Why You Want to Use Your Blog to Build Trust

Rand just put up a post about The Vast Ocean Between Shoemoney & SEOmoz and Why You Should Be Able To Trust Blog Links. Other than the fact that he singled me out in it, I think it's a great post. I started to write this post as a comment on SEOmoz, but it just got way too long. If you want to read about this topic, read Rand's post, and then come back to this one. I do think there is a balance between … [Read more...]

Technorati Overtaken by Google BlogSearch

Recently, I came across this post at Read/WriteWeb about Technorati's declining traffic. Evidently, Google BlogSearch has overtaken Technorati. The article arrtibutes this happening because Google began promoting Google BlogSearch on the Google home page. One thing that is for certain, when you take a look at the chart they offer on market share of US search traffic, there is a huge spike in the Google … [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...]

Blogs that I read

I have now seen numerous people put out there their list of blogs that they read. I saw one excellent list from Brian Clark at Copyblogger, a blog that is on my list below. Here is my list: Bruce Clay (Lisa Barone) Cartoon Barry CopyBlogger Cre8pc David Naylor Eric Ward - Link Moses Google Blogoscoped Google Custom Search Blog Google Webmaster Central Graywolf JenSense - Making Sense of … [Read more...]

Stats About Blogs and Link Development

Blogs make for a great promotional tool. You have probably heard it many times. But does it really work? I think we can answer that question with a resounding yes! This post will provide you with some basic stats, showing the results achieved by SEOmoz in the last year, and our very own blog here at Stone Temple Consulting since it's launch in mid-August. Here are the stats reported recently by Rand at … [Read more...]

Backing up your Blog

It was a very scary moment. I was looking at the home page of my blog, and there was nothing but a Wordpress database error of some sort. The irony of it was that I had just gone in, for the first time, to try and protect the history of the blog with the first backup I have ever done of it. And the process had somehow blown it away. Basically, I had gone through the following steps: Ran PhpMyAdmin, … [Read more...]

Blog Tag in action

Hoo boy, looks like I have been tagged as well. I know I am going to get a headache finding anyone at all to tag. I will do my best. But first for the 5 things you did not know about me: 1. I am an oenophile (wine lover). I have a first class wine cellar in my basement, and I regularly by bottles of wine that I put in there to store for 5 to 10 years before drinking it. I have been doing this for a … [Read more...]