SEO Presentation Podcamp Toronto 2015

SEO presentation for Podcamp TO 2015 – How I rank #1 for “Search Marketing Expert” on Google My name is Mike Allan, I am a search marketing expert. But don’t take my word for it. If you Google “search marketing expert”, the blog post I wrote about becoming a self taught search marketing expert ranks #1 on […]

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PodCamp Toronto 2015 Session on search philosophy

Are you attending PodCamp Toronto 2015?  I am presenting this Saturday February 21 at PodCamp Toronto 2015. My session is called “How I rank #1 for ‘Search Marketing Expert’ on Google”. The session starts this Saturday February 21 at 3 pm in Room 359 at The Rogers Communications Centre, at Ryerson University. The session is 45 minutes […]

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Abandoned SEO Best Practice Tactics

These abandoned SEO Best Practice tactics never made for a better user experience, they were strictly used IMO, to game the search engines. Abandoning tactics that were designed to game the engines and that no longer work due to the constant changes Google makes to the ranking algorithm makes sense. For in the world of […]

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Stop Blogging to lose traffic

What happens when you stop blogging? You lose traffic. About 6 months ago I started receiving odd emails asking me to approve comments, but the data was blank. Then I tried to post a blog post and it wouldn’t take.  It turns out my SQL database had maxed out. The database only had 100 Mb […]

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Phishing Follies

Phishing season seems to be upon us. My partner’s Hotmail account has been hit with a number of phishing attempts. Some of these phishing attempts are rather elaborate and could easily fool someone who doesn’t know better. The purpose of this post is to hopefully prevent you or your loved ones from falling for two […]

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How to Bury Negative Search Results of Your Name on Google

Negative search results of your name on Google can be a detriment to career advancement. Perhaps you were wrongfully accused of non-professional conduct and later exonerated, but those false accusations are at the top of Google every time you search for your name. Not only can this limit your career potential, it can be frustrating […]

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How to turn off Google remarketing ads

What is remarketing? Remarketing ads are a feature of Google AdWords that allows an advertiser to continue reaching people who have previously visited their site. Remarketing displays relevant ads across the web or when a search is performed on Google, or even in GMail. When a visitor leaves a site without performing a conversion, remarketing helps the […]

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