AP Football Poll: Alabama Stays on Top

AP Football Poll: Alabama Stays on Top

By Erika Watts September 22, 2013 | 3 Comments

While the AP Top 25 Poll saw a few changes today, the Top 10 remains unchanged. Alabama, Oregon and Clemson still head up the rankings. The biggest ratings drop was Michigan, who dropped from 15 to 18 after narrowly edging …

Google Edges Out Facebook For Best Global Website 2012 Google Edges Out Facebook For Best Global Website 2012
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Facebook’s good, but not that good according to ByteLevel.com’s recent findings. Google passed the social networking giant this year to take the top spot as best global website of 2012. The “Web Globalization Report Card” as the report refers to …

Lots More People Still Use Myspace Than Google+ Lots More People Still Use Myspace Than Google+

In what is probably a surprise to nobody who uses the Internet with any kind of regularity, Google was the most visited U.S. web brand in 2011. As reported by Nielsen earlier today, the search engine juggernaut maintained an average …

The Google Shuffle?

Has your website recently sunk to "Davy Google Jones Jr’s Locker"?

SES San Jose – Getting Started With SEO

Shawn MooreThis sponsored session was an entry level overview of what websites should be doing on their website to get visibility and rankings in search engines.

ComScore: Big Three Gained In June Searches

Google, Yahoo, and Microsoft all saw month over month increases in their share of the US search market in June 2008.

No Manual Intervention On Rankings, Says Google

The search advertising company doesn’t go in and tweak the results that come up for queries, except for the times that it does.

The Importance of SEO Copy Writing to High Rankings
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In this MSNBC interview the Snr. V.P. of Network Solutions covers what any business needs for page one search rankings.


Google Notebook Could Influence Rankings

Google has filed 3 new patents for its Google Notebook service which suggest plans to use Notebook listings as an additional factor in calculating Google’s search engine rankings.

Bill Slawski reported on the new Google Notebook patents; highlighting the points in the 3rd patent (Presenting Search Result Information) that refer to potential ties between Google Notebook content and Google’s ranking algorithm.

Does AdWords Hurt Organic Rankings?

Perhaps more so than ever since there was a leaked screen shot of a search result screen showing internal "GG Scores" that assess the value of an organic result, observers/punters have speculated (for reasons I can’t fully fathom) about the negative impact on your organic rankings that might come from advertising on paid search.

Northeastern Sues Google Over Search Patent

Northeastern University has sued Google in the patent-friendly federal court for the Eastern District of Texas, accusing the search giant of infringing upon its work.

Internal AdWords Tool Raises Rumors About Rankings
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A post by French blog Zorgloob has raised a flurry of rumors about Google organic rankings being influenced by Google AdWords advertising.

Zorgloob posted screenshots from an internal Google tool that assigns scores and classifications to Google’s organic listings raising questions about the way the Google SERPs are determined.

Change In Yahoo Rankings
Yahoo! Search is updating some important changes to its algorithm and index.

Selling Paid Links Can Hamper Your Google Rankings
Danny Sullivan at Search Engine Land points out that "Selling paid links can hurt your page rank or rankings on Google". He says, "More and more, I’ve been seeing people wondering if they’ve lost traffic on Google because they were detected to be selling paid links."

Dailymotion Draws In $34 Million
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In terms of U.S. market share among video-sharing sites, Veoh is in sixth place, and in June, it received $26 million in funding.  Just ten days ago, Metacafe, the eighth place site, collected $30 million.  And now Dailymotion, which is in tenth, got $34 million.  Um . . . right.

Almost Half of Search Queries Are Repeats
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Forty percent of all search queries are repeat queries from users trying to find information they have found before, according to a new study. But if there has been a change in search result rankings since the last time the query was entered, it significantly hinders the searcher from re-finding the information they seek.

Google, Microsoft Are Among “Best Global Brands”

According to a new report from Interbrand, Google is not one of the ten “Best Global Brands 2007”; that, from Mountain View’s perspective, is the bad news.  The good news: at number 20, it’s not too far behind the leaders, and Google’s “brand value” actually increased by 44 percent in the last year.