Meeting People At Pubcon

While I met a bunch of great people, there were a great deal of people I didn’t get to meet. Some were just rude or didn’t have any time for me (the man with the golden shoes and the offwhite hound dog), but apart from them, most others were polite enough to exchange pleasantries. For … Read more

Heading to Pubcon

Just a quick note to say that next week I’ll be at pubcon in Vegas soaking up the latest SEO/SEM issues and techniques. If you want to meet, you can either post in the thread on seorefugee here, or call me using GrandCentral: This marks almost one year since I started this blog, which was … Read more

Thoughts On Google Sitelinks Update

Google webmaster tools was updated on Thursday with some new features. The one that caught my eye was Sitelinks located under Dashboard > Links > Sitelinks. Here’s a screenshot showing the new feature, see if you can spot where I think another updated is needed. Hint: Hmmm… looks like the developer didn’t have English as … Read more

How Not To Market A Search Expo

If you’re going to try to promote a search conference, the worst possible way to promote it is to comment spam a blogger in the SEM community. Since I have math comment protection they had to have at least made some effort to fill out the form manually (unless there’s a workaround I didn’t know … Read more

Graywolf’s Blank Blog Post

Hey Michael, here’s a nice meaty question you can get your chops around for your blank blog post :) During your recent podcast with Jason Calacanis he asked if it was you that started the the negative campaign against him. So much these days is talked about reputation management from the standpoint of defending a … Read more

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Search Engine Rankings Not Quite Dead Yet

Lee Odden wrote a post about how he thought search engine rankings are turning into a myth and that there’s much more involved than just monitoring search engine rankings. He also mentions monitoring visibility in blog, video and audio searches and that his firm stopped using Web Position Gold in 2003. I posted a comment, … Read more

Top 5 Ways To Lose Rankings

I really enjoyed this post by donna, so I thought I’d put together my own favorite five, based on what I’ve seen over the years: 1) Renaming pages or moving them to a different directory location without putting in 301 redirects (this is by far the most common and worst of all mistakes) 2) URL … Read more

Paid Links To Manipulate PageRank

Matt Cutts [post] requested that people use their account in the webmaster central console to report sites that are selling links. This kicked off a storm, among the webmasters and SEO community, which was bound to happen. Here are a few of my thoughts about this whole paid link issue. It’s Just The Next Step … Read more