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Why 2014 Will Not Be Your Year

It’s January 6th. Have the “rah rah” Tony Robins-esq Facebook posts that if you just “believe in yourself” or “wish on the Universe” your dreams will come true? I call Bullshit. That’s right, bullshit. I’m not going to tell you that my 2013 was epic in terms of profit. It wasn’t. It was less than […]

The Loss of a Legend

I learned a few hours ago that a legend in this industry, Ted Ulle, known as Tedster in the Webmaster World forums has passed away. You can read Brett Tabke’s post here. I want to tell you a story about Tedster and our first meeting at PubCon in New Orleans back in 2005. I have […]

Sites Struggling in Google?

I know you are frustrated and feel overwhelmed with yet another Google update which has killed your sites…those sites you built to fix the last round of Google updates that killed your original sites. It’s like getting your teeth kicked in while laying on the ground. It sucks. What you need is an in-depth process […]

Want To Kick Ass Online? Get To Vegas…

Competition. Panda. Changing Markets. Penguin. Recession. Which excuse are you using right now for why you aren’t dominating your market? The reason you follow me is I don’t BS you. I tell it like it is. No fluff. No hype. Just test results and what is really working online. That’s been my focus since I […]

Green Line Disappearance in Google WMT – WTF?!?!

Did the SEO Revolution wake up an engineer at Google? Seems like we did. After we started informing our members about the importance of decreasing the green line, in the Health|Index Status|Advanced section that very line has now disappeared from Webmaster Tools. So far, Google hasn’t posted anything about the removal of this line on […]

Want To Kick Ass Online? Get To Vegas…

Get Your Ticket Now. Competition. Panda. Changing Markets. Penguin. Recession. Which excuse are you using right now for why you aren’t dominating your market? The reason you follow me is I don’t BS you. I tell it like it is. No fluff. No hype. Just test results and what is really working online. That’s been […]

Green Line Disappearance in Google WMT – WTF?!?!

Did the SEO Revolution wake up an engineer at Google? Seems like we did. After we started informing our members about the importance of decreasing the green line, in the Health|Index Status|Advanced section that very line has now disappeared from Webmaster Tools. So far, Google hasn’t posted anything about the removal of this line on […]

Michael Campbell Releases New Heat Map Guide

Get the free download of Michael Campbell’s New Book today. I don’t make too many recommendations, as most products in the Internet Marketing industry are just flat out full of hype and royally suck. I’ve been in the SEO industry since 1996 and all I do is test. It is what sets me apart. You […]

The Green Line From Hell…

Last year we reported on a growing trend … when the green line (Not Selected) overtakes the blue line (Indexed Pages) rankings tanked. Due to exhaustive testing on our part, we figured out how to make the green line drop (see images below).

Google Best Practices Guide Updated

Okay, so I finally did it. Yeah, it seemed like it took forever but it should be well worth the wait. A lot has happened this year with Google. Updates from Panda. A whack from Penguin and numerous issues in-between. It’s enough to make you go a little crazy, but that’s where the GBP guide […]

Panda Propaganda • Why One Site Lost 56% of 7.4 Million Views

Today is the last day of PubCon in Las Vegas and yesterday I was fortunate enough to be on the expert panel discussing Google Panda/Penguin and the recovery. I took a different approach from the other panelists and showed an actual case study including steps that my team has taken to pull our sites out […]

Matt Cutts Announces The Long Awaited Disavow Tool

Las Vegas – Pubcon 2012, Matt Cutts announces the link disavow tool: https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/disavow-links-main It is a chainsaw of a tool and is not recommended in many cases. This works by uploading a text file within webmaster tools. Line by line, you can add links that you want to disavow. You can also disavow links that […]

Things You Should Know Right Now …

Often when you gain “experience” in business, you realize, “Duh, why didn’t I know that…” Much like this picture of this high quality construction for wheelchair access. Unless Tony Hawk gets paralyzed, I don’t think this is going to get much use. That’s one thing about experience, is you often gain it a few seconds […]

Getting Your Ass Kicked by Google? You Aren’t Alone…

Nothing stings more than waking up and seeing a massive drop in SEO rankings or worse, your site(s) banned by Google. I’m not sure what would hurt worse, as the sucker punch from Raider Matt Millen looks painful. In any event, the update that occurred with Google on Tuesday was a major sucker punch for […]

Knocked Down By Panda? Get Back Up!

Has Google Panda kicked your ass? There is a great line in the movie “The Adjustment Bureau” where Matt Damon’s character, a politician, is giving a speech … “We had a rule in my neighborhood. When you got into a fight, it wasn’t whether or not you got knocked down. It is what you do […]

Change at the Guard at Yahoo!

Will Scott Thompson Fix Yahoo!? 5 years. 3 CEOs. What makes Scott different? He actually codes. He was the CTO and president for PayPal. But it appears employees are excited to have him on board. One employee from Yahoo! mentioned in Wall Street Journal described having Thompson as a “relief.” Yahoo! has a lot of […]

Don’t Follow – Lead

You are probably wondering where in the hell have I been? It’s been seven months since my last post … a lot has happened. The biggest change was I received custody of my two teenage sons in March, and while I was elated at the time, I had no idea how much of a challenge […]

Ecommerce Good. Old Commerce Bad.

On Wednesday, former President Bill Clinton spoke at ICANN’s 40th public meeting and was asked his thoughts about Internet taxation. Clinton signed the Internet Freedom Tax Act in 1998 which meant retailers without a presence within a state were exempt from collecting tax on sales. The goal was to let the e-conomy grow and evolve. […]

AdSense Publishers Get Speed Boost

It struck a lot of Webmasters as ironic that Google made page speed a rank signal when AdSense scripts was one of the factors slowing sites down. According to Google, it slowed publisher sites by about 12%. Gone are those days. Google developers improved the show_ads.js JavaScript needed by AdSense publishers and sped up delivery […]