The SEO Slide on Lousy Search Results That Never Was

Yes, PurpleWidget.com is still here! I know, it’s a been a while. I’ve been busy with my real job. That, and lazy. Interestingly, or not so since it makes the entire original point of this blog – it’s easy to rank #1 for worthless keywords, we still rank #1 for purple widget. Despite no new […]


Does fresh content REALLY matter?

I’ve said it before – heck, I say it often. Fresh content is needed to help drive SEO success. But how true is it? I haven’t updated this site in over 4 months, and before that there was a rather long content drought as well. Yet, as of today this site remains in the #1 […]


Links and Prom Dates – What do they have in common?

This is not likely the last (maybe not the first) off the wall post. Afterall, without a sense of humor life can kind of suck sometimes. There is a lot of talk about links (aka “inbound links”) and link building in the world of search marketing and when talking SEO. I’ll skip the commentary and […]


Random SEO Fun

Although Purple Widget still ranks #1 on Google for the search term “purple widget” and #19 for “SEO Experiment” as well as #16 (with no extra SEO effort for that page specifically yet) for “green widget” I admit I’ve been a bit lax on keeping fresh new content on this site. As I’ve pointed out […]


Green Widget Ranking on Google Page 1

I haven’t checked it everyday but less than 3 weeks after putting up a single page with an optimized page title, file name and content my PAGE (not site) dedicated to Green Widgets ranks #6 on Google for the search term ‘Green Widget’! So just that quickly a page specifically designed to rank for a […]


I know there’s no magic bullet for SEO, but I need a magic bullet for SEO

As an SEO Specialist dealing with clients I have often said “there is no magic bullet for SEO” and then go on to explain that as many as 200 individual factors determine where you may rank for any given search, that those factors change often in both what they actually are and how important any […]


Matt Cutts a State Trooper?

So I’m driving to work again today and as I merge from I-435 to I-70 (about 1/3 the way to the office) I see a Kansas state trooper will now be behind me on I-70. So my normal driving speed of 75-80 mph will be reduced today to the neighborhood of 70 mph (the speed […]


A Different Kind of Traffic

So I’m driving to work this morning and I notice (because I’m always on the lookout for such things) a state trooper sitting on the side of the highway with his lights flashing as if he had someone pulled over. Since troopers are often like deer, there’s usually more than one I was backing off […]


Link Building and Stuff

Even though it has evolved from the single most important, easily manipulated method for improving search engine rankings it is still important that other sites on the World Wide Web link to your site. It tells search engines that other sites think your site has value. It’s a “vote” for your website. And the more […]


We’re Ranked!

And now, less than a week from launch this website is ranking for the term purple widget. I see us ranking 4th in Google (which is realistically the only engine that matters)! Sorry about the small image – still learning WordPress. Click to view bigger! Although Google is king, lets see how we’re doing elsewhere […]



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