Does Google have anything to fear from the blogosphere?

Not another paid links post (groan) The whole paid links are evil for Google idea has been around for some time now. This isn't a rehash of those. I want to pass comment on how lately that there's been a lot of Google ill feeling going on, with an increasing…

Google penalizes for paid links and promoting yourself

I was going to post this in a comment at Sphinn, but decided to blog it instead. It related to Google and how they apply penalties to sites who talk about or do things in ways they don't like. Some people think Google doesn't penalise for paid links, I disagree,…

Ghosts in the Google Machine and Seeing Double

David over at science text alerted me to a story that I missed regarding Google and some strange accounts of 'indexed' websites that don't exist installing malaware and viri on Google user machines. Some searches (very specific phrases, and I won't list any of them right now - Google knows…

Does the Google Algorithm rank pages fairly?

[poll=6] What do you think? What factors should, in your opinion be counted most in any algo. Is there too much emphasis on link pop? Are authority scores poorly arrived at? What, if anything would you do that would improve it?

Unfairness inherent in authorities – just another flaw in an algo

Before I say too much else I just wanted to say that generally in most cases I think it unnecessary to be too specific when highlighting the failings and flaws of others. It's too easy to point fingers and say, oh look at how crap so and so is, or…

Google Backlinks

Matt tells us all about the new Google backlinks feature in the webmaster console. I had a little look at this and must confess, think its pretty cool in an 'ooh this is interesting kind of way'. The numbers aside, what I really liked was how it enables you to…

Will a long Blogroll flush your site down the search engine ranking toilet?

Brad wrote an interesting piece today which got me thinking about the topic of linking out, authority scores, pagerank leakage and all those old chestnuts. Lots of papers out there on PageRank and theories and counter theories on how linking out can effect your PR adversely/positively and all that, so…

Google Ranking – Want to perform well? Bring on the subs.

If you've ever launched a new website, especially since 2005, then you'll know that it can take quite some time to be found for your target kw's and phrases within the search engines.This is a little look at Google and how it treats new domains and how trust and authority…

SEO – Brain surgery? Perhaps not, but its not so far off!

Reading this blog here from oilman got me thinking about SEO and how people value their worth in terms of what they charge for their services and how some of what he is saying about others and their denigrating what we do can impact upon us negatively. Putting to one…

Watch your CMS – it could be getting you into trouble

Graywolf blogged about some Disney Blog getting  de-indexed for hidden text. Seems that some blogging platforms/cms's have issues that could get your site removed  for web spamming by inserting text  that is hidden. One commenter there had this to say: Some freely available Wordpress templates (specifically from blogthemes.com)contain hidden links from the…
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