Polite SEO

What is Polite SEO? Well, it’s another of those ultra low competitive phrases that some folks like to rank for and then wildly flap their arms and stamp their feet shouting… “SEO is Easy!” Generally I find that folks who think ranking for terms, like Polite SEO, either… 1. Don’t understand what SEO today really […]

Chef Dave Pasternack

I just finished rereading Dave Pasternack – Master Chef Extraordinaire and while I don’t agree with all the thoughts Greg shares, he does make a very good point. It’s likely that some folks searching for Dave Pasternack aren’t particularly interested in person that thought it was a good idea to insult the SEO industry, but […]

Dave Pasternack-Revisted

I found myself mulling over Dave Pasternack’s comments in regards to SEO not being “rocket science” or akin to baking a cake even further. Not from an SEO perspective, but from that of an expert. You know what? I find them to be even more distasteful, even irresponsible. I’ve spent nearly two decades learning and […]

Dave Pasternack

It seems that the SEO community is just a tad bit “cranky”. Some recent comments made by Dave Pasternack has ruffled a few feathers in the SEO world. So much so, that an SEO Bounty has been placed on his name by the folks over at Threadwatch. In his latest assault on the SEO industry, […]

TrustRank and Yahoo

Recently I came across another instance of the white paper titled Combating Web Spam with TrustRank being attributed to Google and this is simply not accurate. In early 2005 Google filed an intent to use patent on the words TrustRank. On September 5th 2006 Google was granted an extension for their intent to use patent […]

Tell us what you REALLY think!

With the end of the NFL regular season this weekend, I found myself rehashing the Chicago Bears 2006 regular season and simply cannot believe I let this one slip. On October 16th 2006, the Chicago bears defeated the Arizona Cardinals 24-23 in Arizona. This was no ordinary 1 point victory. The Chicago Bears commited 6 […]

Tag! You’re it!

Yes, I’ve been tagged. Seems that Rumblepup decided to call me out. For those of you who may not be familiar with Blogger Tag, it’s a request by someone in the blogosphere for you to share 5 things folks don’t know about you. Actually, it’s been kind of interesting following the trail of “blog taggers”. […]

Forum Signature Links

There’s a current thread at DCTip discussing whether or not Forum Signature Links are Underrated as a means of link building. In short, no they are not. If anything, they are exceptionally overrated as a means of link building. What they are however, is an opportunity that is most often squandered. Each and every post […]

Organic Click Fraud

I’m sure some of you have read my title and are asking yourself… “Has CrankyDave lost his mind?!?!” No, not me, someone I’d never heard of before today named Danny Wall. I was pointed his PDF document titled… “The New Rules for Google SEO” To save time, you can skip page 1 of the PDF […]

Dollar Dance

In the Bridal Forum the subject of a Dollar Dance was brought up in a recent thread at BanglesandBrides.com. It is a wedding reception tradition where the gentlemen in attendance would pay a dollar to the bride for a dance and the ladies would pay a dollar to the groom for a dance with him. […]