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Weekly Search & Social Coverage: 11/24/09

Welcome ot another edition of ‘7 Days of Search and Social‘ – I hope you are well and getting well into another week in the trenches. Last week was a particularily busy one in the blogosphere which made it even harder to try and keep the list managable. Even in the world of patents it was a busy one. I sure hope you have your reading caps on because this edition is a HUGE one. As such we’re also not going to have a ‘lead story’ as there is so much to cover and nothing really stood out as the ‘big story’ for me…

Anyway, let’s get on with it shall we?

Talk of the town

21 Link Builders Share Advanced Link Building Queries – was a great post from Garrett French over on SEL which the gang at the SEO Dojo were put to use in giving some input on. If you’re a fan of link building and Google dorking, this is a must read.

How Google News uses click data for rankings – is an interesting piece that looks at some of the statements made recently by a Googler on using query analysis and click data in the News SERPs… always an interesting topic.

Hidden H Tags by Google – funny stuff here.. Google using some hidden tags? Yikes… say it ain’t so! Go get ‘em Irish!

What is Whitehat Automation? – Rob Adler is taking a stab at the world of white hat SEO by bringing some of his dark-side automation over to the other side. You know U want to play with us Rob, nice stuff brother!

5 Worries that can kill your SEO campaign – Stoney uncovers some common issues that can bring a search campaign to its knees.

Linkbait vs. Linkbuying – Paul Carpenter takes us through the ins-and-outs of link bait V buying. As long time readers would know, I am a baity’ kind o guy. Why buy what you ca get for free?

Does Reading Level Matter in SEO? – David Waterman over at The Search Agents played with an interesting theory of how reading level might affect rankings, or at least how it relates when studying existing rankings. Fun stuff… tin foil likely required.

Keyword Research: A Proven System – friend of the FireHorse, Garrett Pierson dropped a post over at Search Engine People. While it’s not the most in-depth piece ever written, it contains the concept that KW research is one of THE most important aspects of SEO; something I believe in and not enough peeps state it as such… so it’s worth noting.

Do More Domains Help SEO – was the question being asked AND answered (sort of) by Michael over on the ‘best SEO blog’. I liked this one as it highlights the problem with ANY question in SEO; it depends on the situation and reason for doing so. Nice one MM!

10 Resources: SEO Going Underground Again – is a bit of a rant from Tad on the joys of being pegged as an SEO out in the online world. He relates his experiences and the venom faced by many of us in social circles.

Three Pages from the Same Domain in Google SERPs? – Alan was noting some interesting 3 page listings (main and 2 indented) and why there hasn’t been more buzz about it. Dear Alan, methinks it is because this only happens with navigational searches, so it really doesn’t affect most of us… m’kay?

Building Links “Outside The Box” – as always Debra has some interesting perspectives on link building methods beyond the every-day. Of particular interest this time out, is actually building links by identifying your target demographic – kudos as always Deb!

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Search Geek Central

Search Stuff

Search Taxonomies and Search Engines: Answering Questions vs. Indexing Webpages - SEO by the Sea

How Google Might Insert Artificial Named Anchors into Web Pages – SEO by the Sea

Exploring Exploratory Search – Noisy Channel

FacteryLabs Launch FactRank Engine – Search Engine Watch

Information Glut, or Information Gluttons? – Haystack Blog

Random linguistics – the Lousy Linguist

Social Search

Local-Social Search: A Powerful Marketing Channel For Small Businesses – SEL

Ask Making A Bigger Bet On “Social Search” Or Q&A – Search Engine Land

Yahoo Adds Fresh, Social Content to Search, Twitter Included – SEJ

Collecta Powers Real-time Search for Identi.ca – Alt Search Engine

Local SEO

6 Ways Local Domains Crush Dot Coms In International SEO – Search Engine Land

The 3 Variables of Google Local Search – Search Engine Guide

Mapsicle 1.0: Annotating Street View Panoramas – Google Geo Developers Blog

How to use multiple sitemaps on one domain for geo-targeting – Search Cowboys

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Videos

Marketing in the Age of Google – Web Pro News

Bruce Clay on the Business of Local Search – Web Pro News

Fliqz Launches Online Video SEO Tool - SEW

Google’s new KW research Tool – Jim Stewart

Cutt’s Corner

Matt on Load speed and Caffeine

Why would an FAQ page rank above a site’s homepage?

Weapons

3 SEO Browsers to Evaluate on-Page SEO – SEJ

How to Track Competitor Search Engine Rankings with SEJ Tools

Use Google Speed Tool to Speed Up Site – RustyBrick

Google Analytics Filter Best Practices – Search Engine People

Playing with Google Analytics Intelligence – Blog Storm

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Search Patents

Google

Artificial anchor for a document

Agent Rank

Microsoft

Multi-modal search wildcards

Multi-modal query refinements

Ranking functions using an incrementally-updatable, modified naive bayesian query classifier

Yahoo

Search Results with a Word or Phrase Index

Search results with most clicked next objects

Search processing with automatic categorization of queries

Indexing information and providing results for a search including objects having predetermined attributes


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 Weekly Search & Social Coverage: 11/24/09
David Harry is an SEO and IR geek that runs Reliable SEO, blogs on the Fire Horse Trail and is the head geek at the SEO Training Dojo.

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3 thoughts on “Weekly Search & Social Coverage: 11/24/09

  1. I’ve noticed your articles get scraped by so many sites that it’s only a matter of time before someone coins the expression “DaveBaiting” as a name for a new link building method.

    Besides me, that is.

  2. Now a days i m waiting for weekly search & social coverage eagerly, its really helpful for web marketers. you covered almost each and every little update of search industry.

    Well, Thanks for sharing it.

  3. lol @ Michael, I didn’t see yer comment til now – is that like ‘Matt Baiting’ in the old ThreadWatch days?

    @Dipali – thanks for the kind words… Search is my obsession thus it’s nice to share the goodies I come across each week. For me it could ALL be just about patents/papers and geeky stuff, but we try and cover ALL the bases.