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What I learned from a new SEO competitor

September 23, 2010 John 3

Watching a new competitor come in and succeed in a search phrase can be frustrating when you realize exactly how they’re rising the ranks by flaunting all the rules and quality recommendations.

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Google Goes Instant

September 10, 2010 John 2

Google search results are now starting to populate before you’re even done entering the search phrase. As each new letter is added to the search box, the top websites update to the new most likely search results.

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Caffeine is definitely live

June 10, 2010 John 2

After a whole lot of anticipation, Google’s Caffeine update is finally live and serving up a fresher and more comprehensive index for every search.

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Bing and Yahoo gained market share before the Google Update

May 12, 2010 John 3

Yahoo and Bing are stepping up their presence in search volume, and Google’s update might not be the best way to win back those lost surfers. Then again, with the hottest new smart phone and rumors of a Google tablet on the way, maybe they just don’t need search like they used to.

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The Content Onslaught Strategy

January 24, 2010 John 2

So the internet moves fast and you need more content to stay at the top – how do you tap into the potential of crowd-sourcing and ensure you’ve got something to blog about every day? Welcome to the Content Onslaught strategy..

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Indexing after a Domain Redirect

January 20, 2010 John 0

After dropping a redirect on a domain name, it won’t take too long for the spiders to realize your domain is back and start the indexing process all over again. More details and updates on the SEO nuances of 301 domain redirects and bringing a dead site back to life.

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Beware the Keyword Cannibals

November 10, 2009 John 3

What looks like a search penalty may actually just be a case of over-optimization on supporting pages – a phenomenon known by many internet marketers as keyword cannibalism.

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SEO – The Reality is Staggering

September 25, 2009 John 5

How do we learn what really works in SEO, and can we handle the reality of the situation when its staring us in the face? Its time to get busy building links like you’ve never done before…

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SEO Killed Internet Democracy: The Republic of Authority Reigns

August 20, 2009 John 2

Internet democracy has fallen to the same forces that often make it an unstable political system. Will the new republic deliver the content that surfers want without making the web too predictable? How can webmasters and SEOs adapt to the constantly changing world of online promotion and traffic building?

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Keyword Competition Analysis – Paid Links vs Social Bookmarks

August 20, 2009 John 4

August 2009 – Google’s latest algorithm seems to disrupt long-standing search results and the quality of the SERPs is in question. When analyzing the top spots for some of my target keyword phrases, I’m slightly surprised to find that paid links seem to dominate and social bookmarks drag URLs down.

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Nofollow does not Conserve Pagerank

July 20, 2009 John 2

Not only is nofollow unable to fight spam and messing up the value of links on the web, its not even conserving pagerank like most webmasters thought it was. Matt Cutts recently shocked the SEO world by announcing nofollow destroys link juice rather than conserving it and keeping it internal.