Blog Archives for the Yahoo/ MSN category

The Trust Knob is WAY too High – Google Trustbox

Firstly, it’s a Trustbox, not a Sandbox. “Trust filters” seem to be a large portion of what has most SEO’s in a frenzy over search engine’s currently. There are pros and cons to the trustbox for folks on both sides of the fence, and the […]

Under Manual Review: Editorial Control and the Search Engines

I am constantly baffled by Google’s insistence that there is such a low level of human discretion and editorial control in their organic search result determination. Isn’t the decision to leave editorial control up to a silicon based form of intelligence even SOME level of […]

Unethical Ways to Destroy Your Competitor’s Search Rankings

I don’t like violence, Tom. I’m a businessman; blood is a big expense. -Sollozzo Disclaimer: I’ve never engaged in any of these practices, nor will I ever engage in these practices. I don’t think anyone else should either. They are unethical, and downright wrong. Even […]

A Guide to Search Engine Filters, Penalties, Bannings, and Reinclusion

“You’re not a true SEO until you’ve been banned at least once!”” – not sure who gets original credit for this one…most likely Boser, Oilman or perhaps Jake. Anyone who has pushed the bleeding edge of search engine optimization has had a site go greybar, […]

Why Does Google Lie to SEO’s?

Okay, I *DO* really understand *why* Google feels the need to bold face lie to SEO’s, but this post is more about wondering if it is really beneficial. As SEO’s, we all secretly understand that the big G regards us about as highly as the […]

Mr. Ploppy Ponders Relevancy and New Tools

There were two EXCELLENT resources released in the world of SEO this past week. Aaron Walls “Link Harvester” tool, and Barry’s Search relevancy challenge. I’ve decided to rant on both and why I think these are both big strides for the search community. Firstly, the […]

Information Arms Race – SE’s vs. SEO’s

This has been a post I’ve been procrastinating on for quite some time now, but with the release of the most important SEO related document in the last 5 years according to WebGuerrilla, I thought it was about time to forge ahead, and at least […]

Yahoo Update and Why Yahoo is Cool.

This is another great example of why Yahoo is turning out to be cooler than Google. (Who’da thunk it?) They communicate (honestly) with webmasters and SEO’s and they listen to and act upon recommendations. Another congrats Tim. Nice Job. Tim Announces Yahoo! Launching New Search […]

$1Billion for 1% of Search? MSN Pays $150M

Sounds like MSN did well on swipin’ back 1% of search. Courtesy of

PreSell Pages – Striving for the Perfect Link

Well, I had a different topic to write on this morning when I sat down with my cup of coffee to write. Then I took a quick glance at my list of sites that keep me in the know on things (now using bloglines which […]