December 19, 2011
Google has unleashed another amusing surprise right in time for the Christmas celebration.
If you typed the words “let it snow” on Google search, miniature snow will start falling on your display screen. A few seconds later, the entire screen will be frosted with snow — and you won’t be able to see a thing!
It’s just like watching snow fall outside your bedroom window — but it works even if you’re in a country that doesn’t have winter.
See Youtube video below of Google’s “let it snow” trick in action.
February 26, 2011
Google recently announced a change in their search engine algorithm that is sure to impact owners of content farms, scraper sites, and Made-for-Adsense (MFA) sites. This week, Google waged a war against “low-quality” sites by reducing their rankings in the search engine results pages (SERP).
Says Google in their blog:
This update is designed to reduce rankings for low-quality sites—sites which are low-value add for users, copy content from other websites or sites that are just not very useful. At the same time, it will provide better rankings for high-quality sites—sites with original content and information such as research, in-depth reports, thoughtful analysis and so on.
April 13, 2010
How important is PageRank?
That’s one question most publishers and site owners have always asked in the past. A majority of site owners have long been wondering why some sites with very low PageRank (PR) can manage to be on top of the search results, sometimes even beating sites with high PR. In some cases, even a drop in PageRank usually does not change a site’s position in the search engine results pages (SERP).
For instance, our PageRank drop exactly one year ago did not change our position in the search results and, quite interestingly, was even followed by an increase in Google Adsense income.
May 5, 2009
Do you ever wonder why some junk blogs with seemingly nonsense content appear to have more visitors than your site? Do you sometimes find yourself asking how these blogs get a lot of traffic from search engines?
The answer most likely lies in the keywords those sites are targeting and the search engine optimization (SEO) techniques they implement.
July 19, 2008
Did the Google (Stock Code: GOOG) stock really trade yesterday at $4,488.24?
Philippine major daily GMANews.tv reported last night (see screenshot of online article below) that the stock price of the number one search engine in the world reached $4,488.24 — a big increase considering that Google’s price recently hovers within the $500 range only.
June 8, 2008
I logged in to my Gmail account earlier and saw a link to the new features they are offering. I clicked on the link and got treated to a list of new stuff.
Take a look at what the new Gmail has to offer. Without a doubt, Gmail just keeps getting better and better.
April 18, 2008
Just how powerful is Google in delivering traffic to a website?
Very powerful, no doubt — and car insurance comparison site GoCompare.com learned this the hard way.
February 25, 2008
While checking the updated ranking of entries in the $75 Pinoy Money Talk SEO Contest, I noticed that Google has activated the “more results from this site” feature for PinoyMoneyTalk.com.
Below is a screenshot of the “more results from pinoymoneytalk.com” — a feature which shows additional links and articles from our site.
I’ve read about this feature last year in Matt Cutts‘s blog but it was only today that I saw this at work in the PMT search results. I searched for other popular Pinoy blogs to see whether Google has this feature and I discovered that it is working for Macalua.com, Yugatech.com, and Selaplana.com but not yet for Macuha.com, PinoyBlogero.com, or Jehzlau-Concepts.com.
I think the additional links can drive more traffic to one’s site because users who chanced upon the search results will have more options to choose from or, more appropriately, more links to click on.
Does Google show more results for your site too? Do you think this is a useful feature in Google search?
January 24, 2008
A lot of people have long glorified the idea of working for Google, the search engine giant, supposedly because of the laid-back environment, the free-flowing food, the beanbag chairs, and a lot more yadah-yadah.
Here’s another one that they add to the list: an office space so cool it looks more than the set of a beach party movie than an actual workplace.
Presenting: pics from the Google Zurich office in Switzerland.
Google graffiti on the wall
December 12, 2007
Where have all the Pinoy scandals gone?
A while ago, I saw the words “Pinoy Scandals” advertised on the Google text links ad unit at the right sidebar of this page. Out of curiosity, I decided to click on the text link to find out what sites are being advertised. (Seriously, I’m just curious…)
(FYI, clicking on the text link per se does not violate Google Adsense’s policies. Publishers are not paid for clicks on the initial topics, but on the ad clicks on the linked page.)
What appeared after clicking the “Pinoy Scandals” text link topic?