Category Archives: SEO

Yahoo Directory: Closing December 31, 2014

searchAccording to Yahoo, the Yahoo directory is one of 60 products they are ‘sunsetting’ and will be closed at the end of the year.

Directory: Yahoo was started nearly 20 years ago as a directory of websites that helped users explore the Internet. While we are still committed to connecting users with the information they’re passionate about, our business has evolved and at the end of 2014 (December 31), we will retire the Yahoo Directory. Advertisers will be upgraded to a new service; more details to be communicated directly. (full article)

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What is Google’s Panda

In it’s unending efforts to improve search Google is constantly adjusting it’s algorithm.  February 2011 was no different as they launched the Panda algorithm update.

This update was aimed at helping people find more high-quality sites in their searches.  Of course, with every algorithmic change, ranks for some sites will be affected.  By Google’s estimation the initial launch Continue reading

Is 7 the new 10?

Due to some new behaviors being observed recently it seems that the top 7 results comprise page one on Google.  For some phrases the top result will have extra relevant links displayed under it.  This display space pushes results 8, 9, and 10 to page two.