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Why Does Google Trust Old Websites So Much?

The Evolution of Natural Linking

Google Could Hurt Newspapers’ Websites

More than a month has passed since Google struck a deal with the Associated Press, Agence France-Presse, the Press Association, and the Canadian Press, but an outcry has continued.  One onlooker believes newspapers’ sites will be hurt.

Explore The Connections Between Related Websites
TouchGraph is a java application of a Google browser that lets you explore the connections between related websites.

How Visitors View Websites

When planning and improving a website, it is important to know how people view websites. Knowing this will help you to design your site in such a way, that people will be able to find and do what they want on your website.

How to describe visitor behaviour?

Before changing the site layout, it is important to understand the nature of human behaviour on the website. It helps that certain known patterns apply to human behaviour, such as:

Google: From Direct Marketing to Branded Ads

Ad Relevancy & Quality Scores

Google has again and again touted the value of their targeted marketing, but most of the fortune 500 ad dollars are not spent on targeted marketing. A couple weeks ago in a WebmasterWorld thread many advertisers complained about getting killed by another quality score update.

Explosive Mobile Web Growth

Bango this week published statistics that confirm that the United States is at the forefront of a mobile web growth with a three-fold increase in usage over the last year. This rapid rise, taking the US to second position behind the UK, is being fuelled by the increasing popularity of mobile search as a way of finding new content and services.

Africa, Iraq, Cuba Safer than US for Sites?

Google launched its Online Security Blog this week. Their first post took a look at compromised websites and malware around the world.

Social Media Growth Apparently Driven from Asia

Social media and blogging is soaring with Asia a key growth market, according to research conducted by Universal McCann as reported by Brand Republic on May 11.

While I have some concerns about this story (see below), some of the reported stats are quite interesting:

Digg Stories Bore You After An Hour

Remember the good old days, back in 2006, when an online article had a freshness date of roughly 36 hours? A couple of scientists have found that’s about 35 hours too long these days.

Domain Names – Choosing Them Alphabetically
There was an amusing aspect to the Google Search Engine Ranking Factors version 2 that SEOmoz put out this week.

Speed Dial Websites With Opera

Internet users who have a small rotation of websites they visit regularly will have an easier way to hit them from the Opera web browser.

Websites Fulfill Patient Demand For Hospital Info

Kentucky became the latest state to launch a website containing hospital quality measures and charge information for people to compare between facilities.

Site Revenue Generation Options
Today I got to thinking a lot more seriously about revenue generation options for monetising websites.

Although I’ve pretty much doubled my Adsense earnings over the past month, it’s still not a huge amount.

And today it really hit me how meagre the revenues are relative to other earning options.

YouTube Surpasses TV Network Websites

Hitwise reported that early last month, YouTube

Get Smart, Visit These Two Sites
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Sometimes you just have to put aside the world of search engines and ad campaigns to read, or write, something a little more fulfilling.

Signs of a Low Quality Website

Webmasterworld recently had a good thread about signs of low quality websites. The less a person knows about your topic the more likely they are to rely on general signs of quality (or lack of) when consider if they should link at your site or not.

Social Media Too Sweet For Websites
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There’s a reason why every single news article you read today, whether at the New York Times or on an individual blog, has one or more links to submit that article to a social media service – the publisher wants the massive traffic a Digg or a Reddit can deliver.

Who Needs Website Quality?
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Back in the days, to get into the search engines you only had to submit a site to them and it’d show up in the results (or you could just get listed in the Yahoo directory).

Madison AdFed Presentation and Resources

Well, I just finished delivering a presentation for the Madison, Wisconsin Advertising Federation.

Where Websites Are Concerned, Less Is More

I chanced to find a most staggering item on Karen Blakeman’s Blog entitled UK Government to Close Down Web Sites.

UK to Shut Down Most Government Websites

The British government has announced that it will close at least 551 websites in order to streamline as part of a plan to revamp its online presence. The decision is outlined in the Transformational Government Annual Report 2006, which was released earlier this week.

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