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I ask you.

This blog is changing focus. I haven’t posted since I returned from Tulum (yes, I know I said Cancun, but it turns out I don’t listen as well as I should) because I’ve stopped myself from doing so. There’s been a lot of things I’ve wanted to talk about, such as Lyndon’s run in with Google over hoax linkbait, Google really getting to grips with forms, big sites that are cloaking and even geo-hashing. It’s like a trap for me to fall into, seeing all these opinions flying around and wanting to throw my 2 cents in. Of course, I have opinion on all of these topics, but one of my only objectives when starting this blog was to keep every post as informative as possible and try and dig up some strategies, techniques, theories or research that isn’t in a million other places. There’s an incredibly annoying echo effect on my RSS reader as these stories reverberate around the (gag) “blogosphere”. So, rather than post what everyone else is posting, I’d rather post nothing at all, so when you are here, hopefully you’ll get something really….. Nice.

That being said, any decent sized post I do, takes in total around 4 hours as I try and decode the gibberish noise in my head into something tangible enough to put on display. The process helps me organise my thoughts, however it is time-consuming and at the moment I’m incredibly time-starved.

At the moment, my time is broken down between a few major projects:

1) A massive (as of yet unnamed) project to analyse search ranking factors

2) The further development of my currently released SEO Tools

3) The growth and refinement of AutoStumble (now over 300 users!)

4) I’ve also just started work on niche, white-hat community site which will need a lot of attention.

5) Various other websites/maintaining current web property

The change of focus for this blog is going to be looking more closely at the SEO, programming, technical and marketing principles behind these projects – which will benefit everyone, as once again, blogging will become “integrated” in what I do and there’s still a lot of valuable stuff to share.

I ask you.
You’ve taken the time to subscribe (or at least) visit my blog, thank you. If you have a specific topic you’d like to see me write about, let me know and I’ll see what I can do. Would you guys like these single, sporadic and very detailed posts on more advanced SEO concepts on their own? Or would you like “lighter” reading for insights into current issues as well? Answers on a postcard, or in the comment box – whichever is easiest for you. I’m going to be checking out everyone’s sites and blogs who comments here so I can see who’s really reading this stuff :)

I’ll shortly be posting detailed overviews of the above projects.

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9 responses to “I ask you.”

  • Ben says:

    I would like to see some posts that can point me in the right direction in regards to seo techniques that most people dont know about.

    I’m not asking you to give your best ideas away, just give hints that people with some imagination and a reasonable amount to programming knowledge can use for inspiration!

    Ok cheers.

    Comment by Ben
    May 27th, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

  • thatedeguy says:

    I can get “lighter” readings anywhere. I Digerati Marketing for the indepth posts. I prefer quality over quantity.

    Comment by thatedeguy
    May 27th, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

  • thatedeguy says:

    Darn it. Forgot to click the email followup box…

    Comment by thatedeguy
    May 27th, 2008 @ 8:39 pm

  • Tim Linden says:

    I’m not looking for re-hashing or re-opinion making, but some lighter posts might be nice. For example, as you are analyzing ranking factors you could write about what your results are as you start it out, and what you think will happen, etc. Rather than just post the finale have weekly episodes =P

    Comment by Tim Linden
    May 27th, 2008 @ 10:48 pm

  • Stephen says:

    Agree with thedateguy – advanced and in-depth works for me. :D

    Comment by Stephen
    May 28th, 2008 @ 9:11 am

  • Nick says:

    Hey Mark,

    Hope u had a great time while on vacations! Advanced and in-depth for sure. Godd stuff takes time they say… ;)

    Comment by Nick
    May 28th, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

  • Mark says:

    That’s exactly what I wanted to hear guys, thanks.

    Comment by Mark
    May 28th, 2008 @ 11:55 pm

  • bj sbarra says:

    more of the good stuff, leave the lighter side to the others

    Comment by bj sbarra
    May 29th, 2008 @ 1:17 am

  • Jamr0ck says:

    well done with the Jon Waraas feature! it’s so good to see your name pop up in my feed today!

    Comment by Jamr0ck
    May 30th, 2008 @ 9:26 am