Understanding Google’s Search Algorithm

Google is working to become more and more transparent as time goes on. They have really brought in a big push for Google + and want people to be more engaged with each other and talking to one another. It’s changing the way that we interact and learn about products. It a time in the internet that is really exciting and as we all learn together it is a lot of fun to share those things that we learn.

In the light of sharing information and talking with one another Google has released this video showing a video conference that they had in their headquarters deciding a change that is being made to their search results. It really was rather interesting and with the notations that are added to the video as well it makes for a really cool way of seeing how the Google works.

Please share your comments on what you think about this? Do you find it interesting? Boring? Just don’t care? I’d like to know!

Will One of the Newer TLD’s Give Me a Boost in My Rankings on Google?

There has been some talk around the bush about a new way of increasing rankings. Found in this article saying that if you get one of the newer TLD (Top Level Domains) then you are going to trump the older more standard TLDs such as .com .org or .net.  This is something that got the attention of Matt Cutts over at Google and he wanted to dispel any rumors or speculation on this new supposed secret.

Top Level Domains

Flat out the answer is a big NO. It isn’t going to be a factor at all. This is what Matt says:

“I read a post by someone offering new top-level domain (TLDs). They made this claim: “Will a new TLD web address automatically be favoured by Google over a .com equivalent? Quite simply, yes it will.”

Sorry, but that’s just not true, and as an engineer in the search quality team at Google, I feel the need to debunk this misconception. Google has a lot of experience in returning relevant web pages, regardless of the top-level domain (TLD). Google will attempt to rank new TLDs appropriately, but I don’t expect a new TLD to get any kind of initial preference over .com, and I wouldn’t bet on that happening in the long-term either. If you want to register an entirely new TLD for other reasons, that’s your choice, but you shouldn’t register a TLD in the mistaken belief that you’ll get some sort of boost in search engine rankings.”

So there you have it. Straight from the horses mouth. There are is a lot of talk about purchasing other TLDs to protect your brand or your reputation which is totally fine, but don’t expect to transfer all of your content and identity to another domain just to try and give yourself an edge. The best way to gain that edge is to write unique and compelling content that is putting you in a different playing field than your competition.

Pinterest is Growing…..It’s Growing fast

This is a new infographic that I found talking about Pinterest. They are exploding right now with the influence that they have on products and ideas. Women as you can see are the majority of people using it, but men are also messing around with it as well. I have an account myself and have been promoting my buddy Patrick Kendall’s Bottlecap Monsters so see if we can get some more influence.

It is a lot of fun to see what people are looking at online and what they are wanting to share. It’s a big opportunity for business owners to share their products and see about getting more presence online. If you haven’t had an opportunity to try the service out, get an invite and see it for yourself. There are a lot of great things that you can learn and amazing art and photography that abounds!

Pinterest Data You Can't Ignore: The Ultimate Guide to Pinterest [infographic]