This morning here around 9a PST, I was trying to multi-task as usual. I typed in “google analytics” as I usually do in my chrome and came back to the tab where I did it at. I had one of those messages on Chrome that said basically site wasn’t found (most likely due to the internet being down) like this:
Unfortunately, this isn’t the exact image, but it serves the point. (I failed to take a screenshot while confused & bewildered of the actual image 😉) Continue reading “Google down?” »
Recently, I was forwarded by some friends an article from the New York times called “The Dirty Little Secrets of Search.”
It was truly disappointing.
Brand Name outweighs logic
Unfortunately, the NYTimes gets too much credibility for their brand name. Who the heck is David Segal? He’s a journalist who may have “some insight” into our field after digging around and learning a little bit of basic search industry concepts, but more likely is just taking advantage of google’s fame to basically satisfy his bosses (at the newspaper) and ultimately to help the NYTimes sell more newspapers. Frankly, he has ZERO clue to the realities of the SEO world. If he did, he wouldn’t have written the article.
So, the way he portrays the “Search Engine Optimization” world is that it’s dirty and possibly even peverted in the ways that SEO’s help websites rise to the top. So, should I reconsider my choice in career and business because of the article? Have I chosen the wrong field which helps immoral companies rise to the top?
SEO is not a sleezy industry Continue reading “Dirty little secrets about (SEO) journalism” »
I sincerely wish I had more time to write about this little phenomenon about backroom strategies used by the biggest companies in the country to spoil each others’ efforts unfairly. However, I’ve become SOOO busy with requests to look at websites to increase their rankings on Google (yes, can I repeat Google?) and other search engines because there’s never been a bigger need for SEO in history, it seems. Continue reading “Facebook getting it's dogs out to sick Google” »