Archives for March 2017

Google’s Two Tiered Internet World Sinks to a New Low

Today Google released an new feature that gives away traffic stats and keywords for most websites on the internet. However what everyone failed to notice is that Google laid everyone else bare, naked and exposed but kept their own stats locked up and private.

Will Google Author Accounts Become the Next Spam Tactic

In the last few weeks, Google has announced its support of Google Author Profiles. While the rollout and acceptance has been limited, for those of us who have been around the block a few times, it’s easy to see that this will become the next big spam tactic like link exchanges, article directories, guest posts, and page rank sculpting.

Google Sandbox, Stop the Insanity

For those of you in the industry you’ve now doubt heard of the infamous “sandbox”. For those of you not in the trade, here’s the cliff notes version: The sandbox is an alleged penalty or filter that is applied to new websites to prevent them from ranking for “money” or other popular search terms. If you want to read more … [Continue reading Google Sandbox, Stop the Insanity]

Peek-a-Boo in the Sandbox

First off let me say Google’s constantly updating non synchronized data centers are actually becoming quite annoying. Big Daddy data centers not being in sync with anything even more annoying. Anyways, I’m starting to see some sites coming out of the sandbox in the past week or so. Let me clarify that I’m starting to see pages not entire sites … [Continue reading Peek-a-Boo in the Sandbox]

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]

Excessive Length URL’s and Social Media

Most CMS systems today are capable of generating clean URL’s. Unless you are dealing with newspapers or magazines where existing legacy systems it’s almost a non issue. However I came across two incredibly horrible URL’s in the same day http://www.aviationweek.com/aw/blogs/commercial_aviation/TowersAndTarmacs/index.jsp?plckController=Blog&plckScript=blogScript&plckElementId=blogDest&plckBlogPage=BlogViewPost&plckPostId=Blog%3a8427003a-9a63-4261-aa47-5e4b356bb224Post%3adc1b7f60-ab5d-4d6b-85cc-b81b43775a97 and http://blog.stylehive.com/index.php/weblog/entry/everyones-got-posh-spices-bob-and-youre-next while these URL’s are bad for search engines they are also bad for social media. Most social media … [Continue reading Excessive Length URL’s and Social Media]

Bill Slawski – Local Search Interview

Today we’re talking with Bill Slawski of SEO by the Sea.

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

Web Based Email For More than One Address

In addition to playing with my feedreader I’ve also been playing with my email lately and I’m equally frustrated at not being able to do what I want.

GoogleBombing – Pay No Attention To The Man Behind the Curtian

Danny’s got a great write up about Google combatting Googlebombing you should read. Now Matt seems to feel that [santorum] is SEO not googlebombing, well I’ll give you it’s not quite ‘miserable failure’ but it’s close. However let’s take this time to point out a few other unintentional googlebombs and see if they still work or maybe there was a … [Continue reading GoogleBombing – Pay No Attention To The Man Behind the Curtian]

Writing Keyword Focused Posts that are Interesting

One of my constant criticisms of bloggers and the blogosphere in general is the sacrifice of keyword focus and the traffic it could bring when bloggers are more lyrical with their prose than they need to be.

How Many Websites Should You Run

One of the more common questions I get asked is is it better to have one big site or a whole bunch of little sites, and my answer is, it depends.

Linkbait, Reports of My Death Are Greatly Exagerated

Recently I’ve come across an increasing number of ‘link bait is dying’, ‘link bait is dead’, and ‘linkbait is so 2006’ blog posts. To those people I say, please remove your head from ass quickly, because you look ridiculous.

If Google Ran The World

This is the way things work in the real world this is the way things would work if Google ran the world any questions …

Why is Everyone Connected With Google So Creepy

Anne Wojcicki wife of Sergey Brin who is in charge of 23andMe.com (sorry no link love for you) is set to bring the company live this week. Here are the details via techcrunch: 23andMe will offer a genetic screening service for $999. The short story is that 23andMe will administer a test (presumably a swab or saliva test) that will … [Continue reading Why is Everyone Connected With Google So Creepy]

Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part III

In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part I, we looked at some examples of screen resolutions, and content placement. In Maximizing Profits With Website Design and Layout: Part II, we looked at how banner size affected the “sweet spot” being above or below the fold. In part III we’re going to look at liquid versus static.

Web 2.0 Weenies and Bullshit Social Media Economics

This weekend I watched an amazing video from Mike Rowe of Dirty Jobs at a Ted Conference, and what really hit home is how many people struggle to be new media douchebags in a web 2.0 world. If you’re the kind of person who wants to have 50,000 twitter friends, be a power Digg user, make the front page of  … [Continue reading Web 2.0 Weenies and Bullshit Social Media Economics]

Google, Dictionaries and SEO

One of the things toolbars and personalized search will do is reduce algo busting to the equivalent of speaking Latin. However personally I hate personalized search, and don’t think it’s going to be as big as they all hope, so I like to practice a little algo dissection from time to time. One of my favorite methods is pushing a … [Continue reading Google, Dictionaries and SEO]

Local Search Interview Update

Due to some production issues I made some adjustments to the local search interview series, I added two more interviews, and we may get a third by friday.

Can Google Detect an Affiliate Website

One of the questions that often comes up is does Google hate affiliate websites, and are they penalized in the algorithm?