I’M TELLING! (or reporting your SEO competitors)

By Rae / August 7, 2009 / Comments Off on 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 answered that you could report them, to which several of…

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You Don’t Need SEO to Rank in Google

By Rae / January 9, 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 and/or that Pagerank and on page signals (aka SEO) are the only factors that…

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Examples in Affiliate Branding

By Rae / December 15, 2008 / Comments Off on Examples in Affiliate Branding

About 18 months ago, I wrote what I consider to be the best post I’ve ever written on the topic of affiliate marketing, how to survive the affiliate evolution. When I say that I wrote out my business plan and posted it on my blog in that post, I’m not kidding. And that statement is…

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How to Find a Pair of Balls

By Rae / September 15, 2008 /

First, if you’re offended by the post title, learn to have a sense of humor and relax a little. You might live a little longer. And if you take the advice in this post, you’ll likely enjoy those extra years a lot more. The other day I wrote a post over at Copyblogger about affiliate…

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Affiliate Marketing vs Adsense

By Rae / February 15, 2008 /

Before I leave, I wanted to get something off my chest. The alternate title for this post was: “Why you shouldn’t depend on webmaster welfare”. For those out of the loop, “webmaster welfare” is a term used to describe Adsense that apparently can be credited back to IncrediBill. To me, a made for Adsense site…

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Creating Firefox Quick Search Bookmarks

By Rae / February 10, 2008 / Comments Off on 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 own computer, you’ve likely seen me…

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Monkey Balls In Louisville Kentucky

By Rae / December 15, 2007 / Comments Off on 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 to rank for phrases like “Monkey…

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How to Survive the Affiliate Evolution

By Rae / June 14, 2007 /

I’ve been wanting to blog about this for a while. If you’re new or just starting out in affiliate marketing, this post is not for you. I understand that you won’t neccessarily have the resources to pull this strategy off in it’s entirety. If you’re an affiliate who’s career is less than a year old,…

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My Entry to Internet Marketing

By Rae / October 2, 2006 /

Every year when my son’s birthday comes up, I’m reminded of how I entered this industry and I figured there might be some people who don’t know that story. In honor of the biggest hero in my life, my son CJ who turned nine today, I figured I’d share it on this blog for the…

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