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SEO Jeopardy

Image via Wikipedia Spoiler Alert:  I’m not going to show you new tricks or give you inside information to any trade secrets. Now that half of you stopped reading, I’ll address the other half that isn’t scrambling for a...

Michael Jackson Dies and Takes the Internet with Him

A handful of the largest sites were brought down last night by the surge of traffic that ensued after news of the death of the King of Pop hit the wires.Google went down for over a half hour for some...

Bing Isn't Too Friendly to Other Search Engines

I found an interesting feature of Bing this afternoon.First, go to Google and do a search for Bing.  My search found about 47,800,000 results and displayed the first 10.  Now do a search for Yahoo!.  This search turned up about...

SEO for Bing

Hooray another search engine... sorry "decision engine" according to Microsoft.  What's does Bing mean for people like me?  New rules, new headaches, and more importantly new research.  While it's still a fledgling at this point, Bing has sparked enough interest...

Poor Web Design

What is poor web design?  How can you tell it's not good?  Why does it matter?  How do I fix it?  These are a few of the questions I'm asked on a weekly basis by clients and sponsors.  Here's my...

MSN Live Search Submission Change?

Once I launch a site or micro site on the web, I usually submit the URL to Google, Yahoo!, and Live Search.  There's never a guarantee that any of them will crawl or index you promptly (or that this does...

Discover the Power of Linking: Link Building Basics

My first track of day 2 at SES 2009 NYC is another fundamentals session.  These sessions may seem a little basic to developers, but they are some of the most valuable to attend if you aren't missing out on...

Landing Page Testing and Tuning

This was another valuable track I had the pleasure of attending today at Search Engine Strategies Conference and Expo 2009 New York.  It was a solo presentation by Tim Ash, President, SiteTuners, and author of Landing Page Optimization: The Definitive...

SEO: Where to Next?

As I go through my 3 days at the Search Engine Strategies Conference and Expo 2009 New York, I figure I'll blog an in depth overview of a few of the tracks I attend.  Again, if you want up-to-the-minute updates...

Google Latitude is Just a Bad Idea

For those of you not on the up and up with Google Latitude, it's a free application that works with Google Maps and basically allows mobile users with GPS to upload their exact location to friends, family, and anyone else...

YouTube Client Offers Richer Experience for BlackBerry Storm Users

The BlackBerry Storm's built-in web browser is capable of browsing YouTube, but it was a little depressing that my new toy did not come with a YouTube application out of the box like the iPhone does.  The experience worked well...

Christmas Technology versus Tradition

I just got a Christmas Card.  Right this second... at work... in my e-mail box.  While I should be filled with holiday cheer as the penguins on my screen sing "Jingle Bells" and feel the warmth of brotherly love from...