Google de-Personalized Search for Firefox and IE7

I’ve done it myself, I’ve created an OpenSearch plugin which adds &pws=0 to the query and thus shows you the clean results. This plugin easily allows you to search without having personalized searchresults, without logging out of Google. It’ll work with Firefox 2+ and IE7. Here it is: Google Search Plugin without Personalized Search. Update:…

De-personalising Google Searchresults

James e-mailed me that he has created a bookmarklet which you can click on if you’ve done a search, and found out that you’re still logged in. It will then do the same search again with &pws=0 added to the query, giving the “normal” results, as mentioned on SEL. Thanks James! Now someone else: fix…

Yahoo SiteExplorer web vs. API: answers from Yahoo!

In response to my post about the Yahoo API giving the “wrong” results, I got an email from a Yahoo! rep, and we’ve been emailing back and forth a few times since. When I showed him the difference in the numbers given through the API and the Web interface for css3.info (I’ve updated my domain-info…

Search Engine Friendly vs Search Engine Optimized

This discussion has been around for ages, but here in the Netherlands, more and more webdesign companies are claiming they can do proper SEO. Now I’m not arguing that a lot of the work SEO’s have to do sometimes, is caused by webdesigners who don’t know what the hell they’re doing. It’s a good thing…

302-hijacks and domain name spam

Aaron reported halfway april that 302 hijacking is back, and today, I came across the most horrible example I’ve seen in a while. Looking at this query (for obvious reasons), my eye was caught by the feedburner.name result in there. Since the title reflects another URL, I was already suspecting some nasty stuff… It’s a…

“Plumbing the web” – duplicate content issues at Google Webmaster Central

The girls and boys over at Google Webmaster Central have been busy on the Google Developer Day. Now that’s all nice, but when I was searching for something on their blog for “nofollow”, I got 4 results: http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/2007/02/come-see-us-at-ses-london-and-hear.html http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/atom.xml http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/rss.xml http://googlewebmastercentral.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default Now as you can see, 3 out of the 4 results here, are feeds……

Greyhat and Blackhat SERM techniques

I was thinking a bit more about Search Engine Reputation Management, because I’ll be speaking on the subject at the Digital Marketing Event next week. When I was reading a lot trying to find some “new” ways to do SERM, I sort of got caught with some ideas in my head which I wanted to…

SEO Jokes

My colleague Roy made me laugh today, and not a little, over this very geeky SEO joke: Me: “Hey, we’re ranking for duplicate content.” Roy: “How often?” Now, if you can laugh about that, you know you’re doing good as an SEO and probably bad in your personal life :). Any more SEO jokes you…

Technorati redesign

Dave Sifry posted on the Technorati blog that Technorati has updated it’s design. And I actually really like it! There’s one thing though… My colleague Roy pointed at the source code, especially the tag cloud… Come on guys, you can do better than that!