Google Local Business Center Adds Detailed Statistics

GLBC Report Link

Sometime last week Google introduced a fascinating new feature into one of the Local Business Center accounts I manage for a client.  I haven't seen anything written about this among the Local blogger community, or on the Google blogs, so this appears to be a bit of a stealth feature that Google is testing quietly. The following links showed up in this GLBC account (and notably not in any others I use) around the middle of last week: Clicking on one of the "View Report" links leads to a detailed set ... Read More >

Drupal and Search Engine Optimization

Drupal is known for being a very SEO friendly content management system (CMS). The way it assembles its pages is crawler friendly. This makes it a popular choice for people looking to build dynamic web sites. However, there are a number of potential SEO problems with Drupal as well. These need to be dealt with to ensure that you get optimal results. The very fact that Drupal is such a dynamic system is a factor that leads to some of its SEO problems. The content is stored in a database and retrieved ... Read More >

Can Google Drop You from Your Own Custom Search Engine?

Has your mother created a Google Custom Search Engine yet? Yes, I'm being facetious. But I want to make a point. Custom Search Engines are drop-dead easy to create. According to Google's new Custom Search Blog, "tens of thousands of people have already started contributing". The volume of posts on the Google Co-op Group, which I monitor and contribute to daily (handle = "greyhound") is high and growing. The program looks like it's off to a roaring start. But amid all this success, lies a hidden ... Read More >