Saturday, December 30, 2006

Resolutions? We Ain't Got No Stinkin' Resolutions!

Best wishes to all for a very happy, healthy and prosperous New Year!!

~ Debra.

Monday, December 25, 2006

Just Enjoy The Link.

Turn up your speakers, sit back and enjoy!

Sunday, December 17, 2006

And Now A Word From Our Link Sponsor.

By way of SeoBuzzBox today I read through a post on the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog titled "Building link-based popularity" by Stefanie Ulrike Dürr. It's nothing new but here's a couple of interesting things she said:

"This confusion lies in the common belief that there are two ways for optimizing the link-based popularity of your website: Either the meritocratic and long-term option of developing natural links or the risky and short-term option of non-earned backlinks via
link spamming tactics such as buying links. "

It's interesting to see Ms. Dürr draw a distinction between natural and paid links by suggesting one is better given its speed of acquisition. I can, via 'link bait', press release or some other content generation tactic secure a large number of links overnight and be a good website owner in Google's eyes. But let me pay another business for the privilege of hosting a link and all of a sudden I'm link spamming. It takes much more work on my part to buy quality space than drop an $80 press release.

So nowadays, undermining the PageRank algorithm is likely to result in the loss of the ability of link-selling sites to pass on reputation via links to other sites.

Bold is mine. I wonder how many links it would take to trip the alarm and make that sentence read: ‘undermining the PageRank algorithm will result in the loss

Does the algo have to register 20 outbound links before it flags the site? 30? 40? I don’t know but it makes sense they'd look for sites with large numbers of outbound links on multiple pages. It's why I recommend you avoid buying site-wide links and stick to single text link ads on key pages within a site. Works for me.

Last one:

"Discounting non-earned links by search engines opened a new and wide field of tactics to build link-based popularity:"

Whew, I'm glad Google finally put the cashbah on recips and paid links or we'd still be linking like it's 2002. To be liberated from promotional and incentive linking into the advanced world of link bait, Digg and Yahoo! Answers is so gratifying..... Thanks Google!! xxoo

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Blog Tagging and Tongue Waggin'

When the email from Todd came telling me I had been blog tagged, I had to set out into SEOLand to find out what the heck it was, I’ve been kinda out of it lately. A couple hours of catch-up reading and chuckling later, I'm back in the loop with what's going on all around! Looks like fun, hope I don’t bore anyone to death.

Here goes …. Five things you may not know about me:

Edited October 7, 2007 NOTE: I've removed a portion of the original post as I found someone had lifted sections and spliced in a way that took what I said and the spirit in which it was shared - out of context. This was a good wake up call on what to share and what not to share on the Net.

1. There was something here about being a soccer mom.

2. I attended 14 different schools by the time I graduated from high school. I’m an Army brat and spent a good portion of my youth in various cities in Germany. When I was 14 my dad gave me a Euro-Pass which I used to go all over Germany, Austria and Italy skiing with friends. Looking back I can’t believe how much freedom I had as a teenager and how no parent in their right mind would do that today.

3. I entered college as a dental hygiene major and went through 3 years of dental school before deciding it wasn’t for me.


5. I’m dyslexic and I love to fish. ......No, I don't cast into the boat, just couldn't decide which of those riveting personable bits should be offered up so I went with both.

If you’re still awake – know I’m pinging Rob Snell, Peter D, Ben Pfeiffer and Christine Churchill.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Princess Neil

In a bar he stood one night,

Holding a scepter instead of Bud Light.

Grinning foolishly and looking so merry,

Hoping to attract some cute little Sherry.

When that didn’t work he went with plan B,

And begged for link-love under coconut trees.

“I need to get high on green fairy dust

Make Neil Patel = princess rank first or I'll bust”.

The reason is weird but we can’t say no...

And hope this blog post will at least show,

That to dress like you did and get no hot mate

The least we can do is support your link bait.

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