Category Archives: SEO Optimization

How to force Google to update a cached page (or can we?)

Ok, here's the situation: we have a webpage that we have completely refreshed, and we want Google to pick up the new page. However the old page had a meta revisit-after tag, specifying "30 days". Can we force Google to refresh this page sooner than the 30 days, and get it to ignore the old Meta tag? Let's find out!

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How to add Google Rich Snippets

It would appear that pretty much anyone can add rich snippets for any site. I certainly hope that Google finds a way to prevent this 'gaming' of their SERPs, and soon.

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Search spider updates – Google Preview Bot and a New Bingbot!

So, we had a bit of a crazy thing happen to us at work (Convurgency) this week. We have a very advanced website – Flash interface for people with full browsers, but then the very same content has a basic HTML rendering for mobile devices and search spiders.

We noticed some incredibly strange errors in how Google and Bing were indexing our site this week. Both went from seeing all the code and content to seeing nothing at all, a virtually blank page.

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The cheapest SEO deal I've ever seen

OK, this is one seriously aggressive marketing campaign, perhaps the most aggressive that I've seen from any SEO company to date! Agilis marketing, a Virginia SEO Company is offering a 'Holiday' special, where you can get your website on the first age of Google for any search query, for only $99! Even though the query has to be at least three words in length, this is still pretty ambitious. I'd like to see them get the keyword "Toronto real estate" ranked for only that much :)!

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My very first Youtube video!!!

Yes, I know, it's lame, but until today I've never posted even one video on Youtube. It's not that I didn't know how, or was scared to or anything, I just didn't need to. And I suppose I still technically don't need to, but I'd like to start experimenting with Universal Search, and the embedding of video clips into search results.

By the way – I apologize for my shoddy appearance this morning. It's early, I'm tired, and I haven't really given much attention to my hair. Oh, and the shakiness of the camera is due to the fact that my MacBook is suspended on a bowl to get it to the right height!

So, here's the product of my very first video recording:

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