This is a double layer of tinfoil post! Today Google announced Product Search is to Become Google Shopping. I am very familiar with Product Search Inclusion from working with Yahoo Stores. Product Inclusion isn’t new to Google either as Danny Sullivan points out in his excellent post on the ad… Continue Reading The Google Inclusion Myth Explored!
Today Barry Schwartz reported on a WebmasterWorld thread in which an SEO had noticed that Google has started to purge their index of the free directory submission web sites. In the post Barry indicated a number of free Directories were being removed from Google’s index. Below is an excerpt from… Continue Reading Is Google Really De-indexing Free Directories?
The aftermath of the Over Optimization Penalty which is Googleze for link building with exact match anchor text and Panda’s machine learning algo assigning Quality Scores to sites and most link builders are scratching their heads wondering what techniques are still effective. The conundrum for link builders is links are… Continue Reading The Art of Google Link Building
Google Webmaster Tools announced an update to their interface today! The new dashboard is pretty cool giving you a quick overview of the site pulse with what looks like pretty new graphs too! There were not a lot of changes except for HTML Suggestions became HTML Improvements, however the functionality… Continue Reading Google Webmaster Tools Gets a Fresh Look
I don’t read many books, especially, books on SEO. I only got through about 2 chapters of the last one by some Fishkin character. Lets just say it wasn’t exactly ground breaking stuff. However, when I read that Lee Odden was releasing a book called Optimize “How to Attract and… Continue Reading Optimize; Integrating SEO, Social Media and Content Marketing
Yesterday I received a skype call from Paul Anthony a long time Dojo Member and fellow Microshaft Dev (he’s gone on to better things as well). Paul came to me to bounce something off me that he had discovered about Pinterest. I kind of laughed and suggested he speak to… Continue Reading Seriously Pintrest! A Meta Tag to Stop Pinning?
(co-written by SEO Gal) You’re absolutely confident you’re doing things right. You’ve gone down your personal SEO checklist: yep, yep, yep. Everything is running perfectly… Of course, that was back when you first set up your online shop. You know, back before you got busy with clients and had nothing… Continue Reading Technical SEO: The Frog that Tromped Google Webmaster Tools
Ed note; This post is written by Webmaster T (Terry Van Horne) and Dojo Gal whom Terry is mentoring. You can expect more posts to come from T and Dojo gal in the future “There’s more politics in SEO than there’s ever been in government.” ~ DojoGal Dear Optimizing… Continue Reading A Kindly Worded Letter to the SEO “Industry”
A while back I did a post entitled “Segmenting Query Spaces by Audience and Behavior“. The research I’m discussing today would be the second step in my keyword development strategy for a site. The third step in the research side is gathering intelligence on the players in the query space.… Continue Reading Search Engine Optimization: Finding Keywords for Optimization of Site Structure & Link Architecture
Google’s Local Search has been less than useful for as long as I can remember. A day late and a dollar short if you will! Google tried to buy Yelp and then Groupon and was rebuffed by both. The reasons no doubt are a reflection of what happens to a… Continue Reading Groupon Turns down Google Choosing Pursue a Social Platform and Stores of its Own!