Archives: Link Popularity

Optimizing PDFs for Search Engines

December 12, 2007 by reuben | Comments Off | Filed in Link Popularity, SEO

At pubcon I listened to a session by George Aspland about various techniques to optimize PDF files for search engines. Part of his ongoing research is to see whether links within a PDF file pass link juice. To test this, he asked if session members would download and republish one of his PDF files. So […]

Text Links For a Buck

November 18, 2007 by reuben | 2 Comments | Filed in Link Popularity

I’m using Scratchback. You’ll probably see the widget on the right with the links that say Get In My Top Spots. Those are the text links that you can buy for just one dollar. The last person to buy a text link automatically goes to the top of the list. Right now the widget is […]

Smashing Magazine Google PageRank Article Misleading

June 6, 2007 by reuben | 2 Comments | Filed in Google, Link Popularity, SEO

Through mybloglog, I came across the smashing magazine community and an article entitled Google PageRank: What Do We Know About It? The article does a very good job of explaining Google PageRank and has 15 points listed under how PageRank works and 13 factors impacting PageRank, but also does a good job of confusing content, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Google warns again about the perils of selling text links

December 15, 2006 by reuben | Comments Off | Filed in Google, Link Popularity, SEO, Work

Google posted an item entitled building link-based popularity, which I found rather interesting for a few reasons. Here’s a key snippet: “We’ve always taken a clear stance with respect to manipulating the PageRank algorithm in our Quality Guidelines. Despite these policies, the strategy of participating in link schemes might have previously paid off. But more […]