SEOmoz guide to seo

by Donna Fontenot December 5th, 2005

Rand has put the finishing touches on his new beginner's guide to SEO. I have only skimmed it so far, since it is rather long, but it looks like a good read. Check it out at

Six months to Google indexing

by Donna Fontenot November 30th, 2005

I am amazed. Way back in July, I whined about having a two month old site that I could not get Google to even index. After two reinclusion requests, and still no indexing, I chalked the domain up to a permanent ban. I had to assume that a previous owner had gotten the domain banned, […]

Another reason for not blogging…

by Donna Fontenot November 29th, 2005

Wow, lately, I've had reason after reason for not working. Today, I spent all day at our local Ford dealership buying a brand new truck. Got a Ford Explorer Sport Trac. Kind of a split personality vehicle; part SUV; part truck. I totally love it. Lately, it feels like I'll never get back into the […]

Have a Happy SEO Thanksgiving!

by Donna Fontenot November 24th, 2005

Hope everyone who celebrates Thanksgiving has a wonderful day, with plenty to be thankful for. For those of you who do not celebrate Thanksgiving, have a wonderful day as well.

New upgraded Site Manager tool

by Donna Fontenot November 23rd, 2005

As I mentioned earlier, I now have an upgrade to my free Site Manager tool. It includes an extra field for comments, as well as a Print function. The procedure is the same for new users or upgrades: Choose the appropriate download for your platform. Decompress the application. Move the application where ever you like. […]

Rumor of PageRank update

by Donna Fontenot November 22nd, 2005

A few people are noticing some changes to PageRank today, although some are wondering if it isn't a rollback. I have no idea, but I have added iWebTool's PageRank prediction tool to my site, so feel free to check it out and see how your site is faring. Either click the link above, or find […]

Great list of tools

by Donna Fontenot November 21st, 2005

I have been meaning to point out this list for a while now, but have only just gotten around to it. The Mr. Ploppy's Monday Tool list is a great list of SEO and Web Development Sales Tools. I always love seeing Mr. Ploppy's lists, and this one was another winner. Take a gander over […]

Things that ruin a perfectly good SEO work day

by Donna Fontenot November 19th, 2005

I was going to post several things here today, including an upgrade to my free site manager tool. But that post, as well as some others, got waylaid by the goings-on at SEO Chat. It is amazing that one little thing can explode into a mass of destruction. Frankly, I don't feel like getting into […]

Rustybrick reports on pubcon

by Donna Fontenot November 16th, 2005

As usual, Rustybrick (Search Engine Roundtable) is giving us all his wonderful reports of what is happening at PubCon. These are not to be missed. Just to tease you, below are some interesting tidbits from Matt Cutts. There are some things in the algorithm that may be perceived as a sandbox that doesn't apply to […]

Google Base – the next Orkut or the next Ebay?

by Donna Fontenot November 16th, 2005

Ok, you have probably heard by now that Google Base went live today. Rather than review the service, I am going to go out on a limb and make a wild prediction. My guess is that Base will end up going the way of Orkut and be off the radar by the time 2007 rolls […]