Laura Lippay’s Randomly Weird SEO & Tech Predictions for 2014

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Jailbait and Diaper Sex: Microniche dating sites like Farmers Only (indeed, for farmers only), Women Behind Bars (yup), and Daily Diapers (yeah no, for adults) will be bought up by Demand Media and expanded out to include landing pages for tail terms like “How Jailbait Made Me a Better Person”, ”Why Diaper Sex Ain’t as Good as It Used to Be” and ”howcome when I holler soooouie my old woman don’t come?”  (Sorry to my cohorts at Demand – I love you but - you know. Also, thanks to Portent’s Content Idea Generator for some of those titles. Try it, it’s fun).…

John Maeda and his Electric Dots

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“During the day, on a completely black surface, a white dot appears like a bright star of hope. As night falls, attempts to resuscitate the star with liberal amounts of white paint inevitably lose to the will of nature. The light of fire enables us to see after the sun has hidden, but its roar and crackle continually warn us of its immediate hunger for fuel. Our uneasiness has been resolved for the present by removing the flame from plain sight, fire, heat, and fission translate to electrical power. Transported…

7 Ways Video & Rich Media Sites Can Improve Their SEO

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Own a video or media rich website? It’s a fact of life that search engines truggle to understand the content of video on websites. This post will help you overcome some of those problems and may even come in useful for less media rich websites, too. Transcribe your video content There’s a ton of potentially valuable, unique content locked away inside those video files. Use transcription service, using a “human” reviewer to iron out any typos / kinks in the wording. Alternatively, outsource your transcription via services like Elance, ODesk or send…

How SEO Can Be a Lot Like Product Consulting, Development and Design

I wish Google Adwords would build a proper API

It seems perhaps, that people behind emerging technology products understand that digital marketers share a passion, an enthusiasm for the same ideas. Our passion drives a natural compatibility with the product design and development process, and a natural ability to suggest user stories at an early stage that may be critical to later launch success. Today, I’m going to ask this question: How does SEO look a lot like product consulting and design? Keyword research discovers new markets Critical to the design of any new product or online service is…

10 [Non SEO] Websites That Are Pure Awesome

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Image: Andersedin Don’t get me wrong, I love a good SEO blog. The thing is, you can glean so much inspiration by stepping away from your SEO folder in Google Reader and checking out the wider web technology and development community. I’ve been on a low SEO, high technology diet for the past few weeks and I’ve loved reading these blogs. This is by no means an exhaustive list, but it’s worth checking out these resources: High Performance Web Sites blog URL: http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/ RSS: http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/feed/ Twitter: http://twitter.com/souders Steve Souders was…

HTML5 Examples in the Wild

It’s always fun to speculate what the future holds for us, and this morning I’m going to take a look at an emerging trend that I believe will affect the way SEO’s work in the future, HTML5. We’ve already covered some of the early details of HTML5 and how it will affect SEO, at SEOgadget, but we’ve not yet had the chance to review and bookmark specific examples of HTML5 in the wild. Photo by: Mango Escobar Why HTML5? HTML 5 is “the 5th major revision of the core language…