Archives for March 2005

Google Sandbox Patent?

I picked this up from Rustybrick who got it from SearchEngineWatch. Looks interesting the whole thing is here. [0077] The dates that links appear can also be used to detect “spam,” where owners of documents or their colleagues create links to their own document for the purpose of boosting the score assigned by a search engine. A typical, “legitimate” document … [Continue reading Google Sandbox Patent?]

Landing Pages Teleseminar

So I listened to a teleseminar today from Kowabunga about landing pages. It was about an hour and had companion PDF to go along with it. The first 15 minutes or so were a little slow but after that it got moving. The program talked about landing page elements, what should be there, what shouldn’t, and some best practices. They … [Continue reading Landing Pages Teleseminar]

The Keyword Density and Dr. E. Garcia.

In this article The Keyword Density of Non-Sense, Dr. Garcia says that keyword density is a non-issue as far as SEO is concerned. Now I’m not willing to drive a steak through it’s heart yet, but I don’t think it’s that important a factor anymore. So I’m pretty much in agreement with the article. What bothers me is it’s yet … [Continue reading The Keyword Density and Dr. E. Garcia.]

Google and Site Searches

As DaveN noted earlier today, when you search for a website address like you’ll see a new line: Find web pages from the site Now if you were to click on that search you’d be given a listing of all of the pages from When you do that you see some pretty strange results. Logically I’d expect … [Continue reading Google and Site Searches]

Rot-13 and Google

You know one of the things that really gets my feathers all ruffled is people only giving half of the story. For example take this line from google’s latest blog entry The answers are in an old computer-geek code called ROT-13. Umm … sorry you left out the really interesting stuff that came thousands of years before Usenet and computer … [Continue reading Rot-13 and Google]

Mr Ploppy and Other Tools

That rapscallion of SEO Mr. Ploppy is at again with a list cool tools. My favorite is the Class C Backlinks Analyzer from the guys at WeBuildPages. Now I’d never suggest that you use it with Hub Finder or Google Touch Graph Browser, especially on your competitors … While I’m thinking about it, I’m really looking for a tool to … [Continue reading Mr Ploppy and Other Tools]

Integrating Blogger Into Your Website, Part I

Please note Blogger has stopped supporting FTP as of March 2010, so most of this post is deprecated.

Hub Finder

If you haven’t gotten your head wrapped around hilltop you should read Analysis and Implications of Hilltop Algorithm. While that makes the concept pretty easy to understand I don’t think it was implemented with anywhere near that level of complexity. However I see some core principles of hilltop in play, as another article link building for hilltop also concludes. That’s … [Continue reading Hub Finder]

Seth Godin is Wrong about the Easter Bunny

From Seth Godin’s All Marketers are Liars Blog: It wasn’t until 1,600 years after Jesus that the Bunny became associated with Easter. If you think about it, it’s pretty weird (bunnies don’t lay eggs), but it’s part of a long standing pattern of new religions stealing symbols and stories from older religions. Original post Ok other than new religion’s stealing … [Continue reading Seth Godin is Wrong about the Easter Bunny]

Top 10 Web Books

Seth Godin started a mini buzz about replacing an MBA education with about 30 books (blog post). People have also started sending him lists of books they feel should be on it. Never one to miss an opportunity to jump on a bandwagon I’ll publish my list of top 10 web books: Don’t Make Me Think by Steve Krug This … [Continue reading Top 10 Web Books]

Google Hypocrisy

Seems the guys at Googleplex may need to reload if they keep shooting themselves in the foot like this. Check out a thread from Search Engine Watch: Those of you who know me, know that I am the last person to find intrinsic fault with cloaking, but I’ve come across a particularly obnoxious practice of it, and I’m basically looking … [Continue reading Google Hypocrisy]

Steve Fossett and GlobalFlyer set Flight Record

Steve Fossett piloting the Globalflyer has become the first person to complete a solo airplane flight around the world. Mr Fossett’s flight was backed by billionaire Richard Branson. The airplane GlobalFlyer was designed and built by Burt Rutan who also designed SpaceShipOne which won the Anasari X Prize last year. Many people wonder why things like this are important, and … [Continue reading Steve Fossett and GlobalFlyer set Flight Record]

Is Google the Borg?

Website content publishers, resistance is futile, your content will be assimilated and become part of the collective, prepare to surrender. I know some of you out there don’t understand what all the fuss is about, but if Google gets away with this, it’s just the tip of the iceberg. In fact in today’s Washington Post there is an article about … [Continue reading Is Google the Borg?]

Dear Google

I know you’re taking a beating pretty hard right now. First it was just the folks at Threadwatch, WebmasterWorld, SearchGuild and Cre8site who were giving you a hard time. Then the Blogosphere, and guys like Scoble started saying how evil you were being lately. Danny Sullivan even spoke out against it. Now mainstream media like Time and the BBC is … [Continue reading Dear Google]