I filmed this about 2 weeks ago while at MozCon in Seattle.
Full transcription, and a lively discussion in the comments is here.
Google is now showing a little pulldown to the right of the website URL in their search results. When you click the pulldown, you get a synopsis of the company or organization.
In the admittedly limited testing I’ve done so far, I’ve only seen info on the company pulled from two sources: Wikipedia, and DMOZ. Wikipedia is an understandable source, as Google has structured access to that information via their Freebase service. DMOZ is a different story, however, as it’s been notoriously difficult to get added to, and hence its information can be pretty thin and out of date. I did check one of the examples where the company info was pulled from DMOZ, and that same company is in Freebase as well.
Regardless, I’d call this a mildly interesting new user experience feature.
Super Whiteboard Friday presentation by Rand at Moz, explaining at a high level what really SEO encompasses:
Ben Lloyd and Brian Rauschenbach of Add3 did this great Whiteboard Friday at Moz, talking about an assortment of tips on how to take a piece of content and get the most results from it in your social media channels:
Ben is one of the founders of SEMpdx, an organization I’m currently on the board of, as director of Charity of Choice.
While doing keyword research for a client, I spotted a longer than usual set of results.
So I counted them. 100 organic results for “vinyl fencing”. Redid the search, back to the usual 10.
Here’s the screenshot of the page compressed as much as I could…so at least you can see I’m not lying
Followup: my initial query URL was:
clicking on the “2″ (page) link at the bottom took me to this URL (note the num= and the startat= parameters):
Przemyslaw Cwik from the Polish website RynekDomen.pl (which focuses on the domain name business) interviewed me in this Q&A session regarding domains and the state of SEO today.
This is the presentation I did at SEMpdx on March 11, 2014, on how good Panda optimization on-page can be more important than a massive backlink profile. Continue reading
Presentation on Google’s Panda algo from SEMpdx monthly education event, held October 9 2012. Continue reading