Author: Kane

SECockpit Review – The Best Keyword Research Tool

I’ve tried A TON of keyword research tools:  Micro Niche Finder, Market Samurai, Word Tracker, Keyword Elite, you name it…I’ve tried ’em all. What sets SECockpit apart from its competitors is that it’s ridiculously fast.  Since it’s a web service rather than a local software app, you can run as many queries as you want simultaneously…in fact it can handle 200…

Google Ranking Factors by Importance

WebProNews recently posted this super interesting article about an experiment done by SEOMoz that looked at different Google ranking factors, and how many Search Engine Optimization experts view their importance. http://www.webpronews.com/google-ranking-factors-2-2011-06 A few things that stuck out for me: Page-level backlink metrics are the top algorithmic factor (compared to domain-level, link authority, social metrics, etc.) Diversity of backlinks is greater…

A variety of noFollow / doFollow backlinks is key

I just saw a very interesting video post on SEOmoz: http://www.seomoz.org/blog/correlation-data-for-seo-and-social-media-analysis-part-2-whiteboard-friday One of the things we did when we saw no-follow links having a really high correlation was we went, well that’s just weird. Maybe what’s going on here is that no-follow links and followed links have a high correlation with each other, and in fact, they do. If you…

One Hour Backlinks is WINNING

A recent link building service I’ve tried and wholeheartedly recommend is One Hour Backlinks.  The dude who created Linklicious launched this creative site that makes it super simple and super quick to blast your sites with backlinks.  I’m a big fan not only of the ease-of-use of the site but its pleasing design.  It’s rare to find an internet marketing…

Best Email Marketing Companies

There are many email marketing companies to choose from, so it can be a bit overwhelming trying to decide which one is the best for you.  Luckily I’ve done plenty of research, as over the years I’ve had to change email marketing services several times for various reasons. Below is a table which outlines the common features and functionality of…

Two cool SEO services to check out

Occasionally I come across an SEO tool that I feel is worthy of blogging about, and oddly enough today I have two of ’em. Linklicious Instead of wasting hours building RSS feeds and pinging the feeds hoping for crawls, Linklicious eliminates all of the guesswork by providing a guaranteed 100% crawl rate.   It comes with a WordPress plugin so…

Skype – Gmail Integration

If you’re like me and use Skype for a lot of internet marketing communications, you’ve likely noticed that it saves all conversations in encrypted files on your local hard drive. Why?  I have no frickin’ idea, but it’s a bit ridiculous.  This means that if you have Skype installed on your laptop, desktop, and cell phone, there’s 3 different versions…

Facebook Etiquette

If you’re like me and fortunate enough to have a mother who is a senior citizen and also a Facebook addict, you can hopefully relate to these moments: Mom makes a post on my wall describing her planned activities for the day. Mom comments on a photo of me that a friend posted to tell me that she’s glad I…

The impact of the latest Google Caffeine changes

On June 8, 2010, Google officially completed development of its new “Caffeine” indexing algorithm.  Many marketers were left wondering, “How does this impact me?”  Well, I’ve done a fair bit of research and here’s what I’ve come up with… 50% fresher results – Google actually says “Caffeine provides 50 percent fresher results for web searches than our last index, and…

Outsourcing Myself – Article Submissions

My VA, Gerlyn, next worked on submitting an article I emailed her to around 30 different article directory sites. Here’s the report she gave me afterward (the white box is just covering up personal info). Since I’ve never used SENuke myself, I’m not sure how easy or fast it is to use.  However, I’m a bit suspicious that I’m not…