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Weekly Search & Social News: 06/08/2010

Testing 1-2-3 is this thing on?? It’s time for another edition with ‘7 Days of Search and Social‘ – it was a great week out there last week my friend. There were lots of great posts, videos and of course my fav, patents (Google at least) to keep this geek going. I should also note that this week’s offering is ‘Drama Free’ which is great too (Less Drama – More Geeking). I hope things are well on your end and that you find at least a little sumpn’ sump’ from this weeks offering (ya better, plenty in there).

And away….

Lead Story

You can’t handle the links!

To get things rolling this week I thought that I’d highlight an interesting discussion about how contextual links, as opposed to links at the end, in a post affect the usability of an article. The original report stated that they are a distraction that takes away from the focus of the piece.

Some details;

Me? I am with (link goddess) Debra on this one. I personally think that the in context links are fine, I actually prefer them. I mean, as one person said, “it’s HTTP… as in HYPER TEXT”. It’s part of the cornerstones of the web. Duh. Anyway, read the posts and decide for yourself.

Away we go….

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Talk of the Town

  • Why Link Builders Don’t Share Their Top Secret Strategies – was an interesting post that had me thinking about how so many still look for magical link building (aka lazy). Is it just me or are there not better ways (content strategy + syndication + outreach) to getting the job done? Huh…
  • There’s No Such Thing As Advanced Link Building - Deb is everywhere this week. This one is a nice follow up to the above and likely more in-line with my thinking. Then again, Debra is a content centric linker, so I would fall in line easier with her thinkng.
  • Find A Mentor (Or Some Mentos) – not entirely SEO related nor geeky, but there are a few folks on the list that have helped or influenced me over the years. So it makes the list. We really do need more mentors these days.
  • Hacking is NOT black hat SEO dumbass – it seems there are some folks in the security world that equate black hat SEO with hacking. Misguided or playing the FUD card? You decide…
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Search Geek Central

Tech Stuff

Social Search

Going Vertical

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Videos

Cutt’s Corner

Weapons

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Search Patents

Google

System for automatically integrating a digital map system

Accelerated large scale optimization

Systems and methods for providing searchable prior history

Open profile content identification

Enhanced Search Results (Maps)

Identifying inadequate search content

System and Method for Translating Timed Text in Web Video

Microsoft

Query comprehensions

Yahoo

System for classifying words


/end SOSG session

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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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