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In the past 8 months I have been faced with some hard questions.

I have interviewed at least 100 people, 30 or so of which were for SEO positions – if not more, and this was only after completing hundreds of screening calls. I think I was alright at answering most questions, certainly not all, but there were a few that I was never quite sure of.

The types of … Keep Reading »

Thoughtful Blog Commenting Kicks Ass

When was the last time you made a comment on a blog post you appreciated that turned into something worthwhile? Like really worthwhile, more than just a blog comment link?

If your experiences are in any way similar to my own, it’s been a long time, if ever.

And Then it Happens

After a very thought provoking meet-up @SEOGrail this past Wednesday, where @IanHowells and @BillSebald faced-off on white hat … Keep Reading »

In case you missed SEO Grail last month, below is my slide deck from the presentation.

In this presentation deck I cover the basics of user experience testing from square one; paying particularly close attention to the thought processes behind designing and deploying tests. UX testing can be very simple and fulfilling when executed properly, but unfortunately many people get deep into the trenches of the technical nuances and end … Keep Reading »

A couple weeks after the August SEO Grail Philadelphia Meet up, the organizer Bill Rowland, asked if I wouldn’t mind sharing some insights about some of the SEO Tools I was blathering about at the recent SEO Grail meet-up.

I jumped at the chance to contribute to a local Philly SEO blog and share some information about some of my favorite SEO tools at the time.

The … Keep Reading »

Does your website hinge on a few key conversion points?

  • A form submittal
  • A shopping cart checkout
  • A subscription
  • A phone call

Are you currently tracking these conversions? If not you should consider spending a few moment to learn more about analytics / web traffic analysis. Once you begin tracking these key conversion points on your website, the next step is optimize your conversion funnel by paying close attention … Keep Reading »

So you have an e-commerce site and you have some traffic.

Perhaps you have gone so far as to start spending some money marketing your products or services through search engines either organically or through Search Engine Marketing, like Google AdWords.

In any case, if you are operating a website with the intentions of driving user conversions, I have to ask you a few simple questions:

  • How is your
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Outside of knowing how many people actually visit your website – what would you say are the two most important things to know about your visitors?

In my opinion these are 1) the source of the visit:

  • Did they come through a search engine? If so, from which keyword?
  • Did they come from an ad? If so, which one? where was it at?
  • Did they come from a blog?
  • Did
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Search engine marketing and pay-per-click advertising are extremely powerful and effective marketing tools. When used correctly they can create a huge influx of very targeted traffic and can be extremely profitable.

The real trick is to ensure that you know what your CPA, or cost per acquisition, is and you know how much a lead is worth to you. You can use data from the web analytics service that you … Keep Reading »

Periodic Table of SEO

Credit: Search Engine Land

Search engine optimization is mix of coding and linking solutions that allow for certain websites to rank higher than others when specific keyword phrases are queried.

SEO can start on or off page depending on the long-term goals of the campaign.

On-page SEO consists of elements directly related to the architecture and content on the website, things like the platform, code design, page titles, header tags, … Keep Reading »

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