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GoogleGuy Says: Google’s Forum Posts

GoogleGuy appears at the WebMasterWorld forums and talks with members about Google’s constant changes. He can’t tell all of Google’s secrets, but he does offer some crumbs, and the occasional banquet, of search engine optimization wisdom.

Yahoo Web Rank Determined Algorithmically

Web Rank, Yahoo’s unlaunched answer to Google’s PageRank, is in beta testing with a “small group” of Yahoo “companions,” Yahoo PR told me today. It’s also in unofficial beta test among a large group of webmasters and web marketers.

When it Comes to Search Engines, Think Links

Website owners: do you know how many links are out there on the Internet, pointing back to your site? If you’re interested in getting free search engine placement for your site, you ought to know. An easy way to find out is to download the Alexa toolbar from http://www.alexa.com. One of its many useful features is that it shows you how many links are pointing to the site. High quality links are one of the most crucial aspects of good search engine optimization. When you think about it, this makes sense. After all, this is the Internet, the World Wide Web, we’re talking about. And in a web, everything is… right, everything is LINKED.

Does Google Filter Results?

I’ve read many times over that Google’s using a filter to help screen out results for certain search terms. GoogleGuy, Google’s PR representative at WebMasterWorld, all but denies the existence of filters. Because of the continued filtering questions and adamant denials I decided to enlist some help from professionals and find out what a filter is, why Google receives filtering accusations, and what the implications of a filter would be.

Will Google Survive?

Back in the 90s, when the Internet was a new and virtually (pun-intended) unexplored frontier, four names dominated the world of search: Yahoo, Intomi, Excite, and AltaVista.

How to Get in Eurekster

The Eurekster search engine launched recently with fanfare on many of the search industry sites and a big article in Danny Sullivan’s Search Engine Watch.

Is Google’s Adsense Nonsense?

Contextual Ad Wars: Google vs. Overture

Flash Intros are Dead

Ok, I know that we have all seen great intros but when you get down to it… Flash intros are dead. Unless you’re using the intro as a presentation and/or you have mad design skills it’s probably best to leave the Intro out.

Is Your Thinking Deflating Your Profits More than Google’s Florida Updates?

You spent a ton of time getting your website just right for Google. And now your site has sunk to the very bottom of the results for several key phrases.

How To Change Your Thinking To Become Rich

REASONS FOR RICH OR POOR

Why do some people retire rich and most people retire poor? This subject has fascinated philosophers, thinkers, mystics and teachers throughout the ages. There have been so many cases of hundreds or thousands and even millions of men and women who have started with nothing and become financially independent that people are naturally curious to know why it happened and what are the common rules or principles that others can apply to become wealthy as well.

They Didn’t Think I Could Make A Full-Time Income Online, But I Proved Them Wrong

When I first attempted to make money online I was so naive just like any newbie. But I learned from the school of hard knocks. I learned by trial and error and by just doing.

CTOs: Think Like An Archaeologist

If you’d like your IT projects and department to run more efficiently and effectively, you probably need to develop a keen appreciation of the work of archeologists. That’s right, real archeologists. I’m not talking about the Indiana Jones variety of adventurous grave-robbers, but of those men and women who spend their summers patiently digging in the dirt with trowels, dental picks and paint brushes looking for sticks, stones and bones.

Site Design: Think The Way Your Customer Thinks

One of the biggest challenges an organization faces is to stop thinking it’s the center of the universe. Customers think that they are the center of the universe. Customers come to your website to get their needs fulfilled. They will only think you are great if you meet their needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

Google Has a Flaw? Didn’t Think it was Possible.

First off, Google is king. Yahoo buying Inktomi and Overture puts them back on top for now, but Google is clearly the Yahoo of the 00′s. However, we do have a few particular beefs with the mighty and mostly benevolent Google.

Considering Banner Advertising? … Better Think Again.

If you’re determined to succeed in your home business, you’ve probably tried, (or WILL try), just about every form of legal advertising out there. And, maybe even some that aren’t so legal. But, before you waste valuable time and hundreds of dollars, let me let you in on a little secret.

DDT: Do, Don’t Think. Just market

You see funny things when you’re walking your dog. A couple of summers ago, late every Sunday afternoon, I’d be out walking my dog and I’d look up to see a sky-writer.

So You Think You Want An Online Business

I just finished reading a book by a good friend of mine, Michele Shermerhorn. Her extensive expertise in online selling and auction management has culminated into a book detailing what you’ll need to know to plan, start, and run your own successful online business selling product of any kind.

Think Twice about What You Wear to Work

With warm weather already here and the promise of more on the way, the subject of what to wear to the office is once again becoming a hot topic. Understandably, people want to be comfortable in the heat and humidity of the summer. However, in their desire to cool down, some people forget that, regardless of the temperature, what they wear to work should always reflect business.

Think of your interview as an achievement

You have attracted the attention of your target. The resume you submitted and the networking techniques you used were successful. Use this opportunity to showcase your relevant strengths and skills. Focus on learning from the experience and moving closer to securing the job you really want.

Why Organizations Think Of Web Content Like They Think Of Invoices

Embedded deep within the psychic of the traditional organization is the view of content as an historical record. This view sees content as describing an event that has occurred. Web content is a driver of the event. Web content is action-oriented. That’s the big shift and many organizations have not grasped it.

Resume Optimization: Think Like A Hiring Manager

I have a couple questions for you. I have never had a problem getting a job I have applied for IF I get an interview! I interview very well and (without sounding like I have an ego problem), I am also a very hard worker with the skills, competency and drive to do my job. The problem I always have is getting the interview! I usually have to send out so many resume’s before I even get one single one!