Archive: January, 2010

Gain Insight on a Typical SEO Client [60 Second Poll Results]

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 29, 2010 - SEO

At the beginning of the week I thought it would be a good idea to create an anonymous poll for other SEOs and Internet Marketers, to find out a little more about their current clients and processes.   The survey includes questions about the client sales cycle, monthly budgets, marketing strategies, client communication, managing SEO clients, […]

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The Importance of Conversion Rate Optimization

Posted by guest - January 27, 2010 - SEO

Have you ever heard of Conversion Rate Optimization?  I hope most of you are already aware of it but for those who don’t. Here is its simple definition – Conversion rate optimization is a process intended to increase the percentage of visitors who are converting in to customers by enhancing the website’s capability to pursue […]

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Gain Insight on a Typical SEO Client [60 Second Poll]

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 26, 2010 - SEO

I thought it would a good idea to create a short poll to ask SEO’s about their everyday clients.  I’m sure there are a lot of Internet Marketers out there, wondering how they stack up against other agencies and interactive firms.  This is a great way to get anonymous feedback from other SEO’s in the […]

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Robots.txt Guide for Popular CMS and Shopping Carts

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 21, 2010 - SEO

It can be difficult to know which directories should be restricted from search engines and which should be allowed.  I thought it would be a good idea to create a robots.txt reference guide for popular content management systems and shopping carts.  Depending on what backend you are using, all you have to do is copy […]

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Open Site Explorer: SEOmoz Launches a Comprehensive Link Analysis Tool

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 21, 2010 - News, Tools

SEOmoz launched a new link analysis tool yesterday, called Open Site Explorer which leverages the Linkscape index to provide comprehensive link data.  Currently it will provide up to 1,000 backlinks and link metrics in its analysis.  There is also an API that you may use that allows you to do almost anything you would like […]

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Important Social Media & ORM Questions, Answered By Community Manager of Radian6

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 20, 2010 - Social Media

Lauren Varges, Community Manager at Radian6, was nice enough to take time and lend her expertise and insights into questions regarding social media and online reputation management.  For many businesses owners out there, I’m sure you have wondered how you can get started with social media and how it can help your business. Well Lauren […]

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Managing Agency and Client Responsibilities

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 18, 2010 - SEM, SEO, Social Media

Recently I wrote a post on how much knowledge a client should have, but along with knowledge also comes responsibility.  For any internet marketing agency to work well with their clients, there must be a mutual understanding of the overall strategy, and most importantly the execution.  Regardless of how effective the strategy may seem, if […]

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10 SEO Bloggers To Watch in 2010

Posted by Mark Thompson - January 14, 2010 - Blogging, SEO

Darren Rowse from ProBlogger recently wrote a blog post encouraging people to write a ‘Bloggers To Watch’ post, to promote bloggers in your prospective industry.  I thought I would do my due diligence and make a list of 10 SEO bloggers I feel you should follow for 2010. Lisa Barone Lisa is Co-Founder and Chief […]

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