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In SEO, It s Not What You Do, It s How You Do It

For years (perhaps as long as I ve been in this industry), I ve read comments all over the web about how anyone can do SEO and/or the obligatory don t waste your money on an SEO expert.

FTC Sends Letter to Search Engines Regarding Disclosure

The FTC has sent an updated letter to the search engines about disclosure of paid ads versus natural search results. I ve analyzed the letter, and here is what you need to know.

Measure Title Tag Length in Pixels, Not Characters, for Sear

In my latest blog post on the Standing Dog blog I wrote about title tag length. Specifically, I show how it s clear that you need to start measuring your title tag length in pixels, NOT in characters. No longer should you be writing title tags based on 70 characters. Google doesn t measure it that way, so you shouldn t either.


comScore January 2012 Search Engine Rankings

Every month about this time comScore releases the search engine rankings data, and I report it here. These are not the actual search engine rankings that you see when you search at a search engine, which are constantly changing. Think of this more as the “market share” for the search engine industry.


Google Search Quality Still Lacking After Google Farmer Upda

As you are probably aware, Google has been in the media spotlight lately about the Google search quality. I took a look at a recent topical search result and compares the Google search results with the Bing search results. Google s search results are filled with a duplicated PR Newswire press release. Bing, on the other hand, shows unique content w

Why You Should Check In on Foursquare

There are several reasons why you should make it a habit of checking in on foursquare, the social networking web site, while you go about your daily activities. I personally enjoy connecting with others and finding out who is also at my location and who has checked in. I also enjoy the fact that since I have connected my foursquare account with man


Exclusive Look: Where The Workers Who Made Your iPhone Sleep

Foxconn s factory in Shenzhen, China, is home to about half of its 420,000 workers. They make many of our gadgets and computers, then walk to dormitories on the 2.1-kilometer-square campus. I got to look inside.

How To Download And Use Your Facebook Information

Facebook has recently been under fire (a lot, I might add) for privacy issues and privacy concerns. I have even written about Facebook email privacy that has gone awry. Many people (not me) are concerned about what they share amongst their friends on Facebook. Some of my family members are concerned about other people (mainly the public) learning a

Facebook Chat Client Launches Today

As a self confessed laptop or computer nerd, what particularly impresses me about this Facebook client is both its reliability when related to Facebook chat along with the ease with which you ll be able to customize the shopper. As an example, the Facebook chat client’s intuitive interface makes customizing shortcuts a breeze; I like that I can hot

Setting the Record Straight Over Google Matt Cutts Impostor

I would like to set the record straight over some recent events that have caused quite a stir on the social sphere. There was never any Matt Cutts’s imposter Facebook Page, it was a Facebook FAN Page about Matt Cutts, BIG difference.

Search Engine Optimization: Why a Blog is Important

When talking to business owners about marketing their businesses on the internet, I often get asked about why I always recommend that their online marketing strategy, their search engine optimization efforts, include a blog.

What your spam says about you

It s good to have routines, at least that s what Oprah says, and I m not complaining about my mornings. The alarm goes off. You get up. You make the coffee, pack a lunch for a certain someone you share the bed with, fix a little something for breakfast.

What is the Average Load Speed of Your Website?

I am pretty certain that after reading the title of this post that you thought about the speed of your site but could not pin it to a precise number because it is a metric you never worry about. Well, it is time to start paying attention to this site metric, because it may be a factor in your rankings in Google in 2010.

How to Properly Redirect a Domain Name

I recently received an email asking a question about redirecting a domain name that he had recently purchased. Here is his email and my detailed response about how to properly redirect a domain name.


How I Met a Celebrity by Using Craigslist

Over this past weekend, I had the pleasure of a brief third visit from a real, honest-to-goodness, household name celebrity. This time, it was this celebritys husband visiting our home. And to think, it all started with a simple Craiglist ad, one that I placed on the Dallas Craigslist about two months ago.

10 Things You Didn t Know About Gold

I thought I knew everything there was to know about gold. Here are 10 things you don t know about gold.

Consider Alternate Spellings of a Domain

One thing I think about when evaluating domain names to purchase is the possibility that there are alternative spellings to the domain names - both accepted spellings and common typos.


Barack Obama Pinata: Popular Party Favor?

I dont know about what you think, but for some reason this just does not seem politically correct. Check out the Barack Obama pinata for your next party.

Search Engine Optimization Tip 19: Move JavaScript to Extern

This is search engine optimization tip number nineteen. this search engine optimization tip is short: it is about what I would call code bloat. You do not want to have fat web pages that are full of code. For SEO purposes, we want thin web pages: pages that are light on code.

What I am Up to

I am still enjoying the sugar high off our Cookies By Design treats that they so generously donated to Steph’s baby shower this weekend. They were a hit, so look for more about them in an upcoming Baby Shower guide from Mama Speaks.

Quincy Jones throws youngins and bling-bling under the bus

Quincy, who is being honored with a humanitarian award at the BET awards tonight, said: I was fortunate to come into music when it was not about the bling-bling or the Benjamins. Watch the AP interview.

More Readers For A Better Earth

Today is Earth Day 2008. I have seen it celebrated at first in Google and later on, in many blogs who wrote about it, or celebrated it by changing their usual header to a greener one.

Best Viral Marketing Campaign Ever? Carmen Bares All

You will have to watch the video in full to get more information about one of what I would call the best viral marketing campaign I have seen in a long time.

Google second search box raises issues

When I heard about Google ss offering of a second search box in major retail sites that allow users to search within the domain itself, I immediately thought it was another way for Google to display ads, earn even more revenue and kick the competition to the sidelines. I was right - but not all are too happy about it.

Monetization Monday: Google AdSense 101

When a friend of mine first decided to use Google AdSense in his blog, I was skeptical - until about he showed me his first hundred-dollar check from Google. From then on, I was a believer. It took him just thirty minutes to show me what to do.

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