Jason Calacanis SEO Keynote

What is the best way to get every person interested in SEO talk about you?

How about Jason Calacanis stating that “Seo is bullshit” in a keynote at an SEO conference with Danny Sullivan.

Duplicate Content

Lee Odden has a great overview on duplicate content issues.

He is blogging various sessions from the Chicago Search Engine Strategies conference.

Here are the bullet points from just one of the speakers on the session (Shari Thurow), and I bolded one of them

Blog SEO | Evaluation | Taking action

using nofollow to cultivate pagerank

One of the most rewarding things about blogging, at least for me, is when you see people taking action based on something you have suggested.

There are actually 2 distinct stages in taking action

Nofollow | SEO & Dynamic Linking | Disclosure

Here are some more links discussing the use of NoFollow for SEO purposes.

Seo Blog has a solid overview of how each search engine treats nofollow.
I am not sure the final conclusion regarding Yahoo and treating nofollow for ranking purposes is correct. I know many people who have done well with blog comments with Yahoo search, even on blogs using nofollow. I haven’t got any recent data.

NoFollow and Pink Boxes

nofollow social buttons

Did you know that using social network buttons can hurt your search engine rankings?

Every single link on your page gives some weight to the pages it is linking to, whether internal or external.

Tagging and traffic analysis

It is Friday, but I am still going to nag people about SEO and tagging.

It seems in the last 24 hrs that Alexa have caught up a little with their statistics

International Article Syndication

I use Google Alerts to track a lot of my article syndication, and sometimes it comes up with some absolute diamonds of ways content can be presented to an international audience.

Ultimate Tag Warrior SEO Tricks (pt 1)

On my blogs, I prefer not to use nofollow for comments and trackback.

It is my belief that if someone adds to the conversation on my blogs, the least I can do is offer them a backlink for their trouble.
I prefer people to write a post about me than to add me to their blogroll. I know a blogroll link theoretically gives me more Google Juice, but if they give 200 people a blogroll link, suddenly the value of that link from every page is greatly deminished.