How to get rid of tags on a default WordPress theme post / category

On many of my sites I use tags only as a way for related posts to be calculated reasonably correctly.¬†For SEO reasons (duplicate content issues) I would rather they don’t show up on the site itself, and certainly not on every post and category... Read More

How to speed up your WordPress blog on shared hosting

Yesterday’s post was about how I was forced to find myself a new host and ended up with shared hosting (again). Today’s post is perhaps more useful: the tips I was given from various sources on how to speed up my blogs. There are several... Read More

Why did I suddenly lose google traffic?

The lens doesn’t rank, but the squidu thread does. Let’s see how the blogpost does, shall we? It’s an often asked question: why did my lens / blog / hub suddenly lose traffic? I wrote a lens to answer that question: Why did I suddenly... Read More

Does SEO Silo Structuring your sites work?

Dinesh (aka Jhangora) asked this question on one of my lenses: “I noticed that successful lensmasters like you and Tipi interlink their lenses a lot. I read online that this type of silo structure does not work. Does it work?” I had to look... Read More

20 tips on how to interlink your online properties (websites, lenses, hubs, articles)

When you are trying to make a living online, one of the things we hear a lot of are LINKS. Links are hugely important to getting pages to rank in Google and Bing. However, they’re the hardest thing to get right. I see people worrying about links... Read More

Pagerank sculpting: putting rel-nofollow in your own links- DON’T

Misinformation about SEO always ticks me off. It’s usually simply old information being recycled because the people involved don’t keep up with the SEO blogs. In her latest post, AJ said: The link back from the Tiger Clipart lens to the... Read More

Thematic or Thesis – choosing a WordPress Theme

This blog was originally made on WordPress, using the Thematic Theme. Thematic comes with 13 widget ready areas (most of which you’ll never use), is coded well for SEO and flexibility of design etc. All that is why I started using it about two... Read More

Online marketing and SEO with spiritual integrity

Marketing gets a bad rap these days. So does SEO. Marketing gets a bad reputation because it tries to sell what’s not worth buying, not to mention lying to us. SEO gets pulled down by the many people who use techniques meant to deceave the search engines about sites and pages. In both cases it’s not the profession which is flawed, but many of those who practice it. Is the marketeer to blame, or the company that creates bad products? Not all SEO is ‘black hat’ or spammy. Continue reading Online marketing and SEO with spiritual integrity

SEO: low hanging fruit or going for your passion

Generally speaking there are two ways to do squidoo well: Finding key words that are popular, but haven’t been covered by other websites and lenses yet Making excellent lenses on a subject you are really into – even though there may... Read More