Why I Switched from TweetMeme to the Official “Tweet Button”

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The subject of the TweetMeme Button vs. the official Tweet Button provided by Twitter came up today during an exchange between Derek Halpern and Brian Clark. After getting involved in the discussion, I decided to do a quick post to explain why I ...
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Tracking Search Sessions, Start to Finish

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I don't remember what I was doing today that caused me to even pay attention to the following, but while doing a search I noticed that Google was keeping my first query of the session as a parameter in the URL string, no matter what, as I kept ...
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Twitter Bowl 2010


About two weeks ago Amanda, netmeg and I ended up having a twitter conversation with @detroitlions on Twitter. We were immediately impressed with their Twitter account and their willingness to engage with their fans. I even followed them even ...
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Dear Mainstream Media – Please Remove Foot From Mouth


Google Instant. SEO is dead. Yes, I’m sick of hearing about it too. But, Greg Boser alerted me via Twitter today that TechCrunch had made a blog post that showed a clear misunderstanding of Google Instant in regards to SEO: “SEO (Search engine ...
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The Clueless, but “Whitehat”, SEO


Almost three years ago I did a blog post as a response to Shari Thurow and a column she had written stating that Blackhats were worthless, shady criminals. In it she stated: "Unfortunately, I have been an expert witness in legal cases involving SEO ...
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Link Building with the Experts – 2010 Edition


The link building interview is back. In prior years, I’ve gotten together some of the best minds in link building and asked them to answer some questions about link development. What resulted were two very powerful (and long) link development ...
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The Real Reasons Big Brands Don’t Rank


Someone pointed out a post to me that Advertising Age did a few days ago called “Meet the Brands Hiding on Google.” I’m assuming it was because they knew sending me something that got me a little riled meant I’d go off on a tangent and write a post ...
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Then I saw Foursquare… Now I’m a believer


I’m not a person who likes new technology (I seriously had an iPod for over a year before I learned how to use it.) When Twitter first came out, Marc had to bug me for months to get an account. So, when I started seeing Foursquare updates in my ...
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Preparing for the Age of Mobile


One thing I’ve realized while being on the road for the last two weeks has been the reliance I have had to put on my BlackBerry in order to get things done. Searching for local restaurants, searching for directions, keeping up with the divisional ...
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How to Learn SEO


I’m asked a lot of times when I tell folks what I do how I learned Internet marketing. People are usually surprised when I say I’m all self-taught, but the reality is, there is no real way to learn Internet marketing *other* than being self-taught. A ...
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