Category: Search Marketing

Google has created a circus of sad-faced SEO clowns jumping through hoops trying to get rid of “bad” links to their web sites. This is why I never ever chose to be a slave to search engines and chose the human side of the web experience over the algorithm changing lead-line approach where every site owner is pulled along under the threat of low rank, poor PR scores and penalization. The first disavow link removal request I got was aRead more…

Today is the last day for pre-agenda discount pricing for those heading for the New York Search Engine Strategies conference in March. The New York conference is very popular, with education, training and networking opportunities in abundance. This is not one to miss! Register today for your pre-agenda pricing, plus another 20% discount. They have also announced speaker deadlines, which are around the corner. Go to SES New York 2012 Deadlines Proposing a session: Jan 31 Speaking submission: Feb 17

I’m an information junkie with a gigantic range of topics I follow – some of which might surprise you, so I don’t share THAT. Here are some of my recommended reads because they impressed me and taught me something new. By the way, did you know that if you press on a BlueJay’s blue wing, the color disappears? That’s because they have no pigment in their feathers and the blue is the play of light on their wings. In noRead more…

With every industry, there is an underground of folks who find more pleasure in wrecking a good thing.  Search engine marketing is no exception. Somehow, the idea that humans can outwit search engines became a challenge and even a battle.  For myself, as an SEO who brings usability and user experience design to the mix, the key to marketing and web design is understanding what people want.  It’s referred to as user behavior. Search engine computers are programmed to lookRead more…

A guest post by an anonymous writer appeared in TechCrunch, called The Time Has Come To Regulate Search Engine Marketing And SEO.  Anytime I hear about regulating search engine marketing, I go to see the street brawl. The article focused on how evil Google, as the lKing of search engines, is. The writer makes valid points about how the search engine works and how ill advised it is to worship the Google god, because it can grant you a kingdomRead more…

In 1995, when American Online (AOL) was my ticket to the whole world, I wanted to believe nobody was lying to me. In the groups I had joined to meet others with the same interests, I read every word and assumed every web site I visited was genuine. I was so dumb. Before long, every possible gizmo and gadget could make you rich, or so it was screamed from every web site owner who swore up and down they wereRead more…

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