Meet Melissa Mackey, the Search Blogger of the Day. Today I'd like to highlight a post that yet again brings up a hot button issue – The Ranking Report Debate. It's funny how these issues ebb and flow over time, but it's always great to read the various points and counterpoints offered.
Meet Raaj Paatkar, the Search Blogger of the Day. Today I'd like to highlight a post called Site-wide Links Can Hurt Your Rankings. Raaj explains what sitewide links are, and then discusses the value of these links, going so far as to say that they can actually hurt your rankings. Do you agree? Have you tested the effects? Raaj also wonders about blogrolls, since these are often sitewide. Go read Raaj's post, and then chime in with your thoughts about sitewide links and blogrolls.
Meet Richard Burkhardt, the Search Blogger of the Day. Today I'd like to highlight a post called Reciprocal Linking for Ranking is Anything But Dead. What do you think? Do you still see value in the old recip links game? Do you still have a links page on your site?
Matt Cutts mentioned that we'd be seeing a toolbar PR update within a few days, and sure enough, I see it today, as do others. *Everyone yawns*. But that's not the most interesting aspect of the day. Matt also said, "we'll be expiring some older penalties on websites." And sure enough, he was telling the [...]
Warning! Reality Check in progress..you will be returned to regular programming shortly. Ok, so you say you know what PageRank is and how it applies to search optimization, but do you really? One thing is for certain. A great many SEO's, site owners and webmasters dont seem to truly grasp the conceptso lets take a [...]
A few months ago I wrote a post comparing various online press release services. While nobody disputed their effectiveness at building links, there were questions as to how to measure the full value of Online PR. For fun, I'm going to take a real release that we recently did and answer each of the questions [...]
Credit: TechRepublic 2008: The Year Of More SERP Massacre? The 950, 30 and more recently the -6. No I'm not talking about the latest Tony Hawk skating manouevre, but rather the ominious penalties Google has smited webmasters with in 2007. Now even the Sith have a heart (albeit a very cold one), but seemingly, Google [...]
Matt Cutts says in a comment over on a pretty interesting post at SEOmoz – we did do a full PageRank update several weeks ago – there's less PageRank flowing around in some areas (e.g. search and SEO). Vanessa Fox's site dropped by one as well, and for her as well, it's just a case [...]