How to Check if Google Manually Reviewed Your Site

How to Check if Google Manually Reviewed Your Site

Do you know how Google decides what website should be ranked number 1, 2, 3 and so on for any given keyword? Well, they have an algorithm for that. But as you know, algorithms aren’t perfect. That’s why Google continually tries to improve it. One way that they try to improve their algorithm is through Search Quality Raters. What’s a Search Quality Rater? Google knows that they can always make their search results better. And one way is to have…

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Is SEO Dead? (A Data-Driven Answer)

Is SEO Dead? (A Data-Driven Answer)

SEO has been changing drastically over the years. In 2010, Google made 516 algorithm changes. That number increased to 1,653 in 2016 and to 3,234 in 2018. We don’t have data for the last couple of years, but still, you can bet that the number is continually going up. With over 9 algorithm changes a day, it’s safe to say that it is no longer easy to manipulate or game Google. So, is SEO dead? Well, let’s look at the…

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DIS Faculty Member Featured in Glamour Magazine

DIS Faculty Member Featured in Glamour Magazine

The movie Cats features live action humans with extremely detailed CGI cat features. After the release of the trailer for Cats, there was a huge backlash from social media and audiences around the world for the apparently disturbing remake of the musical. In the interview for Glamour Magazine, Quackenbush discusses why audiences found the trailer to the recently released film so disturbing. She touches on the ‘uncanny valley’ phenomenon, which occurs when a portrayal is so close to reality that…

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Faculty Member Anders Larsen aka Chantal al Arab’s Involvement in the Arts

Faculty Member Anders Larsen aka Chantal al Arab’s Involvement in the Arts

Larsen has been a consultant for the Danish artists Kirsten Astrup and Maria Bodorf for both film and art installations. While working alongside Astrup and Bodorf, he has been involved in the production of several film cabarets titled, ‘Faithful and diligent/Quivery Heart’, currently on exhibit at the ARKEN Museum of Modern Art as well as Holstebro Museum and the Munch Museum in Oslo, Norway. Larsen’s drag alter ego Chantal al Arab recently spoke at the Holstebro Art Museum about the…

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DIS Faculty and Students Recognized for Research Developments

DIS Faculty and Students Recognized for Research Developments

Recently, DIS Stockholm and Copenhagen have seen many faculty-led and student-based success stories within research. DIS Research Faculty have co-published with their student research assistants, DIS-funded research projects have received additional external support from notable agencies,, and DIS research assistants have embarked on research-related excursions across Europe. We would like to recognize the following DIS research faculty and student research assistants for their recent work: DIS Stockholm student research assistants Mallory Bell, Megan Edelstein and Sadie Hurwitz recently published an…

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Fall 2019 End of Semester Showcase

Fall 2019 End of Semester Showcase

Students from DIS Stockholm and Copenhagen had the opportunity to show off their hard work at the End of Semester Showcase as well as explore topics outside of their Core Courses and electives. In Stockholm, students played board games crafted in the Affective Neuroscience Core Course, and played trivia games with Swedish Language and Culture Faculty Member, Djina Wilk. Meanwhile in Copenhagen, students in the Game Development: Programming & Practice Core Course debuted their newly created computer games while students…

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You Can Have My Old Business That Makes $381,722 a Month

You Can Have My Old Business That Makes $381,722 a Month

I was talking with my friend who works at Keap (formally known as Infusionsoft) and he was breaking down how people still make millions of dollars selling info products and ebooks. Now, I don’t sell info products as heavily as I used to, but when I focused on it 100% of the time, my numbers were great. Just look at the screenshot above. It’s my revenue on a bad month of selling info products. So today, I thought I would…

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Do High DA Backlinks From Blog Comments Help Rankings?

Do High DA Backlinks From Blog Comments Help Rankings?

If you have ever left a comment on NeilPatel.com, you’ll notice that there is no URL field. Why? Well, a few years ago, blog commenting exploded. I was literally getting thousands of spam comments a day from people just leaving a comment for the purpose of link building instead of providing value to the community. Sure, there are spam plugins like Akismet, but it doesn’t catch everything. Now, most blog comments contain the nofollow attribute in which they tell Google…

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Ubersuggest 7.0: The Ultimate Keyword Research Tool

Ubersuggest 7.0: The Ultimate Keyword Research Tool

Believe it or not, I’ve been working on Ubersuggest for almost 3 years now. I bought it on February 13, 2017, for $120,000 dollars as a test to see if I could get more traffic from a tool than traditional content marketing or SEO. Since then the tool has come a long way, in which I’ve added tons of features that competitors charge $100 a month or even more for. But I’ve finally got Ubersuggest to a point where I…

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How to Get More Organic Traffic Without Doing Any SEO (Seriously)

How to Get More Organic Traffic Without Doing Any SEO (Seriously)

You all know SEO is a long-term game… at least when it comes to Google. And yes, who doesn’t want to be at the top of Google for some of the most competitive terms? But the reality is, we don’t all have the budget or time. So then, what should you do? Well, what if I told you there were simple ways to get more organic traffic and, best of all, you don’t have to do one bit of SEO?…

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