Penalty Lifted: How To Use Google’s Disavow Tool Case Study

disavow

Here’s the story. Stratford Retirement got hit with a Google penalty. Hard. Over the past few months I worked pro bono with the team at Stratford, an assisted living community in Seattle, after they reached out to me to help them recover. Their previous marketing firm had built 1000’s, literally 1000’s of low-quality directory, spun […]

20 Future-Facing SEO Blogs

Top 20 Blogs

SEO changes fast. If you’re anything like me, you can spend an hour or two each day reading the best blogs, tweets and RSS feeds just to keep up with Google’s algorithm changes. For the busy SEO, all this requires time, effort and tons of brain power that could be spent optimizing a site. Learning […]

How a $79 SEOmoz Membership Changed My Life Forever

Me and Roger

I’m a lucky guy. My current job as Chief Marketing Officer for PlaceFull, a startup in Seattle leads to many amazing opportunities. Don’t get too impressed by the title. Like many startups, we give out titles like we give away free t-shirts. That said, it’s a great job and it’s fun building a marketing campaign […]

Boom! 1 Email, 60 Bad Links Gone, 4 Tools for Easy Link Cleanup

60 Links Removed

Have you ever received the dreaded message in Google Webmaster Tools? You know, the one that reads: Dear site owner or webmaster, We’ve detected that some of your site’s pages may be using techniques that are outside Google’s Webmaster Guidelines. Specifically, look for possibly artificial or unnatural links pointing to your site… Ouch! I have a small […]

#1 Rule for SEO Success: Build Spaceships

NASA SEO

Once in awhile I’m the luckiest guy I know. In this instance, it was the dream job of a lifetime: working as the In-house SEO for SEOmoz. The entire time there I walked around grinning like an idiot. This was SEOmoz. And I was the SEO! Holy S*%t! During my tenure I watched organic search […]