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SEO DowJones
Tracking rank for SEO isn't something I think is that valuable. But if you're going to do it, you need to create an SEO DowJones to ensure you're seeing the forest and not the trees.

Is Google Commoditizing SEO Tools
There are a lot of tin foil hat theories out there and I generally am not one to fit that particular hat on my head. But there's a lot of evidence that seems to point to Google wanting to commoditize SEO Tools as it did with Analytics.

SEO Definition 2012
I'm working on a new definition of SEO for 2011 because SEO is not what it was 10 years ago or even 5 years ago.

Pinterest SEO Guide
I've been doing some work for clients on Pinterest and have some suggestions on how to create a presence that is relevant and engaging.

Benign Scrapers
Is there such a thing as a benign scraper? You might think so but I think we're all ignoring a growing threat.

Please vote for the one you would most like to see first. (I'll get around to all of them but am interested to hear which ones are in most demand.)
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One vote for SEO DowJones please. 
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Is it my imagination or is there no Red Number Notifier for Google+ Pages?
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So I'm going to try to get two more blog posts in for 2011.

Predictions
I've done predictions every year the blog has been around and while it's sort of trite I figure I should put a stake in the ground this year.

2011 Review
This is the first year I took the business full-time and I want to do a post that tells what I've learned, what I did well, where I fell short and what I'll try to do next year. Maybe it'll help other consultants or entrepreneurs as they contemplate making the jump.

I'll still get around to my other posts but these are somewhat time sensitive so ... look for them soon. In the mean time, Merry Christmas, Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays.
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I'm working on a few posts right now including:

Scraped (Attributed) Content
The Mozilla Search Deal Expiring
Creating an SEO Dow Jones Report

I'd be interested in what you might be interested in hearing about from BFYO, whether it's on the above list or not.
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Introduction

Blind Five Year Old is an online marketing firm specializing in search. Based in the Bay Area, Blind Five Year Old is owned by A.J. Kohn, an experienced marketing executive with a successful track record spanning nearly 20 years.

Blind Five Year Old?

The strange name comes from a specific search engine optimization (SEO) philosophy – to treat search engines like they are blind five year olds.

I combine a deep understanding of search marketing with a passion for product strategy and iterative product development, fusing design and user experience with quantitative analysis.

I’ve followed marketing innovation from direct mail to telemarketing to email to search marketing and beyond. I’m a numbers and data guy who also likes to be creative. I’ll talk marketing strategy and follow that up by writing some SQL queries.

A recognized thought leader, I am a Marketing Land curator and was a SEOmoz Search Engine Ranking Factors and Google News Ranking Factors panelist in 2011. For more on my professional background, please check out my LinkedIn profile.

On a personal note, I’m happily married and have a fantastic daughter. I like cats more than dogs. I’m an avid bicyclist and reader. I think Gattaca is a highly under-rated movie. I’m addicted to Google+ and believe the Internet is the perfect place for someone who is naturally curious.

Services

Blind Five Year Old offers a wide range of services including marketing and product strategy, search engine optimization (SEO) and paid search (PPC) management.