New SEO and Link Building Tools from Scribe

I wrote a review on Scribe SEO back in March. The Scribe team continues to add features. The latest email outlines a number of changes coming on July 30th, including an internal link strategy tool, an outside link building tool and a social media connection tool. I’m pretty intrigued by all of these tools, and look forward to giving them … Read More

How Does Google Work?

…and what else does Google have its fingers into? Aaron Wall and PPCBlog put together a fantastic flowchart showing how Google works. As Aaron prefaces it, this probably won’t be accurate in the years to come, because Google is on such a rapid development path. It might not even be accurate by the end of this year. I have been … Read More

Chris Guillebeau: Fear and Permission

Chris Guillebeau, one of my favorite bloggers and the proprietor of Unconventional Guides among other fine info products, speaks at TEDx at Carnegie Mellon on Fear and Permission. Seventeen minutes of motivational goodness to confront one’s fears and pursue a life of adventure, accomplishments and escaping the cage, petting a crocodile and eating the best strawberry ever.

Facebook Steps Into Arizona Immigration Debate

Facebook sent out the Facebook Ads newsletter yesterday, which includes a section for “success stories from advertisers.” This month, the focus is on the Arizona Office of Tourism and its Arizona Travel Facebook Page. When you admin a Facebook Page, you can choose what Tab is used as the primary, or initial, page that visitors see. For most Pages, its … Read More

Google Places: Fixing an Incorrect Marker Location For A Business

What’s Google Places? It’s the new re-branded Local Business Center, where you can claim your business, edit your business listing and influence how your business is displayed in Google Search, Google Maps and other locally oriented Google search tools.

Scribe SEO Review

Scribe SEO is a new WordPress plugin that works primarily with the Thesis theme framework or the All-In-One SEO plugin. It is designed to allow a website owner, copywriter or web designer to create search engine optimized web pages and blog posts using a set of SEO (search engine optimization) tools. These tools provide feedback on the different page elements, … Read More

Top 5 Reasons Keywords Aren’t the Search Engine Silver Bullet

or “Why You’re Not #1 in Google for mortgage“ As small business owners, I think we all attempt to get a basic understanding of the mechanics of each area of our business, even if we outsource it. Having an understanding of accounting, operations, procurement, warehousing, etc. is important, and allows the proprietor to get a more accurate 50,000 foot view … Read More

Nameservers and Advanced DNS for Small Business

Small business owners occasionally have to wade into the murky waters of domain registration and management (not to mention nameservers and advanced dns). It can be tricky to figure out what points where, and how to make changes so that everything points where it should. Here’s an overview of how your domain is managed, the difference between Nameservers and Advanced … Read More