Archive for 'Search'

Yoo-hoo to Buy Yahoo?

Yoo-hoo to Buy Yahoo?

It looks like the favorite soft drink company has interest in Yahoo. It seems like a coincidence being that both the brands sound closely similar and are close in spelling, but why would Yoo-hoo want to get into the search space? This makes no sense or at least it seems odd, but in this day […]

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Why Google Could Fall to Facebook

Why Google Could Fall to Facebook

Even the Mighty Casey struck out and Google may be the next to fall from being the most visited site on the internet. Since March 2010, Facebook has gained a ton of ground on the King and is currently less than 10% less in unique visitors daily according to Compete.com. Facebook is currently the second […]

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How Do You Measure Blog Success

How Do You Measure Blog Success

The most important metric I use when measuring my blog success is traffic from search. This metric tells me that my articles are being indexed and they are positioned high in SERP (Search Engine Result Page). If visitors are coming to your blog from search, it means they are looking for content you are publishing […]

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Google Search Update Already Impacting Content Farms

Google Search Update Already Impacting Content Farms

In the last couple of weeks, there’s been a buzz about Google making changes to their algorithm that will ultimately have a direct effect on search results. This change by Google will reduce the level of low-quality, non-useful content from search results. According to Google, approximately 11.8% of search queries have been updated, which largely […]

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Content Farms and Auto Blogs Beware!

Content Farms and Auto Blogs Beware!

Back in September 2009, I published an article called “Auto Blogs are Unethical and Downright Wrong” and apparently Google feels the same as I do about content farms. These content farms are blogs that re-purpose content without permission from the original author. Google’s official blog stated the following; “The next Google algorithm update will focus […]

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Blekko Search Engine Filters Out Spam Web Sites

Blekko Search Engine Filters Out Spam Web Sites

There’s a new search engine that launched today called “Blekko” which does a much better job at filtering out spam web sites by providing refined search results from trustworthy sources. This is something that Google has missed the boat on. Many search results point to malicious websites that have low reliability and trust, but it […]

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