First Yahoo, then MSN (Live), then Ask

by Donna Fontenot December 11th, 2006

I've made a decision to switch to a different default search engine at least for the time being. This week I'll be using Yahoo! exclusively, unless I absolutely can't find what I'm looking for. Next week will be MSN's turn, and the following week I'll use Ask. During each successive week, if I am unable [...]

Rant: Google data refreshes suck

by Donna Fontenot December 10th, 2006

I just had to say it. Time after time, with each data refresh that Google pushes out, I see old data being pushed through. Once in a while, they seem to get it right, but more often than not, the old data slips in, wreaking havoc in the SERPs. Call me wrong, call me stupid, [...]

Pittbug blogs!

by Donna Fontenot December 9th, 2006

I consider Reuben Yau, aka Pittbug, to be a PPC expert, so I'm excited to see that he has finally decided to start blogging. Welcome to the blogosphere, Reuben.

Obviously, the Loren Baker / Search Engine Journal story about Google possibly helping fund terrorists groups by displaying ads on terrorist sites has brought about a large response. Yes, the article title is obviously designed for linkbait. Yes, it appears that the slant of the article is geared more towards the terrorist angle, merely for [...]

SEO Spyglass is a very nice free SEO tool

by Donna Fontenot December 7th, 2006

I love SEO tools. I check out every one that comes my way. Then, I tend to tell you about each of them. Today's gem is a free (for now) tool called SEO Spyglass. This thing has all the info you could ask for when researching your competition. Where they got their links, what the [...]

SEO videos for beginners

by Donna Fontenot December 6th, 2006

SEO Videos by GSINC is a nice set of free SEO tutorial videos aimed at the SEO newbie. They are short pieces about a single topic so beginners won't get overwhelmed. Great idea, and I hope they continue on with many more subjects covered.

Search Engine Watch staff blogging SES Chicago

by Donna Fontenot December 1st, 2006

Elisabeth Osmeloski, the Managing Editor of Search Engine Watch, just informed me that two of the SEW Forum moderator staff are stepping up to take over some blogging duties during SES Chicago – Chris Boggs & Frank Watson (aussie webmaster). Chris will also be handling live coverage of the conference for SERoundtable. For SEW, Chris [...]

A bundle of SEO tools

by Donna Fontenot November 30th, 2006

You do use WeBuildPages' great SEO tools, right? I mean, hey, they are free. Besides that, they give you all sorts of great info. I've been using some of the tools for a long time. I'd say how long if I really remembered, but I don't. Just know that I've used them for quite some [...]

Cool WordPress stuff

by Donna Fontenot November 30th, 2006

I am in the process of setting up a new WordPress blog. (Will share the url some other time). I haven't gone through this process in a while, so I've discovered that WordPress has gotten cooler. Well, not so much WordPress itself. But WordPress-related stuff. For instance, since the last time I looked at all [...]

Dealing with a site undergoing the change

by Donna Fontenot November 29th, 2006

My oldest site, (circa 2000), needs to undergo a complete change. Everything, including the theme, platform, content, hosting, and design needs to be completely redone. This is a task I'm dreading, not only because it's going to be a fair amount of work, but because of the SEO value that may be lost. The question [...]