My buddy Mike Smith made a funny joke about a new robots.txt file for Google in the post-Eric Schmidt CEO era. I went ahead and made it. Funny?
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With today’s Google PageRank update, I had to dust off a few old Excel docs. Actually, I pretty much check the PageRank for all of my sites every couple of months, so there was no ‘dusting off’ involved.
Well, it looks like Google updated the toolbar PageRank today. And now everyone is going to be checking their sites for PageRank changes. It seems like the last PageRank update was back in early 2010 (April, right?).
Everything is better with Caffeine, right? Oh good. The metaphor joke series begins. Google Caffeine is officially live: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2010/06/our-new-search-index-caffeine.html Now your URLs are immediately processed by Google’s index Caffeine is roughly the same size as the current index, but it gives Google the ability to go bigger and quickly! Caffeine allows Google to process data [...]
Similar SEO Tactics for Google & Bing: Flash: Google and Bing can’t read it. Make sure you have indexable content if your site is Flash-based. XML Sitemaps: Use these! Now already! They are a universal standard. Google and Bing accept sitemaps and sitemap indices. Bing does not currently accept video or news sitemaps. Be sure [...]
Could this AutoComplete data just be another way for Google to hate on SEO and SEOs? I dunno. Probably not. But after Google removed SEO companies from the local results, we know how they really feel about us. And that’s what makes it fun. Godspeed, SEOs!
Hey check this out. It’s Mashable’s Pete Cashmore and his Google profile (now with more Google Buzz): It appears that Google has placed a nofollow on the links within Pete’s Google Buzz feed. However, the links in the right-side column are dofollow. How about that?! Holy crap! These are dofollow links from the domain google.com! [...]
Wow. Around 2:14 of this video, Matt Cutts says Google “can sometimes use the Open Directory Project snippets” when populating snippets for URLs displayed in the SERPs. He then goes on to talk about how Google can also use that information to create a “better” title for URLs in the SERPs: …Webmasters are probably not [...]
Today in Fail News: Google has a service called Google Voice. You can get a phone number and everything! It’s like having another phone. And people can leave messages. And today I see that Google is indexing the voicemail of some Google Voice users. You can listen to some of the messages and even see the transcript of the message, who it was from, what time it was left, etc… Oops. Click here for more!
The most recent Google toolbar PR update occurred around May 27th. Last night as I was up to white hat type of stuff, I noticed that many June blogposts already had a toolbar PR > 1. WTF? Had Google already made a PR update again, just one month after the last one? The answer: Yes. [...]