Rel=”Prerender” is Being Inserted in Search Results to Make Position 1 Load Faster

December 9, 2014

Rel=”Prerender” is Being Inserted in Search Results to Make Position 1 Load Faster

[custom_headline type=”left, center, right” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h5″ accent=”true”] What is Prerendering?[/custom_headline] Via Google developer docs Prerendering is an experimental feature in Chrome (versions 13 and up) that can take hints from a site’s author to speed up the browsing experience of users. It’s a bit like Firefox’ prefetching feature aimed at speeding up page load speeds by […]

June 22, 2014

ASOS Decides to Commit SEO Suicide

Update: 25/06/2014 So, ASOS brought their site back online pretty quickly after writing this article, and before Google was able to display a cache of a website with no content on it. Original Article If you know an online savvy female in Australia between the ages of 16-35, there’s a good bet they have at […]

April 5, 2014

SEO Experiment: Regaining Authorship Photos With Fake Google Plus Followers

In December last year, Google removed between 20-40% of authorship profiles from search engine results pages, to show only higher quality authors. Therefore, very popular and authoritative authors such as Danny Sullivan who have a very high follower count on Google Plus have maintained their author profile:   While much less popular authors such as […]

April 4, 2014

The Case for Social Signals as a Major Ranking Factor

Cast your mind back to the origins of the mainstream web circa 1996 to 2000, and recall that it was very much a static place (my favourite piece of childhood nostalgia that is still live on the internet today is the original Warner Brothers Space Jam website.) Back in those days, you could go online […]

April 3, 2014

Google Plus Now Has a View Counter

Is the hit counter making a come back ? Just noticed this on my Google+ page, and seems to be rolled out universally. Don’t want the view counter visible? Uncheck the option in your profile account settings:

March 19, 2014

Can’t Enable Demographics and Interests Reports With Universal Analytics?

EDIT: 2 April 2014 – The issue outlined in this post is no longer current or relevant as Google has rolled Google Analytics out of public beta. Great work G! Here is a snapshot of the age/gender demographics of my site: 100% of my visitors are male aged 25-34… What am I doing wrong, ladies? […]

January 30, 2014

94% of Australian Businesses Don’t Utilise Schema for NAP

Using the very cool Schema Explorer Chrome plugin and a custom scrapebox script, I surveyed 2450  Australian business website (.com.au) domains for the presence of relevant local schema websites. Note about study methodology: all websites were local businesses by definition of matching an Australian physical address on the homepage, site footer or contact page. While […]

December 21, 2013

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

A couple of 2013 in Search Review Links: Google Zeitgeist Search Engine Watch: Did Google Help or Hurt SEO in 2013? So, I’m taking a break from blogging on this site for awhile, just because. You can find me contributing here in the meantime Greenhouse Digital SEO Company. Happy Christmas, Merry New Year, ya’ll!

October 9, 2013

The Worst Name Your Could Pick For Your Online Brand From an SEO Perspective

When it comes to naming your online brand, there’s an enduring SEO debate over whether it would be more beneficial to try for an exact match domain (EMD), partial keyword match, or something unique with high brand-ability. Matt Cutts, unsurprisingly, recommends the latter and avoiding keyword stuffing your domain name:   But what about the worst names […]

August 21, 2013

Massive Blackhat Backlink Exploit on High Page Rank Techcrunch Posts

Some blackhat SEO has really hit the jackpot with a series of backlink insertions with targeted anchor text appearing on the following Techcrunch posts: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/29/the-future-of-science/ – Page Rank 6 http://techcrunch.com/2013/01/25/rabois-left-square-over-sexual-harassment-claim/ – Page Rank 7 http://techcrunch.com/2009/09/08/survey-monkey-growing-like-a-weed-fills-out-exec-team/ – Page Rank 6 If you read my blog, you are probably already aware that Techcrunch.com is one of the biggest technology and […]