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28 Mar 2014

March 2014 Content Round-Up in Internet Marketing Ninja World

Check out what has been happening in the Internet Marketing Ninja World, in the forums, communities, blog, and news, in March 2014. What are your hot topics that you want to discuss? Come visit the forums and participate. Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog Commonly Overlooked Web Site Requirements. TweetDeck or Hootsuite: Which One is Right For You?. 4 Alternatives To Guest Blogging For Link Builders. What Are Google Plus Hashtags?. What…


26 Mar 2014

Google’s Algo Is Improving … But How Smart Was It In The First Place?

Some friends a few years ago were pushing a piece of linkbait on Digg, whose title was something like “They Threw The Book – The USA’s Harshest Sentencing Judges Ever.” You would imagine that their client was someone in the legal field, right? Actually, the important keyword in that title is “book” and the client wasn’t even a bookseller, but a travel agency looking to rank for booking keywords. (Actually,…


28 Feb 2014

February 2014 Content Round-Up in Internet Marketing Ninja World

Check out what has been happening in the Internet Marketing Ninja World, in the forums, communities, blog, and news, in February 2014. What are your hot topics that you want to discuss? Come visit the forums and participate. Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog Understanding SEO Strategies and Tactics YouTube Series: WordPress Plugins for Video Presentation Leroy the Sales Guy and Lessons on Use Experience Free and Useful On-Page Optimization Tools New…


13 Feb 2014

Common Accidental Patterns That Can Trigger Panda Or Penguin

Google’s pattern matching algorithms such as Panda or Penguin are designed to filter out manipulative practices. However, sometimes it is possible to create these types of patterns completely on accident. These types of accidents can be costly and lead to over analysis because often times they appear innocent to the naked eye. Below are four common patterns that can easily be created on accident if you aren’t aware of them….


03 Feb 2014

Google Authorship Timeline: From 2008 to 2013 (Infographic)

Google Authorship has been a hot topic for a couple of years. Where is it heading? Well, we don’t know that exactly: We do hope Google will find the way to add Authorship as a factor when deciding how trusted and useful the target page is. Note: In case you don’t know what Google Authorship is, check out my SEOchat thread: “Google Authorship FAQ“ At least we know that Google…


31 Jan 2014

January 2014 Content Round-Up in Internet Marketing Ninja World

Check out what has been happening in the Internet Marketing Ninja World, in the forums, communities, blog, and news, in January 2014. What are your hot topics that you want to discuss? Come visit the forums and participate. Internet Marketing Ninjas Blog Flat or Big and Juicy? Don’t Scare Them With Your Voice: Entice and Engage Them! Smarter Outreach: 3 Tools to See Who’s Behind Each Email Do Not Build…


06 Jan 2014

The Huge List of Google Employees at Google Plus to Follow

Say what you like about Google Plus, it has one serious advantage: the people involved in Google are on it. Now only are they on the platform, but they are avid users of it. They are also remarkably welcoming to others who want to add them to their circles, and great about keeping up with discussions. If you are eagerly tracking Google’s trends and want to get an inside look,…


23 Dec 2013

Facebook Is Replacing Google & The Dramatic Shift This Heralds For Marketers (Part 1)

Facebook is eating Google’s lunch, which has far-reaching implications for the tactics marketers use, and more broadly has implications for marketing strategy and the relationship between marketing and product teams. Let’s look at this more closely. When Google ranks sites, it can’t really rank them based on product quality since it has no reliable signals for product quality. Put differently… Google is an information retrieval service… not a recommendation service….


02 Dec 2013

3 Absolutely Gold Greasemonkey Scripts for Searching Google

I search Google all the time; that’s my profession and my hobby. For me it’s easier to use Google to find an article I wrote back in 2010 on something-I-don’t-remember-exactly than to find a pen on my desk (yes, my desk is usually a mess; I say it proves that I am creative) I am not searching as a regular user, I suppose. Years of searching have made me a…


12 Sep 2013

SEOs Should Focus On Patterns, Not Quality

Dear SEOs, please talk less about quality and more about patterns. We have all heard it before: “The future of SEO is high quality content.” or “Its time to start building high quality links.”. Here’s a little secret that I have mentioned in the past: Search engine algorithms don’t care about quality. Search engines are more interested in patterns that are typically associated with web sites that large audiences love…


28 Aug 2013

Part 2: John Mueller and Jim talk Disavows – The lost transcripts.

On Monday I did a post about John Mueller’s responses on my questions concerning Disavows. I found 2 other times in that discussion that were not mentioned in my original post, but I felt were worth noting to the public. The first has to do with the Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide put out by Google in 2008, where the example Google gives of a “good link” sure looks un-natural and…


26 Aug 2013

John Mueller’s responses to my questions about Disavows.

Below is Part I Part 2 is here, The lost transcripts, Part 2 to John Mueller and Jim talk about Disavows. Part 1 This morning I attended the live Google Hangout with John Mueller. I’ve been watching the recording of these for several months now, and I decided that I wanted a chance to ask some questions myself so this morning I was able to join in. There were several…


18 Jul 2013

New Free Tool, the Google Backlink Checker Tool for Penguin & Disavow Analysis

We have a new Free Tool for everyone – the Google Backlink Checker for Penguin & Disavow Analysis I’m happy to announce today that we’re releasing the first of our free Backlink Analysis tools which are designed to help analyze a websites backlinks in order to find patterns that will help you know which links you might want to consider disavowing through Google’s Disavow Tool. We have 4 copies of…