Monthly Archives: December 2011

Brief Look At The Web Of 2011, Top Web Brands, Top Social Networks, Top Blogs In 2011

Dear Friends, Followers, Readers. Here is the last and most important sharing of 2011 on this website

By Chris Crum at WebProNews

I’m not going to rehash the entire year of events and web happenings. That would be a massive book, and there is just simply too much to recount. I’m not even going to focus on major events so much, but there have been so many year-end round-ups that I feel they yield their own round-up of sorts, allowing us to take a quick glimpse of the year that’s now behind us. Happy New Year.

According to Nielsen, the top web brands in 2011 (in the U.S.) were:

1. Google
2. Facebook
3. Yahoo
4. MSN/WindowsLive/Bing
5. YouTube
6. Microsoft
7. AOL Media Network
8. Wikipedia
9. Apple
10. Ask

Say Goodbye to Low-Quality Link Building : Google Panda Update

By Kristi Hines at Search Engine Watch

Google Panda UpdateA while back, I wrote about how to get the best high volume links. Fast forward eight months and Google has made two major changes to its algorithm — first to target spammy/scraper sites, followed by the larger Panda update that targeted “low quality” sites. Plus, Google penalizedJCPenneyForbes, and for “shady” linking practices.

What’s it all mean for link builders? Well, it’s time we say goodbye to low quality link building altogether.

Google Started Listing CO.CC based websites : Welcome Back CO.CC To Google

By Barry Schwartz at Search Engine Land

Six months ago, Google delisted all sites on a domain name. Today, they seem to have all returned.

A search for [] currently returns 105,000,000 results.

Google originally delisted the subdomains because Google saw a “very large fraction of sites” on that subdomain to be “spammy or low-quality” and felt it was warranted, in this case, to simply block the whole subdomain from showing up in Google’s results.

I am not sure if this change was intentional or a bug where after we write about it Google will delist the subdomains again.

Here is what the results looked like previously:

SEO Vs Google Panda Update : Google Panda Update SEO Survival Tips

By Garry Przyklenk at Search Engine Watch

Google Panda 2.2 is looming to drop sometime soon, and with it, increasing levels of apprehension in the small business community on fears of further collateral damage to organic search traffic. As a speaker at SES Toronto this year, I had the distinct honor of accompanying Dave Davies,Thom Craver and Terry Van Horne on a panel to discuss the impact of Google Panda, and long-term strategies for SEO success.

Diversify Your Traffic

Much to my own amazement and to that of my peers on stage, many in attendance at SES Toronto felt that they received significantly more traffic from Google organic search than any other source, and that SEO traffic converted much better than other sources.