Marketers have plenty of new search-related resolutions to consider heading into 2010. Bing and Google’s battle for real-time search relevance will be a developing saga. Social media and SEO tactics will likely require new best practices and considerations that exploit natural search results. Each tweet, re-tweet or user-generated comment could be subject to a first page result on the major search engines. However, marketers should not forget SEO fundamentals—content development, web diagnostics and methods to share your data directly with engines. These tried and true tactics will remain central to any SEOs toolbox, proving that no matter what the year ahead brings, thankfully some things never change. … [Read more...] about 7 Ways To Conquer Natural Search When Google & Bing Face Off In 2010
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Urgent Removal: If you’re a site owner, a system to get pages out of an index in a guaranteed period of time would be very convenient. However, this is probably better handled through webmaster tools that the search engines offer, as they allow a site owner to proactively trigger a removal, rather than waiting for visit from a crawler, which could take days. Ironically, at Google, they had a system to remove pages quickly. I wrote about it two years ago (see Google Releases Improved Content Removal Tools). But the documentation today is terrible. Little is explained if you’re not logged in. If you are logged in, the link for the webmaster version doesn’t work. The entire feature Google described in 2007 is gone. … [Read more...] about ACAP Versus Robots.txt For Controlling Search Engines
Site Move The Site Move feature allows you to notify Bing that your site has moved to a new domain (or that you’ve moved a section of your site elsewhere). While Bing will generally pick up the redirects and change the indexing regardless, the Site Move feature can speed up the process. … [Read more...] about The Ultimate Guide To Bing Webmaster Tools
Barbara Starr of SemanticFuse is a semantic strategist and software engineer, providing semantic SEO and other related consulting services. Starr is a technology expert and software designer specifically in the semantic search and semantic Web arenas. She worked as Principal Investigator for SAIC on the ARDA ACQUAINT program, which was the genesis for Watson at IBM. She also worked on the DARPA HPKB program, which was one of the precursors to the Semantic Web. She is the founder of the Semantic Web Meetup in San Diego, CA, as well as several other meetup groups. She is a governing board member of the Semantic Computing Consortium and is industry chair for IEEE International Conference on Semantic Computing. … [Read more...] about Is Google Hijacking Semantic Markup/Structured Data?
Twitter Opens Up To More Crawling, But Do Search Engines Want Its Search Results In Theirs? Twitter recently updated its robots.txt file and, though the change opens up millions of pages to being crawled, there’s no guarantee that the main search engines want what Twitter is offering. The Sociable seems to have been the first to notice Twitter’s robots.txt changes, which now specifically allow Google, Bing, Yahoo, Yandex and other bots […] … [Read more...] about The Day In Search, September 27, 2012