Danny Sullivan Shares What He Has Learned About Hummingbird

Hummingbird is a search engine rewrite

Some of the discussions in this Hangout on Air event were just priceless. It took place at 4 PM ET yesterday, and Danny shares some fantastic stuff on Hummingbird, social signals in search, and more. The following link will take you to my post on Google Plus about the event, and this contains the full video. One part that I want … [Read more...]

Direct Measurement of Google Plus Impact on Search Rankings

Impact of Google Plus links on SEO measured

Many of you know that I have been working for a long time on a study to attempt to directly measure the impact of Google+ Shares on Google's search rankings. This study has attempted to measure "causation", not "correlation" - i.e. to see if we could prove some impact on rankings from Google+ shares. This article presents the results … [Read more...]

Link Building Is Not Illegal (or Inherently Bad) with Matt Cutts

Matt Cutts: Link Building Is NOT Illegal!

An interview with Matt Cutts, Google Distinguished Engineer, and head of the Google Webspam Team. Jump below the image to begin! Eric Enge: There are people who think link building is illegal now. Is link building illegal? Matt Cutts: No, link building is not illegal. Eric Enge: Really? Matt Cutts: It’s funny because there are … [Read more...]

Mobile SEO with Google’s Pierre Far

Google's Pierre Far on Mobile SEO

Pierre Far is one of Google's experts on the mobile web. He was gracious enough to answer some questions on how online publishers can prepare for an increasingly-mobile web. We have all seen that the use of mobile is exploding. Yet publishers have been slow to fully optimize their sites for this new web experience. One thing Pierre … [Read more...]

Going Viral not Required to Succeed – with YouTube’s Lane Shackleton

Lane Shackleton

Eric Enge had the opportunity to interview Lane Shackleton, a Google and YouTube Product Manager about best practices for succeeding on YouTube. Jump below the image for the Key Points and then complete interview transcript. Key Points Virality is not the only measurement of success. Producing consistent videos that garner … [Read more...]

Toolbar PageRank Gone?

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UPDATE: I communicated with Matt Cutts about this post, and here is a portion of what he said in response: "PageRank option for IE toolbar is available under Toolbar Options (click on wrench icon on right) -> Privacy -> Enhanced features. You can Turn ON/OFF PageRank by checking/unchecking "Use PageRank to see Google's view … [Read more...]

A Mathematical Model for Assessing Page Quality

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Guest Post by Ashutosh Garg In this article, by page quality we refer to quality of a page with respect to a search query and a user who issued the query. Page quality is a broad concept and depending upon the actual context in which one plans to use quality score, the actual algorithm will vary. Instead of going into a … [Read more...]