SEO on a Nickel | Free SEO tips - assessing competitors' link tactics

Okay, there are a million paid tools and services out there supplying a dizzying array of SEO data to help your efforts and fill you in on the competition.  Truth be told, not everyone needs that or can afford it, particularly in this economy.  So in the spirit of running a lean, mean organization (hey, […]

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How to make YouTube videos that don't suck part 4

Since I've been doing some video work lately, I figured it would be time to come back with another installment of the ever popular (at least by Google Analytics standards) HTMYVTDS series. The topic of today's ridiculously acronymed segment? Post production. Thus far we've covered lighting, audio recording and framing, so once you've gotten those […]

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Resources for SEO beginners

Between adding new employees at Netvantage and the growing number of presentations and speaking engagements I end up doing, I've found myself referring people to a lot of tried and true resources.  So today I figured I'd share a handful of resources for SEO newbies.  These are all pretty straightforward, highly actionable, and written in […]

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Need some quick links? What's in your closet?

Over lunch the other day, my current favorite person in the world (our intern Brad) had to listen to me mulling over some options for my next blog.  I wasn't all that happy with any of the things that had popped into my head, and he tossed out one that he had used earlier that […]

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One year into business...the good, the bad, and the ugly

We just made it past the one year mark.  The day in the office was pretty uneventful to be honest, but I couldn't help but reflect on all of the things that happened in our first year of business, and the lessons I've learned.  To steal a cliche I used in my final weeks at […]

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Asking for a link...use common sense

There are a million ways to ask for a link, but using some common sense when you do so by email can certainly help your cause.  What do I mean by common sense?  Well, a couple of things.  The first is common advice for anyone who's done link building in the past, and that's to […]

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Free SEO tools that I found recently...

Is there anything better than finding free SEO tools that are REALLY valuable?  Well, winning the lotto might top it, but not by much.  Okay, I might need a life, but I have found a couple cool tools lately that I thought I'd share. Majestic SEO is the first one.  An awesome database of links […]

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Google Alerts and Google Reader as a link building tool

I'm still sort of shocked when I mention Google Reader or Google Alerts to people and they don't have any idea what I'm talking about.  If you're doing SEO, utilizing these tools can go a long way to making sure that you're getting every link possible. A lot of SEOs will tell you that it […]

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The return of IndexTools...I mean, Yahoo Web Analytics?

As one of the holdover companies from the IndexTools days, I've been waiting to hear more on the re-launch as Yahoo Web Analytics, and it's been a long time since I've made a peep about it. You may recall a good long time ago when I decided to give people an introduction to what YWA […]

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Free vs. Paid vs. Locally vs. Externally Hosted Blogs...

Mike Moran shocked me a bit the other day with his post "Where Should I Host My Blog" over on Search Engine Guide.  Nearly every other SEO that I've ever spoken to has always stuck by the old standard of on your own domain.  Obviously, there are some major advantages to this, but Mr. Moran […]

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