Defining the Sandbox
SEOChat member and Threadwatch regular randfish takes a look at criteria that may help describe the diabolical sandbox effect. Im not certain I even have a personal opinion on sandbox but this is some of the better reasoning and speculation from SEO's and webmasters I've seen on the subject so it's worth a peek...
Temporal Linky Analysis
That clever bugger orion is at it again..
Way beyond me im afraid but I kinda got the basics of what he's talking about, and no nosebleed this time Hooray!
If your a member of the search geek star trekkers club then you'll most likely enjoy this one. Personally the only theories that interest me are theories on current/imminent algos not hypothetical/proposed ones but im a simple lad so...
Although this post does have some internal strife/bickering, there is some fantastic information on the downsides and strategies that can be used for Pay-per-Click advertising. Even a long-time user of PPC will find some tasty tidbits of information that can be put to use right away in this thread. Of particular interest are the lists of factors that can affect performance, and the measurement SEOs should be aware of to help calculate, track and learn from their SEO campaigns.
Finding ALL your Links!
clasione from SEOChat describes a method he uses to find links to his website. Others chime in with their opinions and their own methodology for finding the pages and sites that link to them. A very valuable concept and one that definitely needs a more robust tool to analyze and report.
Ethical Standards and The Search Engine Marketing Industry
We covered this silly ethics thread a couple of days ago, sometimes a thread needs revisting though. Bob Massa (yeah yeah, that Bob Massa..) is a businessman and salesman. He tells me he has never built a website, though he has had many built for him.
This sets him somewhat apart from many in our close little world, where you need no business skills, no talent and indeed no brain to set up an seo company. Whereas his take on the whole 'ethics' debate is certainly not unique, it is a minority view by all accounts. It's one I happen to share however.
wmw admin WebGuerrilla aka Greg Boser of WebGuerrilla.com makes a great post in response to a fairly typical complaint about poor results in Google. I cant do it justice with a description so here's a fair sized chunk of it for you..
The Google PR department is probably going to print this thread and hang it on
the wall as a testimonial to the effectiveness of their spam control brain
The only reason you thought they were able to automatically prevent that type
of content from showing up is because they've spent a lot of time and money
telling you that they can.
The reality is that the majority of spammers in the U.S. that end up getting
dumped from the database are removed because of some type of human
intervention, not some new, high-tech automated spam terminating cyborg that
Since the U.S. market generates the most traffic, the humans that are in
charge of keeping everything looking nice and clean, tend to focus their time
and effort on the most high-profile areas of search activity.
So nice to see someone who carries so much respect within the seo world state the obvious in a way that's hard to argue against. So many seo's are so in love with big G they think them infallible...
If I hate anything worse than a whiney spam reporting thread it's a new form of a whiney spam reporting thread. No offence intended to the original poster jauncho at SEO Chat, it's a fairly innocent question but i fear a new wave of simpering, whining drivel from the teenyweenys out there playing around in seo land..
what would you like from a seo contest?
Really, if I see this damn thread posted anywhere else im going to have to bite my own leg off just to stop from going crazy...
I've been meaning to post about this all week but just never got round to it, now one of the little devils just appeared on my favorite haunt: SEW arrrrgh!
Apart from the irritation factor of hard'core cross-forum posting i just cant see a single thing that would appeal about an 'seo content'. I mean, how many 12yr olds do SEO?
Warning - Traffic Power at it Again
Since we did not know anything about who this company was, plus we cancelled with Trafffic Power way back in December of last year, I called them up and told them that we were not paying for their services because no one signed anything with them nor knew who they were. It was at that time that the billing department called us back and said that one of our guys signed up with them, Traffic Power - they used the name at this time, back in August of last year. I then told them that we cancelled with them back in December of last year. I had to send an email to help @ trafficepower.com to reaffirm our cancellation back in December and also to have them take down what they just put up.
Brett Tabke of wmw is first with the forum scoop on this eweek article about MSN's quiet launch of a shopping portal...
Microsoft will not receive revenues from sales of products sold through
Windows Marketplace, however, Walsh said. Instead, the site will serve as a
portal for retail partners. The site will provide reviews from the site users
themselves, much like Amazon.com. Microsoft employees will moderate forums and
explain how to connect everything together, she said. Eventually, the site
will be more tightly integrated with the rest of Microsoft's other online
properties, including MSN, whose engineers designed the site
Brett Tabke's WebmasterWorld.com takes an almighty beating over at the digitalpoint forums. Im well aware that for many webmasters this forum has "seen better days" - Indeed we've discussed it over at SEW recently where veterans such as MrMackin and littleman have talked about the decline of wmw but this really is virtual kick in the teeth.
Protect Against Invaders by SPAM-Proofing Your Website
If, like me, you've never really had the time to get to grips with spamproofing your sites against the dirty little bots that come fetch your email addresses then take a peek at this article on SEO Chat by Benjamin Pfeiffer.
The thread is 5mts old! but has just been bumped by fryman with the addition of this interesting tool that encodes email links. Clearly a subject worth bending the threadwatch rules a little for eh? ;-)
Ethical Standards and The Search Engine Marketing Industry
Yep, ethics again...
Really, i do wish the whole search community would just grow up a little and open it's damn eyes. I fully expect to get tarred and feathered for my post in msg3 but what the hell, it's as important to me as it is to SEW member doppelganger who wrote the article being discussed: What the Search Engines Can Do which is the first part of a series of well written but dreadfully naive articles...
So get on over there and roast me, or do it right here if you like ;-)