Default search engine quest ends

by Donna Fontenot December 31st, 2006

Back on 12/11, I mentioned that I was on a quest to find a new default search engine. For one week each, I was going to try Yahoo, MSN, and Ask. This past week was Ask's turn. All in all, it fared pretty well, with only a few disappointments. It didn't however, do well enough [...]

SEOld Lang Syne

by Donna Fontenot December 31st, 2006

Should auld search engines be forgot And never brought to mind Should old search engines be forgot and days of auld lang syne? For auld lang syne, my dear, for auld lang syne, we'll take a cup of algos yet, for auld lang syne. Should auld search engines be forgot and never brought to mind? [...]

Z-List Meme

by Donna Fontenot December 28th, 2006

Eric Enge told me about the latest meme that is spreading which is geared towards highlighting blogs that deserve more attention than they may be getting. Started by Mack Collier, it gives link love to blogs that deserve it. To continue the process, simply CUT AND PASTE the list I have below, and then ADD [...]

SEO Scoop's 2006 Stats

by Donna Fontenot December 27th, 2006

Since SEOmoz is sort of requesting bloggers' stats, and Graywolf has followed suit, I thought I'd share some stats as well. Unfortunately, I changed hosts earlier this year, so I only have some stats since April. In addition, the stats available to me are minimal, and for SEO Scoop, I didn't really see a need [...]

SEO strategies for 2007

by Donna Fontenot December 26th, 2006

Looking back on 2006, I can see that I've had some successes and some failures in my SEO strategies. Most of the failures centered around lack of interest and/or time, while some involved technical "oopsies" on my part. Most of the successes had much to do with concentration and investment of time to a project. [...]

Next on the using a new search engine series

by Donna Fontenot December 25th, 2006

Following up on my test of using other search engines series (started here and continuing here), last week was MSN's turn (or, Live). MSN didn't fare as well for me as Yahoo! did. I didn't have a horrible experience when searching for stuff using MSN, but it wasn't great either. I found what I was [...]

Google index updates

by Donna Fontenot December 23rd, 2006

I've been making some noise (often sarcastically) about Google not acknowledging the SERPs changes that webmasters have been seeing over the last few weeks. See comments here, here and here. Basically, Matt Cutts has been saying repeatedly that the changes lots of people are seeing in the SERPs is just "normal operations". I guess he [...]

Merry Christmas!

by Donna Fontenot December 22nd, 2006

Christmas is arriving shortly, and I'm being tugged in various directions to prepare for it. SEO has to go on the backburner for a few days, so if you don't hear from me, that's why. I hope all of you have a very Merry Christmas, and for those of you who don't celebrate Christmas, have [...]

You can own me!

by Donna Fontenot December 20th, 2006

Just for fun, I ran SEO Scoop through Leapfish's domain appraisal tool. Here's the result: Note that the appraisal did not take the ice cream scoop graphic into consideration, which of course, would raise the value considerably, but I'll be happy to throw that in for free. What a deal! First person to PayPal me [...]

Update on using a new search engine

by Donna Fontenot December 18th, 2006

A week ago, I began my quest to find a new default search engine. Last week, I used Yahoo! exclusively. How did it fare? Just fine. I was perfectly content with it all week. I found what I was looking for 99% of the time, and the rest of the time, it was equally difficult [...]