Who is your blog for? Do search engines matter? Here are 3 pieces of advice to get rid of Google's influence in your blogging life (and be free).
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Can Your Business Survive Without SEO?
It’s a serious question, and the core of it is: can you generate enough targeted traffic, leads and conversions to reach your goals? There’s so much hype around SEO it’s easy to forget you are the only person who knows what your blog or business is about, who you want to reach and how, and […]
How To Rank Your Website with Outreach-based Link Building
Topics: NO-SEO Ranking, SEO
A guest post by Jonathan Leger. A few years ago, ranking your website was a simple business. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing would utilize straightforward algorithms which mostly took into account your keywords and backlinks. As users became aware of how their algorithms worked, they began manipulating them by performing changes to […]
3 Essential Steps To Free Your Blog Of Google’s Influence
Topics: Freedom, SEO
I originally published this post on LinkedIn Pulse. What?! Free my blog from Google? Why should I want to do something so crazy?! I know, this is not for everybody. If Google is your main source of traffic, you may want to think twice before you work on freeing your blog from the big search […]
Google Penalized You? Here Are 6 Traffic Alternatives So You Don’t Have to Come Back (Ever)
Topics: SEO, Traffic Building
Got penalized? Believe it or not, it’s a common experience. Today’s Web community is mostly Google-oriented in its approach to website creation and online relationships, but Google constantly changes the rules of the game, so it’s easy to miss an update and end up with a penalty. I also got penalized— several times. I used […]
The Web Must Die
By Caleb James DeLisle March 23, 2014 CC-BY-SA email@example.com Originally posted here. In the early days of the Internet, if I wanted to tell you something, my computer would communicate with yours using a protocol called SMTP, most people know this as E-Mail. Even though I might use America Online and you might use CompuServe, […]
Twitter Chat, 10/10/2014 – Bloggers: How to Find Advertisers and Sponsors
Topics: Banners & Text Links, Blog Advertising, Native Advertising, Sponsored Circle
Last Friday I held a Twitter chat for #sponsoredcircle at 2:00 PM EST (8:00 PM GMT+2). The topic at hand was “Bloggers: How to Find Advertisers and Sponsors“. My special guests for the chat were Phil Turner of EntrepreneurDifference.com and Pat Weber of Patricia-Weber.com. It’s hard to lure advertisers into buying ad space and sponsored […]
Bloggers: 5 Tips to Write a Good Article For People, NOT Google
Topics: Blog Advertising, Niche Blogging, Personal Blogging
Write for people, not for Google. There are so many blogs where I wish I could take the owner by the shoulder and ask, “What do you think you’re doing?”. Because they’re clearly written for Google. Oh, perhaps there’s no spun content, no keyword stuffing, no questionable outlinks. Perhaps the content is just so good, […]
Twitter Chat, 24/9/2014 – Bloggers and Blog Advertising: Issues and Solutions
Topics: Blog Advertising
Update: We corrected a few typos, missing links and incomplete phrases that escaped our proofreading phase. Let us know if there’s anything else we missed. Thanks! On September 24, 2014, I held a Twitter chat for #sponsoredcircle at 9:00 AM EST. The topic at hand was “Bloggers and their thoughts on blog advertising“. My special […]
Come And Penalize SponsoredCircle.com! Chronicle Of A Challenge To Google
Topics: Advertising, News, Other Search Engines, SEO
UPDATE/August 2015: This challenge is over, and has been for a few months. Matt Cutts is still on leave and nobody at Google decided to penalize my advertising community until it was online— because yes, unfortunately due to health issues and work committments, Sponsored Circle never took off as I hope it would and I […]Looking for older posts? Check the Articles archive!