What Are Nofollow, Dofollow, UGC, Or Sponsored Links? Why Do Backlinks Matter for Search Rankings?

Every day my inbox is inundated with spamming SEO companies who are begging to place links in my content. It’s an endless stream of requests and it really irritates me. Here’s how the email usually goes… Dear Martech Zone, I noticed that you wrote this amazing article on [keyword]. We wrote a detailed article on this as well. I think it would make a great addition to your article. Please let me know if you’re

13 Ways that Content Is Monetized Online

A good friend contacted me this week and said that he had a relative that had a site that was getting significant traffic and they wanted to see if there were a means of monetizing the audience. The short answer is yes… but I don’t believe the majority of small publishers recognize the opportunity or how to maximize the profitability of the property they own. I want to start with the pennies… then work into

What is Organic SEO?

If you want to understand search engine optimization, you really have to stop listening to those in the industry looking to profit from it and simply boil it down to Google’s advice. Here’s a great paragraph from their Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide: Even though this guide’s title contains the words “search engine”, we’d like to say that you should base your optimization decisions first and foremost on what’s best for the visitors of your

The Secret of SEM: Google Results Are Rigged

A friend of mine shared some results of his revenue for the last 2 years with Text Link Ads, a service where you can buy and sell links. Publishers sell links simply to make money – and there’s quite an opportunity for an established blog with a good following and ranking. For Advertisers, the opportunity is to use backlinks to drive up their organic rank in search engines. Google’s pagerank algorithm is largely weighted for