If you’ve read the Google search quality guidelines that were leaked earlier this year, you might have read a section about content freshness. Sometimes informational search queries might be about recent or past events and Google trains their quality raters to figure out which queries those are. The guidelines also mention that the content of… Continue reading What Google Thinks About Fresh Content
The way Google previously worked was by crawling the web for a period of time and then pushing those updates out every so often. For example, they would crawl for 30 days, take down an old data center and then push out a new datacenter in it’s place. This is what caused the “Google Dance”… Continue reading How Does Indexing and Ranking Work at Google?
Being a video game nerd AND an SEO, in my opinion today’s Google logo is probably the coolest logo they have ever created. If you go to the Google home page today (or this permanent Google Pac-Man page, you’ll see that they have actually created an interactive Pac-Man Google logo in celebration of the Pac-Man… Continue reading Google’s Playable Pac-Man Logo
No matter where you’re at, you’ve probably heard the news about the boy in the balloon today. Our sales team at work was hearing about it from our clients over the phone, people were getting emails about it and it was all over Twitter. This was a story that couldn’t be avoided. Have you seen… Continue reading The Balloon Boy Is Everywhere!!!
Google Image Labeler isn’t that new of a service anymore, but I wanted to write a post about it so anyone who hasn’t heard of it yet gets the chance to play with it. You can start the game either as a Guest, or if you’re logged in, you can create a nickname for better… Continue reading Google Image Labeler Is a Great Time Waster
If you take a look at Google Hot Trends today, you’ll see that the top result is “Demi Moore Bush.” So what do you expect that’s about? Probably something not safe for work, I’d assume. But after digging in to the results on Hot Trends, related searches are “demi moore”, “comedy central,” and “demi moore… Continue reading Google Hot Trends May Be Misleading
I had to write a post today because I think Google has created one of the coolest logos yet. Today is Mr. Theodor Seuss Geisel’s birthday. You probably know him better as Dr. Seuss, creator of the most memorable books of your childhood, such as Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat and… Continue reading The Dr. Seuss Google Celebration
I don’t know how this is done, but somehow a symbol of an airplane hitting the Twin Towers has made it’s way onto Google Hot Trends today (as you can see at the 20th position if you click the image). It’s been there since this morning. I think this has something to do with someone… Continue reading 911 Symbol on Google Hot Trends
Have you been to Google today? If you do a search, you might notice that once you begin typing, Google automatically starts providing real-time suggestions, as well as how many results each of those keywords have. This option, Google Suggest, was previously available as a Google Labs opt-in but it’s now gonna be default for… Continue reading Google Suggest Out of Beta, Now On Google.com
I don’t know when this update has taken place, but I just noticed it on one of my sites. If you take a look at the Google Adsense code on the right of the page on Getmo Games, you’ll notice next to the “Ads by Google” line, there are now two little arrow buttons. If… Continue reading Website Users Gain More Control Over Adsense