I’m An Old Fart SEO – It’s Official

Old Fart

I never thought I would look on being called an old fart as something positive, but I suppose it is just a matter of who calls you an old fart, the manner in which they tell you, and where and to whom they say it.

Controversial Izea While I Slept

Izea

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.

Linking Abuse Or Linking Awareness

Classic Blue Text

Blogcatalog Members today are collectively blogging about abuse.

Bloggers Unite

I thought of blogging about all kinds of abuse that affect real people day in, day out, but decided that ultimately that doesn’t fit in with my audience, or really add any authority to the words I would be writing.

Blogcatalog – Does Onclick Pass PageRank?

Blogcatalog PageRank

Note: Old code from this post has been removed – sorry blame WP and poor code support

When Blogcatalog was relaunched, the links from the directory were nofollow.

 

In my initial review I suggested that it would be a popular decision to remove the nofollow from the links, and also use a different method of tracking clicks – Blogcatalog have to track clicks because it is part of their blog rating system, and might also help with advertising sales for premium positioning.

Keyword & Link Tools (& How To Confuse The Google Bot)

ReviewME Cancelled

This could have been a paid review through ReviewMe, it was ordered a few days ago and I just haven’t had time to write something that warrants being paid for it, but I decided to write something for free.
If any of the Google Spam Team are reading this article, it was not paid for in any way and your bots can’t tell the difference because keyword analysis would pick up the specific words suggesting that there is some kind of disclosure for paid links.

Google Didn’t Listen To Seth 18 Months Ago

I have spent the morning watching a number of contrasting videos which in some ways suggest that Google may have jumped the shark, and I don’t fully agree with any of them.
The Seth Godin Video is interesting, because he was telling Google what to do 18 months ago.

Pushing WordPress SEO Boundaries

How many SEO blogs actually write original content?

I am not talking about original words, but original ideas which can be based either on experience from experimentation or what I would describe as reasoned theory?
Experience based on following conventional wisdom just doesn’t count – you only need to read one SEO blog for accepted best practice, it doesn’t really matter which one of the mainstream SEO blogs you choose. You might choose a few more for industry news with differing opinion.