Dealing with Stolen Content

One of the wonderful things about the web is that most of the world's information is accessible online. Better still, a large portion of the world has access to all of that information. Search engines play a huge role in making it easy to sift through that information and find the stuff you are looking for. Problems arise, however, when people who are less scrupulous decide to publish content and … [Read more...]

Open for Questions!

One of the big challenges with having a blog while running multiple businesses is coming up with article topics. So today, I am going to formally open this blog up to requested topics. No matter how basic or complicated the question might be, as long as it is about online marketing, I will consider taking it on and writing about it. Want to know about meta tags? I will write about it. Want to know my … [Read more...]

Heading Tags, Keywords & Enticing Content

Should you write for readers or for search engines? Find out at http://stonet.co/ReadersOrSEO

I received a request on Twitter (I am @stonetemple) from @nsandlin for an article on how to balance on page content between enticing content for users and keyword rich content for search engines. It's a great question, and I am going to run with that, but expand it a bit to include my philosophy on how search engines evaluate on-page tags. My short answer on how to set this balance is to default to users … [Read more...]

Interview with ex-Googler Adam Lewis

Today I am releasing an interview that I did with ex-Googler Adam Lewis. Adam worked in a variety of roles within Google, including as an optimization specialist on the AdWords team. Suffice it to say, he knows his stuff! The interview covered a wide range of opportunities for advertisers, including: The "see search terms" feature in AdWords. Negative Matching AdWords filters Conversion … [Read more...]

Pubcon coming up!

Pubcon is coming soon - November 8 through 11 in Vegas. Always a good event, with great speakers and keynotes. You can get a 20% discount by using the following coupon code: rc-3479915. Just go and register at the Pubcon website. Hope to see you there!