Andrew Blair

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How to Prevent Black Hat SEO Techniques Against Your Vulnerable Website

<i>This is a guest contribution from Dennis Rundle.</i><p>Black Hat SEO practices have been going on for years without any signs of slowing down.<p>Regardless of …

You Can Now Go To College For Free In Germany, No Matter Where You're From

Well, you might be thinking, isn't that just <i>wunderbar</i> for the damn Germans, with their excellent supermarket commercials and their spectacular beach nudity and their pragmatically dressed Chancellor. Now with their free college they're just showing off. Well, here's the kicker: Germany didn't just …

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XML Sitemaps Or RSS/Atom Feeds? Google Says Use Both For Optimal Crawling

When it comes to telling search engines about the content on a website, webmasters might be wondering if they should submit sitemaps or just setup …

Are Hashtags Dead? Do Tweets with Images Get More Followers? Twitter Growth Factors (and Some Excel Tips)

What factors go into determining how many Twitter followers you gain (and lose) each day?<p>I was driven in part by Rand Fishkin's recent "mad …

Internal Linking: A Scientific, Scalable Approach

Gauge a Site's Influence with Link Explorer<p>Link Explorer is a link popularity and backlink analysis tool that lets you research and compare any site …

SEO

Keyword Research and Targeting Without Exact Match - Whiteboard Friday

Whatever the motives behind Google's recent removal of exact-match keyword targeting from AdWords, the resulting uncertainty makes keyword research …

AdWords

Back to Fundamentals: 6 Untapped Keyword Sources that Will Boost Organic Traffic

I used to perform keyword research in the typical, perfunctory way—go to the Keyword Tool, type in some words, and punch out a list of terms.<p>Easy. …

The Marketer's Guide to Facebook Graph Search

Social search has long been heralded as the "next big thing." The opportunity to create the search engine for people is too enticing; the prize being …

How Google is Connecting Keyword Relevance to Websites through More than Just Domain Names - Whiteboard Friday

Howdy, Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we're talking about how Google connects keyword relevance to …

Broken Link Building Bible: The New Testament

It was a little over a year ago that I first wrote the "Broken Link Building Bible" and it seemed like it was time for an update. If you haven't had …

SEO

Kick Your Social Strategy Into Overdrive: The Ins & Outs of Testing Social

How do you ensure that your social strategy is on the right path? By measuring, of course! In this session, you'll see how to use the data you already have to continually test and improve your social strategy. You can't count on industry stats to work for your community, so you must test, test, and …

Jennifer Lopez

How to Acquire Anchor Text-Rich Links Without Resorting to Spam or Manipulation - Whiteboard Friday

Howdy Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we're talking about anchor text rich links, which have long been …

Announcing the 2014 Local Search Ranking Factors Results

<b>Editor's note:</b> We're preserving this post for posterity. You'll always be able to find the most recent Local Search Ranking Factors survey here: …

Open Site Explorer's New Link Building Opportunities Section (and a Slight Redesign)

Why hello there! You're looking marvelous today, you really are. And, in other good news, Open Site Explorer has a bit of a new look—and an entirely …

Scaling Geo-Targeted Local Landing Pages That Really Rank and Convert - Whiteboard Friday

Howdy Moz fans, and welcome to another edition of Whiteboard Friday. This week we're talking about geo-targeted or geo-specific local landing pages …

Are You Listed? Tips for Using SEO Directories Today.

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Although online directories are still a part of every complete strategy for search engine marketing and optimization, they don’t hold the power they once did. We spoke with marketing experts on the role online directories should play now …

Accepting Bitcoin Payments Increasingly Looks Like Smart Business

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>A smart business owner is always looking for ways to innovate and maintain an advantage over competitors. Just as the Internet changed the competitive landscape across multiple industries, the way businesses choose to proceed with Bitcoin …

Why Bitcoin Fans Don't Believe in Bad News

Bitcoin might be doing poorly, but for the currency's online proponents, it's always time to buy. Here's the reason behind their</i> …

Coinbase hires a key ally for Bitcoin: Senate's former Homeland Security adviser

Bitcoin wallet Coinbase just announced a new hire to head up government affairs. In a blog post the company welcomed former senior adviser to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, John Collins.<p>Collins no doubt knows his way around Washington. In addition to leading …

The Winklevoss Twins Have A New App 'WinkDex' That Lets You Monitor The Price Of Bitcoin In Real Time

Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss, of Facebook infamy, are big Bitcoin supporters who reportedly own 1% of all available Bitcoins.<p>Their investment firm Winklevoss Capital backs a number of bitcoin-related startups and exchanges, such as BitInstant. On Wednesday the brothers launched an app, WinkDex, …