October 2006

Listingcorp.com – Evil Scammers!

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Have you received an email or postal mail bill from listingcorp.com or Website Listing Service Corp? DON’T SEND THEM ANY MONEY! This weekend, not one, but two of our clients have been billed by this unethical company for alleged services that they have certainly never purchased. The company goes by both of the above names and I’m blogging about this to warn potential victims about this scam. Continue Reading »

Google’s Known Algorithm – pared down by SEOmoz

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I thought this post by Rand of SEOmoz was just super. Though I’m sure Rand would be the first to say that no one but a few fellows at Google actually knows all the intricacies of the Google algorithm, this list really brings it down to the basics that are safe to bet on, in terms of what Google appears to favor. Continue Reading »

Why your website will never be finished.

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I mentioned in another post that Liam and I are currently reading Charles C. Mann’s book, 1491, aloud. Though the book contains some interesting information about the Native American cultures of North and South America, we haven’t been that taken with the writing style. Nevertheless, as we were working our way though a section about the ancient city of Tiwanaku in the Andes mountains, we were much struck by the following description of the unending, ongoing construction that was a part of daily life in this place. I quote:

“They build their monuments as if their intent was never to finish them….Completion was not the object. The goal was a constant buzz of purposeful activity”.

Could any quote be more apropos in describing precisely what it is that the world’s best SEOs/developers are advising their clients that they will need to achieve to become key players on today’s world wide web? Continue Reading »

Choosing a domain name – new series of articles

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Rand McCarley of 14th Colony has just a published a very good new series of articles about domain names. I just finished reading through the 5 part series and believe it contains some sound advice that should be taken into consideration by any up-and-coming web business owner who is about to purchase a domain name.

The articles cover how to choose a domain, and how to protect it. Rand also deals with some myths and some SEO-oriented tips. Take a gander at what he’s got to say. It’s certainly worth a read!

Don’t Be Evil – Monsanto, PR, Lies, and Money

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I’ve noticed a lot of chat recently about ethics in the forums and blogs I visit. Personal ethics, business ethics, etc. Internet marketers and SEOs frequently make mention of clients’ needs to protect their public reputation and image. A campaign that gets ‘friendly’ sources related to your business into the top 10 positions of Google so that people saying your CEO is a creep get pushed down the ranks is not an unheard-of tactic. But if the CEO really is a creep, where are they finding marketers and SEOs who are willing to help them promote a brand of propaganda that makes their slant on things seem more trustworthy because, after all, it’s in Google’s Top 10, and after all, Google’s motto is ‘Don’t Be Evil’? Continue Reading »

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