I discovered TripleChecker recently, when they did a freebie intro scan of my site and found a whole bunch of typos and broken links. Their interface makes it easy to see what's wrong, and links to the page with the problem. Super helpful at keeping your site clean, professional, and functioning as it should. Have … Continue Reading ››
This podcast with Stan Ventures is a Q&A with me talking about negative SEO, what patterns we're seeing, neg SEO vs. hackers/scrapers, why many backlinks tools cannot see the negative SEO, etc.
UPDATE: I had always (wrongly) thought that Google wouldn't index pages that were blocked in robots.txt. But John Mueller clarified this for me (thank you John): robots.txt will control the crawling BUT NOT the indexing. Good explanation of that is here: ---------------- Google is now sometimes indexing pages DESPITE explicitly being blocked in robots.txt: Continue Reading ››
I did a post for the Moz main blog on XML sitemaps, all the ways people do them wrong, and how to use them to diagnose indexation issues. Read the full post here.
Despite Google's claims that as of Penguin 4.0 last fall, they just ignore the bad links, here's concrete evidence to the contrary. This is the traffic from one of my clients' sites. On March 2nd, I submitted a pretty major disavow file to undo some really bad ancient history. And no, they did … Continue Reading ››
My friend Mike King an ex rapper turned Super SEO Nerd is one of the most technically skilled hard-core SEO people I know. He published this brilliant article on Moz this week on the role of technical SEO in today's search marketing world.