What is Search Engine Spam?

We’ve been on a pretty big kick lately warning you about search engine optimization techniques that are going to get you in trouble. Even if your site isn’t suffering today, Google continues to modify it’s algorithms and test new ones that will catch you tomorrow. Don’t be tempted to spam the search engines… it will catch up with you. This Search Infographic by SEO Book walks you through the different techniques that you must avoid

My Favorite SEO Tools for 2011

Inspired by a question on Quora, here’s a list of my favorite SEO tools heading into 2011: First, the tools that I can not live without: Google Search Console – understanding impressions and conversion rate off of a search engine results page is as important as ranking well. Authority Labs – tracking the keywords you’re ranking on every day will provide you with the data you need to make the necessary adjustments as well as

Fired: MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog Widgets

For those of you that have been long-time readers, you’ll notice that I removed the MyBlogLog and BlogCatalog sidebar widgets. I struggled with removing them for quite some time. I enjoyed seeing the faces of folks that visited my blog often – it made the readers seem like real people rather than stats on Google Analytics. I did a full analysis of each source and how they drove traffic to my site as well as