Archives for December 2005

Viral Blogs Without the Edge

I’m doing some research for a viral marketing project I’m working on, and I’m looking for some business oriented sites about viral marketing, and I come across Fast Company Now, Viral & Buzz Marketing Association, Word of Mouth Marketing Association , and I’m just not getting a vibe, or even a pulse. They may say they are viral but I … [Continue reading Viral Blogs Without the Edge]

Million Dollar Home Page Stats

Seeing how it’s almost the end of the year and the Million Dollar Home page is now almost completely sold out, I can share some stats. I had a site I was willing to sacrifice in case it blew up in my face, so I bought a box for $100. I put up some adsense on it (no I’m not … [Continue reading Million Dollar Home Page Stats]

Double Standards for Spam

I’ve really been trying to keep things a little more positive here but every so often something gets under my skin and I gotta call a spade a spade. I’ll start off by saying I’m a regular reader of Darren Rowse’s Problogger and I respect and value his work there. Darren’s on vacation and having some guest bloggers write columns … [Continue reading Double Standards for Spam]

Google Search Tricks, Tips and Hints

Even though I work in the search engine space I have a lot of the same bad search habits that most people have. I expect Google to know that when I type in [Wedding Band] it should know whether I’m looking for jewelry or musicians. With that in mind I’m going to provide some tips to help you use Google … [Continue reading Google Search Tricks, Tips and Hints]

MSN AdCenter Review

Oilman has a review of the MSN AdCenter up. I finnally managed to sign in, my review will be somewhat less enthusiastic. Thanks to comments from one of my readers I found out you can’t sign up when you are using firefox, you need to use IE. BIG MISTAKE!!! This set the tone for my whole interaction They have an … [Continue reading MSN AdCenter Review]

Behold the Power of Authority

It’s been interesting to watch [Eco-Friendly Flip Flops]

Personalized Search and My Niece

My niece who is really a wonderful sweet little girl, has a very small menu of acceptable foods. She will eat cheerios, pancakes, or eggs (scrambled only) for breakfast. For lunch and dinner the list of acceptable foods includes mac and cheese, chicken nuggets, steak, hot dogs, French fries and one or two other things that escape me at the … [Continue reading Personalized Search and My Niece]

John Battelle: Google and AOL Lame or are Telling Porkie Lies

In Case you missed it Google “clarified” some of the issues about the AOL partnership on their blog. Now John Battelle wonders if there isn’t a bit of “interpretation” going on  John Battelle’s Searchblog: Google Clarifies

Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops

Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops are all the rage in cyberspace, virtual communities, and the search engine world. QuadsZilla is looking for Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops to save little Timmy. Over in the UK the Guardian wants Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops to come under close Scrutiny from Google. Happy to oblige search engine engineer Matt Cutts says there is little competition in the Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops market. The … [Continue reading Eco-Friendly Flip-Flops]

Optimal Titles: SEO Case Study

SEO Case Study: Optimal Title Structure Experiment: To determine what the optimal structure is for a title soley for page ranking. Hypothesis: Page titles are one the most important on page ranking factors, and achieving the best layout will help a page rank for it’s desired phrase. I believe that that [Keyword Phrase : Title] will rank higher than any … [Continue reading Optimal Titles: SEO Case Study]

Graywolf’s Bookshelf December 2005

Had to do a little cleaning around the “office” this weekend and move a few books into the garage storage. So in the first of what will be an occasional series I’ll tell you what’s on my bookshelf. I’ll divide things up into different categories, but remember all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. If you want … [Continue reading Graywolf’s Bookshelf December 2005]

WordPress, How Many Days Old is the Post

Over on Andy, says the money is in the archives, stupid. Nick talks about Monetizing your Blog, by showing different levels of advertising based on how old post is and whether someone is logged in or not. Now Andy’s doing a blog monetization makeover, and time sensitive ads came up again. Since I’ve got the hood open on this … [Continue reading WordPress, How Many Days Old is the Post]

Predictive SEO

Many moons ago I was a draftsman/CAD (Computer Aided Design) operator for an HVAC (Heating Ventilating and Air Conditioning) engineering firm, or in regular language I drew blueprints for heating and cooling systems in home and buildings. Since w dealt with building engineers on a regular basis I learned a few things along the way. One was the concept of … [Continue reading Predictive SEO]

Six Degrees of a Lesbian Porn Scraper

Perhaps you’ve heard of the play or seen the movie Six Degrees of Separation. One of the elements of the movie was that everyone is no more than six people (degrees) away from anyone else on the planet, the trick of course is finding the right six people. This led to the (in)famous game Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, where … [Continue reading Six Degrees of a Lesbian Porn Scraper]

SEO Case Study: Outbound Links

SEO Case Study: Outbound Links Experiment: To determine if outbound links help a page rank for a term hypothesis: By linking out to other websites you improve your “hub score” and become a resource for a particular search term (see Hilltop algorithm). Background: One of the questions that gets asked fairly frequently in search engine forums is do outbound links … [Continue reading SEO Case Study: Outbound Links]