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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Google Enables Real Time Spam and More


So, I’m at Chicago SES and see Michael Streko tweet about how Google has integrated Twitter into regular search. Sure enough, Search Engine Land has an article about the topic. Being a former practitioner of the “dark arts”, I immediately start ...
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2003 Called; They’d like their URL structure back

Messy Closet

Over the last decade or so of offering SEO consulting services to clients, I've seen a lot of interesting things. One of the more common (and surprising) things we see are URL structures in "current" sites that are completely "root based". What does ...
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I’M TELLING! (or reporting your SEO competitors)


When I did the Ask the SEO Vets panel at SMX Advanced a few months ago, someone in the audience asked a question about what to do when your competitors are buying links and getting an advantage from them in the engines. Vanessa Fox immediately ...
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You Don’t Need SEO to Rank in Google

Hello 2009

I'm sure you've no doubt heard that getting indexed and ranked well in Google is all about Pagerank and links. While Google search engineer Matt Cutts may have confirmed that statement almost three years ago, it doesn't mean things never change ...
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Creating Firefox Quick Search Bookmarks


If you've ever seen me do a site clinic at a conference on my own computer, you've likely noticed that I have a series of shortcuts to do searches via Firefox that are very repetitive to my daily routine. If you've seen me do a site clinic without my ...
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Monkey Balls In Louisville Kentucky


I really don't have much to say in this post except that it's an experiment to prove something I already know, but to be able to at least have some tangible evidence of it other than simply knowing because I've been in this game so long. So, you want ...
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PubCon 2007 – Download the Presentations

PubCon Presentations

Hey guys... I don't have a ton of time since I am still at pubcon but due to demand, I found a few minutes to upload my presentations since I talk faster than people can take notes: Uploaded on authorSTREAM by sugarrae Uploaded on ...
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Break Out of Your SEO Conference Comfort Zone


I made a realization the other day. There are a ton of us who travel across the country (and sometimes the continents) many times each year to travel to the same SEO focused conferences. Not one or two, but all of them. I’m not saying there ...
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