SEO

Keywords in Your Twitter Name Seem to Matter for Twitter Search

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on February 14, 2014 3 Comments
Keywords in Your Twitter Name Seem to Matter for Twitter Search

Remember that little experiment I wrote about two months ago, where I was wondering how much a keyword in your account name matters when optimizing for Twitter search? Apparently it matters. I changed the name of @GlassAlmanac, the Twitter account for my hobby site Glass Almanac, from “Glass Almanac” to “Google Glass Almanac.” The account [...]

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Another Crazy Google Hummingbird Search Result

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on December 11, 2013 8 Comments
Another Crazy Google Hummingbird Search Result

Since I posted this strange Google search result last month, I have to share this one, too. It’s a search that I did yesterday on Google. But first, a quick background. Quick Background We have a U2 fan forum as part of @U2, my long-running U2 site. Forums attract a lot of spammers, as many [...]

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Optimizing for Twitter People Search: Does a Keyword in Your Name Help?

Filed in SEO, Social Media by Matt McGee on December 4, 2013 2 Comments
Optimizing for Twitter People Search: Does a Keyword in Your Name Help?

As you probably know from reading some of the recent posts in this space, I’ve been enjoying using GlassAlmanac.com as a guinea pig for some SEO and visibility experiments/efforts. A recent experiment has focused on Twitter search result visibility. I don’t have any incredibly deep insights to share, so move along if that’s what you’re [...]

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Is This a Google Hummingbird Search Result?

Filed in Google, SEO by Matt McGee on November 8, 2013 7 Comments
Is This a Google Hummingbird Search Result?

(Obviously ALL Google search results are Hummingbird-impacted, but this one really caught my eye today as being odd. Maybe you agree?) A couple times a year, I need to share a link with someone to an old article that I wrote here on SBSM: Dear Small Business Owners: Put Down Your Ranking Reports The easiest [...]

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Glass Almanac (Finally) Has Its “Google Moment”

Filed in SEO by Matt McGee on November 5, 2013 1 Comment
Glass Almanac (Finally) Has Its “Google Moment”

There’s a moment during the life of every new website* when Google starts to like and trust the content it’s crawling. I call it the “Google moment.” If you’re keeping an eye on your analytics (as you should be), you can usually tell this moment pretty easily. Watch the amount of organic search traffic coming [...]

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Finally, Glass Almanac Has 1 Visit from Bing (and Yahoo, too!)

Filed in Bing, Google, SEO, Yahoo by Matt McGee on September 12, 2013 1 Comment
Finally, Glass Almanac Has 1 Visit from Bing (and Yahoo, too!)

Since I mentioned a month ago that Google and Bing are handling my new GlassAlmanac.com website soooo differently, I want to share this update: The site finally got its first visit from Bing. And it also has one visit from Yahoo, too! The Bing visit happened back on August 25, two weeks after I wrote [...]

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