Archives for September 2008

Is Google Pushing Universal Results

Doing a vanity search for myself I noticed something interesting, here’s a screen shot when you list the top 20 results, notice the double videos in the middle

Google Says Screw Accuracy as Long As You’re An Authority

I’ve often chided google for trusting wikipedia so much when Wikipedia says we don’t care about accuracy or truth, just verifiability. It now looks like they’ve taken it a step further and pitched truth out the window with the dodgeball development team. Here’s a screen shot from Sunday afternoon where according to the Google SERP’s Paul Newman died in a … [Continue reading Google Says Screw Accuracy as Long As You’re An Authority]

Google Doubling up On YouTube in Universal Search

interesting oh and BTW can I mention what complete PIA it is to have celebrities muddying up SERP 🙂

Wondering Why I see So Many Dates in The SERPS

Here’s a screen shot of a Google search I did earlier today, made me wonder why Google thought it was important to include the date so many times It’s even more odd considering the issues they’ve been having with getting dates right in Google news

Talking Social Media With Loren Feldman of 1938 Media

I had the pleasure of hanging with Loren Feldman of 1938 Media about 2 weeks ago, here’s the first of three interviews Oh and if you aren’t already subscribed to the 1938 Media email list I’d recommend getting on it …

Google News is Getting the Date Wrong on Old News Stories

Last week there was a bit of a brouhaha over Google news incorrectly giving the wrong date for a news story. In that particular incident Google news picked up a 6 year old story about United Airlines filing bankruptcy which upset the stock market for that particular stock. I’ve seen things like that happen before in the past despite Google … [Continue reading Google News is Getting the Date Wrong on Old News Stories]

Yes Virginia You Can Hurt Yourself With Duplicate Content

So last week google had a blog post entitled Demystifying the “duplicate content penalty” and if you haven’t read it I’d recommend doing so. However I’m going to disagree with some parts of the post, because IMHO you really can hurt yourself with duplicate content.

Link Payola in the A-List Blog World

Added: The following comment is from Guy Kawasaki about this incident, I moved them to the top since it is relevant to the issue – mg I was given the camera because I am doing a big favor for a photo conference. Arguably, the camera cost me $15,000. I didn’t have to review it. – Guy Kawasaki I like Guy … [Continue reading Link Payola in the A-List Blog World]

Loren Feldman of 1938 Media at IZEA Fest

Here’s a video of my friend Loren Feldman of 1938 Media at Izea Fest. It’s kinda long but if you are serious about using web video it’s worth watching.

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How To Figure Out What Parts of Your Website Aren’t Being Crawled

When Google took away the supplemental index last year, they killed one of the key diagnostic tools in the SEO’s toolbox, the ability to identify which parts of a site were unimportant (and being infrequently crawled) in a search engines eyes. However with the use of some structured text and clever searches I’m going to give you back that valuable … [Continue reading How To Figure Out What Parts of Your Website Aren’t Being Crawled]

Still Think You Can Ignore Social Media, Blogs, YouTube and Blended Search

Still think this whole social media, blog, youtube, universal search business isn’t here to stay or doesn’t effect you. I suggest you look at the SERP’s for Vice Presidential Candidate [Sarah Palin]. Not only will you see lots of blended and social media results but take note of the fact that a squidoo page for Sarah Palin is ranking above … [Continue reading Still Think You Can Ignore Social Media, Blogs, YouTube and Blended Search]

Using Google Checkout Buttons Doesn’t Increase Adwords CTR

If you don’t believe that using that button from Google Checkout gives you a higher CTR and an advantage over your competition give me a call I’ve got some beach front property in Vegas I’d like to sell you 🙂