How To Switch To HTTPS URLs For Optimal SEO

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Last week Google announced that the use of HTTPS or SSL security certificates will be added to their long list of ranking factors. How much influence will using SSL certificates have on rankings? Who knows. But because Google has formally stated that this is in fact a ranking factor, it now should be considered an […]

Identifying Patterns for Fun, Profit, and Rankings – Search Exchange 2013

Today I had the pleasure of speaking at Search Exchange 2013! I promised all in attendance that I would share my presentation, so here it is! Here are some great resources from the presentation: Random Color Algorithm Majestic SEO Gephi – open source graph mapping software for backlink analysis Post by Justin Briggs about using […]

Is Marissa Mayer Restarting Yahoo Search?

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In July, Yahoo announced that they had hired Google famed Marissa Mayer as their new CEO. Unlike everyone else in the tech sector, I was disappointed. My disappointment stemmed from the fact that for the last several years Yahoo has been the surefire place where things go to die. This made me sad because Mayer […]

FeedBurner FeedSmith 301 Redirects Not 302

Earlier today I was running a small SEO audit on a small WordPress site and I noticed that all Feedburner links were 302ing. This means that the search engines only view them as temporarily moved. So I looked under the hood and saw that the FeedBurner FeedSmith plugin was installed. Apparently this plugin uses 302s […]

Dear SEOs, Please Shut Up

Ok, so this post will probably make me the odd man out. But honestly I am having a hard time staying quiet any longer. I have noticed a recent trend with in the SEO community to push Google to take action in several areas that I believe have an adverse effect on SEO. In many […]

Does Google Sell Ads To Other Search Engine SERPs?

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Today I did a Google query for “equal housing logo requirements” and a funny looking ad caught my eye. As you can see from the screen shot, Ask.com is buying ad space for the term “equal housing logo requirements”. When I saw this I thought, I wonder if Ask is getting into the real estate […]

Why Quora Is A Dead Man Walking

Let me begin by saying that I have only used Quora briefly. Mostly because I don’t see the value. I understand the concept of crowd sourcing. But crowd sourcing only works if you have a large diverse crowd to draw from. That’s the underlying premise, pull the best answers from a large diverse group of […]

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How To Hack Bookmarks Like A Pro

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So the other day I came across a post from non other than the amazing Rhea Drysdale. Rhea is a real web tools guru she knows all sorts of tools and services that can put your productivity through the roof. One of the tricks that Rhea mentioned is Rae Hoffman’s approach to hacking bookmarks.

Help a Charity and Get MASSIVE Amounts Of Links

It’s the holiday season which means that its that time of year that I feel a bit generous (yes, just once a year, live with it). Here’s a great way that you can show your generosity by helping a charity in need and getting massive amounts of links for your good deed. Here’s the secret: […]

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Google Profiles Has SEO Friendly Links!

I just made my profile using the new Google Profiles. It appears to me that the links found inside the profiles are SEO friendly! Check out the screen shot I took below using FireBug to look at the code. Am I dreaming here??

Links are making people go crazy!

OK, I want to first start off by saying that this will be a short one because I am really busy today. Lets start things off by pointing out a post at Michael Gray’s blog where he talks about Guy Kawasaki writing reviews for products that he has been given. This prompted the debate over […]

Hitwise data misses the mark when it comes to Real Estate.

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Not long ago, Marketing Pilgrim posted about some Hitwise data on real estate search terms and real estate web sites. As expected Realtor.com did very well ranking #1 as both the most visited real estate web site and the most used real estate search term. This wasn’t much of a surprise to those in the […]

Top 5 National Real Estate Franchise Web Sites

UPDATE: I wrote an updated version of this post, with lots more data here. Earlier today Janet Meiners posted an awesome post at MarketingPilgrim.com about the top ten most visited real estate web sites. One of the things that surprised me the most was that there was only one national franchise site in the list. […]