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Nine Months Later

What Do You Know?

WordCamp.Phx
WordCamp.Phx

Ever wonder why some people or businesses behave or sound a certain way on the Internet?

There is a simple explanation for this. But most people are clueless.  And that’s okay.  You can’t know everything.

So, you want to know a secret?  The reason they do this?

SEO.  Search Engine Optimization.

It’s such an over-hyped catch-phrase that it almost doesn’t mean anything in today’s world.

The catch-phrase doesn’t, but the outcome does. It’s a strategic, competitive advantage.

The redundant use of important keywords.  In the title, body and tags is what baits search engines like Google, Yahoo, Bing and others, to move what you post higher on their search pages.

Here’s another little secret.  If you ain’t on the first page, you’re disadvantaged.

You know who ends up on the first page on Google, Yahoo, and Bing?

The people who work the hardest.

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October 2009

jeff noel and Search Engines

jeff noel and Search Engines.  SEO. Search engine optimization.  Google. Yahoo, Bing. Safari. Firefox. Internet Explorer. Mozilla.  There are a ton of search engines out there.

Mostly, I use Google.  Why?  Google is the most recognized, and Google dominates search engine traffic.

Meeting with a fellow writer yesterday, he was using Yahoo. He told me that jungle jeff and Lane 8 we’re number one on the Yahoo search engine.  I didn’t believe him until he did the jungle jeff and lane 8 Yahoo searches.

Amazing.  Even more amazing, or maybe more interesting, was that on Yahoo, jeffnoel.org ranked higher than jeffnoel.com.  Not sure how that is possible.  And at this point in the journey, there are bigger challenges to worry about.

Do you have a decent prioritization matrix to handle cool distractions?  I do, but it only works about half the time.  🙂

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One Summer Month

World’s Biggest Search Engine?

What’s the world’s biggest search engine?

Trick question here.

Still think you know?  Google?   Yahoo?  MSN?  Ask?  Bing?

Try this.  Your mind.

Told you it was a trick question.

Now for the next trick.

How much of it, and how often, do you search with it?

Try this.  Go look in the mirror.  Do you have the answers to your big questions?

Be creative.  Be focused.  Be  disciplined.  Be patient.  Or not.  But please don’t complain to me if you don’t use the biggest search engine out there.

Carpe diem.  If not today, when?  jeff noel 🙂

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Turning 50

To Search or Not to Search Engine

To search or not to search engine, that is the question.

The answer is……

Search Engine Optimization, or SEO for short.   Most of you know this and I hate to be a bore about SEO; however, you may find a nugget in here somewhere.

For the rest of you on your blogging journey, here are some free (mostly) search engines and some free search engine tools:

OK, enough already.   Just wanted to show you the tip of the Internet iceberg.

Surf’s up.  Catch a wave, dude!

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

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Turning 50

Orlando, jeff noel, jungle jeff, Mid-Life Crisis, Lane 8

Orlando, jeff noel, jungle jeff, Mid-Life Crisis, Lane 8.

Even You Tube, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, My Space, Blogging, Social Networking, Websites, Apple, Microsoft, iPod, iPhone, ATT, Verizon, Toshiba, Laptop, Best Buy, HP, Mickey Mouse, Pixar, Steve Jobs, Barack Obama, Windows, Mac.

And even USA, ESPN, ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, WB, Florida, Cancer, NASA, Los Angeles, NBA, NHL, DNA, SEO, CEO, COO, C-Level, C-Suite, Money, Wall Street, Napster, BING, Fast Company, CNN, Olympics, Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods, Bono, Beyonce,  Lee Cockerell.

What do these key words, and search engine optimization have in common?

They are great Google, Yahoo, MSN search engine words.

Really?   Yes.

So what does this mean to me and you?   Everything.

Here’s a timely, mostly because it’s funny, video on Googling yourself:

We can all use a laugh. Everyday. Even all day. How could that a bad thing?

And the reality is, if you or your business don’t show up on Google, Yahoo or MSN, you’re sunk.

And that ain’t very funny.

Hard work is the name of the game.   Carpe diem, jeff noel 🙂