Things are starting to get spooky around here… With the blue team pitted against the gold team in an office “spooking” (decorating) competition, it’s bound to be a good week next week. Page 1 Solutions is well known ’round these parts for being the most fun at holidays.
October 27th is our official “dress up” day, and I’ve made it my own personal mission to get the whole SEO team to dress as a pack of ninjas, obviously. If anyone feels persuaded to peer pressure them with me, please don’t hold back!
And onto the link love!
Search Engine Roundtable offered an excellent piece of advice this week: remember to submit a reconsideration request when buying a used domain. This article was particularly timely for me, since I have a few clients looking to do this.
The SEO Ninjas are also known lovingly as the Droid Cult around here, since most of us have Motorola Droid phones (a combo of original Droids and the Droid X), and we like to explain how awesome Droids are to everyone around. So much so, that we’ve assimilated other Page 1 employees, including our awesome CEO, Dan. So, for anyone else who is a part of the (An)Droid cult out there, we have good news! Angry Birds is available for free on Android phones.
Meet the newest Google metric, Webmaster Happiness. Apparently the folks over in Mountain View are maintaining another measurable factor that keeps track of how “happy” webmasters are with Google’s constant updates and everything they are up to. I’m going to keep an eye on this…
We all get pretty frustrated with duplicate listings in local search, especially when we delete them only to watch them pop right back up again. Luckily, Search Engine Journal’s Mike Ramsey is on our side, detailing for us everything we need to know about duplicate listings and their causes.
I was also impressed with Whitney Wilding’s post, Are Your Sales Pages Leaving $10,000 on the Table? It drops tasty morsels, like how 80% of website viewing time happens above the fold.
And of course, there’s Halloween. Lindsay Wassell of Keyphraseology has posted some geektacular SEO-themed costume ideas. My favorite is, of course, the Link Ninja.