Help Marcela

On a serious note, I read on Matt’s blog that Marcela DeVivo (aka 2_Much), who is a regular poster on SEO forums, could use some help. Marcela’s unborn son, Nathan Dorje Andrew, was recently diagnosed with serious brain damage and various people in the SEO community are collecting donations to help her with her medical expenses. If you would like …

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Even More Christmas Presents For Cutt-lets

Matt Cutts has released a few more videos, and taken a radical departure by introducing a map, in homage to Rocketboom, no doubt (although Rocketboom have just torn theirs down).  Jen had a good suggestion – he should use the scrolling search query display they have in the Googleplex. I think he should make these videos in front of the …

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Cutt-lets Early Christmas Present

You haven’t been able to talk to the ever-amiable Matt Cutts at a conference? Now you can see the man himself on video. Nice work! Matt has released three videos, in which he dishes out SEO advice: Session 1: Including qualities of a good site. Session 2: Including some SEO Myths. Session 3: Should you Optimize for Search Engines or …

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Googles Top Secret Formula Revealed

Amusing glimpse of the hidden ranking formula we all want to know. Highlights include: if ( linksFrom(‘mattcutts.com’, url) >= 4 ) { // I link to “clean” sites only // – Matt, Feb 2006 pagerank += 2; blacklist1 = getList(‘government.cn/censored.txt’); blacklist2 = getList(‘c:\larry-page-hatelist.txt’); if ( inArray(blacklist1, url) || inArray(blacklist2, url) ) { pagerank = 0; d = dashesInUrl(url); pagerank = …

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Photo Of Google Data Center

Here’s a few photos of Google’s data center in Oregon. ‘Aint it erm…pretty (Attribution: JasonBettineski/Flickr – click for photostream) In other Google news, it is rumoured that Google, and other search engines, are paying some news sites for their content. Unconfirmed, but makes for some interesting reading: “According to the report, news outlets such as AP are compensated on a …

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