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My Secret SEO Strategy Guarantees Results…

…But I won’t tell you my strategy, because its proprietary… This post appeared in my FaceBook feed, and sparked some discussion: From the outset, lets be perfectly clear, there...

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If you had access to “Google Level Data”…?

So I thought this was probably worthy of its own post,  but my good friend Dixon Jones left a comment on my previous post about the value of SEO...

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Most SEO Studies are Basically Pointless

For some years now, the industry has had an unspoken problem with most SEO studies published. Sure, they pretty much always reveal the same factors (as long as the...

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Scraping Google to Build Massive Datasets

Scraping Google for keyword rankings is a tricky business, they don’t want you to do it, and have gone as far as calling applications that do it “Black Hat”....

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You don’t really hate SEO.

Do you hate SEO? Are you sick of spam emails, web pages with text that makes no sense & huge ugly blocks of links? Well, you’re not alone. For...

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Twitter Block Web Crawlers via Robots.txt?

A small thread yesterday on HackerNews claimed that Twitter had de-indexed their entire site, using Robots.txt to block crawler access. They link to the file http://www.twitter.com/robots.txt which appears as...

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