Back in 2010, David Harry (@theGypsy) launched SearchNewsCentral.com, an online publication intended to give existing and aspiring search professionals a place to teach, learn and share. He built a very respectable group of contributing authors over the next few years, each offering their own perspective on all things search. In… Continue Reading Call for Contributing Authors
Many of you should remember (hopefully, with some fondness) Search News Central, which Dave Harry brought to us for several years – its last issue was in August of 2013. Some two dozen authors, the majority of them prominent SEOs and digital marketers, contributed their knowledge, interpretations, advice and rants,… Continue Reading … and Search News Central is BACK!
A couple of weeks ago, I stumbled across an article that talked about the European search engine, Yandex, and it led me to take a closer look at them. It’s probably been about a year since the last time I poked around in there – the change was impressive, if… Continue Reading Measuring Up: Yandex Vs. Google
We all have our hot buttons – things that just drive us up the wall because they just never seem to go away. I was bored for a couple of hours yesterday, because the electric company knocked our power off for the third time in five days… so I started… Continue Reading Ranting can be Therapeutic
I’ve seen some interesting discussions recently on the question of whether authority (Agent Rank) will ever become a ranking factor, such as this one on Google+. Let me preface this with a reminder that although authorship and authority can interrelate, they are two entirely different things. Authorship is merely a… Continue Reading Will Google’s Agent Rank Ever Become a Ranking Factor?
Most of us have an idea of what cyber-security is, but our definitions probably vary quite a lot. So before we can begin to take steps to protect ourselves and our systems, we have to decide first, exactly what we’re trying to protect ourselves from. Let’s take a look at… Continue Reading Cyber-Security is Everyone’s Gig
EDIT: I wrote this post about 5 years ago, and it’s just as applicable now as it was then (and well before then, for that matter). I thought it could bear another airing. I haven’t been around as long as some folks… it’s only been a little over fourteen years… Continue Reading Why Can’t We Kill Bad SEO?
Those who have shunned the idea of working for others, preferring to earn their daily bread without having to deal with bosses and time-clocks, usually face a realization at some point: it’s not quite as perfect or ideal a path as they might have once thought. Still, everything has trade-offs… Continue Reading Finding your Own Path
I’ve been spending a fair amount of my time doing audits lately, sometimes just for general SEO purposes, but most often for penalty recovery projects. Normally, I really enjoy doing audits. Any site has room for improvement and I have yet to get through one without learning something new. What… Continue Reading Nightmare on Audit Street – 5 Head-banging Moments
I suspect this will make some eyes roll and draw some nasty comments, but I stopped worrying years ago about how popular my opinions are. I call ’em like I see ’em. And once in a while, the bitching and moaning gets so loud that I just have to speak up. So… Continue Reading Ranting and Raving: A Couple Words On Google