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Yes, Google May Ignore Some of Your Links

Ignored Links

When Google crawls the web, they try to be smart about how they manage and prioritise their resources. There is variety of clues and signals helping them decide what document to crawl and index and how deep to go on a certain path.…

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Why [Press Release] Submission is a Waste of Time

SEO industry has a knack for turning perfectly legitimate marketing disciplines into… something spammy. This is exactly what happened to the idea of press releases and the way they are distributed and picked up.

Press Release Bot

Googlers are aware of PR submission websites and very likely have ways of algorithmically handling well-known sources (PRWeb, PRWire…etc).  …

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Baraza

While looking for unusual Google URLs I found a curious little Google project which has, until now, failed to grab my attention. Essentially Baraza is a knowledge market packed in a Q&A community, driven by a point system.

“Baraza is a free service that enable users to get their questions answered by the community.

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YouTube Subscriber Hack

I have recently discovered a neat trick to get more subscribers to your YouTube channel by utilising the subscription lightbox feature (depicted below).

To see this hack in action go here.

youtube subscriber hack

This feature can be used in your social media stream, profile, website or as part of your newsletter call to action and it provides a faster and more direct way to funnel in new channel subscribers.…

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Google+ Stimulates Connections & Discussion

Some Google+ users are starting to notice the “Never miss another post” prompt such as the one below:

subscribe circles

birthdays

The overview offers an easy way to manage your notifications. It looks like Google is trying to push their circle notification feature and drive conversation on their social platform.…

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Switch Off Impressions in Google Webmaster Tools

How do you switch off impression data in Google Webmaster Tools traffic graph? You can’t. And it’s annoying.

When I go to GWT I like to check my traffic data by going to “Search Queries” section. What I typically see is a flat clicks graph as impressions data always outperforms the clicks.…

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