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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 [...]

What Is SEO?

Meta: 02.04.12 // SEO // 30 Comments →

What is SEO? The acronym stands for Search Engine Optimization. But the definition of SEO is a more difficult question. It’s not what it once was, that’s for sure. The problem is, I see references to outdated definitions of SEO on a fairly regular basis. If you have arrived here thinking SEO is a sham, [...]

Google+ SEO

Meta: 01.20.12 // SEO + Social Media // 228 Comments →

This comprehensive Google+ SEO guide covers every aspect and angle of Google+ and how it impacts search. My normal TL;DR has been replaced with a Google+ SEO Best Practices section located at the bottom of this post. I will be periodically updating this post (updated January 23, 2012) as things inevitably change. Please don’t hesitate [...]

2012 Internet, SEO and Technology Predictions

Meta: 12.27.11 // Analytics + SEO + Technology // 8 Comments →

It’s time again to gaze into my crystal ball and make some predictions for 2012. 2012 Predictions For reference, here are my predictions for 2011, 2010 and 2009. I was a bit too safe last year so I’m making some bold predictions this time around. Chrome Becomes Top Browser Having already surpassed Firefox this year, [...]

Delicious Turns Sour

Meta: 12.19.11 // Rant + Technology + Web Design // 8 Comments →

In April, the Internet breathed a sigh of relief when Delicious was sold to AVOS instead of being shut down by Yahoo. In spite of Yahoo’s years of neglect, Delicious maintained a powerful place in the Internet ecosystem and remained a popular service. Users were eager to see Delicious improve under new management. Unfortunately the [...]

Author Stats

Meta: 12.15.11 // SEO // 3 Comments →

Yesterday Google launched a new Authorship home page and Author stats within Google Webmaster Tools. The continuing emphasis on Authorship is a clear signal of the importance of this feature within Google. Before reading up on Author stats, take a moment to learn how easy it is to implement Google authorship on your site or [...]

Google Cached Pages Gone?

Meta: 11.06.11 // SEO // 7 Comments →

I’ve seen a number of people asking why the cached page link has disappeared from Google search results. Don’t worry, it’s not gone, it’s just been moved. Cached Link in Instant Preview The cached and similar links are now in the instant preview which is activated when you mouse over a result and then hover [...]

Mega Menus are Mega Awful

Meta: 10.20.11 // SEO + Web Design // 30 Comments →

I hate mega menus. There, I said it. Here are five different perspectives that illustrate why I dislike mega menus. As a User Many mega menus are often hard to use. Some are like a game of whac-a-mole, trying to get a cascading menu to expand and stay open so you can click on the [...]