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About Michael Gray

Michael Gray is SEO specialist and publishes a Search Engine Industry blog at www.Wolf-Howl.com. He has over 10 years experience in website development and internet marketing, helping both small and large companies increase their search engine visibility, traffic, and sales.
Videos and Page Content

When I first started experimenting with video one of the things I was extremely concerned about was the lack of text on the page. I’ve been pleasantly surprised at the results so far.

The Linkbait Bashing Circuit

Lately it seems to be quite fashionable to be on the linkbait bashing circuit. I came across a story on Digg which ties into my belief that you can make practically anything cool if you try hard enough.

Blogging & Preferences

When I worked for the man one of the things I learned was that everyone had a preferred method of communication. It could have been email, phone, fax, or even face to face. If you wanted to make the sale, close the deal, or solve the problem you not only had to figure out what that method was, but overcome your own bias and be willing to work in the medium your customer preferred.

When Do You Post to Your Blog?

So I’ve got an idea in my head, that’s entering the “hey I might actually do this one” and of my biggest questions is when do I schedule my posts to go live?

Sound Bite Blogging

For those people who blog daily or semi daily is there an optimal post length that keeps people reading regularly without feeling overwhelmed?

I fully admit to being a member of the short attention span generation. My life is busy enough I don’t need long introductions, set ups, or window dressing, just give me the goods and let me move on. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve watched a YouTube video and yelled to myself or out loud “get on with it already!”.

Google’s Greed Over a Rollback

Google recently announced they were updating the Adwords Quality Score, however it appears that there is a bug that raises the prices form any advertisers:

Google AdWords Quality Score Has Major Bug

Google AdWords Adds Quality Score Column & To Improved Quality Algorithm from Wednesday warned us of the new changes coming but apparently there is a bug that makes good performing ads prices spike through the roof.

Google’s Policy on No follow and Reviews

I’m not exactly sure what caused all this secondary fuss about no-follow and reviews lately but I think it’s time someone pointed out that Google is being extremely hypocritical about the entire thing and using fear, uncertainty and doubt (FUD) to corral web publishers to their way of thinking.

Ajax Applications – Immune to Clickbots?

I’ve been playing with GMail and Google Reader lately and becoming more accustomed to the AJAX/Javascript interfaces. Which got me to thinking how good are they at separating humans from clickbots.