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Yahoo Site Explorer Figures Jump

It looks like there’s been an update to Yahoo Site Explorer links today, I’ve noticed a large increase in inbound links for a number of different sites.

Use Your Blog to Build Trust

Rand just put up a post about The Vast Ocean Between Shoemoney & SEOmoz and Why You Should Be Able To Trust Blog Links. Other than the fact that he singled me out in it, I think it’s a great post. I started to write this post as a comment on SEOmoz, but it just got way too long.

Increasing the the SEO Industry’s Profile

A recent post at SEOmoz once again brought up consider the plight of the Search Engine Optimization industry; as effective and needed as SEO consultants are, blackhats and webspammers have given the industry a black eye.

The SEO Playbook (Welcome to the Rabbit Hole)

SEO is about more than meta tags, title tags, and targeted anchor text. Call it "competitive webmastering", "SEO", or any one of a slew of other titles – it is the thought process of lateral thinking and understanding of website creation and marketing combined that matters most.

A Conversation With Google’s Vanessa Fox
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Nobody stands up Mike McDonald. Nobody, not even Google’s Vanessa Fox. Back on a cold December day amid the howling Chicago winds, poor Mike sat alone, waiting for Google’s Webmaster Central product manager. Alas, but all is vanity, and SEOMoz.org’s Rand Fishkin stole the show (and the interview).

Domain Names – Choosing Them Alphabetically
There was an amusing aspect to the Google Search Engine Ranking Factors version 2 that SEOmoz put out this week.

Ranking Factors for Search Engines

SEOMoz just released version 2 of its Search Engine Ranking Factors article. The content in the article is based on a survey of a number of leading and well known SEOs.

Expert Link Builders Tell All
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I know you have plenty to read already, but…

Rae Hoffman, aka Sugarrae asked several well known link builders to do a group interview on link development.  See Five Link Development Experts: A Group Interview. The results are surprisingly candid and varied, yet share a common thread. 

SEO (Publish or Perish?)

Rand Fishkin recently put up a post titled: Wasting Time or Clearly Incompetent – The SEO Consulting Debate. In it Rand refers to a post by Brian Provost at ScoreBoard Media Group titled: The First Question You Should Ask Your SEO Consultant. Brian has since published an update titled: Attack of the SEOmoz Clones: More Thoughts On SEO Consulting.

Delisted from SEOmoz
Rand previously had my company Britecorp on his list of recommended SEO’s.

After emailing him last year, I also became a contributor to the SEOblog.

However, just checked in today and not only am I removed from the recommended SEOs, I’m also no longer able to contribute to the SEOmoz blog – just YOUmoz.

Gain Traction and Authority for Your SEO Company

Around the time that I developed Rockyfied Rand had created and developed a system called YOUmoz. Youmoz is a hybrid version of the seomoz.org blog. Over the last 2 years Rand Fishkin and his blogtastic cohorts have been laying down highly informative and education posts on SEO, SEM, Internet Marketing and much more.

Should SEOs Avoid Sitemaps?
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Rand Fishkin recently posted an interesting concept on his SEOmoz.org blog about sitemaps. For those of you keeping score at home, a sitemap is a document (typically xml) that sits on your server and helps search engine spiders crawl and index your site. Sounds great, right? Maybe… maybe not. Rand theorizes these sitemaps may actually be bad for your SEO efforts.

PPC Advice – Good, Bad, or Very Bad?

Today, I took a few moments to take in a bit of the current online marketing blogscape. I eventually came across a post entitled "17 most common PPC mistakes web marketers make" by Igor Mor. It was posted on SEOMoz as part of their YOUMoz program where they "claim" posts from others they deem appropriate.

Documenting SES – Comic Book Style

Whenever there is a major SEO-related conference with all the major representatives present, you can be sure there will be some good stories and pictures popping up when the attendees get back home.

Advice for Search Marketing Firms

Back in September, I posted the Top 10 Mistakes Search Marketing Firms Make.

My Time with SEOMoz

I had a great time consulting with Rand and Gillian of SEOMoz.

Happy Blog Day

Seeing Frank’s post today reminded me it’s “Blog Day” where you share some of your favorite blogs.

Rand Fishkins Tips For More Traffic

Every site owner wants one thing: more visitors. After that, their requests might vary from “more with my family” to “more ice cream in the freezer,” but they can all agree on that one wish.

Two Cool New SEO Tools

Two cool SEO tools you should take a look at…

I Want my Web 2.0

I noticed a little PRWeb press release action from SEOMoz announcing their Web 2.0 Awards today.

Ask.com Code Red Stormtroopers

Last night the Ask.com party named Code Red was full of interesting people and a few stormtroopers here and there.

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