Don’t Let Your CommentLuv Be Stolen Away!

| Created: February 5th, 2008
Search Engine Optimisation 266 Comments

Many WordPress blogs are adopting the CommentLuv plugin, because it gives readers extra incentive to make a comment – it automatically adds a link to the commentator’s latest post at the end of their comment.

This is great for the commentator, for several reasons outlined below. However, some people are not taking full advantage of the benefits. Continue reading

Final Thoughts On The PageRank Debacle

| Created: October 31st, 2007
Search Engine Optimisation 22 Comments

Many things have been said about the recent toolbar PageRank update. Most tend to agree that PageRank has lost relevance and that we shouldn’t place too much importance on it. Most of us feel it’s time to move on and stop talking about it. I’ll do that, but not until I’ve had a final say on the matter. Continue reading

Embedded Search Box In Google Search Results

| Created: May 27th, 2008
Search Engine Optimisation 16 Comments

I recently read a post which picked up a humourous (but offensive) result returned by Google Search via the sitelinks feature.

I thought I’d check it out to see if it had been fixed, either by Urban Dictionary or by Google themselves. However, when I tried the search, I didn’t get any sitelinks at all. Instead, I saw something I’d never seen before: a search box, embedded in the search results! Continue reading

Change To Google Search With Quotes

| Created: May 11th, 2008
Search Engine Optimisation 33 Comments

Following my own advice in my last post, about not sitting on semi exclusive news, I thought I better get this post out quickly! I’m not sure if this has been reported elsewhere, or even how long the change has been in place, but it seems that Google have made a tweak to their Search facility.

It’s only a very minor change, but may be of interest to some… Continue reading

Toolbar PageRank Update In Progress?

| Created: April 29th, 2008
Search Engine Optimisation 25 Comments

I’ve just noticed that both the Search Status extension for Firefox and the Google Toolbar for IE are reporting More Than Scratch The Surface as having a toolbar PageRank of 5. This is 1 higher than the PR4 the site had the last time I noticed (a couple of days ago). Continue reading