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Seo Tactic #7: Ab Testing Your Organic

September 14, 2018

There aren‘t enough hours in a day to manage SEO efforts manually. Don’t wait 6 months to see results.

Are You Ready To Join The Evolution Of Affiliate Marketing?

August 01, 2010

Last December, while speaking at an affiliate convention in LA, I had the opportunity to share a panel with Dush Ramachandran, the vice president of sales, marketing, and business development for ClickBank. We talked about some of the challenges facing his organization. One of those challenges is the fact that after years of success, many...

Here is Why Now Is The Best Time To Be In The SEO Business

June 23, 2010

It seems like every time I check up on blogs someone is decrying the bygone days of search engine optimization as if it has been dead for years. This strikes me as more than strange. Granted, many of the old black hat techniques are certainly no longer viable. Google continues to create better and better...

Recording of the Inaugural RankSense SEO Webinar Now Available

October 21, 2008

On Friday, we organized the very first RankSense SEO webinar entitled Searching for Results. If you missed the webinar you can access a recording of the live event here… During this inaugural webinar, Hamlet covered several key SEO topics including: Solutions to Common SEO Problems Creating successful content How to attract successful traffic How to...

Am I an SEO Geek?

October 01, 2008

Apparently Adam Audette from AudetteMedia thinks so. Thanks for the recognition, Adam! 🙂

Delayed Gratification: The key to untold riches down the line

October 01, 2008

You have probably heard about the two most important metrics for the success of a website: traffic and conversions. No one will dispute that the more traffic you receive, and the better that traffic converts, the more sales/profits you are going to make. Entire professions are dedicated to driving traffic to your website and to...

Us and Them: Why Smart SEOs Should Guarantee Results

September 03, 2008

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while—especially after following the contentious discussion in the comments of my last post. Rand Fishkin talks about why SEO firms should not guarantee rankings, and for the most part I agree with everything he says. But I am going to come down on the other side...

Keep your eyes OFF the search engine rankings

August 08, 2008

There’s been an interesting debate on WebmasterWorld, Search Engine Roundtable, Sphinn, SitePoint and Search Engine Watch about Google’s recent block of popular rank-checking tools like WebPosition Gold and WebCEO. It appears that clients are very used to tracking their SEO consultants’ efforts and gauging their success by looking at the regular rankings report. But querying...

The SEO feasibility report: When SEO is a good idea and when it isn't

July 17, 2008

This is a guest post by Paul Burani from Clicksharp Marketing, a very sharp search marketer I met in NY In the search engine world, it’s easy to think in terms of black and white.  Some traffic you pay for, some you don’t.  There’s page one, and there’s everything else.  And of course we use...

The Slow Sale: Getting conversions from ads outside the search world

June 25, 2008

I’ve been spending a little bit of time lately out of the search marketing world and into the broader Internet marketing space. I signed up for every “guru’s” newsletter, accepted all the free offers and I even signed up for a few paid ones. There are a lot of scams out there, but there are...

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