SEO

  • Five Big Changes In The iOS 6 App Store (And What Developers Should Do)

    Five Big Changes In The iOS 6 App Store (And What Developers Should Do)

    Is the new iOS App Store a step forward or step back for mobile app developers, users, and the app economy overall? Some developers are complaining that since the introduction of the Chomp-inspired App Store redesign in iOS 6, sales have noticeably dropped. Others say the changes are good for indie developers. Whichever side of the coin you’re on, there are a number of reasons why… Read More

  • Senator Rockefeller Warns Google, Microsoft And Yahoo: Dodgy Movers Are Using SEO To Game Your Systems

    Senator Rockefeller Warns Google, Microsoft And Yahoo: Dodgy Movers Are Using SEO To Game Your Systems

    John D. Rockefeller, the Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, late on Tuesday sent letters to Google, Microsoft and Yahoo alerting them to how their search engines are being gamed through search engine optimization tactics as part of a wider scam involving moving services, which has seen affected consumers lose personal possessions and pay thousands… Read More

  • UK Conservative Party Minister Grant Shapps Is A Master Spammer

    UK Conservative Party Minister Grant Shapps Is A Master Spammer

    BoingBoing just pointed out a nice piece about Grant Shapps, UK Conservative Party Co-Chair and Member of Parliament for Welwyn Hatfield. The Conservative Party has fallen under scrutiny for being too cozy with Google and their practices this year but this seems to offset that considerably. Shapps runs HowToCorp, one of those ubiquitous link farm services that promises to create heady amounts… Read More

  • Meet MillionShort: The Google Hack That Could Be The Antidote To Search Engine Spam

    Meet MillionShort: The Google Hack That Could Be The Antidote To Search Engine Spam

    Recently I tried to do a Google search for a wine to pair with swordfish, and it was pretty much a disaster (first world problems, I know, but still.) The problem is, web search results for certain topics are just overloaded with “search engine optimized” (SEO) content, which is very often just spam meant to attract people to dummy websites overloaded with ads. Of course… Read More

  • DIY SEO Startup BrandYourself Has Nearly 6,000 Sign-Ups

    DIY SEO Startup BrandYourself Has Nearly 6,000 Sign-Ups

    BrandYourself made the famous startup pivot earlier this month, and now it’s sharing some data about the initial results. The company started out as a way for people to control the impression they made online, both through search results and on social networks. It even recommended articles that you could read and share in your chosen subject area. Co-founder and CEO Patrick Ambron says… Read More

  • SEO Service BrightEdge Raises $12.6M

    SEO Service BrightEdge Raises $12.6M

    BrightEdge, a startup that offers tools for large companies to manage their search engine rankings, has raised $12.6 million in a Series C round of funding. The round was led by new investor Intel Capital, with participation from existing backers Battery Ventures, Altos Ventures, and Illuminate Ventures. CEO Jim Yu says that brings BrightEdge’s total funding to a little more than $21… Read More

  • AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work

    AppCod.es Launches App Store Prediction Tool, Tells Developers Which Keywords Work

    Warsaw-based, three-person startup AppCod.es just released new tools that will appeal to mobile app developers, both of which are intent on helping developers achieve better ASO, or App Store Optimization. ASO is basically a new form of SEO, but instead of boosting search engine rankings, it’s about boosting the ranking of your mobile app in iTunes, the Android Market (I mean Google… Read More

  • ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

    ASO (App Store Optimization) Is The New SEO, And Here’s A Tool To Do It

    What’s the hardest thing about building a successful mobile app? If you answered “building a mobile app,” you’re wrong. It’s getting your app found. With over 600,000+ iOS applications, and now some 450,000 on Android, the real challenge for developers is having their app surfaced higher than hundreds of other competitors in the app store search results. Doing… Read More

  • Enterprise SEO Platform Ginzametrics Raises US$1.3 Million From 500 Startups, Venture51, And A Group Of Star Investors

    Enterprise SEO Platform Ginzametrics Raises US$1.3 Million From 500 Startups, Venture51, And A Group Of Star Investors

    Y-Combinator graduate and 500 Startups company Ginzamarkets announced it has raised US$1.3 million in seed funding for Ginzametrics, its SEO management and analytics platform for enterprises (our previous coverage). The fresh money comes from 500 Startups, Venture51, and a group of angel investors, namely Jeff Miller, Ullas Naik, Shogo Kawada (Co-Founder of Japanese social gaming giant… Read More

  • The Winners & Losers Of Google’s Freshness Update Revealed

    The Winners & Losers Of Google’s Freshness Update Revealed

    Search analytics provider Searchmetrics spent the weekend examining the effects of last week’s changes to the Google algorithm – changes that Google said would affect around one in three Web searches. According the company’s initial analysis, sites with fresher, more-up-to-date content, including many news sites, blogs, broadcasters and brand sites, have indeed seen a boost… Read More

  • Webpop Sets Its Sights On WordPress, Launches Cloud CMS Optimized For Designers

    There are tons of sites out there that help you build a website, but most of them are built for novices or, on the other end, developers. Many of them rely on template-systems: The user is given a couple stock molds to choose from — you can change a few colors, add a logo, and that’s about it. For example, those with Macs might be familiar with iWeb, which allows you to use a… Read More