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[dropcap color=”black”]C[/dropcap]ompetition is a good thing. Unfortunately over the years Google has been able to retain absolute worldwide dominance over the Search market. Many updates and changes to their search engine wouldn’t have taken place if there were other players in the market pushing the boundaries in my opinion. Here are a few what ifs that I […]

If you are not up to speed on domain crowding hop on over here and read up on it, then come back to read through my take. We know the following: Google doesnt make much money off of the long tail Long tail queries and sub 20+ rankings sometimes brings to the surface sites that […]

[dropcap color=”black”]S[/dropcap]omething I have noticed over the last few months and even into late last year is something that gets back to, directionaly, how Google is attacking its algorithm as of recent. [highlight]Google expects sites to showcase brand signals[/highlight] One thing I plan on taking a deeper dive into on my blog in the coming months is this […]

[dropcap color=”black”]G[/dropcap]oogle recently gave webmasters a nifty little feature inside of GWT that allows you to view your Site Crawl health. Its a helpful little feature for any SEO practitioner to at least take a look at. In the past one could associate this data with a proprietary tool or via manual data collections and trending […]

It takes a lot for me to blog nowadays. To say my plate is full is an understatement when combining the lead gen projects I have going on and the Agency job at Ignite. One such article that appeared a few days ago, however, seems to have caused me to break my silence. In fact […]

Seeing a tweet from @jonathanmendez got me thinking a bit this morning. “Don’t be evolutionary. Be revolutionary.” There has never been a time where that is more true. With the Internet it is very easy to get in a routine or a siloed structure of creating things. Marketers are constantly copying others techniques and rehashing […]

Good friend and fellow code magician SEOcracy has come out with what appears to be a pretty helpful and usable search analysis tool. The site joins a crowded space of search analysis tools such as google analytics, google ad planner, yahoo site explorer, semrush, alexa and compete. Although getst.at doesn’t crawl and analyze sites itself […]

Google has just dropped a bomb shell here in my opinion and is giving users the ability to monitor any page on the web, with RSS like updates on page changes. There are 23,423 different ways this can be used, such as Andys idea to use this for unblockable scraping. However, one simple method is […]

I recently got hacked on not one but two different WordPress installs I have. The intentions were made obvious to me after I actually saw a very sharp rise in long tail traffic from Yahoo. This might seem odd, but it made clear sense to me that something was embedded on the site causing it […]

I came across a post yesterday that lists over 200 different infographic posts. It can be a handy resource when you are looking for inspiration. With that said I will note that in the last 6 months there have been an onslaught of people pushing inforgraphics. If you are going to use this hook make […]