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Archive: August 2006
31 Aug 2006

First the no-follow tag – now 12 more link descriptor tags.

Gurtie over at Gray Hat Search Engine News looks to be the first to get the scoop and report on the new Link Descriptor Tags (the "No-Follow" being the first Link Descriptor Tags). It appears that these new tags will be used by Google, Yahoo, and Ask (MSN was having some issue at the moment). To quote from Gray Hat News: We understand that Websites not using the tags listed…


31 Aug 2006

SEO Services Email Spammers – my trap is open.

This morning I had 2 emails in my inbox from "SEO Companies" telling me that they can’t find webuildpages.com in the search engines and that I can get a Free evaluation from them to show me what needs to be done, and how their services can help me. This is nothing new, I’m know everyone gets emails like this every day. I think this afternoon I’ll take one of the…


29 Aug 2006

SEO Tip – Get Your Own IP Address.

So I just bought a domain from someone who had it both registered and hosted with register.com…and in trying to keep things as much as they had been, I opened up an account with register.com to move the domain into my register.com account. I ended up running into a problem and I had to call them. While waiting for a human on the phone I heard register.com’s recorded message stating…


29 Aug 2006

OMG Danny Sullivan Leaving Search Engine Watch & SES!

Wow, Danny Sullivan is leaving Search Engine Watch and the Search Engine Strategies Conferences. Danny gives a brief note on the Search Engine Watch Blog, but goes into more detail on his personal blog.  Below is a couple of excerpts from Danny’s blog. My contracts with their owners Incisive Media are expiring, and we’ve not been able to agree on new ones. In terms of Search Engine Watch, I’ll be…


28 Aug 2006

Free SEO Advice – Ask Jim

I thought I’d try something new here and open my blog up to questions from readers. I’ll collect your questions here and then start answering them in follow up posts. Want a public site review? (I’ll do it for free if you don’t mind me doing it in public here) Want to ask about the crazy people I’ve shared drinks with? Want to know about some crazy journeys I’ve taken? Want…


23 Aug 2006

Andy Beal’s consulting services.

A few weeks ago when I heard that Andy Beal was leaving Fortune Interactive I jumped at the opportunity to get Andy to come to the We Build Pages office to offer me some business consulting advice. …after all, Andy was one of the first employees at websourced (now MarkerSmart Interactive) that grew to over 150 employees in the course of a few years (I believe they are the biggest…


21 Aug 2006

Todd and Lee’s Greatest Hits

My buddy (and former employee) Todd Malicoat (best known as Stuntdubl) released a great page listing his best/favorite blogs posts that’s well worth a read. Todd also release another great post today that I’d add to his best called Twelve Different Types of Links and How To Get Them. Lee Odden over at the Online Marketing Blog also decided to do a "best of" post where he only list his 10 most…



10 Aug 2006

All Jim’s SES San Jose 2006 Pictures – where’s yours?

Tonight (or should I say "last night"), I attended the webmasterradio search bash party at Studio 8 in San Jose. I met up with a lot of people I highly respect in the industry, and also caught some sumo wrestling. I’m sure a great time was had by all. I’ve uploaded tonights pictures and all the other pics I took to flickr. (I left out the scantly clad dancers pictures…


09 Aug 2006

Click Rate for Top 10 Search Results

Donna at SEO Scoop catches a post on Earnersforum where they used the recently released AOL Search Data to figure out click through rates for the the top 10 positions in search results. For ages people have been guessing at these figurures – now we really know! Results in:Total Searches:9,038,794 Total Clicks: 4,926,623 Click Rank1: 2,075,765Click Rank2: 586,100 = 3.5x lessClick Rank3: 418,643 = 4.9x lessClick Rank4: 298,532 = 6.9x…


09 Aug 2006

SES San Jose 2006 – Google Dance Day

I took a handful of pictures yesterday. Last night was the Famous Google Dance. Tonights the SearchBash networking event being put on by webmasterradio.fm – another crazy night of "networking" ahead! Click here for my Googledance pictures. **Update**I posted most of my pictures here on  flickr – Jim Boykin’s Pictures.   [tags]google, googledance, google dance, ses san jose, ses san jose 2006, search engine strategies san jose 2006, matt cutts,…