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I’m Not Alone When I Say, “Keywords Are Dying”

As you probably know, I’m a writer. I’ve been writing and being paid to do it for more than twenty years, and for the Web for about the last nine years. When I started writing for the Web, I was appalled by the way people butchered the English language. The punctuation was horrible, the spelling […]

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Google Panda 3.9 Released

On July 24,  Google Panda 3.9 was released. Again, Google tells the world that it will affect about 1% of searches, and that it mainly targeted scraper blogs. (My word, not theirs) A scraper blog is one where content from another source is posted verbatim. Nothing new is added to make the content unique. Sometimes, […]

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Some Great Google Advice for Startup Webmasters

Google is great about SEO. They even teach people how to do the basics. If you have a site that’s under 50 pages, this video is for you. Check it out: Helpful? If so, let me know in comments. I’d like to know what tidbit was most helpful for you. Google is on my bad […]

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Google Plus: Why Is It Important?

People still haven’t figured out that Google Plus (Google+) is cool. Not only is it a fun place to be, it’s a site you can’t ignore if you want to have extra clout with Google. It’s like they’ve taken the keywords people type into the search bar out of Google Analytics, if you’re not running […]

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Using Funnels in Google Analytics

Yes, I know… I’m a day late. Mea culpa. But I have a great video for you today, about Google Analytics. Most of the marketers I know who are in any way savvy use Google Analytics. I use it, and if you’re not using this very powerful tracking tool, which is soon to become a […]

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Google Panda 3.4 Updates Roll Over Blog Networks

I had a feeling this day would come, and Google lowered the Panda boom on Friday, March 23. Late in the day, Google tweeted: “Panda refresh rolling out now. Only ~1.6% of queries noticeably affected.” To Google, this means it was a minor change. To those of you working with blog networks, it may have […]

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What Happened in Search for the Week, Ending March 2, 2012?

Barry Schwartz from SEORoundtable.com does a search cap every Friday and puts it up on YouTube. Last week, the big news was Panda 3.3, which had no sweeping changes, and Yahoo hit 17! Here’s more: And there you have it! The other thing I thought interesting is that Bing Webmaster Tools opened its API to […]

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