Saturday, February 25, 2006
Creators of Google Page Creator
As Lilly Irani, Google user interface designer and a software engineer writes in her blog, Google Pages has been her 20% project for a year and a half. Good work and yet another proof of the 20% rule usefulness!
Thursday, February 02, 2006
Google Tech Talks
Original news by Ovidiu Predescu
Monday, January 30, 2006
Google Toolbar 4 is out (in Beta)
Matt Cutts just blogged about the new Google Toolbar Google Toolbar 4
It looks like they are going to eat the del.icio.us food with new server side bookmarks
Another nice features are suggestions as you type and great ability to add custom buttons with the custom functionality
Link to the Toolbar itself
Sunday, January 29, 2006
Hints about interviews at Google
Friday, January 27, 2006
Results may vary
A brilliant cartoon found by Doctor Awesome. That's exactly what recent Palestinian elections look like to me either.
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Googlers' Blogs Syndicated
All the Googlers' Blogs syndicated on a single page
I will have a Winter vacation starting from today and till the 7th of January. It is quite unlikely, that I would be able to maintain the posting rate. So I opened the Googlers' Blogs - simply all the Googlers' blogs on a single page. At the moment there are only blogs listed by Philipp Lenssen, but that's already a lot and I'll add a few more from my own collection as soon as possible.Enjoy having all the Googlers in your reader!
Read more at www.googlersblogs.com/
Wednesday, December 14, 2005
SEO Mistakes: crappy doorway pages
Okay, spam-reading posse, ready to roll? This time, I’m going to cover two spammer mistakes in one post. Take a look at www.rosaevelien.com in Internet Explorer. Looks fine, right? Something like this:
No problems? Okay, now load the page in Firefox 1.0.7 or so. Interesting, huh? The page looks like this:
document.URL=’Html/main.asp?res=’ + screen.width + “x” + screen.height;
In Internet Explorer, this does an immediate redirect away from the spammy doorway page–the user never sees the keyword-stuffed page. But Firefox doesn’t parse that code, so 5-10% of visitors are left staring at a crappy doorway page!
Okay, that’s mistake #1. Mistake #2 is shorter. Look at the bottom of the page. See this text:
That’s right, the SEO that couldn’t even get a sneaky redirect right was *also* adding links to itself from the client’s pages. I see this all the time: clients who didn’t know what their SEO was doing can actually get their PageRank sucked away to the SEO or the SEO’s other clients. Classy, huh? That’s why our SEO guidelines tell you that you need to understand what your SEO is doing on your domain. To the SEO that did this to a mom and pop florist site: after your site is removed from Google’s index, your reinclusion process is going to be.. difficult.
Here’s my takeaway points:
1) Do not hire an assclown SEO that makes doorway pages with sneaky redirects.
2) If you do hire an assclown SEO, make sure they don’t half-ass your sneaky redirects so they only work in one browser.
3) If you’re staring at broken doorway pages that your lazy-ass SEO made, go ahead and check if they were hiding links back to themselves or to their other clients.
Original post by Matt Cutts