Well, it’s official – the Google Penguin updates are costing me money. Thanks a lot, Matt Cutts! Just kidding. It’s actually kinda funny.
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Live Blogging SMX Advanced 2012: Surviving Personalization with Google & Bing
Last night, around 11:45pm PST, I started noticing that the PageRank had increased for most of my sites. Or it stayed the same. I haven’t seen the PageRank for any of my sites drop. That’s for sure. Probably the best part about this PageRank update is that no one is really talking about it. I’m [...]
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?
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?).
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.
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 [...]
Hey! I am sure you are all aware of last week’s PageRank update. Yeah, it happened. And even though Google recently told us to stop concerning ourselves with PR so much, I’m still going to check out how my sites are doing. I dunno. I know Toolbar PR is way old and outdated and such, [...]