So I live in beautiful Nashville, TN. I have lived all over the country but I always end up back in Nashville, a few years ago I came to the realization that this is where I am suppose to be. I was not born in Nashville but Nashville has become my home over the years. My first name Aaron is a biblical name and my last name Kocourek is of Czech decent. My family is of German Jewish decent on both sides. I am not Jewish, I am Christian however I recognize my Jewish heritage and cling tight to it. So back to Nashville, it is a beautiful area and there is plenty to do, I haven’t visited most of Nashville’s tourist locations but I plan to do so this summer with my kids. One of my favorite things to do in Nashville is to visit laser quest. It is a huge three story arena with glass floors which is just a blast. Kind of a childish thing I know but it is a guaranteed good time. It is located in downtown Nashville on second avenue.
I’ve been following the whole Interflora / 150+ UK news sites banned from Google.co.uk thing and something stood out to me. Google is no longer interested in making the internet more accessible to the end user. Google is more interested in morphing the internet into what THEY want it to be. Read more
I love reading through major online publications and even niche news sources and how they announce that every type if internet marketing is ‘dead’ and then reading through the comments and seeing people freakout like someone just told them their mother died. Today I was reading a piece on problogger where the author was stating that guest blogging was dead, basically cause Matt Cutts stated that they were going to crack down on it … News flash! Matt Cutts runs a small team at Google and considering the scope of Google’s index it really doesn’t matter what he does, his team only has a small affect on Google’s SERPs. Remember when blog networks were dead? Yeah not mine, mine is doing better than ever. Remember when blog commenting based link building was dead? Yeah that still works if you do it correctly! Remember when forum profile based link building was announced to be dead? People began using them as indexers …. Link building is not dead and will never be cause the internet is based off of links. If you remove links then how can anyone navigate? You can’t. Link Popularity will always be a strong piece of Google’s algorithm regardless of the updates any search engine applies cause link based rankings work, they worked in 2000 and they work in 2013.
I am going to officially state that using the marketing ploy that ‘whatever is dead’ is officially dead. All you are doing is trying to cause debate which means more cash in your pocket so just get over this BS marketing ploy already.
At this point I think it is something to come to expect, pay for the theme and then pay 5 times as much to get the theme to work correctly.
Well here is the first of what I want to call ‘Aaron James Kocourek’s thought of the day!’
Just ran a pretty interesting test. I setup and configured NoHandsSEO (nohandsseo.com) to run at the best settings it allows, I let it run for about a week straight using one set of anchor text. The results were 558 verified links placed and the URL it was building links to went from page 3 position #4 to page 1 position #5. It is a competitive keyword and almost no other link building has been done for the site in the past 2 years. Tests like this really make you wonder if watching Matt Cutt’s videos help at all or if you are just better off watching Arrested Development instead and letting your automated tools blast away. Anyways this shows that testing in a real life enviroment is key, not just reading about what other people have done and their results.
Arrested Development is my favorite tv show of all time. The horrible thing is that Arrested Development only aired for 3 seasons. I own all three seasons of Arrested Development on dvd and love watching it while I’m working, it is funny, quirky and just a good TV show. Well I just found out that NETFLIX has revived Arrested Development and is producing more episodes! This is awesome news for all Arrested Development fans out there! I can’t wait!!!!!
Aaron Kocourek is an entrepreneur located in Nashville, TN.