If you caught my post before the weekend you know Matt Cutts was running a grab bag where webmasters and site owners could ask seo related questions. Matt’s answers came in the form of three videos that he posted to Google Video.
One of the common myths about seo is that it’s bad to link out to other sites. The myth most likely gained traction when page rank was the be all and end with regards to Google and that linking out let to a site bleeding PR. The truth is that linking out, particularly by linking to the right sights, can go a long way in building trust for your site and improving rank in search results for your web pages.
Thought I’d give a head’s up to anyone reading that Matt Cutts is running what he calls a grab bag this weekend. He’ll be taking questions from webmasters and answer them in a post over the weekend. There are 112 questions already posted as I’m writing this, but if you have something to ask get it in anyway and watch over the weekend for an answer.
A few days ago in a thread at Webmaster-Talk I was giving advice to someone who had chosen a new domain of the form keyword1keyword2.com. I’ve been of the opinion for a long time that search engines won’t see either keyword1 or keyword2 in the domain keyword1keyword2.com, but a post later in the thread questioned whether or not that was true, implying that they will pull keyword1 and keyword2 out of that domain.. So which is it?
AdWords advertisers and AdSense publishers are both greatly aware of the problem of click-fraud and invalid clicks. We can add those who are perpetrating the invalid clicks, though of course for different reasons as their concern is more along the lines of how to get away with it. Click-fraud has made it to the mainstream as well with media coverage of the recent lawsuit by advertisers against Google. So how is Google doing when it comes to detecting invalid clicks?