• Laurie Sullivan, Jun 24, 2010, 9:27 AM
  • Google Tests New Category Of Sponsored Links The Search Agent

    Creative Director Alex Campbell was the first of The Search Agents' personnel to spot a new category for advertisements in the sponsored links on Google: "related to," ads that are somehow associated with the user's query, or could also be based on recent search activity, according to Alec Green. Campbell is in the U.K., so Green (in the U.S.) also checked out a query and found similar results. Green says he contacted his Google rep and hopes "to get more information on these new features in the coming days."Read the whole story...

  • Counting Down The Top-10 SEO Matt Cutts VideosSEOmozBlog

    Peter J. Meyers summarizes a webmaster SEO video marathon with Matt Cutts. In total, there are more than 200 of them, with about 70 posted in 2010. He runs through his top 10 picks, provides links so you can view them, and comments on most. A few extra get honorable mentions. There's also "one shocking conspiracy."Read the whole story...

  • Double-Check That SEO ChecklistSEO Scoop

    Rebecca Wright gives us a list of nine critical items to assure you have the key SEO strategy covered. For example, it's obvious that SEO tools make your site more visible to the search engines used by customers to look for products. But did you know search engines calculate the percentage of text appearing on a page to determine whether or not that page is relevant to the requested search?Read the whole story...

  • Search Engine Topsy Reveals Sex BloggerInc.

    Courtney Rubin tells us about a single mom who lost her day job when her employer discovered her out-of-hours work involved blogging about her sexual escapades. The woman -- whose blog is called "The Beautiful Kind" -- was unmasked by Twitter search engine Topsy. That led to Topsy's changing the way it identifies users -- but, cautions Topsy spokesman Brian Merritt, the issue of user privacy "is not yet entirely solved."Read the whole story...

  • Facebook: In-Depth Look Into SEO RankingsaimClear

    Marty Weintraub has released the finding from a Facebook SEO ranking study that looks at what influences search in the social network under a variety of keywords, phrases and categories. The search firm began studying Facebook rankings last year, but built momentum to help clients understand how to best optimize campaigns in the network. The very long post provides a wealth of information. Grab a cup of coffee and clear the calendar for this one.Read the whole story...