Content and Links are the Bread and Butter of SEO

May 27, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

bread and butterTo the outside world, SEO is a very mysterious industry with little to no standards, no certification or training programs in any of the top universities, and differing methodologies even amongst the most respected experts in the field. It’s easy for common people to get confused about what SEO’s really do and for newbies to get frustrated with information overload.

For example, many SEO experts talk about the need for link bait, link ninjas, PageRank, branding, no follow tags, paid links, on page optimization, title tags, social media, widgets, product reviews, authority articles, blogging, article marketing, search engine inclusion, site architecture, optimal URLs, keyword research, competitive analysis and on and on and on.


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Winning the Web T-Shirt Models – Part 3

May 26, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

2 more Winning the Web t-shirt models are in. If you want to join them to be a stylish Winning the Web super model, get a t-shirt and send in your picture to be featured with a link back to your site.

We have 2 unique bloggers sporting their shirts this time around: Jason Pereira aka The University Kid and Luqman, the baby blogger over at Blogjer. Thanks guys!

The University Kid
Jason Pereira aka The University Kid
blogjer
Luqman, the baby blogger over at Blogjer

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Weekly Link Roundup – May 25, 2008

May 26, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

Blogging – No Longer a Unique Business Strategy
Aaron Wall brings up a good point that blogs are no longer “unique”. If you have flagship articles with good content that you want to promote, simply writing it and letting it sit will not be enough. You have to actively market the content and be aggressive. Read the full article for specific strategies you can use.

What Was Your Blog’s Tipping Point?
All blogs have a “tipping point”, a point in time when the blog hits success. Some prominent bloggers share their stories here – great for inspiration and understanding what it takes to “make it”. What’s your blogging tipping point?


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TNX.net Review – Text Link Brokering Still Alive?

May 22, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

TNX.net is a text link advertising network that enables publishers to make money by hosting outbound links on their sites and advertisers to easily buy millions of links on relevant pages.

Links emerged as the currency of the web when Google started to heavily weight them as the main factor for ranking in search engine results pages. For a long time, many webmasters were able to buy their way to the top of Google simply by paying for hundreds of thousands of links on sites with high PageRank. However, this is no longer the case.


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Interview with Gab Goldenberg, 21 Year Old SEO Consultant of SEO ROI

May 19, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

gab goldenbergGab Goldenberg is a 21 year old law student who sells professional SEO services through his blog SEO ROI and is particularly interested in Social Media Analytics as well as finding out competitors keywords. I had the opportunity to interview Gab about his business in SEO and he offered some great insights. Read on for more.

Gyutae: You’ve come on strong over the past 6 months and developed yourself as a prominent SEO blogger in the industry. Can you share some more background information on yourself? How did you come across SEO and why does it interest you so much?


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Weekly Link Roundup – May 18, 2008

May 18, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

What Google Knows About Spam
Matt Cutts of Google shares his keynote from Web 2.0 about what Google knows about spam – which is actually quite a lot. Check out the video and it’ll motivate you to build more authority sites. Why fight the almighty Google?

Black Hat SEO Lessons: Indirect Promotion
I don’t recommend getting into blackhat SEO if you don’t know what you’re doing, but this article provides some nice insights for anyone to use. Sometimes promoting your sites indirectly (such as by linking to a page where you commented) can get you tons of exposure.


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The Shrinking Window of Opportunity for Independent Webmasters – Get In Before It’s Too Late

May 15, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

window of opportunityLast week I talked about how SEO as an industry is changing but is certainly not dying. This time around I’m going to describe SEO from the perspective of an independent webmaster publishing new sites for profit – much like me and many of you here. How does the changing search engine landscape affect us? What can we do now to capitalize on these shifts?


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Failure is a Prerequisite for Online Success – Have You Failed Yet?

May 13, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

This is one of my favorite Nike commercials, mainly because it’s so applicable to life in general. Michael Jordan, the greatest basketball player of all time, talks about all of his failures, the missed shots and the lost games, and attributes them as the reason why he succeeds.

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Now I don’t know about you, but that line hits home for me in all areas of my life. There have been so many instances where I failed and wanted to give up, but little did I know that my failures were paving the way for future success.


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Your Online Audience Visualized – Putting Things Into Perspective

May 12, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

One of the beauties of the Internet is that it allows potentially limitless distribution, free of charge. All you really need is an online accessible computer and you can easily and instantly connect with billions of people around the world.

So let’s shift our perspective a little bit by drawing parallels between the online and offline worlds. Just how big is your online audience?

Below are some of the audiences (by Feedburner RSS subscribers) of the top Internet marketing blogs – compared with real world crowds. The Internet seems a heck of a lot bigger than you thought right?


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Yes, SEO is Changing – But It Has a Bright Future

May 9, 2008 - Written by Gyutae Park  

What’s the beef with SEO? The industry is constantly attacked with negative criticism and SEO’s have unrightfully been compared to used car salesmen. Sure there are people out there who take advantage of ignorance and scam others with shady SEO, but I don’t think this is what the industry really represents. True SEO has benefited the lives of millions and has:

  • enabled companies to take their businesses online and reach a wider audience of targeted potential customers without cost.
  • helped writers and publishers to reach out to people who are interested in a specific subject matter.

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