SEO, Title Tags and Rankings: CM Site Review #5

Ian Lurie

This week’s site review is Solid site but it has the potential to grab a top 10 ranking for their best phrase with a few tweaks.
And yes, that’s my head talking in the video. Let me know if it’s eerily horrifying, helpful or not worth the effort of actually combing my hair:

Ian Lurie of Conversation Marketing reviews for SEO-readiness, and makes some suggestions about canonicalization, as well as title tags.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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  1. Thanks for another great video treatment, Ian. You’ve become part of my Sat. morning routine. For what’s it’s worth, I like your talking head. It somehow adds a level of communication that makes it easier to take in the presentation. Keep up the good work.

  2. A really nice vid, Ian, and I agree with Harry, the talking head is fine.
    Learned a lot on this one. Gotta go back and get rid of my blog archives links. So easy! How did I miss that?!
    Keep it up!

  3. Hi there,
    great stuff, definitely learnt some new things.
    Re: the bar you have installed, that shows linkbacks etc – where can I get this from/what is it called?

  4. Thanks for all the comments Ian! Unfortunately my developers say that its going to take 4 months to get at least suggestion done..
    I’ll get right on those things. I really appreciate the time you put into the review!

  5. Hi Ian,
    Nice to know you and it’s been a pleasure to be here and comment on. It’s really nice to learn new things and applying it in real. Hope you can have more post soon. I will bookmark this one.

  6. Great review Ian (and nice to put a face next to the name J)
    For future reviews, you might want to cover a few potential domain related issues like shared Vs. dedicated hosting, fix IP address Vs. temp IP address, whois transparency etc. It should take about 30 seconds to cover and could be included in your on-site optimization tips.
    Hope this makes sense.

  7. Wow, a lot of great comments! I’m glad my misteps and goof ups with my site have brought some benefit to others.
    I’m please to say we have resolved all but two of the items Ian talked about.
    I look forward to reporting here the results after a few weeks. 🙂
    Matthew Montgomery
    One Take Media

  8. Ian,
    I’m a new viewer, and I’m hooked! You provide such efficient methods for improving website visibility! I can’t wait to hear about the results from One Take Media – I have no doubt they’ll show significant improvement!
    Definitely like the talking head – adds a bit of your personality into it!

  9. Hi Ian,
    I read your blogs and i must say that this is one of the blogs i want. I can search get ideas. Actually i am an SEO and i need some this ideas here for more knowledge. Thanks for this and i will bookmark this for reference.

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