Archive for May, 2011


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Google’s Block Button Could Trigger Fail

Matt Cutts gave some good information in a live chat that was hosted on YouTube.com last week. In it, he answered lots of questions at the #askmatt hashtag and much of it was about Panda. Matt says that Google’s spam team (which he heads) was involved in the algo change, but it was the quality […]

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Pinky or The Brain: What’s Your Evil Plan?

If you’re in the U. S., Happy Memorial Day! And if you served in our armed forces, thank you. This is your day, and I appreciate your commitment to this country. You are a hero. So, thanks very much. For me, it’s a three-day weekend (thanks for that, too), and I’m catching up on some […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-29 #theSEONewsBlog

6 Gadgets We’re Playing With This Week: Mashable recently kicked off its Gadget of the Day Series, supported by … http://bit.ly/jPTLuf # Is There a Social Media Tech Bubble? [INFOGRAPHIC]: Valuations of social media companies are starting to remi… http://bit.ly/ifSNEo # 13 Instagram Apps For More Photo Fun: In this collection of our favorite Instagram-inflused […]

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Canonical Hacking

Apparently, there are hackers going around adding canonical tags to other people’s web pages. The canonical tags point to the hacker’s spammy site, of course, because it’s a way for that site to get rankings. The canonical tag looks like this: <link rel=”canonical” href=”http://www.originalpage.com/“ >This tells search engines to list originalpage.com in the SERPs and […]

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Improve the SEO of Your Category Pages

You know, we use Thesis theme a lot at Overcome Everything. So, I’ve gotten to know it pretty intimately. I mean, I’m not a Thesis hacker, but I can play with code and make it do what I want it to, you know? I mean, I created footers and menus before they were built in. […]

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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2011-05-22 #theSEONewsBlog

Third iPad Factory Worker Dies, More Details Emerge: Foxconn announced a third employee has died as a result … http://bit.ly/m1Dske # The Earliest Social Network Ever Discovered [COMIC]: Archaeologists know that humans have always been social. … http://bit.ly/m6W875 # HOW TO: Use Social Media During Your Family Vacation: We all have that one family member […]

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Facebook Etiquette… A Cautionary Tale

So, we all know Facebook is important to business. And since Google has included social search in its results pages and admitted that your status in social media is factored into how your pages appear in the SERPs, you should know how to act on Facebook. Remember, it’s NOT a sales platform. So… this should […]

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