Articles on Blekko

RSS

Escape Google With These 12 Search Engine Alternatives

Monopoly Pieces

Google isn't the only game in town and isn't even the best alternative for many specific search tasks and needs. Here's how to escape Google's grip with Bing, Blekko, BuzzSumo, DuckDuckGo, SocialMention, Quantcast, Topsy, Wolfram|Alpha, and more. Google isn't the only game in town and isn't even the best alternative for many specific search tasks and needs. Here's how to escape Google's grip with Bing, Blekko, BuzzSumo, DuckDuckGo, SocialMention, Quantcast, Topsy, Wolfram|Alpha, and more. 0 Comments

Google's Matt Cutts on SEO: A Retrospective (2011-2013)

Matt Cutts

Panda. Google vs. Bing. Penguin. Guest blogging. The years of 2011 to 2013 were nothing short of tumultuous for the search industry. And as the voice and face of Google, Matt Cutts felt the wrath of angry webmasters and marketers. Panda. Google vs. Bing. Penguin. Guest blogging. The years of 2011 to 2013 were nothing short of tumultuous for the search industry. And as the voice and face of Google, Matt Cutts felt the wrath of angry webmasters and marketers. 0 Comments

After '(Not Provided)' & Hummingbird, Where is Google Taking Us Next?

Hummingbird

Google unleashed a one-two punch of moving entirely to secure search and rolling out a brand new algorithm known as Hummingbird. Here's why heading forward you need to start building your content with concept and context in mind. Google unleashed a one-two punch of moving entirely to secure search and rolling out a brand new algorithm known as Hummingbird. Here's why heading forward you need to start building your content with concept and context in mind. 0 Comments

5 Things We've Learned From Google's New War on Links

Percent of Suspect Links Post-Recovery

Is Google taking a less tolerant stance on "spam"? Which link types are most often classified as "unnatural"? How much can exact match anchor text tactics hurt your site? Here are some conclusions and top takeaways based on recent real world work. Is Google taking a less tolerant stance on "spam"? Which link types are most often classified as "unnatural"? How much can exact match anchor text tactics hurt your site? Here are some conclusions and top takeaways based on recent real world work. 0 Comments

Link Building A-Z Guide – Definitions & Terms

link-building-terms

For search engine optimization newbies (including people who are both learning about building links and clients who seek link services), this helpful glossary will help define some of the more common link building terminology, from A to Z. For search engine optimization newbies (including people who are both learning about building links and clients who seek link services), this helpful glossary will help define some of the more common link building terminology, from A to Z. 0 Comments

FTC Updates Search Engine Ad Disclosure Guidelines

FTC Logo

The FTC has released new guidelines for the search engine industry and how it distinguishes between advertising and natural search results. Particularly, the FTC believes that it has become harder for consumers to recognize paid search results. The FTC has released new guidelines for the search engine industry and how it distinguishes between advertising and natural search results. Particularly, the FTC believes that it has become harder for consumers to recognize paid search results. 0 Comments

Blekko Brings Izik Search to iPhone, Android With New 'What's Nearby' Feature

blekko-izik-iphone

Blekko released the Izik search app for tablets earlier this year and now follows up with the smartphone version that aims to give important information to mobile users in the results "without clicking through multiple tiny blue links." Blekko released the Izik search app for tablets earlier this year and now follows up with the smartphone version that aims to give important information to mobile users in the results "without clicking through multiple tiny blue links." 0 Comments

Blekko's New Search Results Aim to Take the Guesswork Out of Intent

blekko-apple-search

Blekko says the new search results empower users to get to the best content for any given query, rather than scanning through a list of blue links. The new results aim to give users choices, whether they are researching a topic or a product to buy. Blekko says the new search results empower users to get to the best content for any given query, rather than scanning through a list of blue links. The new results aim to give users choices, whether they are researching a topic or a product to buy. 0 Comments

Meet Izik: Tablet-Friendly Search From Blekko

izik-android-qick-answer-hockey

Izik is a new search experience built specifically with the iPad and Android tablets in mind using Blekko's algorithms, sans-spam thanks to human curating. The goal in creating Izik was to change search to be more touch-friendly on tablets. Izik is a new search experience built specifically with the iPad and Android tablets in mind using Blekko's algorithms, sans-spam thanks to human curating. The goal in creating Izik was to change search to be more touch-friendly on tablets. 0 Comments

Make News, Win Links

newspapers-mics

Creating unique, newsworthy content is a tough job for our increasingly savvy audiences. The content getting the most social shares and generating the most links are pieces that stand out. It's critical to be unique in a sea of information overload. Creating unique, newsworthy content is a tough job for our increasingly savvy audiences. The content getting the most social shares and generating the most links are pieces that stand out. It's critical to be unique in a sea of information overload. 0 Comments

After Panda & Penguin, is Google Living Up to Its Great Expectations?

evolution-of-penguin

Google is a complicated “piece” of software that is being updated constantly, with each update theoretically bringing new fixes and improvements. But Google is still cluttered with spam and relying on outdated ranking techniques. Can Google evolve? Google is a complicated “piece” of software that is being updated constantly, with each update theoretically bringing new fixes and improvements. But Google is still cluttered with spam and relying on outdated ranking techniques. Can Google evolve? 0 Comments

Happy Birthday, DuckDuckGo: Homegrown Search Engine Turns 4

4th-birthday

DuckDuckGo, the Google alternative committed to user privacy and anonymity, is now 4 years old. Founder Gabriel Weinberg is now looking to further build DuckDuckGo's community and add new features, after a period of incredible growth. DuckDuckGo, the Google alternative committed to user privacy and anonymity, is now 4 years old. Founder Gabriel Weinberg is now looking to further build DuckDuckGo's community and add new features, after a period of incredible growth. 0 Comments

Blekko SEO Tools Now Costs $99/Month

blekko-seo-99-dollars

Blekko has withdrawn free access to their SEO tools, opting instead for a subscription model that will cost SEOs $99 per month. The change comes after crawler updates earlier this year that brought real-time data to the tool. Blekko has withdrawn free access to their SEO tools, opting instead for a subscription model that will cost SEOs $99 per month. The change comes after crawler updates earlier this year that brought real-time data to the tool. 0 Comments

Blekko SEO Tool Now Gets More Up-To-Date Info from Search Engine Crawler

blekko-seo-july-2012

Blekko has integrated more recent crawl data from their search engine crawler into their free SEO tools, giving marketers access to link data, duplicate content reports, and more, populated with information that may be just minutes old. Blekko has integrated more recent crawl data from their search engine crawler into their free SEO tools, giving marketers access to link data, duplicate content reports, and more, populated with information that may be just minutes old. 0 Comments

Nextag’s Fatal Sense of Google Entitlement

convection-over-google

Nextag isn't ranking on Google, so their search results must be biased, argues CEO Jeffrey Katz. But really, creating a compelling website that will rank atop Google’s search results is “gritty, at times miserable, and above all bloody hard work.” Nextag isn't ranking on Google, so their search results must be biased, argues CEO Jeffrey Katz. But really, creating a compelling website that will rank atop Google’s search results is “gritty, at times miserable, and above all bloody hard work.” 0 Comments

Spreading Santorum Loses Its Frothy Spot Atop Google

spreading-santorum-google-search

Rick Santorum’s sticky spreading problem has dropped in Google’s SERPs, replaced (briefly) in the top organic spot by an even fouler Urban Dictionary result. Was it a manual adjustment, algorithmic changes, poor SEO, or a combination of factors? Rick Santorum’s sticky spreading problem has dropped in Google’s SERPs, replaced (briefly) in the top organic spot by an even fouler Urban Dictionary result. Was it a manual adjustment, algorithmic changes, poor SEO, or a combination of factors? 0 Comments

78 Resources For Every Internet Marketer's Toolkit

SEO Tools

These free or affordable SEO tools, link building tools, coding tools, conversion tools, convenience tools, social media tools, forums, news and blogs, and social profiles will help keep your marketing up to date and help you do your job better. These free or affordable SEO tools, link building tools, coding tools, conversion tools, convenience tools, social media tools, forums, news and blogs, and social profiles will help keep your marketing up to date and help you do your job better. 0 Comments

cognitiveSEO Launches Link Tracking & Analysis Tool

cognitive-seo-inbound-links

CognitiveSEO is a tool that aims to provide all of the data and analysis necessary for link building campaigns in a single platform. Among the features SEOs may like: link profile analysis, advanced competitive research, and rank tracking. CognitiveSEO is a tool that aims to provide all of the data and analysis necessary for link building campaigns in a single platform. Among the features SEOs may like: link profile analysis, advanced competitive research, and rank tracking. 0 Comments

8 Steps to Guest Blogging Artistry for Free Links, Recognition & Exposure

blogging-platforms

Online marketers want links, recognition, and exposure. Guest blogging has become a key link building practice based on exchanging worthwhile content for improved rankings and more perks. Here are eight steps for honing your guest blogging craft. Online marketers want links, recognition, and exposure. Guest blogging has become a key link building practice based on exchanging worthwhile content for improved rankings and more perks. Here are eight steps for honing your guest blogging craft. 0 Comments

Blekko Tests Search Ads

blekko-sponsored-results

Startup search engine Blekko has recently begun to test search ads on its site. It works with several large brands through feeds from Google and Bing but doesn't have direct relationships with any confirmed brands as of right now. Startup search engine Blekko has recently begun to test search ads on its site. It works with several large brands through feeds from Google and Bing but doesn't have direct relationships with any confirmed brands as of right now. 0 Comments

Yandex Extends Map Capabilities To 4 More Continents

yandex-map-hq

Yandex, the leading search engine in Russia, has expanded its mapping capabilities by purchasing from NAVTEQ a license for digital maps of Europe, North America, Australia and developed countries in Asia to expand their Yandex.Maps product. Yandex, the leading search engine in Russia, has expanded its mapping capabilities by purchasing from NAVTEQ a license for digital maps of Europe, North America, Australia and developed countries in Asia to expand their Yandex.Maps product. 0 Comments

Blekko Gets New User Interface & Ramps Up Auto-Slashing

Blekko

Blekko has announced a major upgrade to their UI and increased the number of categories covered by automatic slashtags to 500. Co-founder Mike Markson spoke with us to explain how Blekko curates results and what auto-slashtagging means for users. Blekko has announced a major upgrade to their UI and increased the number of categories covered by automatic slashtags to 500. Co-founder Mike Markson spoke with us to explain how Blekko curates results and what auto-slashtagging means for users. 0 Comments

Judge Orders ALL Search Engines, Social Networks to De-index Seized Websites

judge-cartoon

A Nevada District Court case has ruled in favor of Chanel, allowing the company to take down over 800 domain names that sell counterfeit products. The ruling also mandated that Google, Facebook, Bing and more must de-index the suspect properties. A Nevada District Court case has ruled in favor of Chanel, allowing the company to take down over 800 domain names that sell counterfeit products. The ruling also mandated that Google, Facebook, Bing and more must de-index the suspect properties. 0 Comments

DuckDuckGo Raises Money From Union Square Ventures

DuckDuckGo TIME Best Website of 2011

Startup search engine DuckDuckGo raised its first round of funding led by Union Square Ventures, company founder Gabriel Weinberg announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DuckDuckGo has grown 10 percent month over month for the past year. Startup search engine DuckDuckGo raised its first round of funding led by Union Square Ventures, company founder Gabriel Weinberg announced. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. DuckDuckGo has grown 10 percent month over month for the past year. 0 Comments