From Good to Great Content

If you’ve been around the search space for any period of time you’ll have heard one of these sayings at some point or another: “Content is King”, “Write for people not search engines”, “Create good content”.    AJ Kohn points to a recent Matt Cutts video where Matt talks about content and whether Google will penalize […]

Google vs. Data

Google announced today that they are going to make some modifications to the way they pass data along to other websites based on if a users is logged into google or not.  The full details on this are at: This has gotten a number of folks in the SEO industry in an uproar.  While I […]

Something Kind of Neat

Not really being one to pay attention to Google’s doodles, I happened to look today, and saw a little cake doodle and to my surprise when I moved my mouse over it, it said “happy birthday Brent” Kind of a neat little thing for Google to do. I’m not usually all that impressed by personalization […]

Google Instant Some Random Thoughts

With the launch of Google Instant I’ve got a few non-connected thoughts on what this means to SEO/SEM as well as to Google, and some questions with how they will adapt to this. First let’s look at the comments I have specifically to Google. A Great Engineering Feat In one way I think this is […]

All The Pretty Websites Get Picked First

It was once famously said

“Prettiness, that’s what’s important. Followed by Navigation then content.”

… OK maybe not that famous but it was said, and it was in response to the question: Which is more important content or navigation? The response in it’s own right has it’s points. People will argue that a site like Google isn’t very pretty, nor is Amazon. What they do offer is function and service, but I would actually argue that Google is full of “prettiness”. Google may not be pretty everyday but she certainly does like to dress up every now and than as seen on the Holiday Logos archive, and there is something else, Google has a certain kind of symmetry.