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On Knowledge, Power, and Value (making money)

Wednesday, April 1st, 2009

Whether you know it or not, appreciate it or not, have been affected by it or not, or are employed or unemployed, the quiet unspoken reality of today is that we are in a new age – the age of the “knowledge-based economy”. Some brand it the “New Economy”, some label it “E-commerce” or [...]

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Get More Than Two Results Per Page in Google

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

This may or may not be news, but I inadvertently discovered a way to nail more than two results in a Google results page. I’m not going to show a live example from a client’s site, but what you can do is index a relevant https:// page – throw some anchor text at it [...]

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SMX West 2009 Live Blogging

Monday, February 9th, 2009

Tomorrow, we’ll be headed off to Santa Clara to SMX West 2009. The Search Marketing Expo is hosted by Newport Beach’s own Danny Sullivan and features some 40+ search marketing presentations ranging from beginner to advanced with industry famous keynote speakers.
You can tune in here to check out our live blog coverage.
You [...]

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Google Profits in 2009?

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Let’s face it, it’s no new news that almost every company in the stream of commerce is being affected by the recession. If you haven’t already proactively evolved, you are either being forced to evolve in an abrupt manner or you’re headed for extinction. It seems that no one, not even the search [...]

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Newport SEO Gets a New Office

Thursday, January 15th, 2009

We recently decided to move office locations.  This is day one of being in the new place full time.  The view from the office is amazing…can you believe it’s January?

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SEO License Plates

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

The DMV has a strange way of sucking the fun out of anything. The pinnacle of my excitement for my new plates occurred the second that I clicked the buy button on dmv.ca.gov. I thought it was too good to be true: SEO was available for a license plate, especially in California. Then [...]

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Affiliate Summit West 09

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

I had a chance to make it out to Affiliate Summit West this weekend to meet and greet some affiliate marketers and check out that scene a bit. Some interesting people in that business, I learned a thing or two about creating a 5 page website that can rack in millions. Not to [...]

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How to Brace Yourself For Tough Economic Times

Thursday, November 20th, 2008

The simple answer is to stop, reassess your strategy and execute a plan that is designed to work in today’s environment.
Head over to the St. Regis or any other relaxing spot where you can clear your thoughts. Determine where your strongest ROI is, where your biggest losses are and how you will best maximize [...]

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Matt Cutts: I’m Innocent, I swear

Saturday, November 15th, 2008

Dear Mr. Big G, Matt Cutts, Whoever:
“It wasn’t me”…I know I’ve told my girlfriends this in the past with marginal success of getting off the hook for various infractions.  Try to explain this picture at the Playboy Mansion after a night of un-returned phone calls. Umm…my battery died?
But seriously, in this case I’d like to say [...]

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How to Buy a Domain Name (without getting ripped off)

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

As everyone knows, just about all the good domain names have already been snatched up. For this reason, we often recommend that our clients shop to purchase a domain name from a third party owner that is either industry relevant, contains very few characters, or is a well established domain name; i.e. it was purchased [...]

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