Tracking Google Ranking Position From Parameter in Refferal URL

Posted by on Jun 4, 2010 in Google, SEO, Statistics

Over the last several months I’ve become somewhat obsessed with collecting SEO related data in an automated fashion. I’ve taught myself some PHP to accomplish what I want to achieve, and am actively working on several scripts that will gather and analyze all kinds of data. One things I wanted to do was track over time the change in rankings for keywords I was already receiving traffic for so I could measure what effect a change in SERP rank position would have on the amount of traffic I received for that keyword, and get a better idea as a whole what effect ranking positions have...

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Google’s New Acquisition: Jaiku

Posted by on Oct 11, 2007 in Google, Twitter

Google’s latest acquisition is the popular twitter-like site Jaiku. I am a user of both Twitter and Jaiku and have enjoyed participating on both sites. Although Twitter has been the most popular micro-blogging site, this news from Google may eventually change that, or at least bring greater growth to Jaiku and put it in the limelight for the moment. I thought the following quote from the Google Blog regarding the acquisition was pretty interesting… Technology has made staying in touch with your friends and family both easier and harder: living a fast-paced, on-the-go lifestyle...

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Feedburner’s Premium Services Now Free

Posted by on Jul 5, 2007 in Advertising, Google

Via Pronet Advertising I found out that Google is now offering Feedburner’s premium services, MyBrand and Stats PRO, for free. This is great news for all Feedburner users, including myself. I guess this was to be expected since Google has become so successful by offering so many great services in the past for free.

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What I Read

Posted by on May 31, 2007 in General, Google, Links

I love Google Reader’s trends feature, which allows you to see statistics about your reading habits. Here is a list of the top 20 blogs I have been reading over the past 30 days. The numbers are the total amount of posts I read and the percentage of all posts I read. John Chow dot Com 35 33% Andy Beal’s Marketing Pilgrim – Internet Marketing Blog & Consultant 26 13% SEOmoz Daily SEO Blog 19 41% SEO 19 32% Pronet Advertising 18 32% ProBlogger Blog Tips 17 23% Chris Knudsen on life, business, and entrepreneurship 9 47% The Jason Calacanis Weblog 9...

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The Efficiency of RSS Technology

Posted by on May 25, 2007 in Google

I love RSS technology because it empowers its users to consume content in a much more efficient manner. Instead of having to go to each individual one of our favorite websites or blogs to see any new content, and run the risk of wasting our time if there is no knew content, we can be notified of any new updates and consume it all in one place. To celebrate the power of feeds I have created this little video of of a typical day of going through my feed reader condensed into 30 seconds. The actual time I spent reading this content was a little over 20 minutes. I hope you like...

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My Google Reader Feeds

Posted by on Apr 21, 2007 in Google, Links

A couple months ago I noticed that I had subscribed to almost 200 feeds on bloglines. Although they were all good blogs I realized that I had been avoiding checking up on them simply because it seemed a bit daunting to login to bloglines and see that I had hundreds of unread items. As a result of my reluctance to check my bloglines account on a consistent basis I was missing a lot of good posts, so I decided that I would narrow down my choice of subscriptions to maybe only 20-30 blogs that I really felt were the most important. At the same time I decided I would also like to try out a new...

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