A Smattering of SEO News: 6/25/14


Helllloo my friends, and welcome to the last Smattering of SEO News for June and for this quarter! Wow! A lot happened over the past three months, huh? Heck, with Google I/O going on, it’s going to be all Google all the time in this week’s Smattering, so let’s dive in a take a look! Google News: Blocking JavaScript And CSS Can Cause Spidering And Ranking Problems – A few days ago, the Yoast site posted a blog entry in which they noticed one of their sites was affected by Panda 4.0. They saw their results return to normal after removing code blocking JS and CSS from their site. The next day, Search Engine Roundtable posted a response from Google’s John Mueller saying that they recommend allowing all CSS and JS be allowed to be crawled in order to “recognize your site’s content and to give your site the credit that … Continue reading

A Smattering of SEO News: 6/18/14


Hello my friends, and welcome to this week’s installment of A Smattering of SEO News! This week we have algorithm updates, datacenter updates, and much more, so let’s dive in!   Google News: Google Rolls Out Version 3.0 Of Its Payday Loan Algorithm – Last last week, Matt Cutts tweeted that Google had begun rolling out the latest version of its Payday Loan algorithm, which is meant to specifically target spammy queries associated with excessive web spam. While version 2.0 of the algorithm was said to have affected around 0.2% of English search queries, there’s still no word on how many queries 3.0 will affect. Reconsideration Requests Results Now Include More Feedback – Recently Google began to try to make its reconsideration request reviews more clear. By including more detail in the reviewer’s note, webmasters can get a more specific idea of why the reconsideration requests are denied. In the … Continue reading

A Smattering of SEO News: 6/11/14


Hello my friends, and welcome to A Smattering of SEO News! Lots of technical goodness today, from dealing with “not provided” data to massive, MASSIVE XML sitemaps. Check it out! Google News: Google Updates Guidelines For Site Moves – Google recently updated their Webmaster Tools Help files with new guidelines on how to deal with a site migration, such as what to do when your domain and URLS will stay the same and what to do if they will change. Google goes into quite a bit of solid detail on how to properly let Google know what your new URLs will be, which should definitely help those looking to move to a new domain or CMS in the near future. Google Says “Right to Be Forgotten” Won’t Come To Google.com – Google has recently clarified its newly-mandated “right to be forgotten” rules by saying that even if a URL was … Continue reading

A Smattering of SEO News: 6/4/14


Hello friends, and happy June! Can you believe we’re halfway through 2014 already? What a year it’s been for SEO, and heck, what a week, as we have a lot of news to look at! So let’s dive in! Google News: Theory: eBay Penalized For Dropping Google AdWords – There’s an interesting theory put out by WebmasterWorld founder Brett Tabke: he postulates that one year after eBay dropped AdWords ads on their site, Google penalized the site as a signal to others not to do the same. Tabke thinks that one year went by before the penalty took hold in order to allow plausible deniability on Google’s part. While neither Google nor eBay have commented on the penalty, it’ll be interesting to see what the actual reason is for eBay’s drop in rankings. Google Launches EU Search Removal Form, Thousands Of Requests Flow In – Late last week, in keeping … Continue reading

Client Infographic: Ghurka


Ever wonder where briefcases evolved from? Believe it or not, there is a long history of important men carrying important things in their very own man bags (NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH PURSES). Take a look at Ghurka‘s new Infographic that travels back through the ages and chronicles the evolution of the man bag to present times. So if you’re considering toting around a rich leather man bag of your own, be sure to check out the entire Infographic to find the right style for you!  

Client Infographic: Nice Laundry


Are you men constantly caught up in the struggle to look “Effortlessly Cool”? Then do I have an Infographic for you! Nice Laundry has put together a few tips and tricks to help men out there create a polished look, and here’s a hint: it’s all about the accessories.   Be sure to check out the entire Infographic to get even more advice!