noFollow noWorries: An SEO Linking Update

photo credit  (just fragmented link-juice by 2 links to do the right thing): Mykl Roventine The most important news to come out of  ‘Advanced 2009 is Google’s blurt-of-a-revelation that they removed the algorithmic benefit from internal page rank sculpting, “about a year ago.” The change also affects how Google handles noFollowed outbound links. Boiled down, […]

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The Only Google-Thing Evaporating is Our Trust

On June 3rd, Matt Cutts freaked the technical SEO community by casually stating that PageRank sculpting, the subtle art of flow-managing page value distribution, had changed significantly from what Google had been prescribing. Who cares, we don’t need noFollow. What bothers many is that know we’ve learned Google flipped the switch a year ago, all […]

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6 Months Twittering: Skeptic to Evangelist

Six months ago, I was a complete tweet-novice. I heard people on the street saying, “Twitter is just a narcissistic portal in cyberspace where social butterflies on steroids and self-proclaimed web-celebrities can self-indulgently broadcast their personal agenda to the world (so long as it’s under 140 characters).” For a while, I was one of these […]

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SEO Blueprints: Preplan Sound Site Architecture

Don’t cut corners on your site’s foundation! Information architecture is an important part of a site’s performance and should be addressed from the very get-go of development. Many existing websites could benefit greatly if their content was only properly organized, labeled and prioritized. This SES Toronto session Information Architecture, Site Performance, Tuning and SEO offered […]

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Web Analytics Power! Turning Data into Dollars

Web analytics data provides an abundance of insight that can ultimately increase revenue for a company. The problem is many aren’t up to the task of deciphering the metrics to really understand making associated reports pay. Today’s  SES Toronto session titled “Analytics for Search: ROI, Engagement, Attribution, and More” was just loaded, with a great […]

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4 Video Optimization Experts Dish Killer Tips

YouTube has become a beast, taking seat as the second largest search engine in the world. Hulu and other niche’ engines are nipping at YouTube’s heals. Yet video search optimization remains relatively uncharted territory for most. Today at SES Toronto, respected industry experts answered the question “Are you overlooking the opportunities of video search?” The  […]

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Evolution of SEO: A Decade of Perspective At SES

photo credit: RC_Fotos Welcome to SearchEngineStrategies Toronto 2009. Today we took a glance back a decade to 1999, when parties had a reputation to live up to and some families were preparing for an all out cataclysmic technological failure come the new year. For the most part, times were swell. Family Guy began its first […]

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The Other Side of Search is Found

Speaking to a pair of packed sessions at sold-out SMX Advanced in Seattle, I took time to look out into the audience and measure attendees’ eyes. After all…you savvy wordsmiths, demographic research artists, technicians, agencies, account reps’, geeks, evangelists, administrators, parent-workers, presidents, marketing directors, CMOs, brothers and sisters are totally my people …right in the […]

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Is Everything You Know About SEO Wrong?

Do those old H1 tags still work? Actually word’s out, they don’t really count much anymore for SEO. Does quantity, power or diversity of inbound links take the hill for search engines ranking pages algorithmically for keywords? Actually, correlation data indicates that link diversity is a factor which has become more important. SEO Ranking Factors […]

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