Finally! Google has recomputed its panda index correction, and one of our websites, openweather.com, has just been allowed out of the panda penalty box. The graph below shows what this looks like in unique users a day The start of the panda penalty was on the 12th of April, end of the penalty for openweather […]
Matt Cutts, Google’s search engine optimisation rock-star, in his keynote interview with Chris Sherman at the London Search Engine Strategies conference yesterday. The main conference room was full with over a thousand avid listeners and bloggers. The picture shows Linda Evans blogging the interview furiously, see Linda’s blog entry of Conversation with Google’s Matt Cutts. […]
DMOZ, the open content directory public directory, works through volunteer editors. Thousands of editors sift through submissions to their directory sections and try and edit a quality list of diretories. Over the years most search engines, notably Google, Yahoo and MSN, have used the DMOZ directory structure and content. Google especially uses DMOZ for its […]
Google’s toolbar pagerank and banklinks have updated overnight, the last update being in April. Though pagerank is largely discredited as a reliable measure of authority and ranking, in the absence of other reliable measure, it is still widely used. More critical is when text link purchase prices are set according to pagerank. As the workings […]
The Islington Business Design Center yesterday for the June 2006 Search Engine Strategies 2006 Conference Excellent set of seminars. My favorite theme was the link building tips: Link building is becoming a conversation. A personal relationship between your firm and its community, your entire value chain, partners, allies, press and media surrounding your market. Mike […]
The concesus is that the web sites with SEO and webmaster attention cruise up the alexa rankings, but don’t necessarily have real traffic. As observed by Matt Cutts. A great image of where things go wrong with alexa is shown below. The figure shows that above the 50,000 ranking, all traffic figures are distorted. You […]
Microsoft is not happy with owning 99% of the PC desktop market. It wants to own all of the internet search too. Microsoft made unofficial approaches to take over Yahoo’s search technology. Only to be rebuffed by Yahoo CEO, Terry Semel. Semel said: “My impartial advice to Microsoft is that you have no chance. The […]
The volume of spam comment arriving on Enclick has tripled over the last few weeks. Spammers are systematically targetting blogs, specially well placed and referenced blogs for attack. Over 90% of blog comments are spam, reports Akismet Note volume of spam on the graph below published by Akismet, a spam security firm for blogs.
CNET reports that Google’s share of the U.S. Web search market continues to increase against Yahoo and Microsoft, according to April 2005 data from ComScore Networks: “The search giant’s market share among home, work and university Internet users climbed from 42.7 percent to 43.1 percent from March to April of this year–up from 36.5 percent […]
Google opens its search statistics with Google Trends. Specially useful for seasonal trends in particular keywords. Note the seasonality, strong peak in June for bathrooms searches from the figure below, Google trends is a great complement to Alexa and Google Keywords tool analysing trends.