So any one in the SEO business would be aware of all the buzz which has been happening over the last week. The test phase for these changes have been noted by webmasters since the start of January. What this change is meant to involve is a reduced level of web spam in search result pages. Matt Cutts has come out and said he wants to target low quality websites which are small in size and provide a poor user experience.
I have noted some following things which I believe google may be targeting.
* Small websites less then 50 pages of unique content will be on their hit list.
* Websites which do not have unique content on their website or sites which rip content should look out.
* Websites which have crazy high bounce rates, dont get me wrong I am 100% sure bounce rate is ranking factor on Google if your site has a crazy bounce rate it is sure to ring some alarm bells at Google.
* Sites which are low on speed and take ages to load and also ridden with coding errors I am sure will also be on the hit list.
I know this algorithm change is a big one and I have been monitoring serp results for numerous properties and I have seen gains and losses across the board.
SEO MOZ is a great little quiz for SEO’s to test their skills sure it is not that hard if you have been doing SEO for a few years. But I am sure their are 1 or 2 questions which will stump you for a little but.
I suggest all SEO’s check out the test, I really hope SEO Moz releases a new version of the test with some different questions =)
I found this great tutorial online from another member on a forum called Italian Dragon Basically if you are looking to do keyword data research and you want to have the most accurate data it is important to use exact match search here is the exact way to do it –
I just noticed on DN Journal that the domain name poker.com.au has sold for over $100,000, it shows that the Australian domain name market is really heating up at the moment.
the sale was reported on http://www.dnjournal.com/domainsales.htm, this is really good news for the australian domain name market with Hardware.com.au selling for $33,333 recently and other domain names like YES.com.au also taking huge offers. One would argue that now is the time to invest into generic .com.au domain names, the only problem is the huge blocks AUDA has on .com.au domains and the restraints it places on them which turns away overseas investment instantly.
Google insights for search is a great way to look at traffic trends for specific keywords.
It seems Google has upped the momentum with social media now offering social media insights for Twitter, Youtube and Google Buzz. This is great because we can now see insights on these great social media websites.
Some users are angry to why their is no Facebook information for insights for search and the reason is because Facebook and Google do not really have the best relation ship at the moment. Facebook’s main search partner is Microsoft with Bing.
We will wait for more websites to be added over the coming months to years to Google insights for search =)