Archives for December 2008

Google Guide to SEO – Are Social Media Links on Death Row?

I was reading Google’s guide to SEO (pdf) , and it’s actually pretty good from a website or business owner perspective. However here’s a quote I found interesting, this is something they recommend NOT to do on social media websites: involving your site in schemes where your content is artificially promoted to the top of these services. For a long … [Continue reading Google Guide to SEO – Are Social Media Links on Death Row?]

Blogher 2009 Looking for Speakers

Blogher announced they are looking for speakers, looking for ideas for sessions and speaker nominations. I’m not sure why they can’t just say “call for speakers” like everyone else but hey that’s their thing not mine. Anywho if you know of someone who you think should be speaking at the Blogher conference or have an idea for a session you … [Continue reading Blogher 2009 Looking for Speakers]

Re Inclusion Requests Only For Verified Sites

I’ve submitted more than one reinclusion request over the years,  and the process was education in some ways (what you don’t think you can experiment with that too under the proper well planned and thought out conditions?). However I was looking at something in webmaster central recently and was reminded of something that bothered me. By default google shows you … [Continue reading Re Inclusion Requests Only For Verified Sites]

So I Made it Onto Some Silly List

So while I was away I made it onto the Most Influential Online Marketers of 2008 list. Not that I don’t appreciate everyone who was nice enought to vote for me, and all the hard work that went into putting a list like that together, but I wonder about the culture we create and want to live in where people … [Continue reading So I Made it Onto Some Silly List]

How Google Treats Trusted Sites Differently With Duplicate Content

One of the things that a lot of people don’t get about the new Google is the over-reliance on trust in the algorithm. It’s this over-reliance on trust that puts wikipedia at the top of so many searches. However if you have this trust it’s like having a laminated get out of jail free card for what you can get … [Continue reading How Google Treats Trusted Sites Differently With Duplicate Content]

Philip Rosedale From Second Life on Information Retrieval

The following is a video from Philip Rosedale of Second Life speaking at TED. From a search engine and information retrieval perspective the video get interesting at about minute 9:00 . He poses the thought that things are going to change that the text web will eventually be replaced by imagery and symbology in virtual worlds. Also interesting is his … [Continue reading Philip Rosedale From Second Life on Information Retrieval]

So Where Have I Been and What Have I Been Up To

Blogging’s been a little lighter than usual the past few weeks as I was getting caught up, but now that my heads back above water, the regular blogging should kick back in. Also by special arrangement I’ll be blogging weekly-ish over on DIR Journals you can check out my first post Tips for Optimizing for Universal Search: Video. Also you … [Continue reading So Where Have I Been and What Have I Been Up To]

Blackhat Method for Increasing Your Twitter Followers

When I started my new website ViralConversations.com, I also started a new twitter profile. Since this was a brand new profile I was able to observe changes easily. As you can see from the screenshot below I am following 42 people but have 43 followers. The extra person who is following me as a person I’d like to talk about.

Singing In The Rain

or “How To Be Creative In 4 Steps” Ever pay attention to the affiliate network ads that pervade the blogs-on-blogging-and-marketing blogosphere? If you have, then you know that they’re all interchangeable. Every network promises you “better payouts and unique offers.”