Monday, February 27, 2006

Google's Big Daddy Ate my Website!

I love Google, they do a great job. They look after my email, show me amazing detail of the world. But today they crossed a line!

My work site which has been ranking in the top of pretty much all my keywords since I've worked on it has disappeared. Google have "improved" how they rank site and show results. However, when I check what's appearing in place of my pages I find a load of spam sites. With content not as strong or unique. With a poor Page Rank. With little or no links coming in.

My site, which Goolge loved last week, has been dumped by Google now and it's all Big Daddy's fault (he used to be a wrestler you know). And I'm heart broken. How can I woe them back? Well I was doing everything they asked before, every twist and turn reported I doggedly followed. How can I get my ranking back?

Big Daddy more like Giant Haystacks!

I've scoured the web and found no answers, maybe someone out there can help?

I'm really stuck here, any help/sympathy would be greatly appreciated.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Links are dead - long live links!

Shock - websites should be built for humans, not computers!

In this article Links are dead - long live links! Brian Turner points out what should have been obvious from the start. Websites should be built for people. Duh!

Whatever site you're building surely you want to get a human to interact with it. You want your users/visitors/customers to do something for you weather it's use your software, or part with cash. So, why on earth wouldn't you build your site so that they can get their way to what ever you feel is the end point of your site.

The old way of building sites is the reason why so many brand websites have been caught out cheating the search engines e.g. BMW Germany. There site was built for customers, but the search engines couldn't see it. So what are they to do but cheat. The all powerful search engines can't have it all their own way.

Tuesday, February 14, 2006


Hey I made the news! Only in a small way but all the little things count. Click the link to read the story or visit to find the free "I Love You" translations. Happy Valentines Day!

Friday, February 10, 2006

Yahoo to offer incentives for using search engine?

Yahoo to offer incentives for using search engine?
When the stakes are this high, how on earth do Yahoo think they'll gain market share from Google with a cheap trick. For the sake of some cheap promotional freebies would you put up with bad search results and a worse interface. Sorry Yahoo! you'll have to try harder, try giving good consistent results for a start.

do you Yahoo? No nor do I.

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Does Your Web Site Speak Dutch?

Does Your Web Site Speak Dutch?
Well it should. Take a look at the link and contact a translation agency quick. Can you here those Euros clinking?

Chinglish – Times Online

Language is a living thing, it's always evolving. English seems to have evolved faster than most, probably because it's so adaptable. Plus there is no guardian of the language, unlike French which only has about 100,000 words and is closely monitored.

Well English is soon to get it's Millionth word and it could just be from a new form Chinglish a variation the Chinese government are trying to stamp out before the Olympic games. Still it's preferable to Chav at least.

BBC NEWS - Dell in search tests with Google

It's on it's way. The Google OS looks like it's making the first steps and it won't be long before Microsoft gets a kicking. Unlike Microsoft people trust Google, they just need to be spoon fed.
Dell in search tests with Google

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

India's Internet Users Spiked in '05

India's Internet Users Spiked in '05
Sneaking around the back comes India. While your eye's on China up shoot India.

The Indian economy has a lot to offer. The skill set is unbelievable, they have excellent communication skills and the cost of trade is next to zero by western standards. Time to see how you can leverage India for your company.

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Seth's Blog: More on stamps

Seth's Blog: More on stamps
On Seth's blog he talks about making marketers pay a "Stamp" for outbound emails, which in theory is a great idea. But, the problem will always be there will be millions of different stamp variations each competing to be the defacto standard.

When this happens, there'll be a stampede (excuse the pun) to compete on price, functionality, credibility and all the other issues, all marketers are trying to push for their own products right now. The only way round this is to have a monopoly take care of stamps and give a clean trusted playing field.

Google any one?

Translations of I love you

Translations of I love you
Valentines Day is just around the corner. And with so much hate flying around the world, I think it's about time we spreas a little love to all the coners of the world.

This page tells you how to say "I love you" in more languages than you can shake a stick at.

Have fun and spread the love.

Google takes aim at chat rivals

Google takes aim at chat rivals
I know there'll be millions of blog entries about this but I'd just like to throw my hat in the ring.

I love Google, I know some things seem a bit scary, Ads in your Gmail, Toolbars recording your site visits and Google Earth (I can even see my car) is a bit scary.

But I still love pretty much everything they do. Even though the issue in China made me step back a bit, if you think about it, it's a perfect business decision. China will soon, if not already, have the largest internet population earth and Google want a share of that.

The new chat interaction on Gmail is just another great idea get your self an account today.

Professional Translation and Free Translator for websites and text

Free Translator for websites and text
The world's getting smaller all the time. And only the arrogant think we should all speak English so do everyone a favour and speak to people in thier own language. Thanks to computers it's a lot easier than you think. There are plenty of online translation tools, here's the one on my website. Give it a go, and if you like it you can even add it to your own site.

Let me know if you think it's any good, or know how it can be improved.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Seth's Blog: Wait!

Seth's Blog: Wait!

So people size up your website in less than a few seconds. Why is that a surprise? People have always scanned stuff really quickly, it just that "new media" marketers never new the old rules so are shocked when they re-invent the wheel and it rolls on it's own.

Squidoo : Free Language Translation

Squidoo : Free Language Translation

This is my Squidoo Lens. The page has loads of links to free translation resources. Take a look and let me know what you think.

Squidoo is a great way to tell people about something you care about, it's what the search engines would love to be able to do have real handpicked sites listed by real experts.

Why not set up your own, and while your at it link to mine. Hey I pointed you in the right direction it's the least you could do.