Where did all the journalism go? If you are in the US and are reading this but haven’t voted, GO VOTE NOW. If you have voted, then please, continue. One of my son’s favorite movies of all time is Mr. Peabody & Sherman. When it came out he’d sit in his tent and pretend it was the Wayback Machine and go back in time. He would use it to go back and re-eat the cookie he just ate.  But 12 trips “back in time” and a tummy ache later he decided it was a bad idea. As SEOs we have an actual Wayback Machine that allows us to go back in time and look at how sites used to be structured. And with all the elevated hoopla around the election this year I thought it would be interesting to look at the prominent news sites and compare how they looked then and now (all screenshots were taken around election time). The sites I checked out were: CNN.com (or the Clinton News Network) Foxnews.com (p…Read entire entry »

Go ahead…search for “topseos.com” on Google. You won’t find that domain. And, interestingly enough, you also won’t find their main domain/home page for the same search on Bing. Here’s a little story about how that may have come to happen… As many of you may know, I have been on a rant – for years – about the practices of TopSEOS.com. Here’s a rundown of some of my posts: April 2007: http://www.vizioninteractive.com/blog/top-seo-companies/ August 2008: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2065006/Top-SEO-Firms-Paid-for-by-the-Following January 2010: …Read entire entry »

So, I admit it…I am a bit “vain”. I am one of those CEOs who will on occasion search “search engine optimization companies” on Google to see just who is showing up. In the past, I would see my “friends” TopSEOs.com (see many earlier posts on this subject). But, today, I came across another NEW “friend”. SEOCompanyReviewer.com. Gotta love it. I haven’t dug into exactly how these guys are established (who’s behind it), but I love it when I can check the backlink profile for a site like this and see a “clear” affiliation. In this case, there’s a link from this website, MarketLeaderSEO.com (below) to SEOCompanyReviewer using the anchor text “seo services”. it’s RIGHT THERE next to “Market Leader” in the footer: …Read entire entry »