5 Reasons Buzz Is Google In Startup Mode

I don’t know whether to call the last few days “Leo Gate” or “Social Media Gate” or “Buzz Gate” but one thing it certainly highlights is how different the Google Buzz Team is:-

WTF are rel=”dofollow” & rel=”noindex”

For some reason this keeps cropping up, and I thought I would write a small informative guide.

I know one major web 2.0 property that recently added rel=”dofollow” to links, and there is a massive site doing 40M+ visitors a month which last time I looked was using rel=”noindex”.

7 Reasons Not To Use The New Tweet Buttons

Tweets on Topsy

1. Nofollow

The Twitter retweet code places a link to Twitter on every page you include it, and they didn’t add a nofollow to the link. It is quite possible Google will decide to ignore all these links in the future, especially as it is effectively hidden and not a “vote” for a particular page. The destination of the link doesn’t show similar information to what is in the button.

Warning: Bevo Media PPC Tracking = Lame Duck

Bevo Media Security Flaw

I wish I didn’t feel compelled to write this, as this is one project I was really looking forward to using.

I applied for the beta a while back but didn’t make the cut… obviously they thought they had enough affiliates testing it.

Demand Media Traffic Takes A Hammering?

Demand Media Group 1 month daily

Contemplating an investment in Demand Media? Got the jitters about the effect Google might have on the stock price? Your concerns might be justified.

Whilst this could well be a false alarm, it will give you at least some idea of why there might be a concern.

Positive Search Results | Positive Searches & a Lesson in ORM

Comments from Joey - Positive Search Results?

Using blog comments for the purpose of linkbuilding has risks.

The saying goes a license or contract has no teeth unless you enforce it.

I typically enforce my comment policy by simply deleting the comments, but I have a clause that specifically caters to SEO agencies spamming my comments whether for themselves or on behalf of clients.

Salmon Protocol Endpoints & Canonicalization

This blog post mainly comprises of a message I just sent to the Salmon Protocol mailing list, but I have expanded on it a little.

Salmon Protocol is actually one of the most exciting things that will be used by Google Buzz & theoretically could dramatically make huge changes to the way communication flows around all kinds of web content, whether comments on blog posts, votes & likes on Youtube videos, maybe blog posts themselves, video replies etc.