My Thoughts on Google’s Webmaster Tools 404 Report

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Right. It has been busy few months and it seems like there is some blogging due. Since the results of the latest batch of experiments I have been busy with are inconclusive, I thought to do a non-experimental post in the meantime, just to keep my ~500 (whoha-just-went-down-to-380-overnight-was-it-something-i-said. The numbers ...

Google counting only the first link to a domain – rebunked

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

OK, so not so long ago Rand put out a post saying that Google will count only one link to a URL from any given page. This is a phenomenon that was originally noticed by Michael VanDeMar but many an eyebrow was risen at both posts. That particular facial hair ...

Anatomy of a Google Filter/Penalty (or how not to do nofollow PR sculpting)

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

OK, so after a long break, I'm trying to get back on track with posting. Had a great time in South Africa (owe an apology to Viperchill for not giving him a call, family business was crazy mate, but I get there about once a year so maybe next time?), ...

Choosing Your SEO Testing Grounds

Monday, March 24th, 2008

OK, so after a long time and a lot of testing and data crunching, it was about time I sat and wrote about my latest SEO adventures. It seems like the SEO testing is all over the place lately. Firstly there is the excellent post by our old favorite XMCP about ...

Natural Link Profile Building

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

It's been a while since the last post, mainly due to the echoes of the conference, we are getting involved in several exciting SEO projects and there is less and less time to do experiments and build pretty graphs everyone liked so much. :) I am hoping that in the ...

Tapping into Unconventional Link Attributes

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

When we analyze incoming links, we tend to focus on more or less the same set of link parameters: PageRank, anchor text, relative position in linking document, surrounding text, etc. However, sometimes looking beyond the regular, can provide the opportunity to not only succeed in link building, but even dominate ...

Designing SEO Experiments – a different angle

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

I have thoroughly enjoyed SlightlyShadySEO's post about designing SEO experiments. If you haven't read it yet, go do that now, it gives quite a comprehensive list of all the variables needed to be controlled when creating a sterile environment necessary for isolating and testing the individual ranking algorithm parameters. I ...

Google vs. Paid Links – how will it end ? Lessons from Mother Nature

Saturday, December 29th, 2007

So I hear there is this thing going with Google not wanting people to buy links from other people and lowering their toolbar PR, taking away their ability to pass link juice through links. Terrible stuff! There are even frightening reports of adult SEOs getting lumps in their throats at ...

Sphinn gets your site indexed in Google in just a few hours

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

How long does it take for a page on a brand new domain to get indexed and showing in Google's SERPs ? Weeks, if not months. Well, not if you Sphinn them. Here is a study case of my new blog and the super-fast indexing it experienced in last few ...

How to find linking resources through Google AdWords

Tuesday, December 18th, 2007

Any webmaster/SEO has reached the same inspirational rock bottom when it comes to getting links to a website close to his heart - link source exhaustion. With all the directories submitted to, hundreds of emails sent to webmasters, thousands of comment/signature spam links left, you have the will, you have ...