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What To Do When “The Man” Gets You Down (in the SERPs)

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If your website is lost to Google (aka “The Man”), not just buried in the SERPs, it may have violated Google’s Terms of Service (TOS) by singular or multiple violations. This isn’t a mistake, so be prepared to get on your knees, confess your crimes, wait for the Googlers to flip the switch back on… Read More

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Google’s Vulnerable Blind Spot: Situational Queries

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I had a near out of body-real-time SMS/search/tweet experience last night interacting with our attorney, Laura.  (No, the picture’s not Laura.)  She’s in Manhattan to attend the Social Media Risks and Rewards legal conference, and pinged me to quick-search for information about a ruckus she was observing outside the famed Waldorf Astoria. Our innocent little… Read More

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The Only Google-Thing Evaporating is Our Trust

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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… Read More

Google  /  SEO

Is What’s Good For Google Good For SEO?

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Let’s get this out of the way: Matt Cutts is the head of Google’s web spam team. He is perceived as a rock star in the industry and everywhere he goes he is a followed by a giddy horde of search marketers. SEO trends and techniques live and die by the words of the affable… Read More

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2009 Social Media Optimization: Back to Basics?

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Social media has crept into nearly every aspect of SEO to where it’s now quite difficult to imagine them disentangled from eachother. Keyword research traditional to SEO is being used to advise every tag, tier, and title in brand social media efforts. Go ahead and find me an SEO who says “I don’t do social… Read More

Google  /  Social Media