I've been thinking a lot about Barnacle SEO recently. Some of the reason is a renewed focus on link-building, which is at the core of Barnacle SEO. In response to this post on LinkedIn, my old friend Rich Hargrave asks '… where are the"barnacles"?' In my reply, I was trying to come up with an …
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Live Q&A On Tiered Link Building With Chris Palmer SEO
I've been testing a number of link building services including some from Chris Palmer SEO. He and I were chatting by phone and he asked if I'd be willing to go live with him. Chris is a big fan of "tiered link building" and so I asked him for some ideas on strategy, pacing of …
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Lazy SEO ChatGPT: The Risks of Using AI for Content Creation
As an experienced SEO, I have seen many lazy marketers turn to AI content generators like ChatGPT to save time and effort in creating content. While these tools can be helpful in generating ideas and even some rough drafts, relying solely on AI content creation can have serious consequences. In this article, we will explore …
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Whatever Happened to Hard Hat SEO
Forever ago, I came across a blog post that used the phrase "Hard Hat SEO." I've gone looking for that piece a few times. There's an abandoned URL and LinkedIn profile, but not the post. I always love that phrase - Hard Hat SEO. The author says, "I'm not a black hat; I'm not a …
A 3-day Itinerary for New Orleans from ChatGPT
Prompt: propose a 3 day itinerary for New Orleans Day 1: Explore the French Quarter and visit popular landmarks like Jackson Square and St. Louis Cathedral Walk along Bourbon Street for unique shopping and dining experiences Visit the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA) Take a riverboat tour on the Mississippi River for a view …
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I probably ought to post more
Then it wouldn't be so obvious when I'm testing.
Over at Search Influence: Learnings from Local U Advanced in Denver
I had the good fortune to take part in Local U Advanced in Denver on September 19th. I wrote about it on the Search Influence blog. The bullet points: Sterling Sky is buying Local U We've been wrong all along about <title> tag length Google is whomping Yelp in reviews, even in Yelp's typically strong …
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And now I’m Inbound Sales Certified, too
I figured since I was here I might as well do the sales certification, too.
That’s right, sucker – I’m Inbound Certified
We recently signed up with HubSpot to use their marketing automation and sales tools so I thought it would be a good idea to go through their certification process. This is really great educational stuff and at the end they give you a cool badge 🙂
What would @mattcutts do with this link outreach?
We received an interesting link solicitation on the Search Influence info email that I thought I'd share. It's interesting that they never ask for a "link", but they do offer payment for posting content. Here's the email, names changed to protect the (maybe) innocent: Hi, My name is Michelle of [name removed].com. I came across …
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