17 Aug Google Offices Raided In South Korea

Unlike here in North America where we let Google get away with snooping on our citizens, South Korea took more affirmative action the other day. With concerns over privacy, South Korean Police raided Google's offices in Seoul mainly on the suspicion of unauthorized collection and storage of data on unspecified Internet users from Wi-Fi networks. While this is going to get a lot of press, can you imagine the viral link campaign Google is getting out of it...

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11 Aug Googles Search Results For Apples

I'm just half way done my morning latte, reading through the Google section of Webmaster World and quickly came across this gem. You've seen me on Twitter, forums and here discussing the recent changes that Google has mixed into its search results, but this just adds more fuel to the fire. From the picture below, is it any surprise to you that there are so many Apple Computer links showing up for this term. Obviously these results will vary depending...

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06 Aug Google SERPs Results Still Causing Havoc For Some

Whether or not your website had a positive effect after the Mayday update, you have no doubt noticed the difference in the search results Google has been rolling out. While they stated it would help clean up the listings, not many people are actually seeing a positive difference. I've actually seen more grey/blackhat sites gaining ground, and the paid links are still ranking people like it was the only thing that worked. If you're an avid reader of Webmaster World,...

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25 Jul Does Google Age Backlinks Over Time?

I'm sitting here, drinking my much needed Triple Grande Latte from Starbucks near my condo, of course taking in my daily dose of Webmaster World Forums. I love the topics that come up here, and there is no better forum on the net to learn about Google, as well as in depth link building chat. I cannot tell you how much I appreciate these forums, and even more happy that they haven't turned into a the likes of Digital Point...

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16 Jun Ecommerce Sites and Google Mayday

A lot of you know I do a lot of Ecommerce Link Building and it can be a sour lover sometimes to fight the uphill battle against Google. The recent Mayday update from Google took a good look at the long tail search arena, and hit a few Ecommerce sites harder than a lot of people expected. I'll try and give you folks a few pointers to either keep your long tail traffic, improve it or gain back the losses...

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21 May Google Pac-Man Logo FTW

    Today is Pac-Mans 30th Birthday and the folks at Google decided to create a playable logo for their US customers only. I didn't even see any news until I used a US datacenter IP to check some rankings...

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18 May Google Patent #20050071741 Analyzed

I thought this would be a good read for anyone of any skill level, link builder or not. Google has a lot of patents and I've been wading through them in what is left of my spare time. They usually give a good insight into what Google is currently implementing, and what they might consider in the future. This document, to the best of my knowledge, was created by the fine folks at SEOmoz, perhaps Rand? Google Patents ...

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15 May Google Follows Twitter Links?

Well it is not secret that Google doesn't always pay attention to the nofollow code. Don't believe me? That's fine I don't really care. There's nothing wrong with a nofollow link in the first place, at least that's what I think. You have to have them, they're natural and they make your link profile look good, so what's going on with Twitter here? Well I've done my own testing, so should you, but some folks at Webmaster World got a...

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28 Apr Strange Google Listing Result

I was just Googling around for some local search stuff, non client related when I came across this strange anomaly within the SERPs. Forgive me if this isn't something new, but I've never seen a Google listing pick up those characters from on page like this before, and it surely caught my eye. The link goes to a local Craigslist ad in which you can see why Google picked this up and is now showing it as is...

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