

June 28th, 2007 @ // 12 Comments

I am working on a killer post for next Monday where I am going to detail my best kept secret: a very simple technique to identify keywords with high demand and little or no competition. Do you want to have keywords like this? I've asked several A-list bloggers for their niche finding formula.  And guess […]

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Category : Affiliate Marketing &Blog &Keyword Research &Paid Search

Watch out, Feedburner's numbers are woefully inaccurate! … but why?

June 27th, 2007 @ // No Comments

This was Rand's response to a comment I made about Rand's confirmation of Aaron's claim that an RSS subscriber is worth 1000 links. Here is my comment: Wed (6/27/07) at 07:38 AM Very useful links. I really like the Adwords tip. An RSS Subscriber is Worth a Thousand Links – well said, Aaron, and very […]

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Category : Blog &Web Analytics

Legitimate cloaking — real world example and php source code

June 26th, 2007 @ // 5 Comments

It's been a while since I posted some juicy source code. This time, I am going to explain the infamous black hat technique known as cloaking with some basic PHP code. While most people think of cloaking as evil (asking for search engines to penalize your site), there are circumstances where it is perfectly legitimate […]

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Category : Blog

What is the problem with generic product names?

June 25th, 2007 @ // No Comments

If you have read my about page, you already know one of my businesses: NearshoreAgents. You can learn more about what we do by visiting the website. I want to share a nice little debate I recently had with the company's marketing and sales director, Michael Payne. We were brainstorming the right name for a […]

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Category : Blog

Google's Architectural Overview (Ilustrated) — Google's inner workings part 2

June 22nd, 2007 @ // 2 Comments

For this installment of my Google's inner workings series, I decided to revisit my previous explanation. However, this time I am including some nice illustrations so that both technical and non-technical readers can benefit from the information. At the end of the post, I will provide some practical tips to help you improve your site […]

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Category : Blog &SEO Research

What is the practical benefit of learning Google's internals?

June 21st, 2007 @ // One Comment

I forgot to start my Google inner workings series with WIIFM. My plan is to write one post each week. Not matter how well I try to explain it, it is a complex subject. I should have started the first post explaining why you would want to learn that. There are a lot of easier […]

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Category : Blog &SEO Research

Should I cross link my sites for better rankings?

June 20th, 2007 @ // 17 Comments

My loyal reader Jez asks a very interesting question. I am sure the same question is on the minds of others in the same situation. Finally, I am in the process of creating multiple sites around a similar theme. I have unique content for all sites, and will host on different servers in Europe and […]

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Category : Blog

Can you trust Alexa's numbers?

June 19th, 2007 @ // 2 Comments

It is very important to understand that there is no way for external metrics tools such as Alexa, Compete, Ranking, Netcraft, etc. to provide accurate data. Their information is collected from their respective toolbar usage. Alexa has the broadest distribution, but there are still a lot of people that don't use those toolbars or browser […]

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Category : Blog &Competitive Intelligence &Web Analytics

Great Content + Bad Headline = Mediocre Results

June 18th, 2007 @ // 4 Comments

You can spend a few hours researching, structuring, drafting and proofreading a great post, to completely miss it by choosing a really bad title. I recently submitted a carefully crafted rebuttal to the Seomoz article: Proof Google is Using Behavioral Data in Rankings. The post generated some controversy and some heated discussion as to the […]

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Category : Blog &Web Analytics

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