Why you should not use Google’s WMT data

Google data comparisonGoogle proudly announced that they will show more detailed search query data in Google Webmaster Tools. Since the introduction of the query dashboard, Google has been showing rounded and summarized data points which where really useless, especially for low volume search query data. The only useful insights you could get out of it where the ratios between different types of queries, branded versus non-branded impressions for example. The SEO community actually reacted very positive but I think you always should keep in mind that Google is never doing something just to serve webmasters and SEOs. So did Google really improve the data quality and usability for analyzing purposes?

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Since today I accept SEO services to be payed with Bitcoins!

bitcoin1From today on, I accept Bitcoins and other cryptocoins as payment for my SEO services. Since I really believe in the system behind cryptocoins, I will be accepting payments in the form of any available coin. Most online marketeers use open source software and so are the systems behind cryptocoins. The other important USP of using cryptocoins is the fact that no one, group or government can control the currency as it is.

Please contact me if you’re interested in any services regarding (international) SEO or Content Marketing. The reward (in number of coins) will be decided upfront and based on a hourly rate, so no risks if a project lasts multiple days or weeks if we agree upon a reasonable price.

Yandex Islands, interactive search results

Two weeks ago Yandex’s co-founder Ilya Segalovich announced the next step by Yandex: building more interactive sreach result pages. Search engines like Google and Bing are already displaying dynamic information from external sources. Google has the system called Knowlegde Graph which they use to answer question type queries by adding an extra block of information to the right side of the search result pages. Visit the project page for information. Continue reading