Category: SEO/M Industry General

In the early days of the Internet free help was everywhere. If you were willing to learn and could take criticism, you could learn how to be a web designer, SEO or programmer. The only investment was your time and a willingness to give back. Communities grew out of the need to get jobs done properly. I started out as a moderator for an email list in 1995. While I worked full-time during the daytime in User Interface design, atRead more…

In 1996 I published an article about SEO rip-offs, where I exposed the ways in which they commit fraud. I wrote it because the company I worked for signed up for services that I needed to re-do myself and repair the damage from. While I received death threats and angry emails for exposing those people, (I never mentioned any names, just practices), I have no problem calling out those who give search engine optimization and marketing a bad reputation byRead more…

As web site development requires intricate skills and knowledge of ever-changing technical skills, the traditional session on Site Architecture at the Search Engine Strategies conferences continues to inspire the audience. I will be joined by Adam Audette, Shari Thurow and Kristjan Mar Hauksson on Tuesday, March 23, in New York city to present Successful Information Architecture (previously known as Successful Site Architecture). In addition to the (outdated) description below, we cover information architecture how-to and its relationship to search engineRead more…

Being recognized by one’s peers can be a happy moment. It’s far better than being ignored. But what happens when your name appears on a winner’s list and you don’t know why it got there? What about awards lists that name people you know don’t deserve to be there or there are exceptional people who were left off the list? I wrote about a contest in December that didn’t make sense to me. With today’s winners announcement for that contestRead more…

This is a bit longer than the version I delivered (I cut some slides). Slides are from my talk at SES Chicago 2009, Successful Site Architecture session. Information Architecture for SEO and UX View more presentations from Kim Krause Berg.

As I head into my 15 year (February 1995) of working in the web design, marketing and usability space, it has been this year that has been the most unique. What finally happened, after years and years of writing on the friendly relationship between SEO and Usability, is that the message is understood and gaining acceptance. I’ve been partnered with a select minority of forward thinking SEO’s for 6 or so years. It’s taken that long for the rest ofRead more…

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