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 [...]
Up first: Tony Adam, Sr. Online Marketing Manager, SEO, MySpace Social Media Tools: HelpAReporterOut (HARO) PitchEngine: social media releases SocialMention: social media alerts and mentions ScoutLabs: social media monitoring platform; brand sentiment, buzz, etc… Twitter tools: Twitter widgets FriendOrFollow.com: find out who follows you UnTweeps: find twitter accounts that are stale or not being used [...]
Up first is Danny Sullivan: Overview of basic search vs. real time search. Google : 88 billion searches per month. Search marketing is more than web, more than keywords Search marketing means being visible where someone has overtly expressed a need or desire “Normal” search is a many-to-many platform Many marketers reach out to many [...]
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!
Yelp simply added the “vEvent” microformat code around the event listings they already had, and Google began showing select events below the main URL. With the event tag, I’ll be interested to see if Google must recrawl a page to update the event list, or will it simply drop events that have past dates? In any event, it’s an awesome way to get 3 additional links in your listing and attract a little more attention.
I was not able to get firstname.lastname@example.org. Yeah. I know. Cue the violins. It’s such a tragedy. It was probably because I didn’t get a beta invite to Gmail, and someone beat me to the punch. Whatever. I’m over it. Kind of. But I always knew that not getting my name as a Gmail username [...]
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! [...]
Google Buzz finally rolled out to my inbox. It’s kinda funny because Google Buzz (buzz.google.com) comes to us about 2 years after Yahoo Buzz (buzz.yahoo.com). The part that I haven’t figured out yet is: What problem does this new Google feature solve? Was there really a need for another buzz-like feature on the web? I guess so. I think it’s part of Google move from a search company to a software company. More specifically, this is obviously a move to gain a bigger foothold in the ‘social scene’ (social media).
Wow. I guess I shouldn’t be shocked. Times are tough. We are in the midst of a recession. And it looks like when times are tough, people get lazier and hornier. The Google Trends graph above is filtered for search volume in the United States from 2004-2009, so don’t tell me that some other countries are skewing the data. Again, I guess I shouldn’t be shocked, but seriously? Really? Are humans that predictable?