SEO is Dead! (Long Live Advanced SEO)

July 5th, 2007 @ // 9 Comments

After trying a few different approaches, I've finally found a clear direction for this blog. Some A-list bloggers consider that starting another SEO blog is a bad idea. There are thousands of bloggers writing about SEO and the market is already saturated. It's going to be difficult to stand out. I have to say that […]

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At last! A Rock-solid Strategy to Help you Reach High Search Engine Rankings

July 4th, 2007 @ // 20 Comments

Every SEO strategy has its good and bad Search engines have long kept their ranking formulas secret in order to give users the most relevant results and to preclude malicious manipulation. Despite all the secrecy, though, it remains extremely difficult for search engine companies to prevent either direct or indirect manipulation. We can broadly classify […]

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Category : Blog &Competitive Intelligence &On-page SEO

The Never Ending SERPs Hijacking Problem: Is there a definite solution?

July 3rd, 2007 @ // 6 Comments

In 2005 it was the infamous 302, temporary redirect page hijacking. That was supposedly fixed, according to Matt Cutts. Now there is a new interesting twist. Hijackers have found another exploitable hole in Google: the use of cgi proxies to hijack search engine rankings. The problem is basically the same. Two URLs pointing to the […]

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What do Search Marketing and Going to the Doctor have in Common? Learn my Best Kept Secret: How to find profitable keywords

July 2nd, 2007 @ // 35 Comments

What do Search Marketing and Going to the Doctor have in Common? Learn my Best Kept Secret: How to find profitable keywords

Picture this scenario: Laura Martin has a mild headache. She knows she suffers from migraines, so she goes to her pharmacist. The pharmacist calls her doctor to get approval for a new refill of Imitrex, a migraine treatment medicine. Paul Stevenson feels extremely tired. He is aware he suffers from type 1 diabetes. His body […]

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Category : Blog &Featured Posts &Keyword Research &Paid Search

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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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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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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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

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