Panda and Penguin have removed the crap black hat brigade, but the most coveted SERPs are still being owned by the smartest algorithm gamers and black hats in the business – and they're getting very rich. Only Google has the tools to change it.
In case you missed it, there’s a new link bombing campaign underway to try and reduce the rankings of an anti-Martin Luther ... read more
Recent news from competitive intelligence and analytics firm Hitwise that the community-created Wikipedia encyclopedia saw a rise in popularity over the past ... read more
Did Wikipedia's recent rise in popularity have more to do with a link bombing campaign by some bloggers to push Wikipedia into the top results for 'online poker' at Google? Turns out, that's not the case. So who is tops for the term? A look at that and the terms -- including one surprising one -- sending Wikipedia traffic.
Word comes from Brian D. Davison of Lehigh University of the upcoming First International Workshop on Adversarial Information Retrieval on the Web ... read more
It's sweeping the web -- or at least search engine optimizers -- a new contest to rank tops for the term nigritude ultramarine on Google. Why that term, what's it all mean -- and why is Howard Dean close to winning on Teoma?