SEO and Analytics Podcast Series

Today we officially launch our new Podcast series. Our first Podcast is a discussion about competitive intelligence tools with Avinash Kaushik, the publisher of the Occam's Razor blog, one of the most widely read blog in the Web Analytics world. In particular, we focus on Competitive Intelligence tools. Avinash is obviously … [Read more...]

Identifying Poor Quality Sites

WebmasterWorld has a nice thread going about 25 signals of crappy sites. Fribble starts the thread with the notion that we spend a lot of time looking for signals of quality. But it's also useful to look at the inverse. It's a pretty good list, and forum members chip in a few other good ideas. Being aware of these signals can be … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Interview of Visual Sciences’ Eric T. Peterson

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Interview Date: January 15, 2007 The following is the transcript of an interview of Eric T. Peterson. Eric is currently Vice President with the Visual Sciences division of web analytics firm, WebSideStory, is the author of several books on web measurement and moderates several popular discussion lists on analytics. He also manages … [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 … [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 … [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 … [Read more...]