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Search: Posts Made By: Blaine Smitley
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th May 2015, 11:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Really?! Another Question about Bounce Rate?!?!

Absolutely not.

First of all, Google has no idea what the bounce rate is on 60%+ of the webpages out there. Probably a lot more than that. Not everyone is using Google Analytics.

Second, if I...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 7th May 2015, 05:52 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,483
Posted By yukon
Re: How to increase Page Rank faster in 2015?

http://s16.postimg.org/ccwn86lid/image.jpg
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th April 2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By yukon
Re: Where to find a full time SEO?

Looking at all the responses (Odesk, Elance, Freelancer, etc...) in this thread I can only imagine all the junk OP has sifted through.

Those are the same type of people that think Alexa has...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st April 2015, 05:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,236
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Buy backlinks or Close My Business?

If you are relying on people here who know absolutely nothing about your site or situation to tell you what you should do, then you should just save the money and close the business now.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd March 2015, 04:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,004
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Increasing Trust Flow

It really doesn't correlate closely with rankings.

Here is just one of many examples you can find.

https://www.google.com/#q=life+insurance+rates

Page ranked #1 (State Farm) has a TF of 32...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th March 2015, 01:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,422
Posted By purush245
Re: How many days for new backlinks to influence Ranks?

PBN posts or any decent blog that has a feed setup such as Feedburner will get indexed within 24 hours in most of the cases, so while asking the question I thought it will be understood as such.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th March 2015, 09:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,612
Posted By st0nec0ld
Re: Will Backlinks Always Be King?

Nope, in SEO there are no Kings nor Queens. In my opinion, SEO as a whole consists of different elements combined together to work as one. Every part of it is essential: links, backlinks, content,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd February 2015, 01:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By deezn
Re: Can you recommend a good course on SEO for 2015 and beyond?

SEO Pub Academy (http://www.seopubacademy.com/)

From Mike Friedman above. Best thing I've come across since I started visiting this forum. I'm not an SEO'er but doing it for my own personal B&M...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th February 2015, 06:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By Enfusia
Re: Plagiarism

You never know. Maybe he buys articles and wants to check his writers for plagerized copy.

Myself, I take a piece of the text and paste it into Google. It will show you what comes up. It's only...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd January 2015, 12:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,788
Posted By Kevin Maguire
Re: Content is king !

All of these third party data sets combined, only make up a small percentage of the web.

Most "professional" SEO, are well aware of that, most new SEO are definitely not.

The professional SEO,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 6th January 2015, 11:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: SEO Spyglass quit working?

Ditch SEO spyglass and get a real backlink checker that integrates with a real backlink service like ahrefs or majestic

No affiliation
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th December 2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: We need to talk about your social signals

Forget gaming and spamming.

Its never going to happen as a big factor because that just not how corporate business is done and never will be.

Microsoft will never have an Xbox service that...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th December 2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,067
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: contents is not king?

Best post I have seen on here in a long time. Good stuff Blaine.

Heres the thing about the good content argument. If these people even defined good content as content that gets links to it they...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th December 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,995
Posted By jezter6
Re: Looking for a legit SEO service

It's probably not as hard as you think...

Decent firms (I'm talking real businesses, those with an office that isn't in grandma's basement) aren't advertising WSOs.

Decent firms don't thread...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th November 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 833
Posted By godoveryou
Re: What's the traffic potential from SEO ALONE done by a guru in SEO ?

Completely impossible to answer without knowing what you're site is, it's niche, market interest and saturation as well as your content marketing strategy.

How long is a piece of string?

Also,...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st November 2014, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,155
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: Bye Bye Bminer - Alternative Backlink checkers for those building PBNs

I would not suggest it. What link assistant does not tell you is that they charge a monthly fee which if you do not pay makes the software a paper weight after time. SO that $200 is NOT a one...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th November 2014, 05:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 865
Posted By yukon
Re: Wordpress SEO question

Lumping category pages in with redundant pages is wasting traffic in the SERPs.

The category page is the mother of all pages nested under that specific webpage. Google has mentioned this before...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2014, 10:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By danparks
Re: Are You Just Asking ?s Or Actually Testing Things?

That, or they fall into the category described by the old adage: "he won't spend a dime to make a dollar."
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 379
Posted By jinx1221
Re: Are You Just Asking ?s Or Actually Testing Things?

It's not so much that they're getting stuck, it's that they want to be spoon fed everything.

Most of them don't use this simple thing either but I wish they would before starting new threads:
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th November 2014, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 649
Posted By yukon
Re: is it just me that sees the vast majority of websites are nofollow ? How will we get ranked ?

The word your looking for is contextual (link).

The problem with the theory is the internet doesn't use a cookie cutter webpage. Any link inside a <body> tag could be considered a contextual link...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th October 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 652
Posted By yukon
Re: Selling an SEO package; Looking for the best service combo

I think I've reached the end of the internet... :smilies_confused:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd October 2014, 10:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: Can I (or anyone else) really get paid for monthly SEO?

Dude you just shot ahead of a pile of people presently offering SEO with that attitude so I see no reason why you could not be good if you apply yourself within months. I'll disagree with some others...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd October 2014, 05:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,278
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Can I (or anyone else) really get paid for monthly SEO?

Without fully knowing what you are doing, do not even think about touching the website of a real business. You can do serious damage to their site that they will never be able to recover from.

If...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 20th October 2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,453
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: I HAVE GSA, ULTMATE DEMON & SCRAPEBOX - What SEO Services Should I Offer With Them?

I do not want to get into the argument of whether or not these tools work for anything. I'll leave that for the rest of you.

Here's the thing... If you have to ask the question of what services...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2014, 02:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,638
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Penguin 3.0 is out!

Not that we need official confirmation with all the evidence out there, but it is confirmed.

https://www.seroundtable.com/google-penguin-3-19313.html
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 19th October 2014, 12:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,157
Posted By yukon
Re: What is "silo site"?

I think you've misunderstood my last comment.

I was talking about deep nesting URLs, not about adding additional supporting pages.

The further a link/page is away from the target page (page...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2014, 05:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 964
Posted By Mike Anthony
Re: Blog networks dead as IM strategy?

At some point a distinction has to be made and if we continue to use the same terms people will insist they are similar so tonight I am going to coin and run with a new name.

ESNs

Exclusive...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 18th October 2014, 06:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 544
Posted By SEO-Dave
Re: Is Google manipulating search results?

No, authority is built via aged backlinks, the likes of Amazon and Wikipedia have countless millions of HIGH QUALITY backlinks, we mere mortals are lucky to generate a few hundred quality links in...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2014, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Are all pages on a website equally important for ranking?

You are unbelievable. That post that GOY just left is absolutely brilliant compared to most of the stuff posted in this section. It might be common knowledge to some of us, but to 99% of the members...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 12th October 2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 602
Posted By godoveryou
Re: Are all pages on a website equally important for ranking?

Before I get into another below, I just want to say that Google ranks individuals documents - or pages - so yes they all carry importance.

On the same hand, you can also control pagerank's flow...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd October 2014, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 999
Posted By Icematikx
Checked one of the e-mails for my affiliate site... BLACKMAILER ALERT!

Possibly the best e-mail I've ever received.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2014, 04:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By godoveryou
Re: Inbound links to homepage or subpages

For me, it completely demands on the content strategy are architecture of the site. That having been said, it's only extreme cases where it's purely one way or the other.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 650
Posted By AskAnAffiliate
Re: Inbound links to homepage or subpages

Hi,

Google ranks websites "per" page which means that it's better to use your keyword pointing to the relevant website. If you point all your links to your home page it will NOT diversify your...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st October 2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,122
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Backlink Miner no longer?

Updates. It's much better now. All of that stuff I complained about, isn't an issue anymore.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 26th September 2014, 08:58 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,278
Posted By LuckyIMer
Re: best fiver gig to get 1st on google

Such gigs does not exist, as matter of fact, most of Fiver SEO services are useless.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 23rd September 2014, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 466
Posted By yukon
Re: Hiding links in website.

There's plenty of reasons to hide a legit link, even Google FAQ pages have hidden links in their drop down question/answers. The key in that example is to make sure your looking at a text only page &...
Forum: Offline Marketing 16th September 2014, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,354
Posted By longrobnc
Re: Where to sell my home service leads?

We convert phone leads at +60%. We covert Webform leads at only 12%. I removed web forms on almost every page on my site. Most customers who fill them out will never answer the phone once you reach...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th September 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,291
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Why The Paranoia Regarding Personal Blog Networks?

Reseller accounts won't work.

It's not that expensive with shared hosting accounts. You can find plenty of hosts for $8-40/year. So a network of 200 sites (if you are going to go that big) is...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 4th September 2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 924
Posted By yukon
Re: Duplicate Content Question

Your saying duplicate but is it actually duplicate, are you copy/pasting from one page to the next?

Five months is a long time, If the page is buried you have nothing to lose no matter what you do.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 3rd September 2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Website Issues

Technically, that is not true. How many times has Google changed the rules on advertisers? How many times has Google suddenly decided that a product, range of products, or entire niche is no longer...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 1st September 2014, 10:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 442
Posted By yukon
Re: Local SEO question: Does Google really do improptu check ins?

Does the so called Google Mod charge a fee & leave in the same car as the SEO?
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 29th August 2014, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 815
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Authorship is being completely removed from Google SERPs. What Do you think ?

No, it is gone completely.

I would imagine Google+ is not far behind.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th August 2014, 12:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By mark2index
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 27th August 2014, 06:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Are backlinks absolutely crucial for good SEO

Traffic does not increase rankings.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th August 2014, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 597
Posted By yukon
Re: Whats difference b/w Hummingbird & pegion.

A pigeon can't hover in flight.
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 10th August 2014, 11:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,828
Posted By Mike Anthony
PBN OWNERS AND BUILDERS - Stop Putting articles on your blog. It IS a Footprint. Heres another Way

I have been meaning to make a thread on this for awhile (although I mentioned it a few months back). Most PBN owners use Wordpress and have blog looking themes so let me ask you a question.
...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 28th July 2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 518
Posted By chris_87
Re: Regular Title Tags vs Very Short

When you say make the <h> tags reference additional internal pages that target the same subject, are you talking about link proximity + internal linking?

For example
<title> Plumbers in Phoenix...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 24th July 2014, 06:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,307
Posted By serpexperts
Re: Directory Submission is still working?

:cool::cool: Only high quality directories are effective now. Like Dmoz, Yahoo etc :cool::cool:
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 22nd July 2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 746
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: How much would you pay for this domain for a PBN?

Myself, I would never buy it. Right now I do not have any projects where it would make any sense for a Russian site to be linking to it.

That's me though.

If you are going to buy it, I would...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 21st July 2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,207
Posted By yukon
Re: Link Building Services - Question About Using Them

Nobody around here is doing that, these link sellers are mostly link blasters spamming anything & everything that will accept a link. Most are even short term link blast where you'll be lucky If the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 17th July 2014, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 610
Posted By MikeFriedman
Re: Any Reason To Believe Links Will Fall as #1 Ranking Factor?

The problem is what would replace them?

What else gives a good indication about the popularity of a webpage?

I know the social crowd is going to jump in here and claim that social signals are...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 15th July 2014, 09:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By PBMax
Re: Local SEO: Letting the links come naturally

I've manually done a few citations from the suggested list on Bright Local, and each and every one is either "powered by" Moz or Localeze or another one of Moz Local's sites.

I think it's better -...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th July 2014, 10:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By PBMax
Re: Local SEO: Letting the links come naturally

Well, when compared to most SEO "methods" around, simply shooting an email over to say, "Hey, we're open. Come on by." and then the person reviewing the site on their blog is natural. There's no...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 14th July 2014, 10:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 885
Posted By PBMax
Re: Local SEO: Letting the links come naturally

Cynical is not a good way to go about things. I'm not pretending to be a saint here, I'm just using logic - which, admittedly, there isn't a lot of in this industry.

That said, PBN always get the...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 11th July 2014, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By yukon
Re: Any SEO company/person doing this?

How do you know the guy won't turn around & sue you when you've claimed to rank the page, remove the 301 after no sale & his site drops like a brick, then he hires a lawyer claiming you ruined his...
Forum: Search Engine Optimization 8th July 2014, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 920
Posted By John Romaine
Re: SEO......Company or Freelancer?

Company

Pros - Have a large support base and are more likely to perform reputable work
Cons - More expensive

Freelancer

Pros - Cheaper
Cons - Single source dependent. If he/she is sick,...
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