Rolf Broer, who works at Onetomarket, just released a very interesting article about Googlebot and its crawling capabilities. Rolf created several tests for the so called superior bot of Google to see how it reacts on particular setups of links and pages. Biggest takeaway is that you can use a Google sitemap to boost the crawlrate. But there is more...
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Surprise, but no surprise. Google finally has confirmed the Google Mayday update. At Google I/O, Matt Cutts confirmed that Google has changed the search algorithm. The new algorithm "looks for higher quality sites to surface for long tail queries". It has been tested quite intense and isn't going to be rolled back. Vanessa Fox, editor at Search Engine Land, published the news yesterday. Again, it seems to be about backlinks again.... read more
As we all probably know by now, Google is about to kick Microsoft’s Internet Explorer 6 to the curbs. Following a whole bunch of other companies, Google’s explanation is simple: old browsers do not support advanced and current techniques for rich interactive web apps, including things like voice and video. Short after Google went public with this news, a Dutch webdesign firm started a website where developers protest against IE6 and support Google’s decision. And today, another group stood up to protest against Google’s decision.... read more
Study shows: Dutch SME’s increasing search budget to over € 250 million in 2010
If you deal with customers in the Netherlands, or have plans to enter the Dutch market short term, then read on. A study, recently done by Indenty, a Dutch search marketing firm, shows that Dutch small and medium enterprises (SME’s) are able to increase search budgets much more than expected. The financial crisis is still not over and while a lot of companies need to pay close attention to their spending, search marketing is still very much on their radar. As a matter of fact, the Dutch SME’s total spending on search will increase from € 153 million euro’s in 2009 to over € 250 million euro’s in 2010.
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Google published a lot of news and updates lately. One even more spectacular than the other. What to think of Google Wave? Or Google Voice? Anyway, a few of the latest updates are interesting, because of the fact they mainly focus on the element 'speed'. It seems that Google is putting more and more weight on speed. We encourage it, because we continuously want things to be faster and faster. But why is Google so focussed on speed? Whats in it for them?
That's was the main question we discussed (on Wave!) with a few Dutch SEO's. The discussion was input for an (Dutch) article, written by Jeroen van Eck of E-Difference, which I translated to make it accessible for you all.