SEO Nukes

An ecommerce site went partially https without telling us or the in-house SEO. See if you can guess when that happened: A start-up 410’d a lot of pages it decided it didn’t need without telling us. See if you can guess when that happened: I know you guys are all “moving fast” but when we say […]

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Prank Pack Rankings

First off, thanks to SEMRush for providing me with a free account for the very long time it took me to write this. I appreciate your patience. For those of you in a hurry, here’s a two-week Guru SEMRush Promo Code to get you started. I have used a lot of SEO tools over the […]

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Canonicalization SEO

enlarge If you don’t have a good SEO QA process, make sure you let the SEO guy know when you push new stuff live.  You’re likely to break something.  Better yet, let him know before you push it live.

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Dr. Pete Myers’ post, Rel=Confused? Answers to Your Rel=Canonical Questions, has reminded me that I have had a bee in my bonnet about the rel=canonical tag for a while that I’ve been meaning to get off my chest on these hallowed pages.  In short, the rel=canonical tag sucks. You can’t always tell if they are working Contrary […]

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Facebook Home Google

Ok I know Facebook is a big-ass brand that doesn’t need your stinking organic traffic, but if you’re going to have a big press conference about your amazing new mobile strategy, don’t you think the in-house SEO person would at least do the minimum to make sure that someone searching Google would be able to […]

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Dead Panda With Chainsaw

Image lifted from DeviantArt.com Too much business Leads to having to hire more people in a competitive industry where there are not enough skilled providers and a lot of churn from people jumping around trying to make more $ So you end up hiring inexperienced people and trying to train them on a “SEO system” […]

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Argo Airport Scene

A friend who is a former spook told me how he once smuggled an Arab man out of the Middle East.  “I dressed him in short pants.”  “Why?” I asked.  “Because Arab men never wear shorts.  People tend to only see what you tell them to see.” Which brings me to the following response I […]

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The Colbert Report Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c Low-T & Low-O www.colbertnation.com Colbert Report Full Episodes Political Humor & Satire Blog Video Archive A new client has been seriously dinged by Google because their site is littered with SPAM. This is quite common for UGC sites where the U is a perv merchant or […]

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Dr. House Lupus Meme

Source: Ocafe I sometimes get asked by potential clients to only look at a specific part of their site that is not getting as much organic traffic as the client wants.  While there are all sorts of strategies you can apply to parts of a site to improve its potential for attracting more search traffic, […]

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