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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd January 2010, 04:09 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

kaizen0909 - Yep, there's a shady little trick you can do, try to reclaim the listing and get the card sent to them, but with an "attn: name" on the front -- then call and say you forgot your wallet...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th December 2009, 02:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Some Tips for the XFactor Adsense Method

Yeah, it's pretty crazy. I've also got sites ranking #1 for keywords that it says "not enough data" on that get 100-120 visits per day. Some really wide variations with that data.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th December 2009, 07:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,994
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Some Tips for the XFactor Adsense Method

I've been playing with the Xfactor method (which is incredible, by the way) for adsense sites the past few weeks and have made some really nice cash for very little work. That said -- here a few tips...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th December 2009, 09:52 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

AshleyAA - There's no anchor text in that link.. which is why you're not seeing it. Perhaps its part of the template all those sites are using? Yeah, they'll carry some weight in Google.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th October 2009, 12:12 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

actionplanbiz - Pagerank doesn't matter in terms of ranking, but it still has it's place in evaluation and site health analysis.

debbie88 - I've got tons of info on this on my blog:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2009, 11:58 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

ruch1v - When I do article marketing I'm not looking for a ton of backlinks to my main site. I'm looking to actually rank the article I submitted for a query that I already rank my main site for.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2009, 05:26 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

AJD101 - Google webmaster tools isn't always showing you the correct data. To really know where you rank, just watch your analytics and traffic.

AJD101 - I'm not exactly following you, but it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th October 2009, 12:30 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

pixelcrafter - SeNUKE is a nice, fun program to play with and has its uses for sure. However, it's only a small part of the overall SEO you should be doing for your sites.. and make sure to use it...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 2nd October 2009, 04:21 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

policy - Completely possible. Build more and better backlinks, I can't say that enough.

pauljeaston - No. It just means that you'll work on strategies that build trust and authority as well.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2009, 06:28 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

These didn't factor heavily into my strategy anyway. You still need nofollow links, they're definitely part of a legitimate, natural link profile. The link building that I do for myself and my...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2009, 05:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: How do I buy a domain name so Google can not see who ownes it?

Google is a registrar, meaning even with private registration info, they can likely see what's up. Only safe way I think would be to use a family member or work location for the info.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th September 2009, 07:53 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

@ raphael7 - That will work, whatever makes sense. I think you could shorten them though and not stuff so many keywords in. Something like: portablegasgrilltips.com/thermos.html would be fine.

@...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 16th September 2009, 03:00 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

RoseannaLeaton (http://www.warriorforum.com/members/roseannaleaton.html) - As long as nothing really spammy was done you should just need a few weeks or months of age. Diversify your links a bit, be...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2009, 01:18 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

stern112 - I replied to the PM.

amerigo - Added you to MSN.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2009, 10:27 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Alright guys, I'm getting somewhat inundated with requests. I'm thinking of a few things for you guys:

1. I'll do an ebook on SEO
2. I'll offering some private coaching
3. I'll open up my seo...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th September 2009, 06:55 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

@ Kirahster - Yeah, it'll "count", I wouldn't recommend it. However, you'll rank well in Bing :D Instead, opt for the main 3-4 directories, LII, DMOZ, etc.

@ GIahGroup - I find that the url is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2009, 02:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 5,710
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Backlinking Experts...Time To Fess Up

I agree with Andy on most of those things.

I'm ridiculously concerned with Trust and Authority these days, so my plan of attack includes drastic measures. Here are some additional things that I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th September 2009, 01:25 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Duplicate content is definitely not a myth. There's waaay more to this subject than I can even spell out here in a 500 page thread. If you really want a good understanding (and geek out a bit) read...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2009, 05:47 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

I've laid a lot of that out in this thread already, but:

1. I create sites to be link magnets, therefore I don't "get" links, links come to me.

This is a bit more information than I wanted to...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

@ - mistyone
1 - Is this a seasonal product? Also, the links you've been getting are temporal and most will be removed at some point, thus creating a decay anomaly and hurting your rankings.

2 -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th September 2009, 05:01 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

I don't know of a way to check, but a google search would be this: "trackback from your own site"

Google that and you'll get a list of sites that accept it. To take it a step further, try:...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2009, 04:36 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

You should target authority resource sites with high relevance to your subject matter. The first and easiest way to find these would be to go to dmoz and browse to your niche and try to get a link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2009, 11:02 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

1. There's evidence that Google treats subdomains differently than pages, in that a domain can pass a penalty to a sub domain but generally not vice versa, unless interlinking is taking place. It...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2009, 10:51 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Nofollow is fine. The trick is emulating a natural link profile. Sites will get nofollow links naturally. If you have 100% dofollow links, that's not natural. As for overriding, nope. I'd recommend...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th August 2009, 02:57 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 8,072
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Why Organic SEO Beats PPC

Yep, the results that I get from that analysis helps me plan my attack and really figure out how much time I'll need to spend on the project, thus, estimate the cost to the client. That's my personal...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th August 2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

califmike2003 - I'd submit the rss feed to several rss directories, get some listings from blog directories and make sure to post useful, se-friendly content on a regular basis. When you DO post, try...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th August 2009, 09:25 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

pixelcrafter - You've done a good job so far, but you really need to go after links from authority sites. The links you're getting right now.. basically anyone can get, Google knows that, thus they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th August 2009, 06:39 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,551
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
From Number 14 to Number 4 in 7 Days - Case Study

In the interest of helping you guys out, here's a case study of a client I picked up through my "Ask the SEO Guy Anything!" thread. I've withheld her website url and keywords at her request.
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Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th August 2009, 11:34 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

chrisnyce - It really depends on the amount of established competition targeting the same keyword, but yes, it normally ALWAYS takes some time to start ranking.

bzzyb - PageRank doesn't really...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 5th August 2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

If you're talking about PageRank, then install the google toolbar and you'll see a number there between 1-10 in a few months.

If you're talking about just ranking for your terms, watch your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st August 2009, 05:51 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Is it ever worth analysing a keyword in quotes? - Maybe, I don't really do this, but it could show you your "real" competition that are optimizing for this term.

How would you classify a strong...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2009, 03:33 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

It's not going to be an external link if it's a meta refresh type exploit.

Read this: Stop 302 Redirects and Scrapers from Hijacking Web Page PR - Page Rank...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 31st July 2009, 12:57 PM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Well, I'd put the code out but the big G would sue the pants off me. Here's a visualization: http://www.bbbroundup.com/10part-images/googlealgorithm.jpg

Makes perfect sense, right? :D
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 10:37 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Sure thing, if I decide to go that route. Or you could hit me up on MSN. My biggest concern is hordes of people using this and Google cracking down. I've gotten a lot of complaints from competitors,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 10:23 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

I'm considering it... but I'm also considering doing an ebook on this. I don't know how I feel about giving away the golden egg so to speak though.. this is something I've only ran across 1 other...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Get as many separate sites as possible to link to your domain, whether it be homepage, internal page.. whatever. I've often found that sites aren't ranked by the amount of total incoming links......
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

This gets into that whole "does google collect visitor data?" category. I've thought about this a lot and basically came to the conclusion that Google PROBABLY isn't really collecting bounce rate...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 07:58 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Ooh, this is a good one!

I really only use subdomains when I'm doing local stuff as it's part of my strategy to completely and utterly dominate the local listings... what I do here has often...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 07:40 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

My method for adwords external is something like this:

1. Type in your main keyword, make sure the "synonyms" box is checked and once the results are populated, select "exact" from the drop down...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 07:27 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

I'm a big fan of the Google Adwords External tool for finding related keywords and such. Wordtracker (what most people like) is really becoming unreliable as of late (for me anyway..).

I can't...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 12:39 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Re: Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

From what I understand they're not merging per se, they're getting rid of Y! search altogether and allowing Y! to maintain it's ad sales, the portal, etc.

So, if that's true then I see it staying...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 30th July 2009, 12:07 AM
Replies: 645
Views: 41,031
Posted By LookItsMeTerryG
Ask the SEO Guy Anything!

Hey guys,

I've been a longtime lurker here browsing around (we're talking YEARS of this stuff) and I've decided to give something back. If you've got a SEO related question or need some advice,...
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