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Alternatives to rel="canonical"

Don't use rel="canonical" as a bandaid solution

There has been some recent discussion in the SEO community about whether Google and Bing have different rules for the use of the rel=”canonical” tag. Google has said it is fine to have self-referential canonical tags (ie. the rel=”canonical” tag specifies the same URL as the page you are on), whereas Bing indicates they’d prefer… Read more »

Solving Canonical Problems with WWW


One of the most common problems I see in websites is the same content being available at both the WWW and non-WWW versions of a domain. I’ve encountered this in nearly every website I’ve done an SEO audit for, and I see it every day when browsing the web. Despite it being so prevalent, it… Read more »

Citation Labs Tools Make Link Prospecting Fun

Citation Labs logo

Let’s be honest: there is a lot in the day-to-day job of an internet marketer that is downright tedious. But every once in a while you come across a tool that helps make those tiresome tasks enjoyable. Citation Labs new Outbound Link Scraper and Contact Finder are two such tools, that make the task of… Read more »

Tracking Target in Real Time & Other Fun Loggly Tips

Target Monkeys

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of Target’s new site. We have had quite a bit of attention on that post about Target’s failure of a new site and people from all over the world have read it. There have been a few instances where someone comes to the defense of Target and… Read more »

Using QR Codes? You’re Probably Doing It Wrong

QR code cupcake

You’re likely seeing a dramatic increase in the use of QR codes in marketing materials lately. Despite being around for quite some time, they’re really beginning to be recognized by marketers as a great way to integrate online and offline marketing efforts. And it makes sense; smartphone use continues to rise – Comscore reports that… Read more »