Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2007’

Calacanis To Start Search Engine?

Speculation, with a ring of truth about it. “Calacanis, we hear, has already hired about 20 engineers to work on the project. Roelof Botha, Calacanis’ patron at Sequoia, has already committed the funds. Former associates of Calacanis, such as Mark Cuban and Jonathan Miller, his former boss at AOL, are also backing the venture. So what’s the idea? It’s a …

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To Be Paid Links

Michael “Five links for $100” Gray has tagged me in his dirty, filthy and despicable paid links scheme. Erm, meme. I was even considering paying him $200 not to link to me, and stating, for the record, I wanted no part in it. But he said $200 was far too cheap for that sort of non-publicity, and I’d have to …

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PageRank Explained

Danny has written a great overview of PageRank. Too much reading? Here’s a nice summary in terms of SEO link building strategy: “If you really want to know what are the most important, relevant pages to get links from, forget PageRank. Think search rank. Search for the words you’d like to rank for. See what pages come up tops in …

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Wikipedia Drinking The Yes-Follow Juice

Wikipedia introduced the no-follow tag, presumably as way to prevent people using Wikipedia to pass link juice. Even when most Wikipedians wanted no-follow removed, Jimbo Wales, the founder of Wikipedia, hs chosen to keep no-follow. It seems that all Wikipedia links are not what they appear to be, however, as TechCrunch discover: “It seems that while the nofollow tag is …

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Google Pull Malicious Links

Seems some adwords advertisers wanted a bit more out of visitors than visitors may have wanted to give:  “Google has removed paid links that advertised seemingly legitimate Web sites but actually tried to install nefarious programs on PCs. The links were displayed as “sponsored links” after visitors entered specific queries into Google’s search service. Clicking the links would ultimately go …

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