Why Wikipedia links are still valuable

As we have all heard, Wikipedia has placed "nofollow" tags on their outbound links. This was greeted with a fair amount of dismay by the SEO and Webmaster world at large, as well it should have been. But it turns out that Wikipedia links still have great value. Why? Because other people go to Wikipedia pages and then link to the sites that Wikipedia links to. In a non-scientific examination of some of … [Read more...]

Writing for Search Engine Watch

I am pleased to announce that I now have a role as a blogger for the staff at Search Engine Watch. You can see the announcement here. I will continue to put new articles and blog posts on this site as well, as I enjoy doing so. On SEW, I will cover 3 major vertical markets: Link Building Vertical Search Web Analytics All these topics are personal passions, and I look forward to serving the SEW … [Read more...]

The 4 Best Things in the new Link Capabilities from Google

The SEO world has been abuzz with the announcement of "accurate" link information from Google. This is, in fact, really good news for webmasters. If you care about building traffic to your site, you care about links. And having the tools to find out when you have new links is very good news indeed. It just makes our job easier. There are a few things worth commenting on, with regard to this new … [Read more...]

Interview with Jim Sterne

Jim Sterne is one of the most well known names in the world of Web Analytics. We recently had a chance to interview Jim, and had a great discussion with him. Jim has published several books, including the well known title "Web Metrics". Jim is also President of the Web Analytics Association, and the Emetrics Summit. Jim's passion for analytics emerges immediately and clearly when you begin a discussion … [Read more...]

Big changes at SEOmoz

Big changes are taking place over at SEOmoz. A while back, Rand Fishkin (its CEO), announced that he planned to offer paid content services in the near future. Well the change has happened, and the new SEOmoz site is launched. Premium Membership costs $39 per month or $299 for a year. What you get in return for this is access to premium content and tools, including: The Professional's Guide to Link … [Read more...]

Free Keyword Tool from Wordtracker

Wordtracker is now offering a free keyword tool. The tool provides data on 100 keywords related to your query. Here is a quick look at the interface: And here is the output of a sample query: It's actually some great initial data, available at no cost. This should serve as a great promotional tool for Wordtracker, and help lots of people who are not ready yet to take the next step into heavier … [Read more...]