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Google’s Matt Cutts broke out the FUD at SES San Jose explaining why webmasters should not sell links or if they do why they should block those links from passing PR. This clearly breaks the G Webmaster Guidelines while building dependence on… Read More & Discuss!
Michael Gray shares his PPT presentation from San Jose Read More & Discuss!
Sphinn is a social Web 2.0 bloggers playground. I am getting a little tired of the "schoolyard bullies" saying what can be posted and what can’t.

I am totally against SPAM. I am in total agreement that SPAM posts should be deleted. So… Read More & Discuss!
What’s required from a corporate SEO? Michael Martinez outlines it all - in what is probably the most instructive and all-encompassing job ad this industry has seen to date. A fascinating read even for those who are hunting for qualified talent -… Read More & Discuss!
As always, you can learn a lot from the way Google markets on the Web.

Check the Google sponsor listing here on Sphinn. The first thing you notice is the branding: Google’s basic look, clean white space, and simple logo. No revelations… Read More & Discuss!
This was a super secret session that bloggers aren’t allowed to blog about, but Dave managed to video it! Check it out before it gets DMCA’d. Read More & Discuss!
The types of link buys that Google has a distaste for are the links that are exchanged directly for cash. Modify your way of thinking just a little and there are a wide array of easy to buy high value links awaiting your purchase. The key to having a… Read More & Discuss!
Want to know who’s behind those "anonymous" edits to Wikipedia listings? A CalTech student has created a tool that lets you enter a company or organization name and discover which entries have been modified by users within their internal networks,… Read More & Discuss!
I’m disappointed. Is that really necessary?

People in this community put so much effort into writing good content and obsessively tracking their industry and community that why should the newest site, which is itself the ultimate… Read More & Discuss!
Some interesting analysis of how Zappos are dominating product based search results using subdomains. Read More & Discuss!
A brief look at setting client expectations for search engine rankings and SEO success. What’s important for clients to understand? Read More & Discuss!
Social Media Daily is available for download starting… Now!

It’s just $197 up front and $97 each month thereafter. Nah…. It’s FREE! Read More & Discuss!
Has anyone else here heard about this (apart from Danny Sullivan that is)? Read More & Discuss!
John Honeck shows us a comprehensive preview of warnings Google really wants to incorporate but detains in the pipeline for unknown reasons. Enjoy :) Read More & Discuss!
A viral linkbait is one that is designed with the aim of facilitating dissemination by visitors who come across it. It’s viral in the sense that its self-replicating and leverages existing social networks through the use of media like images or video.… Read More & Discuss!

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