Google Plus Search Power: Personalized Punch for Your Target Market

The Google+Punch in Personalized Search

What if you could almost guarantee a first page search results to a highly targeted audience? With Google+, you can! I've collected hundreds of examples over the past two years of how Google+ content can show up in search, but the most powerful examples are always in personalized search. Since early 2012 Google has had as its … [Read more...]

A Holistic Look at Panda with Vanessa Fox

Key Interview Points I really enjoy speaking with Vanessa about search because of her perspective about how to do things. As readers of mine know, I am a fan of the trite old way of doing it - producing a great web site, making it search friendly, and then promoting it well. Vanessa is truly an industry leader in promoting this type … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Trust and Link Building

One of the things that is evolving in my philosophy of SEO is how I look at the role of trust. Trust was not something that was important during AltaVista's hey day, when keyword density was king, or even during the early days of Google when PageRank in its purest form ruled the day. Another big thing in my mind these days is that … [Read more...]

Win an iPod Touch at SES New York

For the second year running, Stone Temple Consulting is putting its foosball reputation on the line and giving away a pair of 8 GB iPod Touch’s to the winners of our "Foosball Challenge" at SES New York on the 24th (Tuesday) and 25th (Wednesday) of March. The plan is the same as last year, and here are the details of how to … [Read more...]

SES San Jose 2008

Thousands of people are going to make their way out to Search Engine Strategies San Jose and those of us at Stone Temple Consulting are no exception. Both Eric Enge (me) and John Biundo will be there. As announced yesterday on the Search Engine Watch blog, we have organized a search engine foosball smackdown. This is a challenge … [Read more...]

How To Win An iPod Touch at SES New York!

Update: We had to change the give away from an iPhone to an iPod Touch, due to the fact that you can only buy an iPhone together with a 2 year service agreement. It made the process a bit too complicated. However, we have upped the memory to 16GB, so it has the exact same value. Once again, Stone Temple Consulting is putting its … [Read more...]