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Finding A Look As Well As A Sound

Meta: 10.28.13 // Life + Marketing // 9 Comments →

(This is a personal post. While it does have a lot of marketing insight it’s also a bit introspective so you’ve been warned if that’s not your thing.) In the past year I’ve been interviewed by a number of folks. One of the questions that often comes up is who has influenced my work. I [...]

Authorship Is Dead, Long Live Authorship

Meta: 10.24.13 // SEO // 61 Comments →

Google’s Authorship program is still a hot topic. A constant string of blog posts, conference sessions and ‘research’ projects about Authorship and the idea that it can be used as a ranking signal fill our community. Yet, the focus on the actual markup and clock-watching when AuthorRank might show up may not be the best use of [...]

Bing People Snippets

Meta: 03.19.13 // SEO // 10 Comments →

This morning (thanks to a tip from Search Engine Roundtable) I began researching what looked like authorship snippets on Bing. While it’s only been an hour or so here’s what I’ve seen and what I think I’ve figured out. People Snippets The new faces (for the most part) showing up in Bing search results are [...]

Build Your Authority Not Your Author Rank

Meta: 03.18.13 // SEO // 49 Comments →

It’s been a frustrating few weeks of discussion about Authorship and Author Rank. Here I will present a few things that may give you some more context overall and, in particular, my point of view on things. Social Computing Research Just the other day Google revealed that it gave $1.2 million dollars in awards to [...]

Closing Google Reader Is Dangerous

Meta: 03.14.13 // Social Media + Technology // 39 Comments →

I’m a dedicated Google Reader user, spending hours each day using it to keep up on any number of topics. So my knee-jerk reaction to the news that Google will close the service as of July 1, 2013 was one of shock and anger. I immediately Tweeted #savegooglereader and posted on Google+ in hopes of getting [...]

What I Learned In 2012

Meta: 02.14.13 // Career + Life // 53 Comments →

2012 was a fantastic year for Blind Five Year Old. I met most of my goals, came to a few epiphanies but often found it difficult to juggle everything at once. In all, this is what I learned. Stop Comparing There are a number of ‘names’ in the SEO community and there’s a growing trend [...]

Reading May Influence AuthorRank

Meta: 09.25.12 // SEO // 50 Comments →

Yesterday a friend sent me an interesting screen capture of an Authorship search result. I’m not sure this result is here to stay but over the course of the next day I figured out how to replicate it and learned a lot along the way. Here’s what I found out. Authorship Bounce  The instructions to [...]

Author Rank

Meta: 03.30.12 // SEO // 206 Comments →

AuthorRank could be more disruptive than all of the Panda updates combined. That’s a bold statement but possible once you fully understand AuthorRank and how it could be applied to search results. What is AuthorRank? The idea behind AuthorRank is that your reputation as a content creator will influence the ranking of search results. Here’s [...]

Bing Linked Pages

Meta: 02.23.12 // SEO // 8 Comments →

Yesterday Bing launched Linked Pages which allows you to “have more control in how you show up on Bing.” Is this Bing’s answer to rel=author? If it is, it’s not a very good one. Here’s my experience and analysis. Bing Linked Pages Linking Pages on Bing is very easy. To start you simply go to [...]

Rich Snippets Testing Tool Bookmarklet

Meta: 02.12.12 // SEO + Technology // 67 Comments →

Did you implement your Google Authorship markup correctly? Is your review microformat being recognized by Google? The best way to find out is to run it through Google’s Rich Snippets Testing Tool. Rich Snippets Testing Tool Bookmarklet I’ve been using Google’s Rich Snippets Testing Tool heavily as I help readers diagnose Authorship markup issues. This [...]