August 26, 2004

Great work Mark!!!

I just want to let folks who are thinking of using Mark for SEO that I have been extremely impressed with his work. He helped me move my ranking for a few keywords from almost unknown to the top 25 on google and the top 5 on Yahoo!! Well worth my investment.

Thanks Mark!
Waldo (www.waldospeaks.com)

Waldo

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August 24, 2004

Stan versus the 900 Pound Gorilla

For the past several years, I have maintained a Seinfeld web site under the alias "Stan The Caddy". It does well on the search engines - in fact, the past few days it has been #1 on Google for 'seinfeld', but usually the official site beats me out. For the search term seinfeld dvd, however I have been number one for at least a year - until today. Finally, 2 weeks ago, the first of the Seinfeld DVDs were made available for pre-order. So a lot of people (including myself) linked to the order pages on Amazon.com. Today, the Amazon.com pages outrank mine.

As often is the case, large commercial ecommerce sites outrank the little guy. But Stan has worked hard for that #1 ranking, and he is going to stand up to the 900 pound gorilla that is Amazon.com. And he intends on winning.

If you want to help Stan in this quest, please link to http://www.stanthecaddy.com/seinfeld-dvd/ with the link text 'Seinfeld DVD'. Thanks in advance for your help. ;)

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August 19, 2004

NicheBot - Keyword Research and rank Checking

I recently came across a very useful tool for SEO. Primarily, NicheBot (http://www.nichebot.com) is a keyword identification tool that uses the WordTracker system on the back end. It's very simple: you enter a search phrase and it will display some information about the volume of searches for that phrase and for a number of other phrases. If you search for a two word phrase, NicheBot will also display 3 and 4 word phrases that contain those words. And by clicking on each of those phrases, you can drill down even further. This can be a great (and quick) way to research keywords for both pay-per-click and SEO.

NicheBot also has a Google rank checker tool that is just as quick and easy to use. Just enter a list of keyword phrases, enter the domain you want to check, choose the number of search results to check, and you are done. And you can even bookmark the results for future checking.

Finally, the NicheBot toolbar makes it easy to do both of the above from any web page, and includes the ability to highlight a phrase on any web page, then right-click to use NicheBot to do some immediate keyword research on that phrase.

I use other tools for large scale keyword research and rank checking, I have been using NicheBot the past few weeks for doing quick rank checking and premilinary keyword research, and it works great.

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