The World Has Gone #Hashtag Crazy – Justin Timberlake Video

It seems these days everyone is jumping on the #Hashtag bandwagon. The phenomenon was started by Twitter users. Essentially it started as a tag on a post to signify what the post was about. This created a way to tag your post so it would come up in search even though you didn’t explicitly mention […]

“Buy a Link Now” and What Will You Get?

Today I notice on the bottom of the Reuters site there are ads that are served by Marchex. After there ads their a link that says, “Buy a Link Now.” As an SEO this made me cringe a little. (Click image to Enlarge) The reason this bothers me is because clearly Google does not want […]

Does Search Traffic Show a Decline in the Power of TV Commercials

I’ve been working on an SEO project for a client that has a variety of websites. One aspect the project entails going through multiple sites and making sure they are following onsite SEO best practices. Keywords include product names, brand names as well as other related phrases. Many of the sites have a page of […]

Elaborate Tools Are Great, But It’s The Skills That Make Us Pros

Can good tools make you better? Sure, but don’t forget it’s the skills that make you a pro. Watch the video for a great example of this. What skills do you have that make you a pro?  

YouTube Update: The New Google. Does “Don’t be Evil” Still Apply? – Part 2

This is the second entry of our series about the changes at Google and Larry Page are making a lot of changes as we head into 2012. Decide for yourself if they are still following the “Don’t be Evil” mantra. Read the first post in the series here: The New Google. Does “Don’t be Evil” […]

12 Days of Googlemas

Good thing the folks at Google do search better than they sing! Haha Lyrics: On the 12th day of Googlemas my Googlebot gave to me… 12 optimized titles, 11 local listings, 10 Sitemaps submitted, 9 bloggers linking, 8 sitelinks showing, 7 Google trends, 6 social signals, 5 followed links, 4 404s fixed, 3 301s, 2 […]

DecorMyEyes Owner Arrested After NYT Article and Google’s Announcement

Last week I posted about this guys story in connection to the changes Google made to their algorithm so that bad publicity won’t improve Google Ranks: Being Bad to Your Customers is Now Bad for Your Google Ranking It looks like Borker’s campaign to gain more visitors through online reviews, good and bad, has given […]

Email is Dead… At Least According to Facebook

Facebook came out with it’s next step towards internet domination. With it’s new email or not email or social email platform, or whatever you want to call it. It all sounds very wavesque to me. It sounds great. One place to go for all communication. IM, Facebook chat, SMS and yes, email. They don’t include […]

Right From the Horses Mouth: No One Can Guarantee a #1 Ranking on Google

Ok first, Matt I’m not calling you a horse. But Google.. well, how about we say “right from Google”. Anyway, many people that don’t understand SEO often want a guarantee that they will be ranked #1 before they spend the money. That would be great if we could, but then everyone would be have a […]

Website Analytics How to: Advanced Segments in Google Analytics

“Not everything that can be measured counts” – Albert Einstein This is a great quote to apply to analyzing website traffic. When using Google Analytics, or any other website analytics tool, it is easy to waste a lot of time measuring and looking at data that really isn’t useful. Great you can see that you […]