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How big is Manta?

June 16, 2011 reuben 0

Sometimes when working on a big site for a long time, you get used to the big numbers. It’s easy to talk about hundreds of thousands of these and millions of those and lose perspective of just how many companies … [continue]

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New Android Cupcake user-agent

June 8, 2009 reuben 0

It looks like the user-agent recently changed from: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.1; en-us; dream) AppleWebKit/525.10+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0.4 Mobile Safari/523.12.2 To: Mozilla/5.0 (Linux; U; Android 1.5; en-us; T-Mobile G1 Build/CRB43) AppleWebKit/528.5+ (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.2 Mobile Safari/525.20.1

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SEO is dead – if you give up

January 15, 2009 reuben 17

Over the past 2 years I’ve read countless articles and posts about how SEO is dead. Let me tell you, it’s very much alive and kicking. If you want to think that it’s dead, go right ahead and move on … [continue]

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Google PageRank Definition Pet Peeve

January 8, 2009 reuben 4

For some reason it really grates me when I read people’s definition of PageRank being “the quantity and quality of inbound links”. To me, “quality” is fairly subjective and doesn’t really accurately describe it. I prefer to use “value” instead … [continue]

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Google TrustRank Myth Busted!

July 1, 2008 reuben 10

I will show you that there’s no such thing as Google TrustRank, which many SEOs believe is a mechanism that Google uses to determine the trustworthiness of a website. Included here is a transcript from Matt Cutts and snippets from the US Patent and Trademark Office documents.

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SEO Client Story

December 13, 2007 reuben 5

I used to work for an SEO agency in Pittsburgh and dealt with a number of interesting clients in a variety of industries, with large and small sites. There were a number of funny incidents that I encountered, which I’d … [continue]

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Heading to Pubcon

December 1, 2007 reuben 4

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 … [continue]

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Exciting News

July 14, 2007 reuben 2

I’m excited to announce that I’ve accepted a position at ECNext. I will be responsible for the SEO of some very large websites including Manta, AccessMyLibrary, Goliath and approx 40 other sites. Each contain many millions of pages so optimizing … [continue]

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Microsoft adExcellence Membership

July 4, 2007 reuben 2

David Naylor recently reported that the new Microsoft AdCenter accreditation program will be named Microsoft adExcellence. Searchengineland reported that it’s going to be available later this year, however, I was able to join the pilot program running from June 29th … [continue]