Monthly Archives: February 2012

How Google Treats Directory Paid Links

The subject of paid links is taboo in SEO. Speakers at seminars whisper when they talk about the subject at conferences and even then they usually disclose they are against buying links lest Google´s wrath fall upon them. However, paid links, either directly or indirectly, are a major part of the cyber economy without which the economic recession would probably be even worse. How many work at home mom bloggers can feed their kids thanks to paid online advertising? Paid links work. That´s why companies Read More +

5 reasons Why I Rocks is a new site launched by Rand from SEO Moz and Dharmesh from HubSpot. My first impression is that I´m going to be hooked on this site. There´s barely any articles there but the few I´ve clicked through to have been extremely interesting. Within 20 minutes I´ve already read three articles, shared one on Google plus, commented on one and lastly I´ve been encouraged to write this post about the   There are some things I simply love about this new site and the Read More +

Google ads looking more like organic results

Has anyone else noticed how Google Ads are looking more and more like organic results in Google? Since I started to write this article at least the people at Screamingfrog have also noticed the blurring of the line. It makes sense that AdWords click through rates can quickly be increased if users can no longer tell what the first organic result is. I noticed something was up while comparing click through rate (CTR) data on an organic branded term between January 2012 with the same Read More +