Google Algorithm Exposed : SearchToons

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The Google Algorithmic manner of ranking and serving relevant online and indexed documents to specific Google queries has been a mystery to many over the past decade, with search marketers and mathematicians working to expose the way Google ranks sites.

Here we look at two disciplines of figuring out the workings behind Google, and two concise calculations.

1. The Mathematical Interpretation of the Google Algorithm

2. The Search Marketer’s Interpretation of the Google Algorithm

Well, we don’t always need the $ in the equation, do we?

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Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • panefsky

    ok, you did it. Searching for “google algorithm exposed” brings you first. Is there any other point in the article, cuz I couldn’t figure it out

  • Arthur Freydin

    And i thought Henry Blodget loved linkbait. Welcome to the club Loren!

  • Sébastien Billard

    Thanks for the laugh of the day 🙂

  • Search Engine Optimization Journal

    This is great! Definitely seems to be on point! 🙂

  • seo bristol

    Made me laugh almost as much as Matt Cutts link to the video with more detail about the Google algorithm!

  • WebSite Design Orange County

    I think the first panel carried pi to one too many places. Duh.

  • North Carolina Web Design

    That’s funny and true and the same time. To bad there’s not a web design newspaper cause that’s a winner in the comics section!

  • Christoph C. Cemper the MarketingFan

    now this rocks 🙂

  • Web Browser

    Haha, simple terms

  • Web Browser

    Oh, you should add digg button 😉

  • Web Browser
  • spostareduro

    Good one for sure. Also Dugg.

  • gamermk

    Hey is there an RSS feed where I can subscribe to just these comics? I love them.

  • suncao

    Awesome, dugg

  • SEMatze

    Awesome post! You got me with your headline. Goodonya!

  • Jaan Kanellis

    Cutt’s….funny or true?

  • Tin Pig

    what’s wrong with this picture?

  • Loren Baker, Editor

    @gamermk, sorry, just the normal RSS feed.

    Remember guys, these cartoons are parodies and not reflective of fact 🙂

  • humor

    very good. it´s the best. The really is this.

  • Mercy

    Hey! This post really made me laugh hard 🙂

  • ineedhits Australia

    So Simple!

  • Posicionamiento web Valencia

    very good, very very good LOL.

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  • http://thenamelessthing Aeon Huff

    Same old, same old…these social sites are PACKED with geeks who have no purpose outside the realm of social sites, for whom reaching the top of Digg, or Shinn, or Stumble, or blah, or blah, ad nauseam is an end in itself.
    Whatever happened to GOOD CONTENT?
    It’s all just hooklines, headlines, stringlines, and a million other nothing snag-tags designed to propell geeks to the top of whatever currently fashionable geek social mountain is there to be climbed. Please make it stop, or I might fall asleep and not be able to wake up, it is SO boring…
    “I am my brand”. Ridiculously optimistic. Who the heck do y’all think y’all are, y’all?

    • Boston SEO

      @ Aeon Huff: I entirely agree with you that unless your website has some substance and is selling a real product, you are not likely to get very far. As this article points out, if everyone is number one on google (for their particular keywords) then people will eventually start clicking on page 2 of google’s list of websites, or even page 3.

  • Terry Reeves – Memphis Seo

    “Well, we don’t always need the $ in the equation, do we?”

    Unless you just like doing things the hard way.

  • MendyO

    Might have been better to post this yesterday but let’s have a sense of humor about this. If it was meant as link bait then we should all learn how effective this strategy is. I could learn a few things for my own glass jewelry and art jewelry site. Did you get the irony?

  • Aeon Huff

    I’ve “got the irony” a million times and must surely be missing something..?

  • John

    Well This site doesnt Rank #1 or #2 anymore for the keyword – Google Algorithm Exposed

  • Aidan Rogers – INKODE

    Hmmmm… Nice title, what was the inspiration Loren?

  • IT Outosurcing

    this is old concept i know it . what is new one in 2008

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  • James Walker

    hahahah I love it.

  • Paul

    very funny

  • Jack

    Good idea
    I really like that’s true

  • Awxus

    Haha, It is funny and actually make fun of us, who always in search of google algorithm

  • Strollers

    Google funny cartoon club

  • Google Inc.

    Good information
    Google Inc.

  • Emma

    Thanks for make me laugh

  • Dallas

    That was hilarious. Thanks for the read@! Good stuff. we are a web design and seo company and we are going to put that on our site. Thanks for making it available.

  • Dallas Web

    That was hilarious. Thanks for the read@! Good stuff. we are a web design and seo company and we are going to put that on our site. Thanks for making it available

  • Darryl Manco

    Well it could be viewed as a regex formula. $=end of string; +=add more of previous, anchor text is all that counts = #1rank. LOL!