Jul 5, 2011
The awesome folks over at SEOMoz sent me and my new son Waylon a little box of goodies the week he was born and I’m just now getting time to snap off a photo of us sporting father and son matching SEO-gear. Do we have a future SEO on our hands? Perhaps. But I’m hoping for astrophysicist. No pressure...
Jun 29, 2011
I don’t like filler content. Visitors don’t like it. Google doesn’t like it. And panda bears hate it about as much as they hate having sex with each other. The problem is most of us have blind-spots to our filler content in the same way that people with ugly babies don’t know they have an ugly baby.
I just had a “real” cute baby (He is, isn’t he? You’d tell...
Jun 11, 2011
It was fun while it lasted wasn’t it? We’ll all look back on the “good ol’ days” when you could hire a content writer for $7-$10 an article or buy bulk content from a content mill for about $5 a piece. You can still do that of course, but it is likely to destroy the rest of your site. The worst that could have happened before was the content wouldn’t rank, which...
May 30, 2011
I was having a conversation on WMW recently about social signals and Panda when someone asked what “proof” I had that Panda was based on “social” or “user feedback” signals. I respect anyone in the SEO industry who doesn’t just automatically believe everything they read on forums from people who provide no proof. It is a rare and undervalued trait. So about fifteen...
May 16, 2011
Q: Why hasn’t my site come back after I made all the changes recommended for post-panda SEO recovery?
A: Because panda bears are fat and slow.
Q: Why does Google hate me?
A: Because they want to take over your niche.
All kidding aside, it can be frustrating when you pay attention to all of the issues pertaining to site quality and nothing happens. When you spend weeks or months improving your...