Showing posts with label Organic Search Engine Optimization. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Organic Search Engine Optimization. Show all posts

Monday, November 01, 2010

SEO, ORM, Ethics and the greater good of Google

Hypothesis: 
How long does it take and what effort will it take, to change a misspelling in a Google Search Query? Be it a proper name, Client's Trademarked Brand or Product name?
Ex: "Dawn Maire"


Dawn Maire (Correct spelling) is CSO at @Rockfish - Having recently changed jobs, Dawn is Chief Strategy Officer and since my new title is Sr. Manager, Content Strategy, Search and Social at Rockfish, that would make her my boss. 

While getting to know Dawn and while she was getting to know me on a recent visit to the NWA office of @Rockfish, She asked, "Does that mean you can make me pull up on Google for my real name, instead thinking it’s a 
misspelling of WWE Diva Dawn Marie?" 


Without thinking much, I said "of course, would tomorrow be okay?", She said "That would be great!" After a bit more thinking, I asked, "What do you want to be 1st for your name?" She said, "I dunno, how about my LinkedIn profile?". Knowing this plays well to using my search skills responsibly, I said "Ok, I'll do it right before 10pm"

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Thursday, September 02, 2010

PubCon Las Vegas 2010 Black Hat Session and Discount registration code

Black hatImage via WikipediaBelow is a 20% off coupon to PubCon Vegas
Enter Code: rc-3099415 when you register and get 20% off.
I'm Speaking on the Black Hat SEO panel.. it's going to be fun.. i'm going to out some famous websites doing stuff that @mattcutts and @google could remove them for.
(you better hope it's not one of your clients...)
PubCon Vegas 2010
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Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Search Engine Bias - Search Engine Optimization

Due to search engines’ automated operations, people often
assume that search engines display search results neutrally
and without bias. However, this perception is mistaken.

Like any other media company, search engines affirmatively
control their users’ experiences, which has the consequence
of skewing search results (a phenomenon called “search
engine bias”).

Some commentators believe that search
engine bias is a defect requiring legislative correction.
Instead, this Essay argues that search engine bias is the
beneficial consequence of search engines optimizing content
for their users.

The Essay further argues that the most
problematic aspect of search engine bias, the “winner-takeall”
effect caused by top placement in search results, will be
mooted by emerging personalized search technology.

click for search engine bias essay

Friday, June 15, 2007

Search Engine Ranking Factors

This document represents the collective wisdom of 37 leaders in the world of organic search engine optimization. Together, they have voted on the various factors that are estimated to comprise Google's ranking algorithm (the method by which the search engine orders results). The result is a resource of incredible value - although not every one of the estimated 200+ ranking elements are included, it is my opinion that 90-95% of the knowledge required about Google's algorithm is contained below.
- Rand Fishkin, CEO & Jeff Pollard, Web Developer Launched on April 2, 2007