Category: News

News about search engine optimization and search related news.

Congrats to the Red Paperclip Guy

The One Red Paperclip guy, Kyle MacDonald, finally traded for a house. I started with one red paperclip on July 12 2005 and 14 trades later, on July 12, 2006 I will trade with the Town of Kipling Saskatchewan for a house located at 503 Main Street. This just goes to show how far a… Read more »

On Your Marks: More SEO Contest Madness

Just a quick reminder. The v7n contest is going to be starting in a few days, on Jan 15th. The only rule is to link to v7n. Any site can enter, so get ready. It should be interesting to watch the results from this contest along with our SEO contest. Im guessing with the $4k… Read more »

SEO Contest Update

The number of results in the Redscowl contest took a pretty big jump today up to 516 today. Results 1 – 10 of about 516 for <contest phrase>. (0.16 seconds) Of the big 3, Google has had the least results for the contest phrase from the start, and is still trailing Yahoo ( 582 results)… Read more »

Promoting Redscowl

I’ve been trying to promote the Redscowl contest as much as possible to get the word out. The more entries, the better. I sent an email to Danny Sullivan of SEW to see if he would blog about our SEO contest. Well, evidently this contest is not unique enough to be be covered in the… Read more »

Best Search Engine Community Blog

Search Engine Roundtable is the winner of the Best Search Engine Community Blog : 2005 Search Blogs Awards. It was a close call between Threadwatch, which was recently purchased by Aaron Wall (of SEO Book), and Search Engine Roundtable (56.2% vs 43.8%). At any rate, if these blogs aren’t on your reading list, they should… Read more »

Brett Tabke Has a Blog

Brett Tabke has a new blog, and all I can say is…How cutting edge. How mod. How 2006! For me, this brings to mind one of my favorite SNL skits featuring Will Ferrell and others about the ultra exclusive store, Jeffrey’s. Will Ferrell’s character is always on the cutting edge, riding a little scooter or… Read more »

SEO Goes Mainstream

SEO is going to get a lot more attention after today because of this Newsweek Article, which is mainly about Rand Fishkin (Randfish). Rand’s new ‘Beginner’s Guide to Search Engine Optimization’ is not mentioned in the article, but surely this major coverage is a direct result of that effort by Rand. It is interesting that… Read more »

Trouble at SEOChat Forums

There has just been a masive upset over at forums. Many long time members and some moderators have either left, or threatened to leave the forums. It was all started by this: New changes including no follows to signatures We have recently made some very SEO significant changes to our forums including modified URLS,… Read more »

Okay. This is pretty funny. Look at the following domain names. What do you think? Well it turns out that these are just a few of the results that you will see if you use the ( Reverse IP tool to check what domain names are hosted… Read more »

Fight Email Spam

I thought Id write a little post about the new little Blue Frog link I just added to the side of this page. The link goes to a company called Blue Security. When you sign up, you get a special email address that you can foreward any unwanted spam emails to. If the offenders don’t… Read more »