A frantic buildup for us this week as we were planning to head off camping in Snowdonia, Wales but the awful weather forecast and a poorly member of the team (Rex – woof!) put paid to that.
Maybe it was me but it seemed a lot quieter this week in the SEO world but I guess it is holiday season so we’ll see things ramp up again in September.
What caught my eye these past 7 days?
For one thing the level of “I so agree with you” comments I see on blogs – really why do some people have to wax lyrical about how much they agree with the author…. a waste of time and in my opinion just a way for spammers to hopefully get round the author and have their link in place…
Measuring ROI from Search Engine Journal got my attention and I am glad they said that measuring a return on investment via the web can be difficult… even more so if a client doesn’t keep you posted of enquiries or sales generated from phone calls (yes, yes these can be ultimately tracked but requires the clients cooperation). Take a read it’s not too long… perhaps would have like to have seen this post in more detail but I might reserve that for this blog.
The other thing I picked up on is how many website owners implemented Google +1 on their site(s) and have yet to see a single click from anybody… I am still thinking the majority of websites just don’t attract the types of users happy to +1… it’s not a case of lack of traffic/visitor numbers, +1 location or poor content, I just don’t think a lot of Facebook users would even recognise what the Google +1 button actually is for!
Finally this site grabbed my attention made for an interesting read http://www.thegooglecache.com/white-hat-seo/detecting-undetectable-link-networks so I’ll say give it the once over at very least!
Signing off, I’ll post again next week