July 30, 2005

Strategies for SEO One-way Web Links

Work From Home SEO Business has written a good article with 5 strategies for SEO One-way Web Links: 'With so much talk about search engines putting a damper on direct reciprocal links, the hunt for the elusive one-way inbound...

July 25, 2005

Stats, Facts and Organic SEO

'Over the past four years, Google has dominated the search scene. Up until last year, Google fed results to most other search engines including Yahoo, which fed some results to MSN. This outward pollination of search results made Google...

July 17, 2005

Google PageRank Update Analysis

Search Engine Journal has a useful post analyzing the latest Google PageRank Update in which they speculate as to why many sites have decreased in their visible PR whilst increasing their backlinks: 'The most current PageRank update will undoubtedly...

July 13, 2005

Page Rank - Hype?

Mike Grehan has an article over at ClickZ questioning the importance of PageRank. I get asked often how to improve PR. It happened many times last week. My stock answer, "PageRank isn't so important, so just forget about it," draws...

July 07, 2005

Duplicate Content Penalty in Google

Good basic article over at Search Engine Journal Duplicate Content Penalty - How to Lose Google Ranking Fast: 'Duplicate content penalty. Ever heard of it? This penalty is applied by Google and possibly other search engines when content found...

Welcome Back

Just wanted to take this post to thank Darren for the chance to contribute to this Blog. It really was fun and I learned a few things. Thank you all for your comments. And thanks to those that have visited...

Frequency - Last Part

Keyword Frequency is our final part of this 4 part series. Keyword frequency is the number of times keywords occur within a page's text. It's related to and partnered with Keyword Density. Typically, search engines want to see more than...

July 06, 2005

Are search engines hurting your brand?

Lee Odden asks -Are search engines hurting your brand?' 'Often times, negative comments (true or false) on blogs can gain prominent rankings in search engines for company trademark names. Many company web site admin or marketing staff scramble on...

Welcome back, Darren

Your blogmaster has returned from Europe and it is my time to thank him for allowing this guest hosting gig to run for a very fun month. We guest bloggers may post a little more until Darren Rowse is in...

The problem with video searching

Andy Beal notices that Google is violating copyrights by serving pirated material to searchers. He wonders how much longer they can get away with that. My take is "forever." As long as there is a corrective mechanism to redress complaints,...

July 02, 2005

Extreme searching

You come here for tips - solid, usable advice - and day after day I give you nothing but my own questions. Shame, isn't it? Ah, there I go again. Actually, I have a more serious question and it's about...

July 01, 2005

Video searching

The beta of a new video search engine called blinkx is up and it raises some interesting questions, beginning with "Why". Yahoo and alltheweb currently have video tabs on their search pages. When I entered the search term "SCTV," I...

SE + Community = Groupware

This news item was an eye-opener for me: Yahoo Integrates Personal & Social Search with MyWeb 2.0 Here's the gist of the item: "Now you can search both your own personal web and pages saved by members of a trusted...