Tuesday, August 31, 2010
  • Laurie Sullivan, August 31, 2010, 1:52 PM
  • Google's Blog-Ranking StrategySEO by the Sea

    Bill Slawski identifies a Google patent describing how the search engine might collect information from a blog, such as the title, author, and related feed data as it attempts to understand the content. He tells us the patent technology doesn't focus on ranking individual blog posts for a particular query, but rather determine if a blog should rank for that query.Read the whole story...

  • Chrome To Accelerate Rendering Using CPUsThe Chromium Project

    In a Twitter tweet, Matt Cutts points to a design document for how Chrome will accelerate the ability render using graphics processing units (GPUs). Although a little geeky, the document provides background and details on the implementation of hardware accelerated compositing in Chrome. The specs explain that new APIs and markup like WebGL and 3D CSS transforms are a major motivation for this work, but it also lets Chromium begin to take advantage of the GPU to speed up its entire drawing model. It means faster and better graphics.Read the whole story...

  • Gmail Bug Blacklists ThousandsSearch Engine Journal

    No company is perfect. Not even Google. So, marketers who sent email campaigns to or from Gmail accounts last week may want to check their recipient list. Yvonne Bell points to a bug in Google Gmail that blacklisted users. The bug resent multiple emails, even when the recipient deleted the message. Google believes this bug only affected less than 2.5% of its 176 million users, Bell tells us. A Google employee wrote and posted an apology on the Gmail help form.Read the whole story...

  • Shut Up And Pay OutOutspoken Media

    Tax the bloggers, according to Lisa Barone, who believes it could bring professionalism to the "hobby" of blogging. She thinks taxing bloggers would help bring credibility to the profession, and proposes a fixed blogging fee to put the plan in action. If you're appalled by the idea of having to pay a one-time lifetime fee of $300, she writes, then maybe you shouldn't be blogging at all.Read the whole story...

  • Adding Negative KeywordsPPC Blog

    Geordie explains how to integrate Search Query Reports into the Search campaigns Keywords tab in an effort to simplify adding negative keywords and site placements to campaigns. It can take a couple of days to fully populate the report with results, so make sure to provide enough time. For the exception of slight differences, the same approach works when adding negative site placements to campaign.Read the whole story...