Archive for the ‘Just for Fun’ Category

Enter Your Awesomeness for the European Search Awards

ShareTweet Oh yeah – The search is on for Europe’s top search and digital talent, as the European Search Awards 2014 is OPEN for entries! You know you want to get your shizzle on and show off how absolutely amazeballs AWESOME you are, don’tcha? DONTCHA??? Now in its third year, the European Search Awards attracts hundreds of entries from the leading search and digital agencies and professionals throughout Europe. Categories include Best Use of Search, Best Pan-European Campaign, Best Mobile Campaign and Best Agency. Trust me – HUNDREDS and we have to read ALL OF THEM so get creative and make sure you cover off the IMPORTANT points people! The awards, which are organised by Greater Manchester based events agency [...]

Could A Chimp Still Do SEO? A Followup

ShareTweet In 2007 I was much more obnoxious (and had more free time) and I wrote a post about whether chimps could take over our jobs. I’m still sure that they could definitely perform certain functions in this industry, besides being DAMNED cute even if they are fairly deadly, but what about some of the new roles that have come about or gotten more important in the past 5 1/2 years? Could a chimp do those too? Damn right she could.                     Content Marketing Create sites that are great and useful, totally relevant, and constantly updated with new and brilliant content that people love, socialize, and editorially link to? Um, no, [...]

What would you do if you had the Google Algorithms for a day?

ShareTweet Wouldn’t you love to have access to the algorithm that makes or breaks your website’s success? I’m sure we’ve all dreamt of getting our hands on the algorithm, while trying to improve results or understand a sudden change. Unfortunately, with only a few people in the world actually having access to the full algorithm, and none of those people being SEOs, we all have to try and work it out for ourselves. But why should we stop dreaming? I asked my fellow SEO Chicks what they would do if they had access to the Google Algorithms, just for a day. The ideas are fantastic. I can imagine Googlers reading this and rushing to make the algorithms even more secure, [...]

Sweet Fancy Moses, The Comments!

ShareTweet So it’s that time of the month (shut up!) when I need to write something clever here but you know what? I’m out of clever today. However, recently I’ve been having fantastic conversations with my link builders about ways to keep our job interesting, and we’ve been coming up with some insanely silly discovery ideas and search terms, none of which I will repeat because the best ones are offensive and would make us look highly unprofessional. Sometimes we are. I’ve also been really, really enjoying some of the truly poor comments that I see on sites and that led me down a nostalgic SEO-Chicks comment-path, which is here for your viewing pleasure…wow, we had some good ones!! 3,389 [...]

Turning 5: Happy Birthday To The SEO Chicks!

ShareTweet On May 30, 2007, Lisa Myers wrote the first post for the new SEO Chicks site. At that time we were three: Lisa, myself, and Anita Chaperon. Lisa was working for Base One, I was working as a contract SEO for a company in London where Anita handled PPC. I’m not sure that any of us had written much back then (I’m pretty sure that I’d only written one online article, and that was about a band called Clap Your Hands Say Yeah!) but we felt there was a dearth of visible female writers in SEO at the time so we decided to fix that. We’ve been through several changes at SEO Chicks over the years, most notably with [...]

What It’s Like To Run A Link Agency

ShareTweet Even though we’ve seen massive shakeups in the link building world lately, links are still what a lot of clients want. Link building is our main business (so that’s lucky for us) but when we have quoted projects where link building takes a backseat, no one is interested. Due to excessive client demand, more and more SEOs (and people with zero experience who see the chance to get in there by doing something that honestly does not require excessive knowledge) are getting into links. In many cases this means that they say they build links, but in reality, they outsource that to someone like us. In some cases, it’s a lot of idle talk from people who think that [...]