Category: Google

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Call The Question: Is There Life Beyond Google?

Is there life beyond Google? According to this session’s speakers, the answer is YES, YES, YES, a resounding YES! As the early afternoon bell rang at SES Chicago 2008, a diverse panel of speakers did indeed assure participants that there is life beyond Google. But is this like trying to find life on Mars?


Hey Google! Give Webmasters the Ability To Disavow Bad Neighborhood Links

Association with domains perceived by Google to be in bad neighborhoods can get your domain blown out of Google or seriously crippled.. This reality has spawned a favorite tactic amongst malfeasant black hats, who use the wormhole to destroy competition. It’s happened to our friends and it can happen to you.

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Google Smackdown & aimClear Blog (Kinda)

aimClear Blog’s homepage Toolbar PR ticked from PR5 to PR4 overnight. Also, TB PR seems to be distributed with more power & deeper within the blog. Imagine that… I happened to be reading Sphinn about Matt Cutt’s blog comment on the impending update, checked aimClear and noted the change. Upon a cursory glance several other […]

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Wisdom & Humor From Avinash Kaushik

[Editor’s note: This post is our continued dissemination of content from last week’s  SearchEngineStrategies San Jose search marketing conference, where aimClear had 3 correspondents providing our readers notes and articles. The following is from our friend and blogger-associate, Jennifer Osborne:] During Day 2 of SES San Jose, Avinash Kaushik, Google Analytics Evangelist, was in fine […]

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Facebook, Feeds & Microblogging Part Two: The Angry Facebook Guy

This is part two of a post on the session, Facebook, Twitter and Microblogging at Search Engine Strategies San Jose. Catch Part I:Twitter over here. This post talks about Facebook and FriendFeed.

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7 Google Analytics Plug Ins & Reports You Probably Didn’t Know About

The SES San Jose “sponsored” Google  session featured Avinash Kaushik, Author, Analytics Evangelist, Google and Tom Leung, Business Product Manager, Google Website Optimizer. Both gentleman gave terrific presentations. In particular, scattered amongst the screen shots of how to get the most out of your Google Analytics, lay a number of plug ins and reports that […]

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Neutered SEOs, PPC, Google Sheep, & Paid Links Gone Underground

  PPC and organic search alike serve classic functions in the marketing mix. However Google is effectually forcing many advertisers into buying more AdWords PPC by systematically setting out to neuter SEOs, who are increasingly going underground. We all know Google’s been eviscerating organic paid link-building tactics which historically have been a vital component of […]

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“Friend Connect,” Social Mash For Any Site

Google’s preview release today of “Friend Connect” has us theorizing and chattering up here in Duluth. Whilst hard core social application developers may or may not be excited, the promise of an open social web is getting closer to the medium to small size webmaster. Read my article on SearchEngineWatch blog, “Google “Friend Connect” To […]


Flash: Poison Candy or Googlebot Food?

Our clients ask us about Flash all the time. For years Flash has been the stuff of web design joy and pain, causing frustration for search marketing folks. Those who design and brand absolutely love Flash’s web 2.0 animation, video, and rich media feel.  SEM types traditionally have avoided Flash for critical organic optimization applications. […]

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