1,020 reputation
28
bio website adaminfinitum.com
location Columbus, Ohio
age
visits member for 2 years
seen Jul 1 at 23:05

Background in design, currently a front-end web dev/designer, Internet marketer (SEO, SEM), and entrepreneur...among other monikers.


Jul
1
comment Google Tag Manager Uses iframe, is this problematic for IE?
I have since realized that the iframe that Google Tag Manager uses, is not used all the time (I believe it is a fallback), but I didn't realize that until I reviewed the un-minfied source of the GTM tag.
May
21
comment Real-time analytics always shows 100% new
Always leave one 'view' that is unfiltered: No filtering out IPs; no adjustments to users; no custom parameters. That way when things go haywire (as they always will, analytics is complex and frequently changes) you can quantify, compare, and diagnose the problem.
May
21
comment Google reducing indexed page count
As John is touching on, your tactics were just detected. And early on, I did similar things...Unfortunately, spammy stuff works for a while; it works until you get caught or an algo update comes along. If you want to rank for different locations I recommend looking into accurate use of structured data (e.g. schema.org) to ensure that search engines clearly understand the areas your business serves (indexing)...combined with legitimate off-page SEO methods (ranking).
Mar
29
comment Get total for User Timings in Google Analytics
I can relate, sometimes I'm just too overwhelmed to learn something new right then. If the content loads from your server a server-side solution should suffice (look into what your hosting provides). Also, try browsing the Google Analytics App Gallery and the Google Docs (template) Gallery, maybe someone has built something that does this already.
Mar
10
comment Are there any differences between URLs with and without “www” and “http://”
If the naked domain is used (e.g. example.com) then there is no way to set up sub-domains without cookies. With www it is possible to set up a sub-domain(s) that does not have cookies for the serving of static assets. Cookies require data transfer and therefore slow load times; fast load times positively impact SEO and user experience...that said, I have never done this myself and the difference in performance and SEO is often almost negligible.
Dec
19
comment Is it good for SEO when I use the same keywords in many pages on a site?
Use descriptive file names too. goat-drinks-milk.jpg with alt text of "Small goat drinking milk" is the best for SEO (a congruent page title, caption and perhaps a description are smart too). If you need other details in the file name so be it: goat-drinks-milk-001-600x600-2013.opt.jpg would be fine as well.
Dec
19
comment Splitting big CSS file into parts for quicker loading
I think you are more or less right about CSS but keep in mind that different browsers have different methods of rendering and parsing HTML, CSS, and JS.
Dec
16
comment Structured data and visible content revisited
I think they updated the Good Relations instructions but I think it used to say the part I quoted...oh well, it's pretty clear now. Thanks.
Dec
16
comment Structured data and visible content revisited
Mainly, yes. I work in SEO and marketing and so while I'd consider other potential uses that would definitely be my primary concern.
Nov
29
comment Phone number in meta description bad or good for local rankings NAP
I don't trust that Google fully discloses all ranking factors but 'meta' tags, by definition, aren't on-page content and could easily be used deceptively (e.g. meta keywords) and all the info out there seem to focus on CTR (by humans--which is more important) not ranking (by bots). I used to believe it was a ranking factor, and with 500+ algorithm changes a year, who's to say it isn't? The way I'd approach it is by adding meta descriptions with a phone number to half of my pages (but give equal attention to optimizing the other half) and then see what the results are based on analytics :)
Nov
27
comment Phone number in meta description bad or good for local rankings NAP
Can you point me to a Google resource that says they use it as a ranking factor? Not CTR, not 'useful snippet,' but something where they say it is indeed a ranking factor?
Nov
24
comment Google Analytics show zero for “Search Engine Optimizations” graph
Or that your snippet got deleted?
Nov
24
comment Cannot solve errors on W3C validator
Then that is a problem with the other current code. Leave the closing div in an run the validator again to see what it says is invalid this time. I find Firefox's 'view source' feature awesome for this as any weirdness get highlighted in bold red text. Also if you use a text editor or IDE that supports live linting it can help debug as well.
Aug
10
comment Did anyone experience negative SERP movement after implementing rel=author?
Same concepts would apply to the authors.
Aug
10
comment Did anyone experience negative SERP movement after implementing rel=author?
Proper implementation of rel="author" requires reciprocal links to and from a Google+ profile, thus an explicit declaration of sites you are affiliated with. Not to mention WHOIS records, webmaster tools verification, etc.
Aug
10
comment Including specific characters with Google Web Fonts
On my own site, what I ended up doing was loading the critical text immediately and then loading the full font library asychronously with Modernizr. I figure that way my pages load quickly but all characters are available for translations.
Apr
4
comment Optimizing data downloaded via 'link' media queries and asynchronous loading
I did all that before posting the question. When testing I used an emulator so it may not have been totally accurate but the emulator downloaded every file, regardless of conditional comments so I abandoned that approach.
Nov
27
comment SEO impact on subdomain for full name and obscure ccTLD
Noted, thanks for pointing that out.
Nov
13
comment Optimizing data downloaded via 'link' media queries and asynchronous loading
Thanks, I started out by combining the stylesheets into one but with Base64 Encoded images it was big. I'm trying a middle-of the road approach (my CSS is at this point is merely based on Bootstrap so using a pre-packaged CDN won't help--although I do use NetDNA for the .js). There are a few things which recur sitewide (like my font-icons) so I am using consistent URLs with long-expiration headers as suggested in HTML5 Boilerplate.
Sep
6
comment Better Spam Protection than reCAPTCHA?
Thanks for posting this reply. I knew the term honeypot (but not what it meant, exactly), and I knew of the technique but like burzum I was familiar with it as a CSS based solution. Clear and concise answer, +1!