Monthly Archives: January 2007

Google thinks I’m Google

January 30, 2007 by reuben | Comments Off | Filed in Google, Local Search, Work

Because I work for an SEO company in Pittsburgh, I tend to do quite a lot of local searches in and around the Pittsburgh metro area. At work we’ve been receiving some phone calls from people who think we’re Google – the latest was an event planner wanting to check up on conference plans. I […]

Protecting the WordPress wp-admin folder

January 16, 2007 by reuben | 75 Comments | Filed in Wordpress

After reading about greywolf’s blog being defaced as well as a few others, I thought I’d tighten up security a little. According to comments by shoemoney, it looks like the vulnerability is exposed by accessing some of the files contained within the /wp-admin folder. This should be fixed with the 2.0.7 WordPress upgrade [2.1 is […]

Google Analytics Hack – obtaining full referring URL

January 15, 2007 by reuben | 83 Comments | Filed in Google, Google Analytics, SEO

It’s so frustrating that you can’t usually find which forum thread is linking to your website, because under the referring site report, cross segment performance, content report, it truncates the URL at the end of the filename, so you end up with items like: /forums/showthread.php /forums/viewtopic.php etc. There are two options, the first is a […]

Google PageRank update underway

January 11, 2007 by reuben | Comments Off | Filed in Google, Link Popularity, SEO, Work

Matt just posted that the latest Google PageRank update is now underway as well as updates for the link: and site: commands. PR values are fluctuating wildly during this time, but as with previous updates, should settle down in the next 48hrs. He also reiterated about how Google is treating certain types of links and […]

Yahoo Panama account daily spending limit bug

January 10, 2007 by reuben | Comments Off | Filed in PPC, Work, Yahoo

I was looking at a couple of accounts that were converted in December 2006 and something caught my eye. The daily spending performance report is not showing the correct amount in the Account Daily Spending Limit column. It currently shows the right amount up to the day the account was converted, then $0 after that. […]

MyBlogLog snapped up by Yahoo

January 9, 2007 by reuben | 1 Comment | Filed in Link Popularity, SEO, Work, Yahoo

Congrats to the Eric and the rest of the MyBlogLog guys! You can read more about this on their own blog. I signed up for this not so long after I created this blog and I really like the functionality. It provides referrer and traffic information, but more importantly, it gives you a face roll […]

Location is not an important factor in Google maps

January 6, 2007 by reuben | 1 Comment | Filed in Google, Local Search, SEO, Work

I’ve been analyzing some of the results in Google Maps and by using Google Local Business Center (GLBC) I’ve found that a business can rank: 1) first, infact better than that, it can have an authoritative listing without even having a website. Not all businesses have a website, but I have to question the priority […]

Yahoo’s panama rolls out

January 2, 2007 by reuben | Comments Off | Filed in PPC, Work, Yahoo

My mailbox was flooded with a bunch of emails from Yahoo over the holidays. In the next week or so, a bunch of accounts will automatically be upgraded to the new Panama system. If you do not have an online marketing consultant managing this for you, don’t fear; you really don’t have much to worry […]