Hopefully if you ever get caught up in the whirlwind of a blog storm, and receive 10s, maybe even hundreds of links to one of your articles, that the topic of both the page being linked to, and the pages being linked from are related to your online business, and the topic of your blog.
Andy Greenberg of Forbes got it totally wrong when he wrote Google Scares The Search Crowd
In many ways Google should be a little worried about the blogosphere reaction.
I was the centre of attention more by chance and timing than anything else, as I am sure it wouldn’t have taken my worthy SEO colleagues long to make a list of sites that have been hit by PageRank penalties and spot some patterns.
I have lots of things I am planning to change on this blog, with some extremely radical changes in look and feel, and changes to the overall linking structure.
Those changes have really been waiting for WordPress 2.3 because it just makes things a lot easier doing the work just once, however there are a few things I would like to highlight that I think people will appreciate, and even a few things that I have experimented with that have proven to be… an absolute failure.
Already on the DealDotCom blog, but many people might not have subscribed to them.
This is a useful plugin until the guys from DealDotCom come up with a solution of their own. They should really be delivering banners of various sizes to us every day without having to change any code, and an RSS or XML feed to play around with.
John Andrews currently has the top rated article on Sphinn with a truly brilliant display of link baiting and social media awareness.
I am not sure I am going to be able to knock him off the top spot, and this very post will probably gain him a few more votes, but I would like to think that one of my older articles could at least be a contender.
I don’t think so but…
- Matt probably earns a salary from Google as head of webspam
- Matt has been with Google since 2000, so probably has a few stock options
- If Matt says something about a new Google service that encourages other bloggers to write about it as well, it probably has an effect on Google’s share price, so there is a specific financial incentive.
This is a continuation of my WordPress Search Engine Optimization Masterclass. It is really the one missing component, other than a complete theme with everything built in, to achieve the linking structures I described in my previous article.
… is to mess bloggers around.
I have just been reading some disturbing news from Trisia – she has been going through hell because her web host, Lunar Pages was claiming that her server was being a CPU resource hog, yet she wasn’t running any particular plugins that were an unusual drain on system resources to her knowledge, and Trisia is much more WordPress savvy than your average blogger.
I was going to liken this plugin to a Ferrari, because it is built to be fast, but it is probably more like a Subaru, not just fast but designed for rugged terrain and can handle the twists and turns of comment spammers without slowing down.