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The Google Hummingbird update has been an incredible, comprehensive and fundamental shift in how Google delivers “the right answer” to users. Here’a a short video on the update and what to expect with the future of search. Click the video above to play, and make sure to full-screen for the best experience :) […]
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There’s always a number of “compilation” and “best of” posts that come out towards the end of the year in the SEO and Internet marketing world. I’ve read through most of them, and picked out my favorites. Here is a short but sweet collection of my favorite posts over the last year or so: […]
I started fully committing myself to search engine optimization in 2009, while I was living in Taiwan, working on a startup with a friend of mine. I spent about a year teaching myself SEO and SEM. It was one of the geekiest and most fun projects I had ever worked on. Looking back, that time in my […]
On the final day of PubCon, there was an awesome speaker named Jerry West of SEORevolution who covered a number of interesting topics. One of the most intriguing was his prescription for recovering from Google’s Panda and Penguin updates. Here’s what he thinks you should do: Pay for a new design – By revamping your site […]
There were a number of awesome link building tools mentioned by Christine Churchill at one of the PubCon sessions today. I wanted to quickly list them out as a personal reminder, but also so you can check them out yourself: Advanced Link Manager Link Research Tools Majestic SEO Open Site Explorer Solo SEO Ahrefs […]
CommentLuv is a super interesting plugin that allows you to dictate whether or not visitors that comment on your posts can use keywords in the username, as well as the ability to make their links dofollow. It also has a really cool feature to incentivize social media sharing. Since CommentLuv has become so popular, I’ve rounded up […]
Just a quick one today. If you really want to bury your head in high-level technical search stuff, I can’t tell you how much I recommend Bill Slawski’s blog SEO by the Sea. He basically analyzes patents that Google has filed and released, and tries to talk about the impact they may have on modern search. […]
This post got all the way up to #3 on Hacker News, brought me about 150x my daily traffic in less than 24 hours, and completely overloaded my site. It was awesome. I decided to add it to the “Best of” section of ClickMinded, even though it doesn’t really have anything to do with SEO. […]
A number of us SEO’s have gotten really excited about Google Webmaster Tools providing us with our most recent link data. It’s a great new functionality, and I’ve found myself checking it a lot recently. I’ve had a number of people emailing me about this, very excited about the new change. What I realized is […]