This Week In SEO – 9/21/07

Autumn, OJ, Barry Bonds? Who should we dedicate This Week In SEO to today? How about Google? Seems fitting, especially as their stock price reached a new high earlier today, closing over $560 a share. Seeing your stock multiply more than six fold in two years? Priceless. Literally. And certainly better than dedicating anything to OJ. Guess we’ll have another trial to watch just as the new tv season is getting underway. Must see tv returns. As always plenty of posts to get to and more at my del.icio.us profile. Now on with the show.
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An SEO Quiz As An Example Of Linkbait

SEO Cartoon Quiz

Last week it was the SEOmoz SEO Quiz and this week it’s the SEO Cartoon Quiz. The cartoon quiz is a bit different. 15 questions that will take you less than 5 minutes to answer and most should give you a chuckle.
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Happy 25th Smiley Face :-) An Example In Viral Marketing

A slice of birthday cake

25 years ago tomorrow the text based smiley face was born. It’s unlikely Carnegie Mellon professor Scott E. Fahlman knew the ideavirus he was unleashing when he posted the simple combination of colon, dash, open parenthesis, to form :-) giving birth to the digital horizontal smiley face, but that’s exactly what he did. Professor Fahlman launched an example of viral marketing that’s still spreading to this very day.
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How To Get Free Targeted Traffic With BlogRush

Blog Rush Logo

That’s free in the sense of not having to spend a dime, though it will cost you some real estate in your site’s design through the addition of a widget and depending on how you feel about adding widgets that might be a higher price to pay.

Just before the weekend John Reese launched BlogRush, a new RSS syndication widget that aims to deliver you traffic equal to the traffic you send to other blogs. The system is brand new so little about how effective or ineffective it will be is known, but it seemed worth giving a try. I won’t be seeing any stats for a couple of days so I’ll have to update this post later in the week or month.
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This Week In SEO – 9/14/07

Why not dedicate This Week In SEO to someone in the industry who’s given quite a lot to the community and whose posts are often featured here. A few days ago Aaron Wall took off to get married (or to have a real ceremony as I think Aaron already tied the knot) and have a month+ long honeymoon. He may or may not be posting again until he returns in late October. Congrats Aaron. The SEO community will miss you, but we’re also happy for you and we’ll be awaiting your return. Now on with the show.
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