SEO Linking Gotchas Even The Pros Make

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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.

Wrong Reaction From Techcrunch On Paid Links?

I think this is one possibly for the water cooler on Sphinn, because I find it comical in a sad kind of way.

Ted Murphy rightly questions Google quite openly to explain why PPP bloggers are being punished for not using nofollow on links, yet many prominent bloggers post quite blatant pagerank passing links to their advertisers every chance they get.

Will Google Offer Amnesty To SocialSpark & PayPerPost Bloggers?

SocialSpark PageRank

Since the first real information came out about Izea’s (PayPerPost) new SocialSpark service, that is in testing but will formerly launch in January my excitement has been a little tempered.

As I wrote in my initial preview of SocialSpark, there will be new metrics for gauging the authority and influence of a blog, to help determine advertising spend, not only based upon traffic and demographics, but also on past performance with CPM and CPC data also being made available.

Google Toolbar PageRank Fluctuations (Round 4)

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Reports are now coming in that there may be another round of changes coming in on the PageRank displayed on the Google toolbar, loved or loathed by webmasters.

The first notification I received by email earlier today, hinting that at least one reader was seeing my own TBPR increasing. Thanks Dave, maybe you should send some of your Omega 3 Fish Oils To The Google Plex.

The Pied Piper Of PayPerPost?

Pied Piper of PayPerPost

Pied Piper of PayPerPostOver the last year I have given a fair amount of coverage to PayPerPost, who now house the service along with other endeavours under the name Izea.

There are multiple reasons why I have supported PayPerPost and similar programs so strongly, and yet at the same time have never reviewed a link buying / selling service.

Remarkable Traffic From Alexa Themselves?

Alexa Movers & Shakers

Many webmasters would say that Alexa data is meaningless, and that there is no benefit in gaining in Alexa rating, other than possibly from various metrics used for advertising, and “meaningless” ratings charts to brag about.

Controversial Izea While I Slept

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IzeaSometimes I really hate timezones, especially when a company I closely follow (and even take a couple of punches for) makes an announcement.

PayPerPost and now Izea

Fittingly I think Colleen should have the first link, she has been a postie for a long time, is a top earner, and has been taking an equal amount of punches being on the firing line.
Colleen highlights the fact that PayPerPost have been planning to have a new domain for their Argus platform for some time, and it is only logical that Argus is not housed under the PayPerPost moniker, because PayPerPost will only be one of many services provided.

Google Reputation Management Disaster With Open Social

Google Open Social

Gmail ClownGoogle just walks into reputation management and trademark problems one after the other, and today is no exception.

Not too long ago it was their attempt to force people to give up domains legally registered using the acronym “g.m.a.i.l” or gmail, which Google uses for their email service.