A week ago I knew nothing about SEO… here’s what I’ve learnt

About twelve years ago I built a few websites; mostly for myself, but also a few for small businesses and family friends. These were the days when the search market was split between sites like Yahoo!, AltaVista, WebCrawler, Ask Jeeves, Excite, Lycos and of course Google; when dial-up connections ruled the world and marquee text and frames were (almost) acceptable parts of website design.…

 

Google Algorithm Updates: June & July 2012 [Organised List]

Google’s massive list of June and July updates: Trimmed, merged and organised into five main areas: quality, query understanding, images, snippets and other.

Google Update

Page Quality:

  1. Several boosts and tweaks for high-quality content from trusted sources.
  2. Several Panda tweaks including algorithm and a fresh data feed.
 

Google Search Engine Algorithm Update – New Signal

Amit Singhal posted a new update on the Google’s Inside Search Blog relating to a new update to their search algorithm that is going to start next week.

Google Update

The new signal that will be enlisted into over 200 existing signals is the number of valid copyright removal notices that Google receives for any website out there.…

 

Bing & Bing Webmaster Tools Rise to Power

While Google seems to push webmasters to the limit of their patience with new updates and rules Bing seems to be claiming more and more followers with updates that were brought by listening to the complaints of the unsatisfied webmasters tired of Google’s rein.…

 

Dejan SEO Hangout: 9 August 2012

First Hangout on Air by Dejan SEO. Discussing SEO issues and webmaster questions. Topics covered include: SEO experiments, safety and links, CTR rates, content, Panda and more.

 

Google Search Results for Mars Images

It’s interesting to see how Google reacts to ultra-popular searches. Is this an algorithmic reaction or a manual hack to suit the popular demand?…

 

Control the ads you see with ‘Mute this Ad’

Google have recently announced that they are introducing a ‘mute this ad’ button for ads on their Google Display Network.

How To Mute

The ‘mute this ad’ button will be in the form of a small [x], which will appear beside display ads. …

 

Curiosity landing on the Red Planet

The Mars Science Laboratory – The NASA rover Curiosity will land down on Mars on Monday, August 6, 2012, as estimated today at 3:31am AEST. This mission, lasting one Martian-year (98 Earth weeks),  is of both scientific and human significance.  …

 

Unusually Fresh PageRank Update in August 2012

Google’s toolbar PageRank (TBPR) values were released to public in August this year, but with much fresher snapshot date than we remember.

PageRank value is always a historic figure showing real-time PageRank score of a page at the time when the snapshot was taken.…

 

eCommerce SEO Guide: Strategy & Content Quality

This is an inspiring article for those involved in optimising eCommerce site and struggling with content quality.

You run an online store and have hundreds or even thousands of products. You’re pretty happy with its structure, pages are canonicalised, conversions are decent and you just need some more traffic.…

 

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