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Dave Bascom
Dave has been doing search engine optimization since 1998. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Marketing Communications. Dave currently Lives in Eagle Mountain, Utah with his wife and 4 kids. He enjoys sports, hiking, camping, and spending time with his family.

Feb 9, 2010 / by Dave Bascom

Book Review: 'The Art of SEO'

One of the newest books in print about search engine optimization is "The Art of SEO," published by O'Reilly and written by Eric Enge, Stephan Spencer, Rand Fishkin, and href="http://www.alchemistmedia.com/blog/">Jessie C Stricchiola. So what do you get when you pull in four of the most respected people in the SEO business to write a definitive book on the subject? Pretty much exactly what you'd expect: lots of juicy SEO goodness.

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Mar 12, 2009 / by Dave Bascom

Google's Matt Cutts Announces Friend Connect API

In Matt Cutts' keynote at PubCon in Austin, he announced the Friend Connect API. This means is that we will now able to integrate Friend Connect within blogs, forums, content management systems, essentially any site. This change will allow you to add a plugin to WordPress or whatever

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Feb 12, 2009 / by Dave Bascom

New Canonical Link Tag Will Help with Duplicate Content

Just like the lamb lying down with lion, but the big three search engines came together for a rare joint effort to announce the launch of a new feature that will help ease the world's duplicate content problems. The new feature, called the <link> tag tells the

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Feb 2, 2009 / by Dave Bascom

SEO.com Featured on KSL Radio's "Speaking on Business"

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February 2, 2009

This is Fred Ball for Zions Bank, speaking on business.

The Internet has become the marketplace of choice for many business owners. According to statistics from eMarketer.com, a company that provides research and analysis on digital marketing

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Jan 30, 2009 / by Dave Bascom

Utah SEO Geek

Yes, I live in Utah. Yes, I love SEO, and yes, I'm a geek. All three things are evident if you see my new custom Utah license plate featuring my favorite three-letter acronym: SEO.

So what kind of car would you

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Jan 14, 2009 / by Dave Bascom

New Sitemap Generator Tool from Google

Google announced the release of their own open source XML sitemap generator tool. There are several third-party sitemap tools around that do a great job, but Google decided that they could add some value with their own tool.

As they describe it:
Unlike many other third party Sitemap generation

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Dec 1, 2008 / by Dave Bascom

TMobile G1 Google Android Phone Review

It's been a little over a month since I got my G1 phone from T-Mobile. So far, I'm really enjoying it. My old phone was a Blackberry Pearl, which was a great phone, but this G1 lets me do

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Nov 22, 2008 / by Dave Bascom

Stop Worrying About Rankings

Do you search Google for your trophy keyword every morning to see if you're still on the first page? Do you check more than once a day? If so, you are a rankings junkie and it's time to shake the

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Nov 12, 2008 / by Dave Bascom

PubCon 2008 Las Vegas

Getting ready for the second day of PubCon in Las Vegas. So far it's been great. We've got a crew of six people from SEO.com here at the conference. I've met some great people and look forward to meeting many more over the next couple days. The sessions yesterday

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Aug 27, 2008 / by Dave Bascom

Utah Rocks the Inc 500

I keep hearing about how tough the economy is and I know people who have been hit hard by the housing market, credit crisis, and all that junk. However, for our company, business is booming. We have been growing like

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