I like ’em old.
When Leads come in, I review them, and either trash them, send them to Todd, or handle myself. Often when I send them to todd, I attach a small note like: "Since 1999 (potential)" or "since 2003 – maybe"….today I sent one to Todd which said "since 1997" Note, that these little notes don’t say […]
Pay Yahoo to remove your title tag??
Hello Yahoo! Why can’t you change this? When filling out the form for submitting your site to the Yahoo, it is required that: (according to this page) "If your site is commercial, the title submitted must be the company name. Any request to change a business name to something other than its actual name will not be […]
Scraping Whole Pages is not Cool.
I shouldn’t be one to throw stones in glass houses.I guilty of experimenting with lots of methods of trying to get traffic to websites – some methods have been blacker than others, so I’m in no way saying I’m "Mr. Clean". I am however going to toss a small stone to those who steal content (like […]
Forward Link Look Tool – V1
In wanting to analyze "Links Out" a bit more (to better view the neighborhood) I had a programmer working on a tool to peek at title tags of pages being linked to. I just got back a version of that tool ..it’s not quite was I was seeking – so it looks like there’ll be another tool after […]
When Getting Links is not the solution.
With almost all prospective clients I speak with I end up telling them "You Need More Links" …. I can show them all sorts of fancy reports, and fancy tools, and we can do all sorts of fancy analysis….but the results are almost always "You Need More and Better Backlinks if you want to rank […]
Google Forward Link Command
I just found an old Google Friends Newsletter from May 1998 where it mentions: To get the forward links of a page use "flink: < url >". Wonder what happened to that command? We built our own tool to check forward links, if you haven’t seen it, check out our forward link tool.
Everyone should have a blog.
I wonder when everyone will have a blog or at least a website. Natural disasters like 911 or Hurricane Katrina which leave so many people missing, and spur new websites for lost people like Katrinalost.org and Katrinaslost.com (forum) and www.KatrinaSOS.org (hum…wonder how these sites excaped the sandbox)..anyways…wouldn’t it just be easier if everyone had their […]
Search Engine Results Scraper Sites
Earlier today I was showing someone a bunch of new sites (1 week to 3 months old) and we were analyzing backlinks using Yahoo’s Linkdomain, and found the usual. Each site showed a few "real" backlinks .. as well as each site was showing a handful of pages with Yahoo Cache’s that were "Search Engine […]
Buying Text links – The Rest of the Story
Matt Cutts made big news last week with his blog post about "Text Links and Pagerank" where he asks advertisors to use the "rel=nofollow" tag when selling text links. The post itself as spawned a big list of comments that are worth reading. There’s another post by Tim at O’Reilly called "Search Engine Spam?" which […]