Matt Cutts recently released another gem of a Webmaster Help video on YouTube. This time, it’s all about those who procure the almighty backlink in subtle ways. In particular, Cutts focused upon a question which he submitted on his own behalf, and it reads as follows:
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In the UK, the Regulators have decided to impose stringent measures on sponsored posts that appear on social networking sites and microblogging services, particularly Twitter.com
The UK Office of Fair Trading began an investigation of Handpicked Media, a blog network. The issue was that the com.... More »
Sites that focus solely on the display of other people’s content like content farms are now on Google’s radar. Google has decided to make a lot of algorithmic changes that would focus on the reduction of spam from search results and give higher ranking to top quality sites with unique content.
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Heads up, SEO buffs! A new Google Webmaster Help video on YouTube was just posted, and the topic de jour? Guest posting.
After years of speculation, intense debate, and algorithm updates galore, we finally have a little to go on when it comes to the art of the guest post.
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Four days after its public launch, About.me was acquired by AOL. The terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.
About.me is a startup that allows users create personal profile pages linking to all their different profiles across the web including Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Users can also lin.... More »
Bing recently introduced what they call “Destination Pages” for city searches. A city’s destination page will give searchers information about events, weather, flights, news, etc about that city.
This takes all the relevant information about a destination and places it on one easy to navigate page so that travelers will find it easy to research a city and plan for their forthcoming trip in advance. It gives information on the main things travelers need to know before visiting a city including flight information, a list of hotels in the area, popular attractions, local events, local news, civic photos, a map and a weather overview, all in one place.
According to David Lindheimer, “Click into each of the sections to see a full list or gallery relevant to the city. If you’re searching for a local city, Bing can recognize that you’re close and serve up results accordingly. Let’s say you’re thinking of travelling to Miami this winter. Type Miami, FL into the search box, and click “Explore City” to check out the destination city.”
This could really turn out to be a useful tool for travelers. If Bing decides to add information about discount flight tickets, that would make Destination Pages a gold mine for businesses. What do you think?