May 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land's 10 most popular stories from May 2007: 1) Google 2.0: Google Universal Search - Google is undertaking the most radical change to its search results ever, introducing a "Universal Search" system that will blend listings from its news, video, images, local and book search engines among those it gathers from crawling web pages. =================== 2) Google's New Navigational Links: An Illustrated Guide - After months of testing, Google is rolling out new ways to navigate within its search results and between different Google properties. Here's an illus [...]


April 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land's 10 most popular stories from April 2007: 1) Google Declares Stephen Colbert As Greatest Living American - It's official. Stephen Colbert is the Greatest Living American, or at least now ranks tops for that phrase at Google. It's all come from the latest Google bombing campaign sparked off in part by Stephen himself. The backstory on this, plus the "I thought Google bombing didn't work anymore" angle, in this story. =================== 2) George W. Bush: A Failure Once Again, According To Google - Remember how Google introduced a link bomb fix in Jan [...]


March 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land's 10 most popular stories from March 2007: 1) Google Now Reporting Anchor Text Phrases - Hurray! Finally, you can get a report from Google of the top anchor text phrases used when people link to your site. Google Webmaster Central has just announced the new feature. But didn't Google already report anchor text data? Yes, but only keywords, not phrases. Keywords are mostly useless junk food data. Phrases are datalicious, tasty and helpful. Below, a detailed and illustrated look at what a difference a phrase makes and how to claim your own. =================== [...]


February 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land's 10 most popular stories from February 2007: 1) Google Releases New Link Reporting Tools - For years, Google's link: command has deliberately failed to show all the links to a website. This came out of Google's fear that site owners simply wanted the data to try and manipulate rankings -- which was pretty true. Instead, they only provided a sampling of backlinks. Today, that changes. Google Webmaster Central is rolling out new support allowing you to view and even download thousands of links to your site. =================== 2) Squeezing The Search Loaf: Findin [...]


January 2007: Search Engine Land’s Most Popular Stories

Below are Search Engine Land's 10 most popular stories from January 2007: 1) Google Kills Bush's Miserable Failure Search & Other Google Bombs - After just over two years, Google has finally defused the "Google Bomb" that has returned US President George W. Bush at the top of its results in a search on miserable failure. The move wasn't a post-State Of The Union Address gift for Bush. Instead, it's part of an overall algorithm change designed to stop such mass link pranks from working. =================== 2) 14 "Is Google Evil?" Tipping Points Since 2001 - Earlier I [...]


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