On May 6, 2010, a new Google interface is showing on whatever data center it is that I’m accessing from the southeastern United States.
Having a fast website has always been essential to providing an enjoyable user experience, but now it is officially being recognized as a factor in Google’s search ranking algorithm.
Google’s latest search results seems to have the speed of Caffeine, but it isn’t digging nearly as deeply into the web’s content as that public Caffeine test from last August.
So the internet moves fast and you need more content to stay at the top – how do you tap into the potential of crowd-sourcing and ensure you’ve got something to blog about every day? Welcome to the Content Onslaught strategy..
After dropping a redirect on a domain name, it won’t take too long for the spiders to realize your domain is back and start the indexing process all over again. More details and updates on the SEO nuances of 301 domain redirects and bringing a dead site back to life.
Does a redirected domain transfer its pagerank or its keyword ranking positions? After a few months of redirecting one domain to a related one, I think I can shed some light on the current SEO implications of doing so.
So where is Google’s Caffeine update, and what can we expect from the search results when the new push goes live?
The only question left is “how much” does it help and “how often” can you provide it?
What looks like a search penalty may actually just be a case of over-optimization on supporting pages – a phenomenon known by many internet marketers as keyword cannibalism.
Google says that webmasters don’t need control over SideWiki comments about their sites, but they’re exercising the ability to remove complaints about the service from their own pages.
How do we learn what really works in SEO, and can we handle the reality of the situation when its staring us in the face? Its time to get busy building links like you’ve never done before…
Sometimes fixing a Google penalty is easy, and sometimes you can’t even find a clue to help you rank higher. My experience with page twenty just keeps getting worse and worse.
Internet democracy has fallen to the same forces that often make it an unstable political system. Will the new republic deliver the content that surfers want without making the web too predictable? How can webmasters and SEOs adapt to the constantly changing world of online promotion and traffic building?
August 2009 – Google’s latest algorithm seems to disrupt long-standing search results and the quality of the SERPs is in question. When analyzing the top spots for some of my target keyword phrases, I’m slightly surprised to find that paid links seem to dominate and social bookmarks drag URLs down.
Not only is nofollow unable to fight spam and messing up the value of links on the web, its not even conserving pagerank like most webmasters thought it was. Matt Cutts recently shocked the SEO world by announcing nofollow destroys link juice rather than conserving it and keeping it internal.
After some downtime, URLs are beginning to get re-indexed and search engine positions are returning to their old locations. Downtime may be a big set back, but it isn’t the total end of a website’s marketing position.
The effects of downtime on SEO have been debated and denied, but there’s certainly a long term consequence for extended service interruptions.
About a week and a half after transferring my sites to a unique IP address, the immediate SEO results have been significant. Here is a summary of the results I’ve seen so far and some more information about obtaining a unique IP address for shared hosting accounts.
What is this 10 minute mail and why do I keep getting their search engine traffic? Learn about a great email resource for webmasters and how it became my own personal SEO experiment. Hopefully, this will fix some search engine results for the gain of everyone involved.
March 23, 2009 – The Google pagerank toolbar is showing strange results and hints of an update, but the fluctations are too wild to draw any conclusions yet. Instead of obsessing over the latest hints, I’m going to use the time to write a blog post!