What is Blacklisted and what does it mean to me?

For website owners, Blacklisting means your website is removed from the search engine(s) index. Which means that even if someone searches for your website, it won’t show up in the search results. If you have a typical website that gets 75% or more of its traffic from natural search results, getting blacklisted is a death … Read more What is Blacklisted and what does it mean to me?

Your Online Business is a Ship at Sea

A ship in harbor is safe — but that is not what ships are built for.   John A. Shedd, Salt from My Attic, 1928 Wanted: hazardous journey, small wages, bitter cold, long months of complete darkness, constant danger, safe return doubtful. Ernest Shackleton, 1909 I am a fan of Arctic and Antarctic Exploration. Studying successful … Read more Your Online Business is a Ship at Sea

Understanding Personalized Search Results

You may find that your search rank is much poorer than you think, because of your Personalized Search Profile. More than likely you live in a Google Bubble. Jump to Disable Personalized Search Most people do not know about personalized search results and how it almost always leads to a false sense of security. The … Read more Understanding Personalized Search Results