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  • Paperback: 268 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (May 20, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1452885443
  • ISBN-13: 978-1452885445
  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 1.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,528,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Mike Monahan is the president of the Website Submission Engine and CTO of SEO Technology Masters (SEOTechMasters.com). For over 15 years he has taken on the toughest URLs and keywords for some of the nations largest companies to bring their websites to the top of the major search engines. He is a master of search engine optimization techniques using mathematical equations and test applications to determine the exact algorithm each search engine is utilizing to place their rankings.

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Made me feel like the author who wrote this doesn't speak English very well.
Roman
I wasn't terribly upset that I got a published book with all the proofreader's comments inside of it.
The Happy Artist
Yes, when reading this book it might sound like a beginner could use this book to do SEO.
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29 of 33 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on March 17, 2011
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As others have pointed out, the author is clearly not a professional author and there are plenty of spelling and grammar errors in this book. But that's not the main reason this book is not worth buying.

The problem is that this book isn't worthwhile for anyone. There isn't anything valuable in this book for an SEO expert, and this book is a little too complicated for a beginner. Yes, when reading this book it might sound like a beginner could use this book to do SEO. But there are strategies in this book that aren't completely explained, and other strategies where steps are skipped. So when you actually sit down and try to implement the author's suggestions, often you won't be able to do it.

The author also makes a number of incorrect or confusing statements. For example, he treats AOL as a separate search engine from Google, when in fact Google actually runs AOL's search engine. The author also is obsessed with the keywords metatag, mentioning it as something important at least a half dozen times. But the keywords metatag hasn't been used by search engines for several years now. You would think that a book updated for "2011" would know that. It's also surprising that a "2011" book would have a list of old, outdated search engines on the back cover, such as Excite, Exactseek, LookSmart, Lycos, Netscape, whatUseek and SearchHippo. When is the last time you used one of those search engines? The author has clearly been using the internet for many, many years, but just because the author remembers using those search engines back in the 1990's doesn't mean you need to try and rank in those search engines today. Nobody uses them anymore.

As an example of a good title tag, the author gives one of the longest most convoluted examples of a title tag I've even seen.
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By MDN on January 31, 2014
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I really thought there was something I didn't know. To my surprise I know all that is to be known that can be found in the internet, which is what was in this book.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By dubbledubs on August 10, 2010
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This book has most of the pertinent information for SEO, but compared to other books, the writing style is relatively poor and feels like it was rushed out the door to make a quick buck. The book has notes by someone named Jen scattered throughout the chapters, which point out all the problems with this author's typos, grammar and sentence structure. Yes, the author was so lazy he didn't even bother to heed the notes (all the typos, incoherent thoughts, and grammatical problems remain intact), nor remove them from the final product.

If you're a beginner, skip this book. There are other books out there that use better examples to help novice users to get a grasp around the concepts presented.

If you're looking for the "Secrets for 2011" -- well, these deal mainly with Bing and mobile site development and are a total of about 6 or 7 pages. Perhaps it's worth a skim at a local bookstore, but not worth the price of this entire book.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Roman on August 15, 2011
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The reviewer by the nickname "Photography and Travel Buff" wrote a very detailed explanation of why this book is worthless from the professional point of view. Neither beginners nor experts should be buying it.

I would like to point out (and repeat) 2 things:

- Plenty of errors and typos in the text. Made me feel like the author who wrote this doesn't speak English very well.

- A lot of fake 5 star reviews. If you look into the authors of those reviews, you can see they only left reviews for 1 or 2 other SEO books and most of the time the reviews contain the same generic text. Made a mistake of not looking deeper into it before actually buying the book. Now I'll be more cautious with books that have 5 star reviews. Should have guessed better.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sarah on August 15, 2011
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Amazon should not delete the reviews that say the good reviews are fake. This book is written by a very dishonest SEO person. He does not know what he is doing and does not do what you paid him to do.

The company he works for lied to me non stop and did not do what I paid them to do. There are so many good books on SEO that have helped me a lot:

Amazon is not letting me insert product links right now. I have read "Get to the top on Google" and it is excellent.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By shadi k on October 29, 2012
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Picked up this book as my segway into the world of SEO and found it well written and easy to read. Yes some of the information seems s bit dated but it makes for a comprehensive examination of the subjet matter.

I have read many how to books on various subjects and this one is is one of the better ones I have found. and the reality is the book is written by one of the most sucesful individuals in SEO. SO his record should speak for itself. I have since segwayed into new reading but the SEOmasters book is an excellent source of information for beginners.
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