Melissa Mackey: Search Blogger of the Day

Meet Melissa Mackey, the Search Blogger of the Day. Today I'd like to highlight a post that yet again brings up a hot button issue - The Ranking Report Debate. It's funny how these issues ebb and flow over time, but it's always great to read the various points and counterpoints offered.
By |October 6th, 2008|PR|3 Comments

Raaj Paatkar: Search Blogger of the Day

Meet Raaj Paatkar, the Search Blogger of the Day. Today I'd like to highlight a post called Site-wide Links Can Hurt Your Rankings. Raaj explains what sitewide links are, and then discusses the value of these links, going so far as to say that they can actually hurt your rankings. Do you agree? Have you tested the effects? Raaj also wonders about blogrolls, since these are often sitewide. Go read Raaj's post, and then chime in with your thoughts about sitewide links and blogrolls.
By |August 14th, 2008|PR|Comments Off on Raaj Paatkar: Search Blogger of the Day

Richard Burkhardt: Search Blogger of the Day

Meet Richard Burkhardt, the Search Blogger of the Day. Today I'd like to highlight a post called Reciprocal Linking for Ranking is Anything But Dead. What do you think? Do you still see value in the old recip links game? Do you still have a links page on your site?
By |August 8th, 2008|PR|Comments Off on Richard Burkhardt: Search Blogger of the Day

Google PR Update Today, Sure, But Also Old Penalties Dropped

Matt Cutts mentioned that we'd be seeing a toolbar PR update within a few days, and sure enough, I see it today, as do others. *Everyone yawns*. But that's not the most interesting aspect of the day. [...]

By |July 26th, 2008|PR|16 Comments

Beyond PageRank; peeling SEO onions

Warning! Reality Check in progress..you will be returned to regular programming shortly.

Ok, so you say you know what PageRank is and how it applies to search optimization, but do you really? One thing is for certain. A great many SEO's, [...]

By |April 23rd, 2008|PR|6 Comments

Online PR – Is there any value beyond the links?

A few months ago I wrote a post comparing various online press release services. While nobody disputed their effectiveness at building links, there were questions as to how to measure the full value of Online PR.

For fun, I'm going [...]

By |February 20th, 2008|PR|10 Comments

Matt Cutts, Why Am I Still Being Punished?

I dumped text link ads. I nofollowed paid links. I javascripted links that might be mistaken for paid links. I canceled my sponsored review accounts. I switched to a different method of monetization (Scratchback) that serves [...]

By |January 24th, 2008|PR|124 Comments

Darth-Google and the Dark Side of the Force Penalty

Credit: TechRepublic
2008: The Year Of More SERP Massacre?
The 950, 30 and more recently the -6. No I'm not talking about the latest Tony Hawk skating manouevre, but rather the ominious penalties Google has smited webmasters with in 2007. Now [...]

By |January 3rd, 2008|PR|6 Comments

Less PageRank Floating Around In SEO Niche

Matt Cutts says in a comment over on a pretty interesting post at SEOmoz - we did do a full PageRank update several weeks ago - there's less PageRank flowing around in some areas (e.g. search and SEO). Vanessa [...]

By |December 2nd, 2007|PR|13 Comments

Quick Visualization of 2007 PageRank Slapdowns

Autumn 2007 Google PageRank SlapDown Dates

Some days I just like to visualize things. This is one of those days.

By |November 16th, 2007|PR|1 Comment