I bet you’ve landed on this page searching for answers about WordPress pings, possibly (secretly?) hoping it just might be the golden ticket to your blog being discovered and loved by the world… Well, maybe not quite so dramatic, but nonetheless… Let me ask you this: have you noticed yet how hard it is to find any current information…
Today, it’s my honor to introduce you to Kurt Frankenberg, the owner of one of my favorite blogs – ShoeString101.com.
Over the past couple of years, Kurt has made it impossible for me not to love his very hands-on actionable advice he shares on his blog, as well as his tireless tenacity and desire to help.
The fact that he actually implements and gets results from advice I publish at Traffic Generation Café have prompted me to ask him to write this post for you. And, between you and me, the flattery in the post didn’t hurt one bit.
Although the most recent MyBlogGuest.com penalty is the main topic that inspired me to finally speak my mind, this post isn’t just about guest blogging and how Google and Friends Google Inc. unfairly penalized MyBlogGuest.
There are other issues I am going to address as well (that will be in Part 2 of this post), but let’s start by discussing the MyBlogGuest debacle, shall we?
Whenever Head of Google Webspam Matt Cutts comes out with a video explaining something about SEO, it’s worth watching, at least at some point.
Of the 510 videos he’s created, many of them really do offer great (some of the best) SEO advice, but it’s, unfortunately, getting buried by time.
For future success and furthering your SEO knowledge, it’s important to bring back some of Cutts’ advice from years ago that still rings true today.
Link building is dead.
SEO is on its last leg.
The tricks to beat and spam Google no longer work as well (dang!).
SEOMoz.com has dropped “SEO” and turned into Moz.com.
SEO agencies are bound to start closing their doors any day now.
Unless, that is, they are hired by the same clients they’ve built bad links for to remove those links.
If you want to be found on the web, yesterday’s SEO strategies are simply not good enough today.
Problem is today’s SEO strategies might be exactly what will boot you out of Google search engine rankings tomorrow.
So how do we, everyday bloggers and online business owners, get a shot at any search engine traffic at all?
Is there hope for us, non-SEOs?
Question: Why do you think people keep shouting SEO is dead?
Answer: Because they feel helpless they can’t get ranked.
It almost feels like the 1990s again. No one seems to know what to do with their Websites any more, or how to link out…
That wild, crazy link-sotted party that has been raging for ten years almost seems to be winding down. Whatever will Web marketers do now that they cannot spam Google’s index so easily any more?
Schema markup allows your content to look better in social media and search engine results. Sounds like something we all should have on our sites, doesn’t yet?
Unfortunately, it was always somewhat intimidating and hard to implement without a single conclusive resource to do it all and without any coding. This post will give you options to do your own Schema markup (including the latest in-depth “Article” markup) with any combination of the following:
- in Google Webmaster Tools;
- with a free Wordpress plugin;
- with a more enhanced premium WP plugin;
- (bonus) a special recommendation for affiliate marketers.
To understand a broad topic, sometimes you need more than a quick answer. That’s why Google introduced new in-depth articles in their search results. Now, when you’re searching on Google for a person or organization name, or other broad topic, you might find a block of search results labeled “In-depth articles.” These results are meant to…
UPDATE: Author Rank as it is described in this post – adding a rel=”author” to a link to your Google+ profile from a page you write at, or linking to pages you contribute to from your Google+ profile – is no longer used by Google; mostly because the adoption rate was too low. However, I…