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Category Archives: ThreadWatch Watching

ThreadWatch was started by Nick Wilson as an edgy, aggressive SEO blog dissing the SEO establishment in favor of outcome-based metrics and performance.

Who Moved My Cheese? or “We have lost our passion to WIN”

“Who Moved My Cheese” is a best selling book about change. It is a hideous read. When I first saw it, I am not sure which made my stomach turn harder – trying to read it, accepting that someone had paid money for it, or accepting that someone in upper management believed that everyone below […]

Pick your Poison: An SEO at the Pub

In suburban America in the 80’s, everyone had a home bar, and everyone wanted to know everyone else’s drink. You wanted to be able to take a guest aside to the bar and serve him what he liked…make him feel special. The town hall people, the lawyer down the street, the cardiologist that gave out […]

Business.com removes nofollow attribute

Threadwatch published a post from Todd Sims of Business.com, with Tom stating that Business.com is removing the nofollow attributes from all Business.com listings effective immediately. I tend to agree with some of the TW comments; that business probably dropped quite a bit when they added those nofollows, creating concern within Business.com about the value of […]

Cuttlets are for Sissies

Here come the Cutlets, where are the nuggets? Matt Cutts is a Google employee. He tried to be a leader among SEOs interested in Google, but has failed at that. Instead, he has gathered (some say created) a flock of hyper-aggressive, almost righteous “Cutlets” who listen to his gospel and fill his blog with oddly […]

Business.com gets competitive with nofollow attribute

Today the SEO world noticed that Business.com has added “no follow” attributes to many of their listings. Since Business.com is a major player in the “important back links” game, this is significant. A nofollow attribute is read by Google as a signal that the link is not to be trusted as a recommendation for the […]