Duplicate content penalty: Myth or fact?

by James Duthie December 23rd, 2010

Yes… I'm going there. That old chestnut – Google's duplicate content penalty. Some have argued that the penalty simply doesn't exist. And while I tend to agree that a penalty probably doesn't exist for individual pieces of duplicated content, I have never doubted that duplicated domains were a one-way ticket to a Google butt kick. […]

Social vs. "Street Social" (Careful With the Latter)

by Shockley Au December 22nd, 2010

You should find that sweet spot in the social spectrum, between P.R. Department Spokesperson and D.J. Words-From-The-Street.

The Decade In Search

by Ruud Hein December 21st, 2010

2000 The web is littered with search engines and directories: GoTo, MSN, Yahoo, Netscape, FAST, Lycos, iWon, Looksmart, AltaVista, Ask Jeeves, Excite, and others. Many were powered by other search engines, either for primary, secondary, or all results. It was so difficult to figure out who powered whom that Bruce Clay made his famous Search […]

Be pro-active and see what can or cannot be done on your site when people with JavaScript disabled visit. Or, verify the warning your SEO audit uncovered.

How To Reap Your Digital Crop

by Scott Gould December 20th, 2010

Scott continues his Scatter, Gather, Matter series.

First impressions matter, whether they are made offline by a sales representative, or online by a visit to your website. Is the content on your website making a good first impression? Which content resonates better with new visitors?

Oh, Mark Zuckerberg, you've gone and done it again. Introducing one of the latest Facebook features: Tag Suggestions. This means that Facebook is now using facial recognition in your photos to suggest people for you to tag.

Yes You Can Do It. Without A Doubt.

by Ruud Hein December 16th, 2010

The magic of "yes you can" is in the "do it"

Keyword & Market Research with Yahoo Clues

by Ruud Hein December 15th, 2010

Yahoo surprises with a free and pretty complete keyword & market research tool.

The Agency SEO Process – Part 3

by Taylor Pratt December 15th, 2010

This is a continuation of the Agency SEO Process series (Part 1 and Part 2) where I'm breaking down what a typical twelve month engagement looks like from the agency side of things. We all receive requests to scope out a monthly project, and in my experience, a twelve month engagement is the most effective. […]