Is it just me or is anyone else noticing Yelp and Examiner.com showing up a lot more frequently in Google searches? I’m seeing Examiner articles and Yelp discussion forums ranking on page one quite often, and I never noticed that before.
I’ve said in the past that I’m deeply sceptical about the role of SEO in achieving good Google rankings, but, in light of what I’m seeing as a result of my local search experiment, I think it’s time for a clarification. When I asked about SEO being BS, I should have been more specific. Certainly [...]
Almost two weeks ago I started an experiment to see how fast a web page on this blog, featuring Montreal Italian restaurants, would move up in the search rankings. My hypothesis was that newspapers could own this kind of local search if they’d just unlock some of the information hidden away in their archives and [...]
Whenevever I look at comScore ratings, I’m always floored by the results, and not just the fact that Yellow Pages ranks as high as it does but that it supposedly has almost half the number of monthly unique visitors as Google sites. Frankly, I find that more than just a little hard to believe. I [...]
Not going gangbusters. I’ve started running Google AdWords whichis bringing in a trickle of traffic along with some minimal organic. Will keep you posted.
Oh dear, this morning we had dropped down page four, from the number one spot to number six or so. I linked from a relevant post at another one of my blogs to try and give the page a bit of a boost. I’m also going to go in and freshen it up since Google [...]
So far, so good. We’re now on page four of the results. If we stall, we’ll try some linking and publicity and maybe even buy a Google ad or two. Please feel free to contribute your thoughts.
First off, many thanks to Guillaume Bouchard of NVI for his participation in the comments at Friday’s “More Reasons to call BS on the SEO/SEM industry” post. I don’t want to monopolize his time but, alas, every answer he gives raises new questions for me. I’d be interested in his take on why making the [...]
I’ve said before that I’m sceptical about the SEO/SEM industry — and here’s yet another example of why. Guillaume Bouchard from the Montreal Montreal-based SEO/SMO firm recently told a conference how he used social media tools to generate brand awareness and increase the “online street cred” of Canpages, a Canadian directory company competing against Yellow [...]