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Google Caffeine Update to be Given in Measured Doses

On Monday Google did something out of character by announcing a pre-release viewing of a major update to their algorithm they nicknamed Caffeine: For the last several months, a large team of Googlers has been working on a secret project: a next-generation architecture...

How a Google Penalty Can Make Your Site Stronger

Over the past 12 years consulting on web marketing  I have answered countless questions but one question I receive often stands out from all; how to remove a Google penalty. The following is an example of a question I received in the past from a person named Patrick:...

Bing up by a Hair in June Search Figures

Its been nearly 2 months since the launch of Microsoft’s highly advertised and anticipated Bing, and the market share figures for the first full calendar month since its launch are in. Microsoft is likely less than thrilled. comScore released the latest search figures...

Page Rank Sculpting – Dead or Alive?

At SMX Advanced a few weeks ago there was a huge hullabaloo about Matt Cutt’s saying that PageRank Sculpting using nofollow tags is no longer effective and it should no longer be used. I haven’t posted anything about this until now because frankly there...

Google Search Share Drops for 3rd Month in a Row

Earlier today Nielsen Online (pdf) released the latest search share rankings. Figures are pretty much what one would expect, Google far in the lead followed by Yahoo and MSN, but this past month Google has taken another small hit. April and May of 2009 each saw Google...