Monthly Archives March 2009

I think We Angered MSN Live Search

Today I was making the BlindMonkeyMedia SEO report when I noticed a trend. We pretty much increased in ranking for all of our target keyword On, and Yahoo.

Actually, we own the 95% of all of our keywords for the Costa Rica Market where we rank in the top 5 for all of our keywords except for 3 keywords and out of those 3 keywords we rank in the top 2.

On the MSN side however, we have lost our ranking big time. Meaning going from the first SERP to not ranking at all. I am assuming MSN Live Search saw this post, and got pissed at us.

So I just want to say, Sorry MSN Live Search. We didn’t mean to insult you. We were just stating historical facts...

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New Jersey Seeks Legal Online Sports Betting

If you’ve been to Las Vegas lately (I went there in August for my honeymoon), then you know how bad the casino industry is doing right now. It’s the same in Atlantic City, and now lawmakers there are trying to overturn the online gambling ban in the courts.

The lawsuit seeks to allow all 50 states legal access to online gaming, which would of course be subject to tax.

Those close to the online gaming industry know that online sports betting, as well as online poker and online casino games, would bring in huge revenues to the US government, especially in a time when government is trying new raise to improve revenue.

While not expected to change, hopefully this lawsuit will remind people what type of revenue source online gaming is...

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MSN Live Search Finally Got its Head out of its Ass

It looks live, which is the MSN Search Engine, finally decided to get their head out of their ass and include our website in its search inclusion.

That is one thing about the MSN Search Engine that is very unusual, especially considering who owns it. Why is that search engine so slow at picking up new websites and page upgrades or additions? You would think that having the mighty Microsoft power and resources behind it that it could at least own 40% or more of all internet searches instead of just a bit over 17%.

I am currently writing a nifty little article about it so make sure to come and check out our marketing articles pages after March 15th at:

In the meanwhile, here is what MSN Live Search had to sa...

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Costa Rica Real Estate: Cleveland Winter vs. Costa Rica Summer

Having lived in both Cleveland, Ohio and San Jose, Costa Rica, I’ve seen it all when it comes to weather. Unfortunately, I’m currently experiencing the Cleveland winter.

While doing some SEO work for a Costa Rica Real Estate website, I realized how much I miss living in Costa Rica. Not only because of the great weather (however, that’s a HUGE factor, especially when wiping snow of my car), but because of the stress-free environment.

Using SEO keywords such as “Costa Rica Beachfront Property” can’t help but bring back memories of hanging out at the beach for a weekend or seeing the ocean. And I never did get used to low cost of living.

But, family comes first, and alas, they are here in cold, snowy Cleveland...

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SEO Fun and Hiring New SEO Talent

These past few weeks have been horrendous at work due to the large volume of request from new customers. It has gotten to the point where we are no longer accepting new work requests for programming and SEO services and are actually hiring for programmers and SEO experts.

As I was turning and tossing last night over meeting deadlines, finding help and going over applications, I thought to myself, why not make a contest to weed out all of the SEO experts applications. So here is the deal; below are some popular movie quotes that have been changed a bit to become famous SEO quotes.

If you can name the movie each quote came from and explain what they are about you got yourself a job interview and it will give you a extra 10 points in our interview rating scale.

  • SEO´s a garden, Digg it.
  • My ...
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