My posts about: seo
Even more sites that try to bank you from linking to them in the terms. Make it stop.
Guardian journalists get author profile pictures in search results without applying the markup. I doubt Google will do that for your site ...
It turns out that you can dominate Google's search results in the short term via duplicate content - and here's the explanation, based on a talk I'm giving at Brighton SEO.
Google+ links are also much more visible
Two examples of searches for a location with no results. Maybe a very high proportion of people who search this generically go on to refine their search?
Interesting use of different headlines on the Daily Mail today to solve the problem of how to optimise for the high-volume search term "Pippa Middleton's arse".
The Express newspaper has cocked up its implementation of the rel=canonical command SO BADLY that it has created an infinite number of duplicate webpages ... many of which now have links from elsewhere on the internet.
Searches for "Pippa Middleton arse" running at 72% of the level of those for "Pippa Middleton dress"
In a new low for google autosuggest, it's suggesting "arse" as the top suggested search term when you type in Pippa Middleton's name.
You can change Indy URLs to anything if you leave the unique ID number in. Google's started to index the fake ones people are circulating on Twitter ...
John Naughton wrote an Observer article at the weekend complaining that news websites such as Gawker "allow ratings to dictate content". What's wrong with that, I say?
Google has launched +1 - a sort of facebook like button for its search results. If you see a result you like, you can hit the +1 button and then Google will reflect that information ...
Well here, in 2011, are 15 websites that I've not featured before, all of which try to prevent you from linking to them in some way (usually restricting the right to link to just the homepage or else requiring prior written consent). YOU ARE ALL IDIOTS.
I think Google has got quicker and quicker at including search spikes in its web autocomplete (rather than the separate list in Google News which updates much quicker).
Google's anti content farm algorithm doesn't seem to be doing Mashable any favours ...
Are you wondering, "what time does the Carling Cup Final start?" (Apologies to Huffpo for all this.)
It's a common search query, as is "what time is the Carling Cup Final," "Carling Cup Final time" and "Carling Cup Final kickoff time 2011," according to me typing some words to see what Google autocompletes.
More odd looking links on the BBC Sport site - why isn't the link a proper one and why is carrentals.co.uk designated as a sport site by the BBC?
I'm giving a talk at News:ReWired today about how specialist publishers can compete with large news organisations when it comes to SEO. One of the things I'm talking about is how to work out what people are searching for right now, so you can create content accordingly. There are some paid-for services that can tell you this. But here are some free ones.
Google's launched a new feature that scores websites for reading level (probably using one of these reading level assessments, I guess). Anyway, I thought it would be fun to see what it made of UK SEO blogs' reading levels. So here are the answers. Not quite sure if it's good to be basic, intermediate or advanced ...
There was uproar - uproar, I tell you - at the start of the year when it was revealed that Google was favoring favouring American spellings. Now they are trying to make us adopt American date formats. Make us I tell you.