Search Engines Category – Posts relating to or mentioning Search Engines, how they operate, and how to leverage them for business gain.
For sometime now I’ve noticed some sort of message flashed on my screen when hitting the back button to a Google SERP. It doesn’t happen all the time, but certainly enough to have me wondering exactly what it says. The message normally disappears instantly (you only see it flash), but today one of those messages [...]
Perhaps the bing developers don’t use Chrome, but here’s an interesting bug that leaves Irish Chrome users stuck with UK results.
Sadly the Internet can be a real cesspool, and if you were caught out by the scamming Euro Business Guide, and subsequently received legal threats demanding payment, then this post outlines what to do.
I bet if I asked Joe Public if they had used Yahoo! recently I wouldn’t get too many positive responses.
Well Yahoo! seems to have decided that we’re worthy of our own little place in the Y! network and we no longer have to visit Yahoo! UK & Ireland to use their services.
And there are a few other really neat features that have been rolled out to Yahoo! Ireland – more inside…
If you have Ruadhan O’Donoghue’s Wordpress Mobile Plugin with WURFL plugin installed you may want to consider deactivating it.
Serving mobile content to Googlebot and Slurp is going to impact your Search Engine rankings.
Google are developing a Pseudo Pagerank algorithm that will compute internal pagerank purely from on-site factors. The new algorithm may affect what Google decides to index and how Google processes pages that receive no external pagerank.
It’s an interesting announcement that I haven’t seen mentioned anywhere else yet.
A simple question concerning the difference between an authority and a hub led to a somewhat unexpected answer.
Quite a funny moment from SES London.
The Telegrah reports that a group a mobile operators are to create their own search engine.
Best of luck to them…
Most people will have no idea what ‘OneBox’ is. But if you use Google there’s every chance you have seen and use OneBox on many occasions.
And now that local search results are being returned in the OneBox on Google you had better understand what might soon happen to your coveted top SERP positions.
What are you going to do if the Overture Keyword Tool really does dies? Well you could switch over to the new improved Wordtracker Free Keyword Tool.
But if keywords equate to revenue then maybe it’s time to try out one of the professional tools on the market. More details within
George Bush is no longer a miserable failure. So says Google.
Some algorithmic changes over at the world’s largest Search Engine have saved some blushes for many a top politician.
But could this affect your websites as well?
Here comes the iPhone. It looks great, Apple are fated for their customer-centric products, and the feature set may revolutionise how we interact with our phones.
But could the iPhone herald the genesis of the Mobile Internet we are waiting to get?
Google seems to be coming more vocal in how it communicates with webmasters.
Here are a couple of recent pronouncements from Google that are definitely worth a look.
Get your .COM domains from Google for $10 per year including private registration.
As the title suggests, this is A Really Simple Guide to RSS.
New report from McAfee SiteAdvisor on study comparing the safety risks of the sites listed in the top results for 1,500 search queries.
Google launches Patent Search for US patents using the familiar Book Search interface.
Sometimes the things you stumble upon are the most interesting.
Someone has set up a tracker for the main Irish property websites, and the charts are quite fascinating.
When and why do Google de-index pages?
Perhaps it’s just me, but when 2 pages about Thinkhouse PR disappear from Google’s index there’s something fishy going on…
How does ‘house price inflation’ become ‘hous price inflat’? Or ‘minister cowen’ become ‘minist cowen’?
Simple, just type them into the new Ireland.com search engine.
Unofficial MSN Live! page removal tool. What’s the big deal with that?
Well it’s not only your own pages that can be removed. This is a terrible, terrible hole in MSN’s algorithm.
Have you seen any strange results in Google’s search results? Maybe asking if the link you clicked was useful?
Here are some interesting remarks made by Google’s Director of Research, and a few strange cases of Google soliciting feedback from users.
Yahoo! have launched a new updated version of their mapping technology and Ireland has ‘comprehensive’ coverage.
Pretty good so far
Very interesting find by SEO by the SEA. It appears that your browser is sharing your search history with all and sundry.
Two interesting pieces of news from Google today – universal Sitemaps and Mobile Ads come to Ireland.
Do you use Google Adwords to promote your website? Could you be spending large sums of money with no chance of making a return?
Quite a lot of sites are you know…
We now have over 100m websites hosted on the planet.
Finding what your looking for is getting more important every single day and the growth in content means that our reliance on the search engine is set to increase.
Marketing your on-line property has never been so important. Think about it for a minute – if people cant find your website they cant find you and they cant buy your products.
Politicians are embracing the Internet as a very modern soap box, not only to get their message across, but also to manipulate the message their opponents are able to portray.
Google can now crawl and index URL’s containing an ‘&id’ parameter in their query string.
I’d really hate to be the guy or gal who gave Ireland this first.
If you want a good laugh…
Unconditional Google love is something we all want. Let’s face it, Google is one of the top referrers in the world so keeping her happy has to be one of the most important jobs of any webmaster.
Here are my 10 top tips to getting and keeping that Google love.
Many of us love Google. Everyday we rely on countless Google services to make our lives a little bit better.
But what happens when Google wont play ball with your website? Here are 13 deadly sins that are sure to see your webmaster advances spurned by Google.
If you use SEM to promote your site then you could do a lot worse than check out this recent post from the Hitwise blog.
Can your domain name help you get top rankings in the Google?
Well this little experiment might help us find out.
Discovering Google search volumes for any given phrase is a notoriously difficult task. Google offers a number of tools to help webmasters and site owners to research the keyword phrases people are interested in.
Sometimes you need to know what websites are linking to yours (or, cleverer still, what websites link to your competitors). Sometimes you need to know what websites are linking to the websites linking to yours (bit of a tongue-twister that one). Site Explorer from Yahoo is a great tool that can help you out.
It’s funny how arch rivals sometimes sweet up to each other. Well OK, it seems a lot more likely that there is a problem with Google’s index, but the current #1 position on Google for ‘seo ireland’ is Yahoo!
Well after some gentle persuasion of MySQL the AOL-data.tgz files have surrendered some interesting, if not wholly unexpected, information about the relative strengths and click through rates of SERP positions. The dataset contained 36,389,567 search queries with 19,434,540 clickthroughs. While we all knew the importance of the top 3 positions in the Google SERPs, this [...]
A number of tools are appearing allowing the interrogation of the released AOL material: AOL Search Database (currently under heavy load) and (IMO) a more superior site: DontDelete (new domain so you may have to access via 18.104.22.168) I am currently indexing the entire dataset myself (2.1GB of search goodness) and hope to bring you [...]
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