Archives for April 2011

Site Links are Ephemeral

When I see things like this I have to admit I’m fascinated about the inner workings of the Google Borg Anybody think they aren’t using user/toolbar data? Want to do a nice experiment repeat this search every 15 days and watch for changes …

Blogher, Pro-Woman or Anti-Man?

The following is a Guest Post from Brandy Eddings. Last school year while at recess my daughter approached a group of boys playing kickball. She asked if she could join, the boy holding the ball told her “only boys can play”. My daughter’s response was “then why are they letting you play” she grabbed the ball and ran onto the … [Continue reading Blogher, Pro-Woman or Anti-Man?]

Good Karma and Keyword Research

Good Karma on WebmasterRadio which is hosted by Greg Niland (aka GoodROI) is targeted at some of the newer SEO’s. However for people who have been around the block a few times, it’s also valuable because it reminds you of things you know but don’t think about that often.

SEO and the Thrill of the Rank

I’m an SEO. My job is not is not to educate, organize, or raise profits of any search or advertising company. My job is to find algorthym or market ineffiecincies. My goal is profit from that knowledge and share it with those willing to pay for my expertise. I’m a fox in the hen house. I want your position in … [Continue reading SEO and the Thrill of the Rank]

Is Your Blog Advertiser Friendly

There are times when I’m maybe a little harsh on the lifestyle blogging community, but more than anything it’s a Judge Judy kind of  tough love. What I really want is for people to grasp the concept that just because some people (who happen to be exceptional writers) are able to make money being  lifestyle bloggers, doesn’t mean everyone can. … [Continue reading Is Your Blog Advertiser Friendly]

How to Make YouTube work for Your Company

So say you’re a traditional SEO consultant and your looking ways to make some of the user generated content work for you and clients. I always suggest YouTube as an option and the response is usually less than enthusiastic. For most people when they think of YouTube they think of crappy lip-sync, America’s Funniest Video rejects and illegal copies of … [Continue reading How to Make YouTube work for Your Company]

Google MFA and No Way Out!

I know Werty showed something similar to this at pubcon, but this is as bad as I’ve ever seen it. 12 sponsored ads on a page and almost no way out but to click the ads. Yes I know there are two links in the upper right but well seems a bit like an MFA site to me (screen shot … [Continue reading Google MFA and No Way Out!]

Google Reader Indexes Really Fast

I’m not sure if it’s some synergy between google reader and feedburner but damn google reader is picking up new posts in like 10 minutes, that totally rocks! I still get the dupe thing occasionally, but latency was one of my primary concerns when I switched, and now it’s a total non issue.

Google The Double Standard of Being an Authority Website

If you’ve ever been to search engine conference and attended a site review session chances are you’ve heard panelists mention duplicate content penalties and filters. For “normal” people these problems are real, however with Google a double standard exists for trusted authority websites.

DoubleClick Becomes Part of Google Data Borg

Google paid through the nose buying Doubleclick, but man leveraging all that doubleclick cookie data into the Google data borg, that is just scary.

YouTube Videos is it Working?

So my wordpress video made the top 15 most linked to videos in the DIY section, and #30 in the most viewed DIY section

Suggestions for GMail

Here are two suggestions for Google’s GMail. If there are multiple emails do you have to keep adding the signature at the bottom every time? Can’t you do some pattern matching and only put it there once. Or how about adding a signature shortcut key? Or hey since I can have multiple email addresses how about multiple signatures? Gmail also … [Continue reading Suggestions for GMail]