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About Jaan Kanellis

Jaan Kanellis a.k.a IncredibleHelp is a search marketing expert located in the Cincinnati, Ohio. Jaan Kanellis is the founder of KBKMarketing.com, which provides organic and PPC search marketing to clients, agency partners and SEM companies. Jaan has been involved in online marketing since 1999 and authors a search marketing blog at JaanKanellis.com.
ESPN Going ‘No Follow’ With Triple Crown Coverage

 Have you been to ESPN.com lately? Have you browsed around their site with your favorite nofollow attribute link indicator turned on? well I have and I was a little shocked.

Googling Sarah Palin
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 OK folks. Everyone knows that John McCain has choose theAlaska governor Sarah Palin. I am not posting today to discuss if this was a good choice or not. If she is or is not ready for the job. If she has to much baggage or not.

Google Suggest Changing Up Keyword Referrers

Last night Google announced that they will be going live with Google Suggest across all their datacenters: At a loss for words?

We find that by providing suggestions upfront, we can help people search more efficiently and conveniently. Below are some great ways Google Suggest can help simplify your searching.

How Google Changes Its Ranks From Day To Day

Rankings are in everflux more than ever…hey that sounds weird. Meaning the ranking constantly seem to be moving around for many 2-3 keyword phrases. So when some SEO’s run these ranking reports it really just takes a “picture” of where the website currently ranks. I would like to explain how Google can easily Photoshop that picture (ranking) into something else:

Google on Nofollow

According to WPN, Google is announcing a Help Center for the NoFollow attribute. You can find it here: What is nofollow and why was it created?

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SEG’s Small Business Conference

SEG conducted their Small Business marketing Unleashed Conference in Houston this the last couple of days.

They posted recaps to a lot of the sessions. Here are the ones I found particular good and interesting:

1. Unleashed: Blogging for Businesss

on the topic of company blogging, thought this post fit well:

Examples of Great Company Blogs

7 Reasons You May Not Be Getting Work Done

I am subscribed to a website called Daily Blog Tips. it is a great website that commonly has some great nuggets of information on how to make you blog run smoother and in general make life online a lot easier. I spotted a great post today on their called:

7 Reasons Why You Might Never Be Productive

Chuck Lewis – SEO Rapper

I can’t get enough of Chuck Lewis aka Poetic Prophet. He just doesn’t rap and rhyme using phrases we all know, but his rap tells a good story on what and how to do things in SEO, marketing and design. His next video called Design Coding is a good example of that.

April Fools: From Google

Well you know Google never lets a April Fools Day go by without trying to pull one over on us. Over the years we have grown suspicious of Google around this holiday and this year is no exception. On the Official Google Blog they announced Project Virgle:


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Does PR Sculpting Work?
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Well I am sure you have heard of PR hoarding or PR Sculpting by way of the nofollow attribute before, but do they work? Simple answer for me is I don’t know. Do you? I would love to hear from you on this thread then.

Please explain to me why millions of websites rank fine without doing this and now all of sudden we should start doing this? Is this to help our websites? Is it to help Google crawl our websites? Will our websites suffer if we don’t do this? I would answer no to most of these questions.

Marks Post Link Bait?

I recently spotted a blog post by Adam Senour over at Walk My Path. The post outlines why Gene Marks is right on certain comments from the blog post. I must say I didn’t think I would find someone defending Gene marks comments like Adam has.

Marks Misses the Mark on “Tech Solutions”

OK folks I can’t take mainstream media much longer. They are so out of touch with what is really happening online it is simply ridiculous. Take the latest offering from Gene Marks at MSNBC:

New Google Contest – Online Marketing Challenge

Looks like Google is having a contest to ask students across the world to help local business’ become more optimized in the Google SERPs: 

Register your class for the Google Online Marketing Challenge

Cutts Clears up TrustRank Misconceptions

I know many of you have heard of TrustRank before. Some say Yahoo came up with it first or Google has it trademarked. Well this video of MC explaining what TrustRank is should help clear up a lot of misconceptions:

Advice for Reputation & Brand Management

Recently I had a chance to post at WPW some reputation management help for Rebecca Kelly from SEOmoz.org. Here is the thread from WPW:

Reputation Management Advice

How to set up a 301 Redirect on IIS, Non-www Domain Name to www Domain Name
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To further elaborate on a article I wrote: 301 Redirects And Domains With And Without WWW, I wanted to discuss the actual implementation of a 301 redirect on IIS.

301 Redirects and Domains With and Without WWW
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Man am I sick of this issue. I personally think every website should have a 301 redirect (or something similar in effect) set up so that either the domain with or without the www is the primary. Why? I will tell you!