April 23, 2014

Ryan Jones Blogs about SEO, Internet Culture, and Random Stuff

Matt Cutts Photoshops

If you've ever seen me speak at a marketing conference, you've probably noticed a trend - I can't resist photoshopping Matt Cutts, Duane Forrester,… [read full post]

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Top Ad Networks – Best Adsense Alternatives

Are there ad networks better than Adsense? (Updated 3/21/14) When you're starting a website it can be simple to just throw some Google adsense… [read full post]

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It’s Time To Change Credit Card Processing

In the past week I've gotten two notices that my credit card data might have been obtained in a retail site hack. That's two too many and it… [read full post]

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Matt Cutts Photoshops

If you’ve ever seen me speak at a marketing conference, you’ve probably noticed a trend – I can’t resist photoshopping Matt Cutts, Duane Forrester, or just any other marketer I happen to be on a panel with. I’ve seen many of my photoshops on blog posts, so I decided to put up an authoritative post […]

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Top Ad Networks – Best Adsense Alternatives

Are there ad networks better than Adsense? (Updated 3/21/14) When you’re starting a website it can be simple to just throw some Google adsense on there and forget about it. But sometimes Google’s Adsense isn’t the best option to monetize a website. If you have a different type of traffic, or heaven forbid you’ve been […]

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It’s Time To Change Credit Card Processing

In the past week I’ve gotten two notices that my credit card data might have been obtained in a retail site hack. That’s two too many and it got me thinking about how we process credit cards. The current method many websites use doesn’t make any sense. I cut my teeth in this industry in […]

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Keyword Not Provided Clarifications

Two Mondays ago I was validating some analytics tagging on a client site and happened to be one of the first to stumble upon the fact that Google had ramped up the percentage of “keyword not provided.” Since then, there’s been a lot of mis-information about the change being shared on social media, blogs, and […]

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You Can’t Reverse Engineer The Google Algorithm

As most SEOs are aware, Google just launched the latest penguin algorithm. Amid the mass panic that follows all algorithm updates, several SEOs started discussing the Google algorithm and their theories. Don’t worry, I’m not going to tell you how to recover from it or anything like that. Instead, I want to focus on some […]

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Rant: SEO Tests, Cutts Statements, & The Algorithm

I’m going to channel my inner @alanbleiweiss and rant for a minute about some things I saw over the last few days in the SEO world. I also want to apologize for any spelling mistakes from the start, as my right arm is in a cast and I’m typing this entirely left-handed until I can […]

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Fun With Facebook Graph Search

I, like many of you, was given access to Facebook’s new Graph Search the other day. So, the first thing I did was start seeing how “weird” I could get. Let’s have some fun, shall we? It’s amazing what kind of things you can find. For example, here’s a list of Cops who are probably […]

Do SEOs Control The Internet? – Yes!

Do SEOs Control The Internet? YES! Actually, SEOs DO control the Internet At least, according to Dilbert

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It’s all Bullshit, Bullshit everywhere.

I’m starting to think all of those “SEO is bullshit” articles may actually have a point. Take a look at some of the headlines I saw being spewed across my twitter stream today by several well-known SEOs. Here they are, paraphrased based on the articles they linked to: SEO & Paid Search should be separate […]

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Google not sending any referer data on iOS default search?

UPDATE: Good discussion now on SEL. Summary: When going from HTTPS to HTTP sites, browsers don’t pass any referer information. When a wired user clicks a result on https Google, Google is doing an internal redirect to an http page THEN sending the user to the search result they clicked on. This redirect allows a […]