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

July 17, 2012

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 […]

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I’ll be at MozCon 2012. Will You?

March 26, 2012

Last year, MozCon 2011 went down on record as the greatest SEO and Inbound Marketing conference ever. That year, I was the emcee. For me, it was the three toughest days of public appearances since high school debate. So this year, I’m proud to announce I’ll be speaking for a more reasonable 30-60 minutes. My […]

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7 Best SEO Tips for (not provided) Keywords

December 5, 2011

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 […]

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#1 Rule for SEO Success: Build Spaceships

November 8, 2011

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 […]

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