Smart Ways to Combine Content Marketing with SEO

The folks at developed this infographic and named it Little Known Ways to Build High Quality Backlinks in 2014. I’m not sure I like that title… I don’t think companies should focus on building links anymore. Our local search experts at Site Strategics like to say that new strategies require earning links rather than actively building them. More importantly, I believe this infographic combines a ton of tools and distribution sites where you can

ATTN: Social Media Application Developers

Twitter. Facebook. LinkedIn. My blog. My company. Aside from those, I have a Google account. I have a gravatar account. I have a WordPress account. I have a Yahoo! account. I’m on Flickr. Delicious. Technorati. Ning. Before that there was MySpace. And AOL. Back in the day, I even had a Prodigy account. So here’s my question, since I’m absolutely everywhere online, when you develop your software why in the world are you asking me

Blogging for Business: New Tricks for Old Dogs

No one can argue the absolute dominance of blogs on popularity and, in turn, search engine ranking. The popularity of blogs comes from this new method of communication that has evolved on the web – more personable, less refined and genuine. Technorati is tracking over 112.8 million blogs at the moment with thousands of blogs being created each hour. Open source applications like WordPress, Blogger, or Typepad and Vox make blogging easy. In every company,

No Better Birthday Present! 500 Feed Readers!

Content, Passion, Momentum… these are the three elements that I speak to my clients about when it comes to blogging. Some folks think that blogging is a narcissistic endeavor – especially when you talk about your own blogging success. The conflict, of course, is why would anyone listen to you if you are not successful? I post the number of feeds and keep my Technorati Rank and other information up to date so that I

2,000 Bloggers Gaming Technorati? Waaaaah!

My blog was enlisted a while back in the Z-List. It was a fantastic list of little known bloggers that worked very hard at their craft and had a growing level of influence in the blogosphere and on the web. The list was republished on hundreds of blogs, influencing our rank on Technorati and on our Search Engine placement. At its peak, blogging A-lister Seth Godin even spent some time talking about it. A new

Fastest Growing Blog on the Planet?

Over a year ago (2005) I decided that I needed to set some technology goals for myself. Inspired by folks like Seth Godin, Malcolm Gladwell, Robert Scoble and Shel Israel, I dove into blogging, social networking, search engine optimization, and analytics as well as all the underlying technologies that drove them. It’s not been rocket science, but it has been an amazing period in my life. I’ve discovered what my passion is, and I’ve built

My 10 Tips to Optimize Your Blog

Computer Shopper has an article on Optimizing Your Blog. The article has some advice that is useful but I don’t think they got their priorities right nor did they cover all the essentials. I’ve been steadily growing traffic to my blog over the last couple months. I’ve been carefully measuring my readership, the sources of my readers, and adjusting accordingly. I’ve learned a ton over the last few months. Here is my Top Ten: Don’t