Why Keyword Research is a Waste of Time (And What You Should Be Doing Instead)

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Stop me if you've heard this story before. In an effort to get your website in front of as many eyeballs as possible, you turn to search engine optimization as your savior. Following the advice of the nearest SEO Guru, you enthusiastically approach your keyword research in order to find "the right" words to target. The ones with the most traffic Read More

Which Social Media Site Should You Use for the Greatest Return on Investment?

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None. That's right. You shouldn't use any. If the deciding factor of whether or not to spend your time on Facebook over Twitter or LinkedIn over Pinterest solely comes down to which will bring you the highest ROI, you need your hand slapped and your computer taken away from you. And maybe even a disapproving look. You may hate this next part, Read More

8 Stupid Mistakes You Make When Optimizing Your Website

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Just to be clear. I'm not saying that you are stupid. Just some of the things you do are stupid. Like that time in Austin, Texas when you were sleepwalking through the hallways of that hotel. Because you didn't have your glasses on, you couldn't see the numbers on the door and weren't able to find your way back to the room. And you were naked. Read More

I’m Scared Shitless, What About You?

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It's show and tell time! For the past two months I have been jumping out of my boots. Excited to show off the painted rock that I found in my backyard. I think it's something pretty awesome. Like a dinosaur fossil. I've been counting the days until I get to share it with you. Planning and scheming. Carefully crafting every word I would say as I Read More

An “Introduction” to My New SEO Book

Todays post is a bit of a cop-out, I get that. I've been so busy putting the finishing touches on my new book coming out on January 1st (nothing like waiting until the last minute) that the thought of writing a blog post this week on top of that made me feel sick. So, I though this might be a good opportunity to share the intro with you and see Read More

10 Easy Steps To Writing that Best Selling Book…the REAL Way!

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I'm writing a book! Now, I know what you're thinking and yes, I'm pretty sure it will change your life. In fact, there is a good chance it will make you taller and better looking too (results may vary). It's coming out in a few short weeks, so if you want a free copy of the pre-release, just go to the Search Engine Humanization page and download Read More

How Can You Tell if Your SEO Company is Lying to You?

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Simple. They are breathing. WAIT!!! Before you join the angry mob that is now starting to form outside of my house, please put the torch down and hear me out because believe it or not, I am on your side. The problem isn't that we as professional SEO-ers don't tell the truth. The problem is that we often can't. You see, when it comes to search Read More

Your Turn…What Do I Suck At?

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Looking back at a lot of my previous posts I think we can all agree that I haven't been terribly shy in pointing out many of the things that we as humans have been screwing up for years. I suppose it's a gift. Well, today the tables have turned. You see, my friend Hal Elrod has a book coming out next week called "The Miracle Morning." And Read More

Are You a Big Fat Ugly Failure?

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I was reading my bio today when it occurred to me that it wasn't quite complete. I left out a few things. Important things. Important enough that I feel somewhat obligated to fill in some of the missing pieces. So, if you wouldn't mind, I promise I will make this quick. Nowhere in my bio does it mention all of the jobs I was fired from. Or the Read More