Webmaster Tools Local Ranking Bias

Google Webmaster Tools Search Query Screenshot

Google took away our sources with Not Provided, but luckily they gave us Webmaster Tools Search Queries to compensate. This works really well for general SEO ranking for keyphrases. Unfortunately it doesn’t fare so well for Local SEO. It doesn’t give ranking data? It does. You can sort by impressions, clicks, ranking and keyword to…

New Universal Analytics tracking code not Working?

We implemented the new Google Universal Analytics Tracking Code on our client’s sites and it did not track. The code was there, but no data was being collected. No traffic = bad, so we reverted back. We determined that sending m=s.getElementsByTagName(o);a.async=1;a.src=g using my email client returns m=s.getElementsByTagName(o);a..async=1;a.src=g What happened? Through some exhaustive troubleshooting our programmer…

Google hates links.

In the last few years SEO folks have been making the change from “Site Tweaker” to proper marketing people. We’re focusing on design and user experience more than ever before and I’m seeing a move from link filled pages to sparse high quality design. Like Flash? Sadly, yes. Way back in the days of Flash…

Keyword Research – What did you say?

While doing keyword research the other day I came accross an interesting pairing: dentist tree This struck me as an odd thing to look for. Trees are not usually associated with dentists nor can you find dentists on them. So how do we arrive at this? I ran the search and there are a few…

YouPorn – New YouTube Paid Subscriptions

YouTube announced that they are now allowing their publishers to charge subscription fees. This means if you upload videos to YouTube, you can charge people to access them. Pay to see my cat on YouTube? Yeah, I have mixed feelings about it too. I would rather watch a 15 second commercial than spend $5 a…

Dentist Tree

While doing keyword reasearch I have come across odd key phrases that don’t seem to belong. Most often I discount them as the user searching for something unrelated. While working on a dentist’s site I came across “dentist tree” as a relevant keyphrase. It seems there are new ways people are searching and they are…

Google’s Monopolistic Practices

It’s been a while since I said Google is a monopoly and after the changes I’ve seen in the last six months I think it needs to be said again: Google is a Monopoly. Monopoly? Gasp! I know. You’ve all been saying it for years, ever since Google passed the 50% market share at the…

Renaming Multiple Files

Ever had a project where you needed to rename multiple files with similar naming conventions? I had a personal project where I was converting multiple images into large PDF files. The list looked similar to this with the numbers 1 through 9 as single digits: ab-01-1.jpgab-01-2.jpgab-01-10.jpgab-01-11.jpgab-02-1.jpgab-02-2-jpg If I selected all the files in Windows Vista…

Dental SEO

I am now doing SEO for Dental Websites. Here are some of the dental sites I’m working on: 4 Seasons Dental Advanced Family Dentistry Alder Dental Arbor Hills Dental Arbor View Dental Center B.J. Myers DDS & Associates Balcomb & Green, PC Bird Family Dentistry Blue Sky Dental Bruce Burton, DMD Cedar Creek Dental Clark…