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About Dan Thies

Dan Thies is a well-known writer and teacher on search engine marketing. He offers consulting, training, and coaching for webmasters, business owners, SEO/SEM consultants, and other marketing professionals through his company, SEO Research Labs. His next online class will be a link building clinic beginning March 22
Creating Link Popularity – Without Getting Banned

By now, most webmasters know that link popularity is the single most important factor in driving top search engine rankings. But did you know that some some links can actually kill your search engine rankings?

Follow Up: Killing the SpamBot Spiders

Almost every website operator wants search engine spiders to visit. After all, search engines are the best source of free traffic on the web. In the event that you don’t want them to visit, they are easily kept at bay with a properly formatted “robots.txt” file.

Teoma: The New, Highly Regarded Search Engine
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The year 2001 saw dramatic changes in the search engine world. Major players have either folded or stopped crawling the web, pay-per-click services like Goto/Overture have become much more prominent, and “theme-based indexing” has firmly taken root.

Website owners who don’t understand what these changes mean for them are missing out on tremendous opportunities to boost their site’s search engine traffic.