I’m a bit late getting this out, however, my good friend, Matt McGee has done it again. That is put together a very clever post that includes 21 signs that may indicate that SEOs need to take a break. This is his second edition of this as the first one was posted nearly a year ago. What’s funny is Matt nailed me in 2006 and has done it once again. Boy do I need a vacation.
Joe Whyte has put together an excellent piece of linkbait based on the popular segment “If They Mated” on Late Night With Conan O’Brien. Had my morning coffee been ready when I saw this, I would have spit it out all over my computer screen. What about you? Are you ready to fall back in your chair laughing. Then proceed to check it out.
Not related to search in anyway but simply wanted to announce that I’ll be off next week on my annual roller coaster trip. We will be hitting six separate amusement parks in just six days. Our travels will take us to five U.S. states as well as Montréal, Canada. There will be opportunity to ride 33 roller coasters ranging from woodies, steel, kiddies (they add to coaster count) and even a bobsled coaster. This will push me past the 100 mark to a total of 121 individual coasters.
Most web site marketers wouldn’t even consider such a question especially where Google can at times send 50% if not more of a web site’s traffic. How about if you take Yahoo!, MSN and Ask out of the equation as well? Would your business have a chance of attracting traffic and succeeding if these engines were to send you zilch traffic?
Skitzzo has started a charity meme designed to share link love with posters favorite charities in order to help them improve their rankings in the major search engines. The idea is copy the list of charities of the person who tags you and add five of your own, linking to them using anchor text that is somehow related to their cause.
I came across a video of our own Arizona senator and presidential hopeful, John McCain being interviewed by Google CEO, Eric Schmidt at the Googleplex thanks to Barry Schwartz. In the video, Eric plays the role of genial talk show host. McCain also fielded questions from several Google employees including questions about how the senator feels about atheists, what he plans to do about the current situation with Iran and nuclear weapons and even his opinions on gays in the military.
Blogs exist on just about every variety of subject one can imagine. And more and more blogs come online each and every day. But what does it take to really have an active blog that people will subscribe to and come back again and again to read? It requires creativity. It requires dedication. Even more so, it requires an addiction to the act of blogging itself.
How about you? Are you a blog addict? Here are ten signs that may indicate that you have an addiction, my friend.
Matt McGee from Small Business SEM has put together a fun post comparing well known SEO/SEM personalities to celebrities recognized throughout the world. Names include Rob Kerry (aka Evil Green Monkey), Rebecca Kelly, Bill Slawski, Jeremy Shoemaker (aka Shoemoney), Scott Orth, David Temple, Li Evans, Todd Malicoat, Chris Boggs, Todd Friesen, Jennifer Laycock, Cameron Olthuis, Lisa Barone, Andrew Goodman and Justin Sanger.
I love my career – running a search marketing firm. I get to take on exciting challenges in an industry that is constantly changing and evolving. Search marketing is a fun and rewarding career. That is not the only reason why I love the fact that I’m a search marketer but also because I could have one of these jobs instead.
It appears that Senator and presidential hopeful John McCain’s MySpace page has been hacked. Apparently whoever set up the page page used a well known template designed by Newsvine but neglected to give any proper credit. Not only does the page fail to give credit for use of the template, some of the images are still hosted on the Newsvine server, meaning that they have to pay for the bandwidth used from page views on McCain’s site.
Did you see the proposal from the My Super Proposal which aired locally during the Veronica Mars show Tuesday night? It was available shortly thereafter on iFilm.com and I have included it below. Can you guess who it is?
We watched the Super Bowl at a friend’s house yesterday. I drove like a mad man to get there in time as I had been anxiously waiting to see the match up between the bears and the Colts. Not really. It was the commercials I was interested in. Well sort of. Actually I wanted to see the marriage proposal that has gained national exposure thanks to the help of my friend and fellow search marketer Joe Morin. I didn’t care too much about the game itself as my team (Green Bay Packers) was not represented. I wanted to see JP (not his real name) propose marriage to his girlfriend during one of the Super Bowl commercial spots.