Category: Google

When Google’s Matt Cutts announced that the search engine hoped to protect searchers from “bad” merchants, I jumped at the chance to help them by suggesting user friendly sites. But, as I wrote today in Google Needs Proof Your Business is “Good” or Rank Will Tumble Down for Internet Marketing Ninjas, if Fortune 100 – 500 web sites don’t need to pass usability and accessibility standards, what hope is there for the rest of ecommerce sites? I described how famousRead more…

This caught my attention. Google May Penalize Your Site for Having Too Many Ads published in SearchEngineWatch states Google is looking at penalizing ad heavy sites that make it difficult for people to find good content on web pages, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s web spam team, said yesterday at PubCon during his keynote session. The key point Google appears to want to make is that anything that prevents people from reading content concerns them. The article goes on toRead more…

Now you see it, now you don’t. Whatever the situation, SearchWiki has disappeared from view and nobody is quite sure why. Updated: Google claims it is a “bug” and are working to restore SearchWiki now.

It’s past midnight and just as I begin to think I should get some sleep, I get word of this: Promote And Remove Buttons In Google at Cre8asiteforums. Google’s “JohnMu” weighs in on the discussion at Cre8asiteforums. Sooo, yes. I took screen shots. I can move my own web site up and down my SERPS pages. From Google SearchWiki Launches, Lets You Build Your Own Search Results Page SEO Implications? Google emphasizes that changes made in the SearchWiki interface willRead more…

I enjoyed some blog posts this week from people I’m not as familiar with. One of them wrote about the need for search engine marketing and/or Internet education in schools and universities. Another looked at the “SEO Rock Star” theme in a different way. More on them below. It’s been an exciting week too. Cre8asiteforums loses three moderators and gains two new ones. Both are women, well known and respected in the search marketing industry. We’re celebrating the addition ofRead more…

I haven’t given in to Twitter yet because I’m stubborn. Maybe I’ll eventually give into Twitter because I’m curious. Not being a Twit makes me feel old. I appear to be in the minority and boring. Am I old and grumpy? Here’s some things not Twittered by me. Defending The SEO Castle Danny Sullivan addresses a A Bad Month For SEO’s Reputation. As always, he’s a genuine charming Prince. Lisa Barone walks the castle hallways wondering… Does The Search EngineRead more…

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