Category Archives: SEO

SearchMetrics’ 2013 SEO Ranking Factors Are Useless

SearchMetrics just released an infographic on search ranking factors, and it’s a bunch of bunk. I won’t dignify them by linking to their site, but here’s an Imgur link if you want to lose some brain cells. Where to begin...

Image Title Test for SEO

You may have noticed a couple days ago I published a blog post called “Image Post Test” that included nothing but a picture of a dog. That was part of a test I was conducting to determine whether the title...

What Yahoo’s Purchase of Tumblr Means for SEO

The big news today is that the rumors have finally come true, and Yahoo has purchased Tumblr for 1 billion dollars. As I detailed in my presentation about Tumblr, Tumblr is the 3rd largest blog platform next to WordPress and...

Google Site: Search Hack

If you’ve been doing SEO for a while, then you’re probably very familiar with the “site:” search on Google. If you’re not familiar with the command, if you go to Google (or Bing) and search for “site:domainname.com” it will show...

Problems With Bing Site Verification

So the other day, I was trying to access some data in Bing Webmaster Tools for one of the sites that I manage, and I noticed that all of the sites had become unverified. I tried to re-verify the sites,...

New Current/Past Contributor Feature In Google+

I just noticed that there is now a designator for “current contributor” or “past contributor” in the “Contributor To” section of Google+. Presumably this is for people who might have been contributors to a publication or a blog, but have...

Google Crawl Stats Exporter

I haven’t seen this mentioned anywhere yet, but it looks as though Google is now providing exact numbers in their Crawl Stats report in Google Webmaster Tools: I’m not sure how accurate these numbers are, but since they don’t appear...

Why Responsive Design Sucks

Ever since Google officially recommended responsive design for mobile SEO, I’ve heard SEOs parroting Google and claiming that responsive design is the best approach to take for mobile sites. However, I’ve always argued that responsive design is far from ideal...

All Links From Squidoo.com Now Nofollow

Big news today for any SEOs using Squidoo for link building purposes, as Bonnie Diczhazy, the Head of Community at Squidoo announced that all outbound links from Squidoo will be nofollowed. The change is effective immediately, though they say it...

Speaking At SMX Toronto

I had a great time speaking at SMX Toronto this past week, where I spoke on a panel on Social Sites You Shouldn’t Overlook about the benefits of using Tumblr for SEO for social media marketing. Aside from a small...