Sphinn – SEM Attention Wars

Sphinn Error

Having just come back from a week in Florida, striving to improve not only my own powers of concentration and focus, but how to grab and maintain the attention of readers and customers, for the last few days I have been thinking a little about Sphinn… some of those thoughts haven’t been pleasant, and to be perfectly honest, the good thoughts had very selfish motives.

WordPress SEO Masterclass For Competitive Niches

Wordpress pages

Take a well optimized WordPress blog in a competitive niche, rip it apart, and help maximise its chances of ranking in the SERPs and raking in some cash. This isn’t lame all-in-one optimization plugins, it is totally geeking it out!

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.

Portal Feeder vs StomperNet

Portal Feeder Visitors

This page will finish loading eventually and is certainly killing my bandwidth…

I am sure people’s mailboxes are full of emails with various people promoting these two communities, which are going head-to-head with their launches. Feature wise they are probably only similar in the fact that both provide a backend community for advice and training, but I am not going to compare feature sets.

Do Google Hate Paid Links, Duplicate Content and Cruft?

Eric Enge Interviews Adam Lasnik about paid links, duplicate content and crufty pages (lots of code, little content)

Takeaways

I am sorry to say not a lot, it reinforces Google’s position not to really say a lot, though apparently there is no real penalty for duplicate content, and not to worry about how pagerank flows in your site.

Portal Feeder 2.0 Example Site (Not a Review)

A month or so back I was attempting to arrange some kind of head-to-head comparison between Portal Feeder 2.0, one of their competitors, and what you can do with WordPress and some free or relatively cheap plugins.

The Easiest Way To Pull Yourself Out Of Supplemental Results Hell?

SEO extension for Firefox

For those that don’t know, “supplemental results” are the bane of search engine optimization specialists.

Here is a great explanation of supplemental results from Rockyfied

Google Supplemental Results: Google supplemental results take pages on your site that have been indexed and put them into a sub database in Google. Supplemental results do not rank well but rather Google uses its supplemental DB to populate its results when they don’t have enough results to show in a given query. This means pages on your site in Google’s supplemental DB will not help you in the serps.