Archive for December 2008

MERRY CHRISTMAS

by Paul Wilson

MERRY CHRISTMAS

Thank you to everyone who has made 2008 a year full of memories and laughter! May you find more joy and peace in 2009!

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Google Has Penalized Themselves

by Paul Wilson

Google Has Penalized Themselves

googlolopoloy (click on the links to see the top 100 google results)

My good friend over at The Flaming Monkey Nostrils Blog (you’ve got to love blog names these days) brought this to my attention about 20 minutes ago. He had me do a search for “google keyword tool” and google.com doesn’t show up. I always use the google keyword tool and usually type in “keyword tool,” since they always rank #1. However, when I did a search they did not show up.

I then tried google translate, google labs, google analytics, google maps, and google earth. Not one had the dot com show up. The dot uk or dot org might show up but never the dot com. The real kicker was when I did a search for just Google and only the dot org showed up in the top 100 results. I can only imagine that google’s own algorythm has penalized its very own domain. That’s a big fat FAIL on Google’s part!

 
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5 (More) Free Websites To Help You With Your Local Search Efforts

by Paul Wilson

5 (More) Free Websites To Help You With Your Local Search Efforts

I just read a post by Mat Siltala over at Dream Systems Media titled: Free Local Marketing Options That Brings Real Traffic. Mat’s company is launching the social media campaign for my day job, and he is quite the expert in SEM and SMO.

After reading Mat’s article I did some research to see if I could find other great free websites that help with the local search quest. Unlike Mat’s post I do not know if these are great traffic sources or not (which is why I highly recommend reading Mat’s suggestions). However, you never know, you might find a diamond in a pile of coal. So, here is what I discovered:

1. CitySearch – It seems most of the website I found claiming to be a local search engine or directory where scraping CitySearch. Unfortunately, at the time of this writing CitySearch was down. However, I am sure it was just for the ten minutes I tried to access the website, since I’ve seen CitySearch around for years.

 
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