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How to Get Googlebot to “Teach You” Advanced SEO

By at January 30, 2012 | 1:06 pm | 9 Comments

How to Get Googlebot to “Teach You” Advanced SEO

I recently worked on an enterprise-level client’s non-SEO related project where the goal was to confirm or deny that their new product: 1)  Was not doing anything that could be considered black hat. 2)  Was providing any SEO benefit for their clients. The problems you face with projects like this is that Google doesn’t provide

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Categotries : Blog , SEO Research , Technical SEO

Are You Ready To Join The Evolution Of Affiliate Marketing?

By at August 1, 2010 | 11:03 am | 11 Comments

Are You Ready To Join The Evolution Of Affiliate Marketing?

Last December, while speaking at an affiliate convention in LA, I had the opportunity to share a panel with Dush Ramachandran, the vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for ClickBank. We talked about some of the challenges facing his organization. One of those challenges is the fact that after years of success, many

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Categotries : Affiliate Marketing , Blog

Here is Why Now Is The Best Time To Be In The SEO Business

By at June 23, 2010 | 12:47 pm | 8 Comments

Here is Why Now Is The Best Time To Be In The SEO Business

It seems like every time I check up on blogs someone is decrying the bygone days of search engine optimization as if it has been dead for years. This strikes me as more than strange. Granted, many of the old black hat techniques are certainly no longer viable. Google continues to create better and better

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Categotries : Blog

Am I an SEO Geek?

By at October 1, 2008 | 5:03 pm | 7 Comments

Apparently Adam Audette from AudetteMedia thinks so. Thanks for the recognition, Adam! Tweet

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Categotries : Blog

Delayed Gratification: The key to untold riches down the line

By at October 1, 2008 | 2:27 pm | 1 Comments

Delayed Gratification: The key to untold riches down the line

You have probably heard about the two most important metrics for the success of a website: traffic and conversions. No one will dispute that the more traffic you receive, and the better that traffic converts, the more sales/profits you are going to make. Entire professions are dedicated to driving traffic to your website and to

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Categotries : Affiliate Marketing , Blog , Conversion Rate Optimization

Yes, This Link-building Tip is Definitely White Hat!

By at September 5, 2008 | 4:14 pm | 14 Comments

Yes, This Link-building Tip is Definitely White Hat!

  A couple of months ago I found a really clever and easy way to build thousands of links to any site (with your choice of anchor text). In the spirit of sharing I try to promote in this blog, here it is… PAD your link-building regimen There are thousands of software developers that provide

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Categotries : Blog , Link Building

Us and Them: Why Smart SEOs Should Guarantee Results

By at September 3, 2008 | 10:14 pm | 4 Comments

Us and Them: Why Smart SEOs Should Guarantee Results

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while—especially after following the contentious discussion in the comments of my last post. Rand Fishkin talks about why SEO firms should not guarantee rankings, and for the most part I agree with everything he says. But I am going to come down on the other side

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Categotries : Blog

Keep your eyes OFF the search engine rankings

By at August 8, 2008 | 11:55 am | 24 Comments

Keep your eyes OFF the search engine rankings

There’s been an interesting debate on WebmasterWorld, Search Engine Roundtable, Sphinn, SitePoint and Search Engine Watch about Google’s recent block of popular rank-checking tools like WebPosition Gold and WebCEO. It appears that clients are very used to tracking their SEO consultants’ efforts and gauging their success by looking at the regular rankings report. But querying

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Categotries : Blog , Featured Posts , SEO Technology

The SEO feasibility report: When SEO is a good idea and when it isn’t

By at July 17, 2008 | 9:52 pm | 7 Comments

The SEO feasibility report: When SEO is a good idea and when it isn’t

  This is a guest post by Paul Burani from Clicksharp Marketing, a very sharp search marketer I met in NY In the search engine world, it’s easy to think in terms of black and white.  Some traffic you pay for, some you don’t.  There’s page one, and there’s everything else.  And of course we

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Categotries : Blog , Conversion Rate Optimization , Paid Search

The Slow Sale: Getting conversions from ads outside the search world

By at June 25, 2008 | 7:00 pm | 6 Comments

The Slow Sale: Getting conversions from ads outside the search world

  I’ve been spending a little bit of time lately out of the search marketing world and into the broader Internet marketing space. I signed up for every “guru’s” newsletter, accepted all the free offers and I even signed up for a few paid ones. There are a lot of scams out there, but there

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Categotries : Blog , Conversion Rate Optimization

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