Google has just launched a new social network site similar to Second Life called Lively. This virtual world allows users to create their own avatar, customize their own rooms, invite their friends to visit and chat in the room, and even display their favourite Youtube videos on the plasma TV.
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under Google, For Fun, Social Media Marketing |
I have been super busy lately, thus the lack of posting on this blog. So, while I was about to retire to my soft bed for the night, I switched back to iGoogle once more out of habits, the Google Doodle caught my attention.
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under USERAGENT Blog News, Google, Search Engine Logos |
Today is Mother’s Day, and like for many other special occasions, a few of the search engines have modified their logos or designs to celebrate the day dedicated to all hardworking and loving mothers out there. Let’s look at some of these wonderful designs.
Interestingly, I only saw the Google Mother’s Day logo on google.ca but not the google.com. Maybe our American neighbours don’t celebrate Mother’s Day?
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under Google, For Fun, AOL, Yahoo!, Microsoft, Search Engine Logos, Ask, Dogpile |
Recently, I have been engaged into a huge debate about whether to report black hat SEO tactics and borderline SEO activities conducted by our competitors. You know, things like paid links, link farms, etc.
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under SEO, Black Hat SEO, Rants, Webmaster Tools |
This is just a short update.
So yesterday while I was checking this blog to see if anything major happened or broke, I realized that the PageRank has been updated from the gray bar to… zero! Yay? Nothing worth for a celebration, as I’m not really expecting huge amount of traffic or high ranking since I haven’t had much time to update the blog or write any post in the last couple of weeks, but it’s nice to see that the site is making progress since its inception about three weeks ago.
By Kevin Cheng | Filed under USERAGENT Blog News, Google |
It is a known fact that many websites are getting away with black hat SEO tactics like buying links, cloaking and spamming, and you would believe that, in a perfect world, Google is really serious about swinging its ban stick at sites that violate the rules.
After all, there are plenty of horrific stories about Google penalizing legitimate sites for various marginal or wrong reasons. Yet, there are miraculous stories like this one about an insurance site not only running black hat tactics under the nose of Google, but also rising to the first page in a short period of time. It really makes you wonder if Google is colour blind?
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under SEO, Google, Black Hat SEO, Rants |
It doesn’t matter if you have been doing SEO as an in-house or a consultant, as long as you were engaged into conversations about your profession or your work, you must have heard of some, if not all of the following questions at one time during your SEO career.
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under SEO, SEM / SEO Career, Top Lists, For Fun |
As you can probably see, this site is still rather empty and could use some content. I’ve been trying hard to improve every aspect of this blog but time has always escaped me. I doubt I’ll ever be able to finish the site the way I’ve envisioned all the time, but I guess this is the norm on the internet anyways… I’ve seen sites being tagged as “Beta” for eternity and web projects getting stuck in phase 2 for years. Maybe I should change the logo and put up a beta sign as well.
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under USERAGENT Blog News |
So this is the official first post of USERAGENT.ca. I’m not sure how many people will be reading this post as this site has just been created last couple of weeks or so, and I have purposely put a noindex on this site during the development.
So who am I you asked?
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By Kevin Cheng | Filed under SEO, USERAGENT Blog News |