Google +1 New SEO Social Search Signal high influence for PPC and SEO (Important)

Google +1 New SEO Social Search Signal high influence for PPC and SEO (Important)

Today Google has rolled out a new social search signal called +1, what this means is that any one can press +1 on your website search listing. This new signal will be powerful becuase it will be Googles answer to Facebook Like buttons. Google will also offer the chance for users to add the +1 Google buttons to websites. Similar to the way in which you can add Facebook bottons to websites.

Many in the search world are claiming that this new signal will be a problems becuase spammers will be able to utalize this new change to infuluence their own websites.

A +1 on in google organic search will also act as a plus on in paid search (A email Adwords reps sent out in the USA)

Google Plus 1 example
Google Plus 1 example

Information from Google on +1
Information from Google on +1

plus 1 google button
plus 1 google button

For more information view the video below on Google’s Plus 1 Button –

* To join +1 buttons in the Australian Market

http://www.google.com/experimental/index.html

For further information on Google +1 Search Engine Land’s Danny Sullivan has a great post –

http://searchengineland.com/meet-1-googles-answer-to-the-facebook-like-button-70569

Google includes “Something Different” Section for search terms.

Google has made a interesting change to search result listings adding a “Something Different” tab as seen below –

something different tab on Google search
something different tab on Google search

This section comes up for almost any term for example it shows for Names, Geo locations, Brands and many more search queries.

I am sure that it will not gather a huge CTR but if you have a term ranked for a huge brand if may increase your traffic! For example the terms ranking for Facebook I am sure will see a uplift in CTR from this query.

Facebook New Search Box, Real or Fake?

Today I saw a interesting post and image on All Facebook they claim to have found Facebook testing a new search box which will site next to the internal search on Facebook. (Refer to the image below)

New Search feature on Facebook
New Search feature on Facebook

Facebook has came out to the public and said that this is a malware problem and not a new feature!

But really it would be very interesting if Facebook does decide to bring out something like this in the near future.

New Google Testing Product Extension Links

Here are some possible changes to Google Product Extension links in product ads, these tests were picked up from work mate Phill.

new google extension site links
new google extension site links

I wonder if Google will implement these changes I am sure we will see a increase in CTR for the top listing 😉

SEO Sydney and Affiliate Marketing Sydney Meet ups!

For any one who lives in Sydney and wants to network with some great SEO and Affiliate marketing girls and guys we have two events coming up, if you want to chat about affiliate marketing or SEO I highly suggest you attend
1.
Sydney Affiliate Marketing

affiliate marketing sydney
affiliate marketing sydney

More info – http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-Affiliate-Marketing-Group/

2.

SMX – SEO Sydney Meet Up

seo Sydney SMX meet up
seo Sydney SMX meet up

more info: http://www.meetup.com/Sydney-SEO/

I will be at both so come down and say hi =)

Charlie Sheen Gets back his Domain name charliesheen.com

For any one who has been following the Charlie Sheen developments over the last few weeks, you be be well aware that Charlie Sheen is building a strong following via social media channels. He built 1 million followers on Twitter in 1 day, He is building strength via uStream and other website where thousands to millions of users want to know what he is saying and in the blogasphere he is going crazy.

In the middle of all this I was wondering why is Charlie Sheen building up a social presence on Twitter and other websites which he does not technically own, I decided to check out Charliesheen.com and see who owned it to my dismay it was pulling up a 404 error page. I instantly did a who is check which allows me to see who owns the domain name, some company called Alberta Hot Rods owns the domain for many years interesting.

Yesterday I saw Charlie put up a tweet, saying he had taken his domain back from the Troll, now he owns it because if you visit charliesheen.com you see his website come up –

charliesheen.com domain name
charliesheen.com domain name

Charlie is Winning once again taking the domain from Albert Hot Rods and now owning it, I am sure he can make his personal brand via social media even stronger now with a domain name to divert all this traffic back too.

The Huge Problem with Facebook Like Buttons

Well over the last few weeks users on Facebook will have been seeing some interesting changes. Facebook recently changes the way liked content looks on Facebook so now you have a meta description and a image on your Facebook content and you also get a nice little image which is automatically taken from your websites page.

These changes are great for any one who does ethical marketing via Facebook, the problem is Spammers have decided to also embrace these new changes to spam Facebook.

The way they do this is by using Layering to overlap the Like button, so every time a user clicks play on a Video which is usually taken from a Youtube page, this is then automatically liked back to the Facebook page of the user. This in turn instantly creates a chain effect with various users all linking up the content over and over instantly it can bring you 100,000+ visitors to your domain in a day via a chain effect.

Here are some examples of this spam in action on a users page from the Facebook wall – (website for spammer removed)

Facebook Problem layering likes
Facebook Problem layering likes

This is the view from the spammers website – (website for spammer removed)

Facebook problem likes
Facebook problem likes

Then when you click play on these websites it links automatically back to your Facebook – (website for spammer removed)

facebook problem likes
facebook problem likes

Here is the coding that these spammers are using to do this via the source code (I edited a bit out) –

layering CSS
layering CSS

Why am I even blogging about this?

I know posting this post will piss people off (spammers mostly), but really read any where on the way this stuff is all over forums, the reason been if you want to do ethical marketing via Facebook they are just going to change the liked content back to the old method which drops the CTR.

I can seven see liked content in the future been banned from the Wall, which will totally suck because so many spammers use .

It is not hard to find this been used on Facebook over the last few weeks I have seen it every day on my personal account.

Weird Twitter spam!

Today I was on Twitter and I noticed a few suspicious @ comments posted to me, it seems these guys have bots that automatically make a bunch of account then they run off some type of script to bombard many users in a same group.

Weird Twitter spam
Weird Twitter spam

the link they keep spamming me with is going to a payments gateway.

Has any one seen this type of spam before using @ comments on twitter?

Breaking NEWS Channel 9 reveals what SEO’s top ranking factors are!!

Well today a self confirmed Tech Guru went on Channel 9 to talk about SEO. The only problem is this segment completely sucked and had no information what so ever the guy claimed the two main ranking factors were Links and Traffic. Sure links are important but traffic and time spent on the website been highly important. Come on Channel 9 get with the program their are over 200 important ranking factors.