2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest Launched

Updated September 7, 2011

Doc Sheldon

My buddy, Gerald Weber, of Search Engine Marketing Group, has just launched his 2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest. We’re proud to be one of the sponsors of the contest, even if in a small way.

Gerald has already attracted some great sponsors and prizes, and he tells me that more are coming on-board all the time, so this promises to be a good one, folks! Get over there and sign up now, and get your entry in early. Social action on your post will be a major factor in picking the winners, so the sooner you get it in, the longer you’ll have to promote it.

2nd Annual Bad Ass SEO Guest Blogging Contest

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I’m Psyched! New eBook Coming, and it’s Gonna ROCK!

Updated July 22, 2011

Doc Sheldon

I am totally psyched about a new project underway here!

I’ve been thinking off and on for a few weeks about writing an ebook to put up here, but could never get my head wrapped around it enough to identify a good theme. Then the other night in the Dojo chat, we were talking about how unsuspecting noobs get sucked into believing all kinds of garbage, just because it comes from someone with a high post-count or appears on a well-known blog.

Since a lot of my early knowledge about SEO was picked up on blogs and forums, I can empathize with the folks out there trying to learn by osmosis. I started out reading a ton of blog posts every day, and racked up several thousand posts on various forums myself. It didn’t take me too long to figure out who was full of knowledge and who was full of hot air.

But it isn’t always obvious. And everyone may not have as sensitive a bullshit-ometer as I do. Hell, let’s face it, some people are just plain gullible, and believe everything they read. Hey! If it’s on the Internet, it must be true, right?

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What Makes a Person an SEO?

Updated May 16, 2011

Doc Sheldon

I’d like to run a little crowd-sourcing exercise here, and would really appreciate all the input I can get.

What makes a person an SEO?

Many things have various definitions, depending upon who you ask. SEO is no different in this regard. Does it include only on-page and linkbuilding? Does it also involve social media? What about conversion rate optimization? Or maybe a little light coding?

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Free SEO Company Directory is Growing

Updated March 30, 2011

Doc Sheldon

Earlier this month, Dean Cruddace and I launched the new SEO Company Directory, and it’s getting off to a good start. We have 43 new listings this week, representing the UK, US, Australia, Canada, Brazil and Italy.

We’ve continued development of the site, so if you haven’t taken a look lately, be sure to stop by and check us out.

If you haven’t signed up yet, the only thing I can say is, why not? It’s free, it’s quick and easy and it promises to be effective. You’ve nothing to lose, and everything to gain, so come claim your free listing now! [Read more…]

Free SEO Company Directory Launched

Updated March 11, 2011

Doc Sheldon

Today, Dean Cruddace and I launched the new SEO Company Directory, aimed at providing a resource for site owners looking for reputable SEO firms, agencies and individuals to improve the rankings of their sites.

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The directory is built upon a WordPress CMS, with the Directory Press Theme, specifically designed for directories. It will use RDF technology to display the listings, and providers can be found by searching by location, specialty or company name. [Read more…]