By now the majority of searchers on Google are familiar with the Knowledge Graph box, which appears on the right side of the search results page and highlights information about various entities (companies, people, places, things and so on). In the past, I’ve written about how to both obtain and optimize a Knowledge Graph result. In my attempts to learn more and get a better understanding of Google’s Knowledge Graph, I’ve discovered some cool hacks and tricks. While these tricks do not have any significant practical implications, they can serve as a way to better understand how Google’s Knowledge Graph works, which can be used to optimize your personal or company Knowledge Graph results. Before getting into the tricks, let’s break down some important items. For the examples below, I used Donald Trump. Google Knowledge Graph API The Google Knowledge Graph API is a tool that can be used to get insight into your Knowledge Graph result. It provides details … [Read more...] about Cool tricks to explore Google’s Knowledge Graph results, featuring Donald Trump
You cannot be a president in the Google era without getting multiple Googlebombs throughout your service. This time, it is Trump who got Googlebombed again, for the search term [idiot] in Google Image search. Try it, you search for [idiot] and most of the photos you get are images of Donald Trump.The problem, as explained by Chris Sherman was first a big issue in the George Bush era in December 2003 when you Googled [miserable failure] you would get the bio on the whitehouse.gov site of George Bush, the president at that time:Google fixed Googlebombs, or they thought, in 2007. But then in 2009, Barack Obama ranked for [who is a failure] in Google as well. Let's not forget the racist images of Michelle Obama in November 2009 that Google placed an ad for explaining the issues there.Heck, even Google Maps gets Googlebombed.So today, in 2018, the internet can still Googlebomb the President of the United States - isn't that just awesome?Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Trump Gets Googlebombed In Google Images As Idiot
About ten days ago, Google was Googlebombed in image search for for the term [idiot] where it would photos of Donald Trump, the current President of the United States. I've been meaning to report that 5 or so days later, that Googlebomb dampened. Most of the photos now are not images of Donald Trump, at least it isn't as bad as it was previously.Here was the before screenshot:Here is what it looks like right now:As Marie Haynes wrote on Twitter "Trump no longer owns the image SERPS for idiot."It is unclear if Google did something algorithmically to try to dampen the Googlebomb here or if the recency of those images just died down over time?Forum discussion at Twitter. … [Read more...] about Trump Idiot Googlebomb Fixed?
President Donald Trump said on Twitter yesterday that the search results for his name, specifically [Trump News], is "rigged" and this "very serious situation-will be addressed!" Google responded saying "Search is not used to set a political agenda and we don't bias our results toward any political ideology."Everyone is covering this story, as you'd imagine. Here are Trump's tweets on this matter: Here is a copy of it:Google search results for “Trump News” shows only the viewing/reporting of Fake News Media. In other words, they have it RIGGED, for me & others, so that almost all stories & news is BAD. Fake CNN is prominent. Republican/Conservative & Fair Media is shut out. Illegal? 96% of results on “Trump News” are from National Left-Wing Media, very dangerous. Google & others are suppressing voices of Conservatives and hiding information and news that is good. They are controlling what we can & cannot see. This is a very serious … [Read more...] about President Donald Trump Says Google’s Results Rigged Against Him & Republicans
In my experience, the best search engine optimization (SEO) in the world comes from small shops and freelance consultants. That statement (and the following article) is only my opinion, of course, but it’s an opinion based on about 14 years working in this industry. Let’s get real: any agency (large or small) is primarily in business for themselves, not their clients. Their success is (naturally) built upon the success of their clients, but their clients are not their first priority. They can’t be, because agencies care about their clients only to the extent they impact or influence the interests of their own business model. This can be fine, really, and is even expected. However, it’s important to acknowledge, because that’s exactly the perspective in-house teams have of most agency relationships. And yes, I myself am the president of a small SEO shop. Okay fine, call it an agency! In that light, the following may appear to be self-serving. Fair enough. … [Read more...] about Small & Nimble Trumps Big & Slow In SEO