Tag: seo

The search engine optimization industry is known to rally around a fallen comrade one moment and in the next instant, eat one of its own. It’s considered a mercy killing needed to save SEO reputations. It’s never a good idea for an SEO to try and fool another SEO – or a few hundred thousand of them. We’ve seen the dramatic rise, fall and crash of several SEO companies and individuals. Some have managed to return from the dead butRead 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…

I love to write for the Just Behave usability and seo column at Search Engine Land. Every month we have a deadline and each time I hit a brick wall with no idea what to write about. And then…the stuff just comes. Today’s article is called It’s A Fatal Mistake To Copy Successful Web Sites, I relate a true experience. During the Q & A part of a session at a search marketing conference in which I spoke, someone askedRead more…

Just plucking out some of the good stuff from my pile… Information Architects Are From Venus, SEOs Are From Mars Here are some common mistakes that SEO professionals make that can negatively affect a website’s search engine visibility and ROI… Decisiveness and Search: Two Different Strategies A new study out of Wesleyan University explores the actual cognitive mechanisms of decisiveness. This has direct implications for search marketers, because every time we use a search engine, we’re forced to make decisionsRead more…

I wanted to describe how the combination of organic search engine optimization, combined with captology (emotional web design) work together for findability on the Web. You can read The Algorithm Chasers at Search Engine Land’s Just Behave column, that was published online today. The incentive behind algorithm chasers is to drive traffic to revenue generating web pages and to know that, search engines seek out what’s relevant to users and what motivates them to click, read or link.

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…

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