How to win by NOT doing link-building?

You’ve heard it too often that link-building is the bedrock for SEO. When I use the word “link-building”, I mean the traditional form in which you go looking for websites that might be willing to link to you and then cold-calling them to ask for a link. This is general idea anyway and there are […]

Which is more effective for SEO- quality content or brown-nosing?

When it comes to website traffic generation, the often repeated mantra is “Content, content, content!” Unfortunately, this mantra is crock. Many novices put up their most awe-inspiring content freely on their websites in the hope that Lady Luck will smile at them and let people magically find their wonderful works and spread the word about […]

Are you cultivating your personal authority with Google AuthorRank?

You’ve heard of PageRank as an indicator of a website’s authority. But have you heard of AuthorRank—an indicator of your personal authority? For those who are uninitiated, PageRank is basically an algorithm to rank the importance of websites/web-pages. Websites that are more important will be more likely to rank higher in search results (other factors […]

How to sabotage SEO by muting power of positive feedback loop

A couple of days ago, I wrote about how the big boys make use of the power of positive feedback loop to suppress underdogs like you. Today, I’ll talk about one common mistake that many Internet Business owners make to mute the effect of this power and thus, sabotage their SEO efforts. Let’s say you’ve […]

Ignore Google+ at your peril: Part 1-paradigm shift for SEO

For today’s article, I will answer one of my readers’ requests to talk about Google+. In many people’s mind, Google+ is just a Facebook wannabe. They see it as Google’s belated attempted to regain the high ground through social media. Indeed, Google has good reasons to be afraid of Facebook—if they do not play their […]

Another SEO company smashed by Google’s penalty

In my previous article, Too much SEO and Google will penalize your site, I wrote that this is going to cause a lot of angst for SEO companies. True enough, BuildMyRank.com got smashed on the 19th March 2012. They announced this terrible news to their clients, Unfortunately, this morning, our scripts and manual checks have […]

Too much SEO and Google will penalize your site

This is going to be another disruption for many websites owners who paid a handsome sum to SEO companies. Google’s Matt Cutts just announced that Google is working on an update to their algorithm to penalize websites that are “over-optimized” or “overly SEO’ed.” This is what he said, We are trying to level the playing […]