xCommenter Bad for SEO – Bad for your site

Got an email from one of my contract coders today about a supposed SEO plugin for WordPress called xCommenter: Hey Dan -- Ever heard of xCommenter wp-plugin? https://vimeo.com/36628711 Just wondering what your opinion is on these sort of tools. What is xCommenter? Will it help my site's SEO? xCommenter parses your post's tags, title and … Continue reading xCommenter Bad for SEO – Bad for your site

Advanced Web Ranking Here I Come

WebPosition's old standalone version finally stopped querying Google correctly. I'm now in the process of switching to Advanced Web Ranking (AWR). Per my earlier post about finding a WebPosition replacement and some followup in the comments, AWR is the only solution to meet all of the critical SEO software criteria. I'm still apprehensive; it's always … Continue reading Advanced Web Ranking Here I Come

SEO Blogging Best Practices

(WARNING! This article is several years old now. The world of SEO changes often. Take this and any other SEO advice with a grain of salt and an eye for the contemporary.) This article assumes your web team has already configured your blog on a good blogging platform like WordPress with all the best SEO … Continue reading SEO Blogging Best Practices

Wordtracker KEI Fail, Wordtracker Alternatives & SEO News

I recently reluctantly renewed my subscription to Wordtracker, a keyword research tool and database. Why was I so reluctant? (And why am I considering asking for a refund?) Wordtracker provides poor documentation and regularly switches the formulas they use for data they offer without notifying its customers. Wordtracker Changes the Meaning of "Searches" In 2009 … Continue reading Wordtracker KEI Fail, Wordtracker Alternatives & SEO News

SEO Reduces PPC Cost

One of my clients recently opened a second Google Adwords account to advertise one of his many businesses. "Why does it cost so much more to go after the same PPC keywords on my new website with this new Adwords account?! Is it because it's new?" I'd previously mentioned to him that good SEO reduces … Continue reading SEO Reduces PPC Cost