Archives for August 2011

Does Google PageRank Really Matter?

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What’s the deal with PageRank? Should you panic over every little change in your PageRank scores? Or do you even need to focus on increasing your PageRank?

Although those are all good questions that you have, before I dive into the Google PageRank (PR) metrics, let’s look at exactly what PageRank is and how it’s gained or lost. By understanding how PageRank is calculated, you can see its specific limitations in the evolving world of search as well as what it can still be used to measure effectively.  [click to continue…]

7 Things To Do When Hanging Out With The Neil Patel

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I had the pleasure of meeting and chatting with Neil Patel a few weeks ago in Seattle. I’ve heard many things about him, but I admittedly have never been able to tell fact from fiction when it came to Neil. Is he really kind of a big deal? Could he possibly help me become as cool as he is?

There’s a lot that you can do when hanging out with Neil Patel. If you’re looking to have a fun night – Neil could be the guy. But if you’re looking for valuable help, business education, AND a fun night, Neil’s definitely your guy.

Here’s a 7-step guide to help you get the most out of hanging out with Neil Patel:  [click to continue…]

How Social Media Affects SEO

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As search engines make deals with social sites like Twitter, it’s obvious that social media affects SEO. Matt Cutts, who works in Google’s Web Spam team, once said:

I filmed a video back in May 2010 where I said that we didn’t use “social” as a signal, and at the time, we did not use that as a signal, but now, we’re taping this in December 2010, and we are using that as a signal.

But the question really isn’t if social media affects SEO. It’s how it affects SEO.
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11 Rules to Work By


Rules are meant to be broken, right? Sure, you can break rules whenever you want, but just remember: there are consequences.

Over the past 10 years, I’ve broken a lot of rules. Each time I did, it resulted in a negative consequence. In most cases, the consequence didn’t occur immediately; however, it did occur eventually.

If you want to be a daredevil, by all means, break rules. But if you want to create a thriving business, you should follow rules. And, more importantly, you should follow these rules:  [click to continue…]

How to Control Your Emotions


If you don’t already know, you’ll quickly figure out that emotions don’t mix well with business. It doesn’t matter if you are sad, happy, or even angry, you always need to make decisions based on logic.

I know it sounds simple, but even after being an entrepreneur for ten years, I still find it difficult to control my emotions at all times. For the most part, I keep my emotions under control, but every once in a while, I slip up.

If you want to start making better decisions and start doing what’s best for your business, here is what you can do to control your emotions.  [click to continue…]