A friend of mine was voting for his friend on a contest for a Jack Wills Summer Job (http://www.jackwills.com/en-gb/bestsummerjob and #BSJIGB on Twitter) on Tuesday and as a web developer he was curious what voting system they were using and in fairness so was I.
Armed with his developers toolkit he decided to go take a look. The first thing he noticed was that on the page source code he could see, there was no references to the voting package used. So he fired up Firebug (a developers toolkit – highly recommended!), and was surprised by what he saw.
We have just been told in great authority that MajesticSEO are set to announce their brand new Firefox Add-On version of their tool, further increasing the compatibility of one of the most powerful SEO tools on the market today.
Although MajesticSEO have already entered into the browser extension market with their release of their Google Chrome extension, the news that their release on Monday will open up their services to Mozilla Firefox browser users, giving them even quicker access to the information that they receive while using the tool.
Sometimes the things that Google do just make my head hurt, aka “the unnatural link warnings”. I am pretty sure most SEO agencies out there will have come across at least one of these, I know I have, and most new clients come with one these days.
But I’m not too sure how many other SEO’s have had the link warnings with “Examples” of the kind of links that are causing you the issues, I have. But what surprised me more than anything was the 6 links that the Mighty Google shared with my client, one was an old ezine article which was 6 years old and the other five were from scaper sites that had used the clients RSS and wrapped Adsense around them.
Google Analytics is set to see a number of big improvements this year, one of which is going to be customer lifetime value. This leads me to believe that they may be planning on moving from a 1st party cookie to a 3rd party cookie or perhaps no cookie – and the reasons for this are clear – more money for Google. Let me explain.
A first party cookie can only be read by your own domain, but with a third party cookie it could be tracked across different Google properties/websites, it can also be a way for Google to store details centrally.
There have been a number of revelations that have been reported to have come out of SMX West and it seems that Google’s Matt Cutts was in the mood to share some interesting insight with the SEO community, first telling us that there will be a Google Panda update hitting the search engine results either tomorrow or Monday next week then sharing the frightening news that Google are working on “a new generation” of Google Penguin which will promises to be the biggest update to date.
Website owners have lived in fear of the Google algorithmic updates since they began and with continuing improvements being added to the way that Google believe they should rank a website, indications from head of Google Web Spam team, Matt Cutts, revealed that another roll of updates are upon us.
Speaking at SMX during a question and answer session, Cutts was placed under observation as questions from around the room created what could be a fearsome report of events for anyone that is looking to avoid the Google Panda and Penguin updates at all costs.
Anyone that works within the SEO industry will know that data is a precious asset to any website owner, after all we all want to know as much as we can find out about both ourselves and our competitors, allowing us to be able to shape our strategy towards trying to cancel out the positives that we see being utilised by rival websites but recently I have been trying to take my insight deeper than ever before.