Category Archives: Google

Google PR Update

Today is the day that many nerds all over the net wet their online pants about – Google has updated its visible toolbar Page Rank. Yay!

While this isn’t the most important aspect to a website’s success, it does show that things are heading in the right direction if you get an increase, as I did with the website www.okprintit.com. However, www.whatdvd.net went down from 5 to 4, gutted.

Thankfully the main site, www.thetransformers.net held firm at a PR6. MrDaz.com however is too new to rank at all, maybe next time. All the sites linking in here, it should score heavily in the next update.

So, whether the update has been kind to you, or not so kind, let me wish you all a Happy PR Update Day!

Google and MTV Video

Google recently completed a trial of new video content in their Adsense program, and one of my sites: www.thetransformers.net was selected by Google to trial the ads. Flattered, and slightly intrigued I ran the ads as they requested, expecting some content relevant to my site to be filtered through.

Unfortunately I only received one video link, that never updated, for Sponge Bob???

Suffice to say it wasn’t a flying success, and the video seemed to slow the site down radically as it loaded.

However, last week I received a parcel from Google! Some branded tat perhaps, like the stuff they send to their top publishers? No, it was strangely a lava lamp. Not quite sure of the relevance of that one, but then the video ads themselves were a little wide of the mark for my content, so I’m not really surprised. Nice thought though, thanks Google!

News of the MTV / Google deal can be read on the BBC site here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/5254642.stm

Google Bomb for a larff

We can all be a bit naughty sometimes, and I’m no exception. There’s this guy, a web designer (so he claims) who I’ve had to follow on from on a number of projects in recent years. Let’s make no bones about it, he’s pretty crap. It’s become a bore having to explain to clients why their sites don’t work, don’t rank in SE’s and basically don’t make them any money.

He even used a dodgy black hat SEO company called Business First, who everyone should avoid like the plague by the way. They filled the websites with hidden text and hidden links to other sites they were paid to perform their own brand of SEO on.

So I was fed up, do you blame me? I decided to show him what SEO was about, and did this little gem:
http://www.google.com/search?q=darren+joslin

This has annoyed, and perplexed him so much, you’ll notice he’s actually had his new company PAY for Google Adwords on the phrase. What a complete tosser.