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How Google’s Penguin Update Got Its Name

April 26th, 2012 · 6 Comments

Danny Sullivan just announced that Google has officially named its recent webspam update “The Penguin Update”.  Danny provides some background on how Google names updates like “Panda” and some of the commenters speculate on how Google came up with “Penguin”. My $0.02:  Googlers are geeks.  Geeks like comic books. From the Wikipedia entry for Penguin [...]

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Think A Bunch of SEO Spammers Just Got Destroyed by a Penguin

April 26th, 2012 · 7 Comments

Google’s recent “over optimization” update aka The Penguin Update combined with Panda 3.5 has been interesting to watch unfold. My site’s organic traffic grew 20% over the past few days and while I’d like to think it’s because I am doing SEO right, the data suggests it’s more likely that other sites were doing it, if [...]

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Google Comparison Ads: 100 more pixels of fun

March 23rd, 2012 · 8 Comments

Gee thanks Overture Google. That Comparison Ad is very helpful and I didn’t need for my organic results to show up above the fold anyhow.

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How To Get a #Yay! in Google Webmaster Tools

March 21st, 2012 · 1 Comment

As noted yesterday, Google Webmaster Tools has started reporting on URLs that get large changes in search engine traffic with the following item in the Messages section: I dubbed it the GWT Cheerleader because it seemed so darn peppy. The message tells you that the traffic to the URL has either increased or decreased significantly [...]

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Meet The Google Webmaster Tools SEO Cheerleader #Yay!

March 20th, 2012 · 3 Comments

First time I have ever seen this message in Google Webmaster Tools. It reads: “Search results clicks for [URL] have increased significantly. Yay!” #yay

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How To Get +1s For Your Local Business

January 23rd, 2012 · 3 Comments

And while I’m on the subject, Stever has a great post up on some tips for Encouraging Google +1 Votes for Local Business Websites. Key point for unsuspecting SMBs to take note of: “Forget the new schemes popping up to buy hundreds of plus 1 votes. Those will be meaningless to a local business as [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Plus · Google Social Search

Google+ Needs Tight Local Networks To Succeed

January 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments

SearchEngineLand just published Google Plus Connections Are The New Link, some thoughts of mine on how local search co’s and SMBs may try to leverage Google Search Plus Your World to improve local SEO. After rereading it, it seems clear that as more and more organic results are deemed to have “local intent”, the only [...]

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Google Results Suck? Try Google Plus?

January 20th, 2012 · 7 Comments

  I don’t recall seeing these little prompts in the search results before.

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Google Plus SEO Jujitsu – Google SEO Guide

January 18th, 2012 · 6 Comments

  A few years ago on these august pages I did a post on Reputation Management Jujitsu as a way of obtaining links by saying nice things about companies with poor online reputations. The idea being that these companies are eager to link to blogs saying positive things about their brand. Now that Google Search [...]

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Hitler Hears About Google Search Plus Your World

January 13th, 2012 · 16 Comments

I couldn’t resist. Update: As of 2/10/12 this video has been seen over 170,000 times.  Achtung Baby!

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