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Crawl Optimization

Meta: 07.29.13 // SEO // 80 Comments →

Crawl optimization should be a priority for any large site looking to improve their SEO efforts. By tracking, monitoring and focusing Googlebot you can gain an advantage over your competition. Crawl Budget It’s important to cover the basics before discussing crawl optimization. Crawl budget is the time or number of pages Google allocates to crawl [...]

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 [...]

New Ways To Track Keyword Rank

Meta: 01.13.13 // Analytics + SEO // 83 Comments →

Tracking keyword rank is as old as the SEO industry itself. But how you do (and use) it is changing. Are you keeping up? This post covers how I create and use rank indexes and introduces a new and improved way to track rank in Google Analytics. Rankaggedon In December of 2012 both Raven and Ahrefs [...]

2013 Internet, SEO and Technology Predictions

Meta: 12.31.12 // Advertising + Marketing + SEO + Social Media + Technology // 15 Comments →

I’ve made predictions for the past four years (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012) and think I’ve done pretty well as a prognosticator. I’m sometimes off by a year or two and many of my predictions are wrong where my predictions were more like personal wishes. But it’s interesting to put a stake in the ground so [...]

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 [...]

Content Recall

Meta: 09.19.12 // Marketing + SEO // 37 Comments →

“Produce great content.” No doubt you’ve heard this phrase over and over again as content marketers bask in the sun of Google’s animal algorithm updates. You’ve probably even heard it from me. But what is great content? It’s a dreadfully fuzzy term that often disintegrates into a less that satisfactory ‘I know it when I [...]

I Don’t Guest Blog

Meta: 07.15.12 // SEO // 75 Comments →

I don’t guest blog. Resist Penguin Panic You can’t throw a rock these days without hitting upon advice and tips on guest blogging. It’s not a new practice but interest and activity has spiked now that the Penguin update has made getting links more difficult. The theory goes that you’re trading your content for exposure and a [...]