Changing the conversation about SEO

Take a gander at recent “news” headlines involving SEO and it’s no surprise most people have a negative perception of search marketing. Forbes tells us about 7 critical SEO mistakes people make. The lesson: SEO is scary. Huffington Post relays a heartwarming story called “True Confessions of a Former SEO Whore.” The lesson: SEO is…

The Disconnect Between Outreach Messages and Actual Bloggers

* For years I have been receiving numerous outreach messages I simply couldn’t reply to or act upon for a manifold reasons. There seems to be a real disconnect between the outreach messages marketers or PR people send and the reality of actual bloggers who are meant to write about products. I’m going to point…

Down Google’s Disavow Rabbit Hole

The SEO industry clearly has more than 9 lives. For every linkbait piece proclaiming the death of SEO, there’s a retort published on a marketing blog. Society can’t quite decide if SEO still has a pulse or not. As long as search exists, I don’t see SEO going away. SEO isn’t something that dies; it…

How One-Page Websites Hurt You in Search & on Social Media

There’s a current Web design trend that’s disadvantageous to your overall success on the Web. It’s called one-page websites – sites that only have one page and instead of linking to internal pages, just scroll when you click on the navigation. Single-page websites are neither findable nor sharable, and the user experience of unexpected scrolling is…

Four Types of Stand Out Flagship Content

* Recently I revisited the concept of flagship content which I have successfully implemented numerous times in the past. Back then, though, it was a bit fuzzy. I created it more intuitively without analyzing how I did it exactly. Last week I had to explain it again to a consulting client, so I came up with an easy…

How Marketers Can Use the New TLDs to Their Benefit

There’s a lot of new top level domains (TLDs) coming our way – almost 2,000 in all. The hope is that people and companies that couldn’t get the domain name they wanted with a .com or other common TLD will not only be able to get the one they want, but will also get one…