Shoemoney challenges Ranfish on full disclosure

June 1st, 2007 @ // 3 Comments

Shoemoney invited Rand Fishkin of to record an interesting dialog to be aired on his radio show, next Tuesday. Rand says they discussed their opposing viewpoints on whether bloggers should fully disclose affiliate/marketing deals to readers, especially if they are endorsing those products. It is going to be a lot of fun to listen. […]

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Category : Blog

“Make Money Online” link bomb defused?

June 1st, 2007 @ // One Comment

If you read my previous post advising John to change his link-building strategy, then you won’t be surprised to learn that John Chow is no longer ranking on the first page for the term “make money online“. On January this year, Danny Sullivan from Search Engine Land, reported that Google had devised an algorithm to […]

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Category : Blog

LongTailMiner v0.1 alpha — find invisible Long Tail keywords

May 31st, 2007 @ // 6 Comments

I’m really enjoying this blogging thing! Every comment I am getting from my readers is a new idea that I feel rushed to put into practice. My reader, Andrea, mentioned she parses log files to mine for keywords as well. That is an excellent idea. I decided to put that idea into code and here […]

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Category : Blog &Keyword Research &Technical SEO

LinkingHood v0.1 alpha — Improve your PageRank distribution

May 30th, 2007 @ // 7 Comments

As I promised to one of my readers, here is the first version of the code to mine log files for linking relationship information. I named it LinkingHood as the intention is to take link juice from the rich to give to the poor linking sites. I wrote it in Python for clarity ( I […]

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Category : Blog &Link Building &Technical SEO

Log based link analysis for improved PageRank

May 29th, 2007 @ // 17 Comments

While top website analytics packages offer pretty much anything you might needto find actionable data to improve your site, there are situations where we need to dig deeper to identify vital information. One of such situations came to light in a post by randfish of writes about the problem with most enterprise-size websites, they […]

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Category : Blog &SEO Research &Technical SEO

Why it’s good to mix your incoming link anchor text?

May 28th, 2007 @ // 21 Comments

I’ve been reading John Chow’s blog for a while and it is very interesting how he is getting a lot of reviews with the anchor text “make money online” in exchange for a link from his blog. He is ranking #2 in Google for the phrase “make money online.” I know a lot of SEOs […]

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Category : Blog

Your competitor is your best friend

May 28th, 2007 @ // One Comment

As I mentioned earlier, for me success is about what, how, and work.  This is my simple formula. Anywhere my customers or potential customers express their problems and frustrations is a place for me to dig out opportunities.  Forums, blogs, mailing lists, news groups, etc…   Your what should be driven by your customers’ needs. Most […]

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Category : Blog &Competitive Intelligence

The harder to get the link, the more valuable it is

May 27th, 2007 @ // One Comment

Links that are too easy or relatively easy to get do not help much in getting traffic or authority for search engine rankings. If your link is placed on a page where there are several hundred links competing for attention, it is less likely that potential visitors will click than if the page only has […]

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Category : Blog &Link Building

Success in a $100 budget?

May 27th, 2007 @ // No Comments

Patrick Saxon from has asked top names in the SEO industry a very useful question.  What most have missed is that Patrick has actually answered the question himself by writing the article. First, he created a very useful piece of content, and second, he has received a large number of authority links from his […]

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Category : Blog

Assessing competitive levels

May 27th, 2007 @ // No Comments

Critical to success is competing where we know we can excel.  This might sound obvious, but many entrepreneurs fail to identify exploitable opportunities.  Don’t get me wrong; I love competing.  There is no problem with dreaming big.  Even if we want to go after Dell or Microsoft, we have to find a really smart plan […]

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Category : Blog &Competitive Intelligence &Keyword Research

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