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J.C. Penny & SPAM: Outed by NYTimes!

February 14, 2011 by · 7 Comments
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The whole SEO community has been talking about the latest expose by the New York Times on J. C. Penny and their flagrant use of “black hat” tactics to climb the serp rankings in time for the just-past Xmas buying season….and this stinks, eh!

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Canadian SEO Data Protection: Sophos Rocks, eh!

February 8, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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If you’re a regular reader here of our blog on all things about Canadian SEO, then you know that I’m totally sold by the folks over at Sophos and their spot-on security applications, white papers, tools, podcasts and blog infometrics that they seem to offer up weekly!

While I do try to accomodate the ‘best practices’ preached by this firm on our own boxes here at the office, what I can admit to is that sometimes…well, the time I have to do real client work somehow takes up too much of my day and the thoughts — nagging thoughts to be honest, about reading more and learning more and practising more security updates and notices, falls by the wayside.

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Google and the Knowledge of Man!

January 17, 2011 by · 8 Comments
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Okay, this has been noodling at me now for more’n a couple of years….the simple thought that Google does have ALL of mankind’s knowledge at it’s beck and call. Think about that for a second or a year…and if you’re like me, then maybe you’ll start nodding. And what do I mean by this thought? Like the image shown here, and the thought from this sign writer, is that Google does NOT have all the answers…and, I think I have to agree!

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SEO for 2011 Google Success EBook Launched!

January 10, 2011 by · 5 Comments
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No matter how long and how often I try to help newbies to SEO, it seems like I continue to hear the same old false “SEO tips” from them that they’ve picked up somewhere on the web that are so outdated, so wrong that following them will mean a site banishment from Google!

I read them on forums all across the web, on blogs as comments, on more forums that support these same outmoded and surely “past their best-before date” opinions, that this is the ‘good stuff’ to get your site up onto page #1.

Wrong! Wrong! Wrong! They’re still wrong!

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Deadliest Catch: by SEO Spammers!

December 15, 2010 by · 11 Comments
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I’ve always loved the HBO show, “Deadliest Catch,” and it’s past 7 seasons have been chock full of the worst kind of northern exposure to hyper captains, bad fishing and bad weather than I’d ever imagine possible. The character that I tended to like best, was Capt. Phil Harris, who passed away in Feb of this year, and as I’d missed the episodes that showed same, I thought I’d google for them, and see if I could catch-up to him and his ship the Cornelia Marie online.

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Poll: On What We SEO Types Want to call Google PlaceSearch?

November 5, 2010 by · 12 Comments
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Okay, so Google just “blended” their algo — moving away from a seperate Places (Maps) algo and their Web Results ones and have combined same.

And the official Google name that they’ve chosen to use is “Google PlaceSearch” but like many SEO types,  I hate that name!

And not only me it appears as many other SEO practitioners have made comments too, using their own name for this new combined serp results page…and I thought that as it’s Friday, I’d post a quick poll to see what we SEO types wanna call same!

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November 1, 2010 by · 17 Comments
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I’ve been banging away at the “new” Google BLEND search engine results pages now for 6 days….and I’m pretty well amazed, eh!

What’s that you say? A change to the way Google reports it’s findings for your search terms? And what does that mean for us SEO practitioners and our client rosters?

Not much, at least for our client roster, it appears — at least so far IMHO! But let’s get into  this whole big change shall we?

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Search Engine MarketShare: Who has what?

October 15, 2010 by · 6 Comments
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Okay, I’ve got to tackle this one now. I’ve been an online user since 1988 (yup, pre graphics and Mosaic etc…all the way back to Lynx and text-based only browsing) and from what I’ve learned in my online professional life, almost anything can be spun when it comes to marketshare stats.

So, what’s prompted this?

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Google NEW: What’s New Pussycat?

September 23, 2010 by · 4 Comments
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Okay, so if you’re like me and you get feeds and blogs and RSS notices and are on like a hundred updates daily….you’ve realized like I did that this much info coming too fast means a bit of a loss in daily productivity, eh!

Right. It’s the way I live. I read at least the first hour each day…skipping/glossing over headline after headline in my morning 100+ site reads….and that’s not even counting all those feeds and alerts based on keywords I use too. So what you say….when in fact SEO really is all about Google eh?

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Breaking News: Google Instant aint’ Here!

September 9, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Yup, I know that most of you don’t know – or at least haven’t yet run into the big annoucement from Google that was released yesterday, but Google Instant is now live! And more news here too…

So, what’s “Google Instant?” And what will it mean for us SEO types and our clients? Ahh…let’s look at that all, shall we?

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Google logo & BuckeyBalls!

September 7, 2010 by · 2 Comments
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Just a dang quick post to say how much I enjoyed the Google treatment of their logo in many of their foreign sites…ie this wasn’t done here in NA for either or!

Go to this link (‘sup right now but dunno for how long, eh!) to see same – or or….

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Breaking News:Google RealTime is UP!

August 30, 2010 by · 10 Comments
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After a wait of almost 9 months — gestation I figure, Google has today launched their own RealTime search index and it’s LIVE and up for our use! And us Canucks are included!

Go to this link here — — to get a first look at same….and I’ll  run thru some of the features here for your edification….

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