SEO Myths, Legends and Folktales From the Mind of Dan Cristo

Dan Cristo and I continue our discussion about the myths, legends and folktales of Search Engine Optimization.

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SEO Myths, Legends and Folktales from the Mind of Dan Cristo

Make sure you listen to the first podcast we did about the SEO fundamentals and also, tune in next week when Dan and I discuss how Facebook is taking over the world…of searchcraft.

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What I Got guitar into
  • Martin guitars and Dan’s small hands, smell like cabbage
  • Who do I look like?
  • Dan’s not like 40 years old
  • Which members of The Beatles are still alive?
  • Break down of future topics
  • Magento
  • WordPress tags; few things you may have not known
  • Funky tagging technique used by political blogs
  • Common SEO myth demystified; Duplicate content doesn’t matter
  • The issue of www vs no-www that affects your PageRank and how to fix it
  • Latest update to google toolbar PageRank
  • Canonical Tags/URLs and 301 Redirects demystified
  • A premium part of the podcast only to be listened to by Murray Lunn of
  • How to perform 301/302 redirects
  • The scary part about creating a blog on free blog platforms
  • NEVER use subdomain when using free blog platforms
  • In the year 3000 every person will have its own website, here’s why
  • Blogs as real estate
  • Our house appliances will become alive
  • New search engines
  • What’s the deal with keywords?
  • How many keywords is optimal?
  • How often does Facebook crawl my site?
  • Passing PageRank to Twitter and Facebook; a bad idea
  • PageRank Sculpting; A tricky, tricky thing indeed
  • The intention of nofollow tag and how it gets abused
  • What eCommerce sites are doing wrong and how to fix it
  • Removing obstacles
  • Trust; its what makes people buy
  • What Brooklyn bodegas and shopping carts have in common
  • Product tracking with third party shopping carts
  • Blow up your website
  • Welcoming you to my very own Thunder Show
  • More traffic vs better conversion rates
  • Conversion optimization
  • What to do after converting
  • Asking for too much, to soon
  • Hi, my name is Facebook. What’s your mother’s maiden name?

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  • Bryan Thompson

    Dino, for the record, I think of John Lennon when I think of you. 🙂

    • dancristo

      I will second that.

    • Dino Dogan

      Thats a good association…I’ll go with it..which gives me an idea. For the Last Honest Guy podcasts, (target audience is women of course) maybe I should put up a painting of Brad Pit, that way girls think of Brad Pit when they see me and vice versa…it could only work in my favor, no? lol

  • Social Assistant

    Hi Dino!

    Great interview! It’s difficult to know who to listen to and who not to listen to, but Dan really knows what he’s talking about and it’s obvious. Really learned a lot! Thanks for this!

    • Dino Dogan

      Yup…Dan sure knows his stuff and Im there to keep him honest…no BS lol…anyways…I dont know if you had a chance to listen to the first SEO podcast we did, but we covered a lot of ground and it gives you great fundamental grasp of SEO…(link above)

      Give that a listen, you will not be disappointed, I promise 🙂

    • dancristo

      It’s all a facade. Dino was feeding me answers. lol.
      In all seriously, thanks so much for the kind words. Dino and I have a lot of fun with these interviews, so it’s greatly appreciated when fine individuals like yourself take the time to give them a listen.

  • Vivek Parmar

    SEO is a big field, its hard to keep active on all SEO things, so its better to work on basics only

    • Dino Dogan

      I agree Vivek. As Dan said in the first podcast, theres a lot of low hanging fruit you want to pick off…beyond that, the ROI starts to diminish.

      • dancristo

        Exactly. The basic SEO principals of building authority and relevancy apply to every site and won’t change. That alone will take care of 90% of SEO problems. The other 10% are abnormalities like crazy content management systems or extremely poor architecture. If you do run into any problems that you’d like some advice on, always feel free to get in touch with me. Dino was kind enough to thrown down my contact info in his awesome post. Thanks for the comment.

  • Elise M

    I listened to this last week, it was really good. You two are great doing podcasts, I think you should definitely do a lot more.

    • Dino Dogan

      Dan is really knowledgeable and easy to talk to (btw, we have a Facbook/google podcast coming out 2moro). Im collecting a list of specific questions for the next podcast Any questions you want to contribute?

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