Posts Categorized: Strategy

Enrich Your Data With These Free Visualization Tools

Living on a college budget has conditioned me to always keep an eye out for anything free that will help me accomplish my goals. Well, data visualization is a specialty of mine, so I’ve pulled together a list of free data visualization tools with a wide variety of uses and applications. Every tool reviewed in… Read more »

The Most Effective Link Request Email

As soon as marketers figured out that links helped your site rank in Google, SEO blogs started writing posts about how to get more links. Over the years we’ve burned through several link building ideas and trends including reciprocal linking, link wheels, widget spam, paid links and link networks. And, while many SEO agencies now… Read more »

The Consumerist Commits SEO Suicide

It’s not often we get to watch an extremely popular site commit SEO suicide but that’s exactly what’s going on over at Consumerist. On September 20th the site was apparently hacked and began redirecting users off to other spam sites. As is often the case, the site was compromised via “systems maintained by our former… Read more »

A Call for Scientific SEO Testing

“The trouble with the world is that the stupid are so confident while the intelligent are full of doubt.” – Bertrand Russell I’m not sure about the world at large, but that quote by Bertrand Russell pretty much nails the SEO industry. In an industry governed by an algorithm that reportedly incorporates over 200 factors… Read more »

How to Alienate Your Social Media Audience

Social media is a powerful tool in the right hands, and your business can do great things with a well executed Facebook or Twitter campaign. But you can harm your business if you’re not careful when executing your social media strategy. There are a couple of quick ways to alienate your social media audience… I… Read more »