Category: Search engines

Alternative search engines

I have to admit that I’m addicted to search engine opimisation. I have an obsessive need to chase the changes at Google and Yahoo and waste hours mulling over the rankings of my sites. I spose in my case it

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Bad Bots must die

Lately I’ve witnessed a couple of blatant attempts to rip content from our directory sites. Of course this pisses me off. It takes many months to build up a quality directory and to have this ripped and displayed by someone

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How not to build site links..!

I received this email today. Frankly I’m fed up with webmasters trying to coerce links out of other webmasters. As far as I am concerned I only link to sites that are useful to our target audience. A reciprocal link

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The loneliness of a long distance SEO

It has been a while since I’ve SEO’d a site from scratch and I’m suffering a massive fit of frustration as I watch the American Dating Guide completely fail to get any traffic – with the exception of crawlers of

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Search engines go topsy turvy

Strange things a foot in search engine land – well for our websites anyway. Today we’ve seen a large surge of traffic from yahoo. And what’s more is that it is gooooood traffic – high conversion ratio traffic. As anyone

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Qucktime Streaming (not)

I was wondering why I was getting lots of search referrers for the word Qucktime. They all pointed to a blog entry about setting up a “streaming server”. The more observant among you may notice that the first letter i

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dmoz at last

For those of you who came in late, dmoz is the Open Directory Project. dmoz is described as the largest, most comprehensive human-edited directory of the Web. It also acts as a central data feed for most of the major

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Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone – a pointer

Brett Tabke’s Successful Site in 12 Months with Google Alone is a damn fine article. However I keep loosing the URL and I’m posting it here so I can find it in the future. The article has also been reprinted

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More thoughts on new Google

Several observations have been made:- 1. downgraded sites have keywords in the links from other sites . 2. the majority of results in Google results pages are keyword rich internal pages . 3. downgraded sites are optimised for competitive key

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Commercial sites go bye bye

Google is still doing odd things to our site rankings. Initially the thinking was that sites were being filtered / penalised for use of competitive keywords. Now it is beginning to seem that they have seriously reworked the way they

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