The Few, The Blocked, The Loyal Stupid & Grateful This wall is designed, as best I can tell, only to be a barrier to your most loyal — and most stupid — readers. People who come to you each day, because they depend on you as their starting point and don’t realize that you’re providing all this content to drive-by visitors for free. They cough up, because they’ll assume they have to. … [Read more...] about The Leaky New York Times Paywall & How “Google Limits” Led To “Search Engine Limits”
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Paid Links What if you want a bunch of links to get to the top of the rankings quickly but you don’t want to link back (maybe because you think exchanging links would be too obvious to Google and you’d get caught or because you don’t want your site to lose credibility with visitors by linking to a bunch of random, irrelevant sites)? Why not just buy links? Note that buying links for PageRank purposes is very different from buying online advertising. Advertising links generally include code that cause them to be seen differently by search engines so that they’re not counted like editorial links would be. As you might imagine, Google doesn’t like links purchased for PageRank manipulation any more than they like link exchanges. … [Read more...] about New York Times Exposes J.C. Penney Link Scheme That Causes Plummeting Rankings in Google
Amy Gesenhues is Third Door Media's General Assignment Reporter, covering the latest news and updates for Marketing Land and Search Engine Land. From 2009 to 2012, she was an award-winning syndicated columnist for a number of daily newspapers from New York to Texas. With more than ten years of marketing management experience, she has contributed to a variety of traditional and online publications, including MarketingProfs.com, SoftwareCEO.com, and Sales and Marketing Management Magazine. Read more of Amy's articles. … [Read more...] about Google Analytics Adds New Real-Time Reports, Inbound Link Trackbacks & More Insight Into Social Media Activity
Of course, that will further open up the gaming that already happens in those reviews, as well as concerns that businesses might be hurt by fake negative reviews. No doubt, we’ll have warnings that you shouldn’t buy reviews. Maybe we’ll even have ways to “nofollow” reviews that aren’t trusted, in the way sites can “nofollow” links and ask they don’t carry credit with Google through its PageRank and link analysis systems. Won’t that be fun. … [Read more...] about Google’s “Gold Standard” Search Results Take Big Hit In New York Times Story
how Google Product Search results were showing up in Google, despite the policy. That was an understandable oversight — but the screenshots also show how plenty … [Read more...] about Newspapers Amok! New York Times Spamming Google? LA Times Hijacking Cars.com?