Do I Hate Google?

Do I Hate Google?

By now you might ask: do I hate Google? It’s no wonder, after all I write things like why and how to nofollow Google does Google make you suicidal? real search engines as Google alternatives are SEOs selling out to…

Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?

Where Did All The Search Traffic Go?

* BuzzFeed reports that “Traffic from Google to digital publishers dropped 30% over the past eight months.” based on traffic statistics from over 200 major media properties, among them BuzzFeed Time Huffington Post Rolling Stone Sports Illustrated Overall social media…

Dangerous Links: Why & How Google Wants to Abolish Hypertext

Dangerous Links: Why & How Google Wants to Abolish Hypertext

* Are links unnatural or even dangerous like some SEO experts repeat after Google? The Web is built upon so called hypertext. Why is it hyper? It’s not because of all the hypes we witness on the Internet. The hyper-aspect…

When Will Google Sunset Search?

When Will Google Sunset Search?

* Last week the number one topic on the Internet was not the new pope it seems, it was the demise of Google Reader. Mostly geeks know what Reader was about and used it so average people probably won’t notice….

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

This is Why Google Search is Dead and What to Use Instead

I’m not a big friend of Google for a myriad of reasons. I won’t deal with those here. There is one simple reason why I prefer not to use Google Search though whenever possible. Google Search is dead, it’s not…

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

Free Consultation for Non-Profits, Charities & Activist Groups

* I want to offer a free consultation for non-profits, charities and activist groups once a week. Why? I’m a lucky guy. I work from from home. I start the day with my Parkour workout. I don’t work 12h a…

The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google

The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google

* “The Future of the Web According to Eric Schmidt of Google” is a post I have written a few months ago that hasn’t been published by the blog I have been writing for then. I don’t know why, they…

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Are Category Keywords in the URL a Significant Ranking Signal Now?

Above: Not personalized search results for the query [content strategy mistakes]. I rank at #7. Look who ranks at #2 and #4. While trying to assess the impact of stolen and otherwise copied content on my rankings here on the…

Does Google Index Your robots.txt?

Does Google Index Your robots.txt?

This is a guest post by SEO strategist Moosa Hemani. It has been slightly edited by myself, Tad Chef. robots.txt, a protocol that helps search engines to find out which part of a website should not be included in its…

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Who is Your Competition on the Web?

Usually when people refer to their competitors they name a few businesses from the same industry who sell the same products or services as them. This might be true for the offline world but on the Web there are much…

Google +1: The New SearchWiki?

Google +1: The New SearchWiki?

2.5 Years ago I hailed the new search results customization feature by Google called SearchWiki. I loved it in spite of it being broken from the start. Nonetheless the sheer possibilities once it worked were exactly what I needed to…

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works in SEO & Beyond

Science vs Reality: Do Not Obey Scientists – Practice What Works in SEO & Beyond

* A few weeks ago I had a lively discussion on Twitter with two quite opinionated individuals who are quite known in the SEO industry. I won’t name them here to prevent this discussion from getting personal but I want…

How to Remove utm_source & Other Parameters From Your URLs

[Edit: I had to remove the script from my site as it seems WordPress 3.6 redirection interferes with it so that countless additional pages get created. Remove yours too in case you use WordPress!] These days it’s a quite common…

What Does My Bounce Rate Really Mean?

What Does My Bounce Rate Really Mean?

Image: Open 19 by Rupert Ganzer. As a modern day SEO I deal half of the day with decreasing bounce rates. It means: I try to make people visiting websites stay longer on them or stay at all and click….

Search Marketing Standard: The Future of Print & SEO – Interview with Associate Editor Frances Mary Krug

Search Marketing Standard: The Future of Print & SEO – Interview with Associate Editor Frances Mary Krug

The Search Marketing Standard is not only the oldest search marketing print publication I know of, it’s also the most focused and probably most popular one. Over the years I’ve enjoyed reading numerous issues of the magazine. Recently I had…

Why People Hate Ads and Love SEO

Why People Hate Ads and Love SEO

Love by jimscottIMD. I hate ads. I’m not the only one. Most people hate annoying ads. People hate ads on the Web and block them using a plethora of tools. They also hate outdoor ads and TV ads. They hate…

Software for SEO: Tools, Why & How to Track Rankings in a Personalized Search World

Software for SEO: Tools, Why & How to Track Rankings in a Personalized Search World

Actual rankings in Google Webmaster Tools. Here the query seo blog and the number of impressions for my blog. When it comes to software for SEO many people in the SEO industry cry foul. Others try to sell you software…

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Twitter Social News Mashups that Kick Social News Ass

Wisdom of crowds has proven very useful in organizing the information overflow of the Web. Sadly though the first wave of social news sites like Reddit are broken. There is a social site that has ongoing success though that has…

SEO Test: Default Personalized Search is a Myth – It Doesn’t Work

During the recent three weeks I have performed a very simple SEO test to determine the influence of the newly introduced personalized search feature by Google. This one allegedly works with cookies only and it personalizes your search results by…