Tag Archives: search engines

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Long Posts versus Short Posts

Once upon a time, the conventional wisdom was that Google wouldn’t index, and therefore rank, any thing shorter than 300 words. I wrote an article about how 300 words is basically nothing, noting that an introduction and conclusion could take up 100 of those words

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Social Search Fools Gold

These days, it seems that technology pundits and enthusiasts can’t clamor loudly enough for social network signals to be included in search engine ranking results. It isn’t hard to see why. Your friends probably like a lot of the same things that you do. That

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Google Knowledge Graph Big Deal or Not?

There are two ways to watch what Google does with its search engines. One is through the eyes of the average user, and the other is through the eyes of an online publisher who is concerned about search engine traffic getting to his or her

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How Google Panda 2 Update Hit eHow and Others

Earlier this year, the webmaster, online publisher and SEO communities were abuzz with news of a major Google algorithm update. Although Google claimed less 15 percent of websites were affected, legions of web publishers and search engine optimization experts took to forum, blog posts, and

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NY Times Exposes More Google Spam

The New York Times has another high profile article exposing how Google is broken.  The article notes that JC Penny ranked #1 in Google search results pages for numerous terms during the lucrative shopping season thanks mostly to numerous paid links. Both the writer and

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Why New Search Engine Blekko Will Fail

A new search engine has launched. Chances are that unless you are a member of the techie community, and spend a fair amount of time reading about online internet services on techie blogs, you have no idea that it happened. That’s fine, because the new