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Rand Fishkin On The Best And Worst Parts Of Being Moz CEO

Rand Fishkin On The Best And Worst Parts Of Being Moz CEO

By Chris Crum January 2, 2014 | 4 Comments

Last month, we learned that Moz (formerly SEOmoz) CEO Rand Fishkin is stepping down from the role. He revealed that he would be handing the reins over to President and COO Sarah Bird, while taking on less of a people …

Rand Fishkin Talks Twitter's Impact On SEO Rand Fishkin Talks Twitter's Impact On SEO
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As previously reported SEOmoz has acquired Twitter analytics company Followerwonk. CEO Rand Fishkin said in a blog post announcing the deal that the companies have actually been working together since June. Followerwonk is a tool designed to help users find, …

SEOmoz Acquires Followerwonk For Twitter Analytics SEOmoz Acquires Followerwonk For Twitter Analytics
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SEOmoz announced that it has acquired Twitter Analytics company FollowerWonk. “In true Moz style, the ‘Wonkers’ will become ‘Mozzers’ which will allow SEOMoz to expand its current capabilities to include a social aspect, helping customers search Twitter profiles, compare two …

The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Blogs About It The Everywhereist Has A Brain Tumor, Blogs About It

Geraldine, the travel blogger behind The Everywhereist, has a brain tumor. As we’ve been covering the SEO industry for many years, many of our readers may know her best as Rand Fishkin’s wife. Rand, as you probably know, is the …

Are Short Title Tags More Important In Google Now? Are Short Title Tags More Important In Google Now?
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Ruth Burr, the lead SEO at SEOmoz put out an interesting article, suggesting that shorter title tags may be more important in Google these days. SEOmoz was finding that some of its posts with longer titles were not displaying the …

Rand Fishkin's Challenge Going Well So Far Rand Fishkin's Challenge Going Well So Far
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Last month, we reported that SEOmoz CEO Rand Fishkin issued a negative SEO challenge. He challenged people to take down SEOmoz or RandFishkin.com using negative SEO tactics. “I’ve never seen it work on a truly clean, established site,” Fishkin told …

SEO, Marketing Services Feel The Effects Of Penguin SEO, Marketing Services Feel The Effects Of Penguin
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There’s been a great deal of talk about the Google Penguin update since it launched last month, and a lot of webmasters are still trying to sift through the rubble and determine if their sites were even impacted by Penguin …

SEOmoz Takes On Webspam, Talks Penguin SEOmoz Takes On Webspam, Talks Penguin
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SEOmoz is working on a new spam research project aimed at classifying, identifying and removing (or at least limiting) the link juice that spam pages and sites can pass – a pretty ambitious goal, to say the least. Can SEOmoz …

SEOmoz Raises $18 Million in VC Funding SEOmoz Raises $18 Million in VC Funding
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SEOmoz, a startup that develops Search Engine Optimization (SEO) software, today announced that the company has raised $18 million in venture capital funding. The announcement came on the company’s Daily SEO blog in a

Can Negative SEO Impact Your Site? Can Negative SEO Impact Your Site?
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Rand Fishkin, the well known SEO expert and Founder/CEO of SEOmoz, has challenged the web to see if anyone can take down his sites’ rankings in Google by way of negative SEO – the practice of implementing tactics specifically aimed …

Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It Challenges with Raising Venture Capital & Being Transparent about It
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It hurts to get close to something that you want and then not get it, doesn’t it? When we’re talking about money and business, this situation is even more painful. Furthermore, talking about the situation does nothing but add more grief to an already complicated situation.

Ranking Google Ranking Factors By Importance Ranking Google Ranking Factors By Importance
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Rand Fishkin and SEOmoz polled 132 SEO experts with data from over 10,000 Google search results, and have attempted to rank the importance of ranking signals. It’s not confirmed fact, obviously. Google won’t provide such information, but I suppose the …

Are Your Online Marketing Efforts Breaking the Law?

Rand Fishkin of SEOmoz has a fascinating (and probably startling to some) post up discussing some new guidelines from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding online marketing. The post stems from SEOmoz’s COO Sarah Bird, who is an expert on legal matters pertaining to marketing, and some things she revealed in a recent interview. WebProNews readers will recognize her from these WPN videos on various legal topics.

Top Web Brands and Parent Companies
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Earlier, we looked at the top domains and pages in terms of linking popularity among different linkers. Collectively, they are referred to as the most important domains and pages on the web.

Nielsen Online, however, has looked at the top online companies and brands for the month of March. This data looks at unique audience and time per person spent with each. Take a look at these charts from Nielsen:

The Most Important Domains and Pages on the Web
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SEOmoz has a couple of very interesting charts showing the top 500 domains and the top 500 pages being linked to from different places. This paints a pretty good picture of what sites are held in the highest regards by content producers.

From Link Centric to Well Rounded
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I am tired of so many new and old SEOs talk about linking, the importance of it and how your efforts will be wasted if you don’t embrace it. I like linking and believe it provides a good way to build credibility on the search engines, especially for new sites, but I put it last on my list. That’s right I said last. I may be old school but I have found I can cut back my dependency (time) on the number/quality of incoming links if I follow some basic principles.

SEOMoz Dishes On ‘Give It Up’ Secrets
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Rand Fishkin blogged about the little bits of secrets discussed at a session of the recent SMX Advanced conference; the session centers on some of the tips and tricks that aren’t widely known in search marketing.