PageRank Sculpting Isn’t Dead But Comments Can Kill Your PageRank

This post was originally titled “Is PageRank Sculpting Dead & Can Comments Kill Your PageRank”
Following a confirmation post from Google’s Matt Cutts today, it seems PageRank Sculpting as practiced by many SEOs is effectively dead, and comments, even using links with nofollow CAN have a negative effect on the amount of PageRank that can be passed on to your internal pages.

Google Dictating Nofollow For ALL Links From Compensated Content

As I had hoped, ( http://community.izea.com/blog/2007/12/an-invitation-t.html ) Ted Murphy had a chance to chat with Google’s Matt Cutts at Pubcon

It seems Google want all links within content that “wouldn’t exist without payment” to use nofollow, but seems to be focusing on services like PayPerPost, and not other forms of links which wouldn’t exist without compensation.

SEO Linking Gotchas Even The Pros Make

Single Page

2008 SEMMY Runner-Up I am going to attempt to debunk almost every WordPress SEO “Expert” article ever written, and in some respects this article even debunks some of the things I have written in the past.

Google Personalized Results – Ego Search Conundrum

Personal Search For Andy

I frequently use Google to search for results on my own site, so you would expect that when using Google Personalized Search, pages on my own domain would rank higher for very obvious specific search results.
You would be wrong…

Video Roundup | SMX Seattle | Duplicate Content | Jason Calacanis

I thought I would mix things up with a few interesting videos I have been watching

First of all a short video from SMX Seattle on various things regarding duplicate content and paid links. I am not sure if there is anything new, but it certainly emphasises how you should handle syndication of your content with links back to the original.