Taking a jab at the really rough interface of Google Places… Continue reading Why Editing Google Places is like being a Sorcerer’s Apprentice
This is from a presentation I did for SEMpdx in November of 2011. Continue reading SEO 101: On-Page Optimization
Search Agency Slingshot SEO has compiled this very interesting and useful report on click rates on each position in the organic search results, reported in the linked article at Search Engine Watch. Continue reading Click-thru Rates in Organic Search
The collector car pricing app for iPad and iPhone I helped build for Sports Car Market and Chubb Collector Car Insurance has been reviewed by many websites, Continue reading Classic Car Guide iPad and iPhone App
I don’t actually have proof of this, but consider the evidence: Continue reading Google Places is Run by Extraterrestrials
In probably the most important search ranking news in 2010, Ben Hendrickson of SEOmoz announced his findings yesterday at the SEOmoz PRO conference in Seattle. Continue reading LDA – More Important than Inbound Links
Found an interesting quirk in Google local search today. I was looking for a particular company’s placement in Google local results. Continue reading Portland, Oregon…or Estonia?
I discovered this peculiar bug yesterday when checking on rankings and reviews for my client Von Ray Johnson, a personal trainer in downtown Portland.
Portland Mercury News editor Matt Davis’ blog shows up as all 9 reviews for my client–and all links presented just go to the home page of his blog site. Continue reading Bug in Google Local Search reviews algorithm
BACKGROUND: Google Mini is essentially an appliance, a mini version of Google that they ship preconfigured on a cheap rackmount webserver, with a light version of Google installed. You can configure it a little to look like your site, and get it to catalog just your site’s pages, and then integrate a search box into your website to implement site search.
At TheBigDay, we bought a Google Mini box. It lasted a little less than a year before biting the biscuit. So, Google shipped us a new box as it was under warranty. I sort of expect that a webserver would last more like 3-5 years at least, but whatever…they replaced it, so let’s move on, right? Not real happy about all the extra time I had to put in, but at this point I was OK with the support. Continue reading The Disposable Search Engine
We got a little traffic from RingEnvy.com at TheBigDay, and for various reasons I decided to poke my nose in a little deeper…and was quite entertained by the spammy trick I discovered.
It seems RingEnvy.com is scraping content from Yahoo Answers in order to generate lots of pages of juicy content for the search engines to digest and index, in the hopes of driving more traffic.
Continue reading Double-translation spam