Internet discounts and coupon codes

by Donna Fontenot November 26th, 2006

This is not SEO-related really, but well, I just don't have anything to say about SEO today. Instead, let's talk about discounts. A few weeks ago, I ordered a laptop bag from ebags. After I placed the order, ebags thanked me by giving me a 20% off special link for the next time I made […]

Happy Thanksgiving from SEO Scoop

by Donna Fontenot November 22nd, 2006

Happy Thanksgiving to everyone reading this today, no matter where you live. I thank you for sharing time with me as I blather on about SEO. I hope that you and your loved ones have much to be thankful for…now and in the future. Now, go on, get off the internet and go enjoy the […]

Mountain Commerce 6.0 – search engine friendly ecommerce

by Donna Fontenot November 22nd, 2006

While at Pubcon, I had a chance to chat with the friendly guys from Mountain Media about their new search engine friendly ecommerce package, Mountain Commerce. I was interested in the product, because truly se friendly commerce packages are pretty difficult to come by. Sure, things are getting a little better out there, but much […]

Adam Lasnik on link exchanges

by Donna Fontenot November 21st, 2006

Adam Lasnik said on Google Groups: …reciprocal links have been around forever, and Google doesn't frown on engaging in reciprocal linking in moderation. The key here is, indeed, moderation . If, say, 90% of your backlinks are reciprocal, that's probably not going to improve how our algorithms view your site. Or worse, if 90% of […]

Egg on webmasters face – or is it?

by Donna Fontenot November 19th, 2006

I have to relate a very humorous story that happened at Pubcon a few days ago. Please read all the way through because the ending is special. It always amazes me that anyone would volunteer their sites during the site review portion of a conference. I mean, here you have the search engine reps looking […]

Data push going on with Google right now?

by Donna Fontenot November 18th, 2006

Looks to me like a data push began on the 16th and is rolling through still. I'm seeing major changes on a couple of sites and have seen a few others mention it around the web. Looking at the datacenters shows differences of several hundred places in ranking in some cases. Anyone else seeing anything?

4 PubCon SEO tips and tidbits

by Donna Fontenot November 17th, 2006

A couple of snippets of SEO tips/tidbits mentioned at the conference that I wanted to note while I still remember them: If a url has no cache link in the Yahoo SERPs….it's probably got a penalty on it. Matt Cutts said the only urls in the supplemental index are those with not enough PageRank to […]

Great people of PubCon

by Donna Fontenot November 16th, 2006

Just wanted to give a shout out to all the great people I met this week at PubCon. I do have a wee bit of spirits in me thanks to the great guys at Linkworth, so pardon me if I misspell anyone's name, get a name wrong, or forget anyone. But rest assured, if I […]

Yahoo and MSN now supporting Google sitemap protocol

by Donna Fontenot November 15th, 2006

The Google blog just announced that Yahoo and MSN will be officially supporting the sitemap XML protocol that Google created last year. You can get more information on the protocol at

Quick note and link

by Donna Fontenot November 14th, 2006

Guy Kawasaki was the keynote speaker this morning here at PubCon, and he was one funny dude. Very entertaining speaker. And since he begged us all to link to him, I thought I'd throw him a bone. LOL. So, here's a link, funny guy, and I'll definitely be reading your blog more often now that […]