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Mar 11

Bing’s Search Share Grows due to Wetlands near Anchorage, Alaska

by | March 11th, 2010 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments Off on Bing’s Search Share Grows due to Wetlands near Anchorage, Alaska

In case you have not yet heard, Bing’s Search Share Grew in February and their Market Share was up for the Third Straight Month in a row. The 4% to 6% month over month growth in search traffic is pulling Bing an estimated search share of somewhere between 9% and 12% of all total monthly […]

Mar 01

Bing is getting back to business as usual. Maybe…

by | March 1st, 2010 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments Off on Bing is getting back to business as usual. Maybe…

After 2+ weeks of continuous search, social and web media coverage, the 2010 Winter Olympics have finally come to a close. It now time to put our individual Olympic dreams on ice for another 4 years and get back to business as usual.  That’s exactly what Bing is doing. Well, sort of…

Feb 19

Google Follows Bing for Once – Tests Olympic Logos in Search Engine Result Pages

by | February 19th, 2010 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments Off on Google Follows Bing for Once – Tests Olympic Logos in Search Engine Result Pages

Well this has to be a first! It now appears that Google is showing their special Holiday and Event logos in their search engine result pages in a very similar manner to how Bing has been for almost a year. Here are a few screen captures that show the new SERP’s.

Feb 12

DMOZ 2.0 Rumored to Launch at End of March

by | February 12th, 2010 | Posted in Link Building | Comments (19)

There have been many reports and rumors about the forthcoming Open Directory Project overhaul, dubbed DMOZ 2.0, from as far back as March 2008. Recent info has hinted at the End of Q1. But just yesterday (Thu. Feb. 11th 2010), there was a strong rumor of a dmoz.org launch that might set one of the […]

Dec 15

The Search Engine War against Paid Links

by | December 15th, 2009 | Posted in Link Building | Comments Off on The Search Engine War against Paid Links

Buying and selling links to directly influence search engine ranking algorithms has been a hot button in the SEO community for several years. The topic first started to really heat up back in 2005 when Google began taking stronger action against publishers and advertisers who bought and sold keyword targeted text links. Today the search […]

Oct 31

Happy Halloween! Google’s 2009 Halloween Logo and Logos from the Past

by | October 31st, 2009 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments Off on Happy Halloween! Google’s 2009 Halloween Logo and Logos from the Past

Happy Halloween! In honor of the frightful night, as has been a hallowed tradition for the past 11 years, Google created a special logo that was only displayed on October 31st. Here are several of the past Google Halloween Logos from as far back as 1999, the year that I got my start in SEO. […]

Oct 23

The Flaw in Google Analytics “Goal Position Change”

by | October 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Analytics, Tools & Software | Comments (3)

Recently, Google Analytics made an update to their Goal Conversion Tracking system that allows you to rearrange and change the position of your goals by simply selecting a different spot in a dropdown menu. At first glance earlier today, this new feature seemed to be an easy way to rearrange your goals to your preference […]

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