Blog archives for Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

Buy, Borrow, Beg, and Barter: Techniques for Link Development

I’ve quoted this before, but it’s worth quoting again (many more time most likely) “How do you ask for a link? Asking for a link is about asking if you can do business with somebody. Links are much like currency on the web: If you […]

A Blueprint for OpenRank – Text Link Valuation Litmus Test

I received an e-mail from Christoph Cemper this morning asking about my thoughts on the disappearance of PageRank. He also sent me a link to his excellent post about PageRank, Trustrank, Webrank – Where is the OpenRank? Considering it for a few moments, I thought […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XII – Pay-per-click Tools

Pay-per-click is a fantastic way to drive and test traffic. A good PPC campaign is great for those who truly understand marketing. Do something. Test. If it works. Do more of it. If it doesn’t – do less. Easy right? It boggles my mind when […]

Stuntdubl Regurgitated Internet Marketing News – “Top Reads” Beta

Over the last four months or so I decided to stop the comment dribble on regurgitated news in my posts, and create some actual thought into industry topics. I wanted to write things that couldn’t be found on 17 other sites on the same day. […]

Discounts on 2005 Webmaster World Search Conference in New Orleans

We have a handful of 25% off coupons for the conference, and even more 10% off. These will be given out on a first come, first serve basis and we cannot retroactively discount any conference purchases that have already been made. If you are interested […]

Spread the Link Love – How to Link to Your Friends

I am a big fan of links. I love ‘em. They are currently the driving force for good rankings, and they can be used effectively to do great things for a site. If linkage is managed correctly fantastic traffic and business can result from it. […]

SEO is a Catchphrase – Web Development

What they do: Web design and development is a key component to any internet marketing campaign. Web developers are responsible for the functional end of a site, while web designers are responsible for the aesthetic side of things. There has always been somewhat of a […]

Link Harvester Hosted

Aaron has created a great open source tool called Link Harvester (recently updated). This is a great tool for many reasons, and you can even grab the source code for the tool and run it on your own webhost. You must have XML DOM installed, […]

Mr. Ploppy’s Monday Morning Tool List Volume XI – RSS Tools

Firstly, I have to apologize for last week. I’m not really a blackhat SEO, just got caught in a weak moment of curiousity. This week, I’m takin’ a look at RSS – which has several great uses from general information dissemination to web development and […]

Google Update Bourbon

I really miss the days when Google dances were a huge event. Now, it really seems to be an ongoing flux until some major changes happen. It was much more fun when the toolbar, backlinks, and serps changed all at once and some actual analysis […]