Did Google Just Drop the Shoe on Authorship Spam?


If you’ve been following the news, you know that last October Matt Cutts announced at Pubcon to expect a 15% reduction in the amount of rich snippets and authorship results. The anticipated move was seen as an attempt by Google to display more authoritative results. Some SEOs speculated that this is a step in the […]

If You Disavow Links Are They Gone Forever? Experiment Update

Did Your Traffic Recover?

  If you’ve been following the crazy antics of my disavow experiment, then you know that last spring I disavowed every link to this website found in Google Webmaster Tools. 35,000 links in all. Nothing happened for several weeks, then both my traffic and rankings dropped exactly on the day when Penguin 2.0 hit in […]

7 SEO Tips for “not provided” in Google Analytics

Not Provided Keywords by Landing Page

Ever since Google announced they would no longer report referring keyword data from logged-in users, webmasters and SEOs have become increasingly frustrated dealing with the dreaded (not provided) keywords. Google assured us this would impact less than 10% of queries. Although that has proved to be the average, some webmasters have observed 50% of their […]

Disavow: Sad Google Search Traffic Disavowing 35,000 Links

Rankings Drop

On April 3, 2013 I disavowed every link to this website I could find through Google Webmaster Tools. 35,000 links. Gone. It was an experiment, documented on Moz, to better understand how Google’s Disavow Tool worked. For almost the first two months, nothing happened. This site ranked for all types of phrases, even top 10 […]

Joining Forces with Moz!

SEOmoz Team

Today I’m happy to announce that I am joining SEOmoz full-time working on the newly formed content team. I’ll be working with Ashley Tate who has been kicking butt the past year building up and leading Moz’s content strategy. SEOmoz has succeeded in it’s mission to encourage business to develop white-hat, content based marketing strategies. […]