Friday Tea Time – 6/29/07

by TheMadHat on June 29, 2007

Welcome to another link roundup, which everyone seems to hate lately. Granted, there are quite a few link aggregation posts but I try and make this one more unique than your regular “here’s what Google did this week” post. If you don’t like it, go read the damn New York Post or something. I’m sure Paris Hilton had something interesting to say this week.

* Place Rank and Interestingness? Bill is inventing terms again, but it’s another great post digging down into Google patents and deciphering them for the rest of us mere mortals. Thanks Bill! I was about to push publish on this post when I came across another good one in my reader. Apparently Google is building the new Matrix with a bunch of “Agent Smith” Janitors running around deleting things. I especially like the “Suspicious-fact-deleter janitor”. I think he’s busy surfing virtual porn or something because he’s not doing much work.

* They cannot and will not condone any of these actions. That being said, I will condone all of them. If the engines are going to leave wide open gaps like this they need to be exploited as much as possible, otherwise we’re all open to it. It’s like having your competition take a bulldozer to your brick and mortar business and not being able to do anything about it.

* Rand points out a site that got nailed with a penalty for its linking practices. Matt once again gives some vague remark about “taking a step back” or some crap. Since reciprocal linking is so evil and all. This was around well before Google so why is it labeled as an attempt to “manipulate” results? Go find something more productive to do instead of acting cool because you can detect reciprocal linking. And just for shits and grins, if you’re looking for Fort Lauderdale Real Estate go see John, he can hook you up. See Matt, no reciprocal link, whaddya gonna do about it?

* English never was my best subject so if it wasn’t yours either, then be sure to follow everything Brian Clark has to say. This week he breaks down some common errors us bloggers, myself included, tend to make.

* Wikipedia is now predicting the future. Great. I guess that’s going to give them a jump in authority…

* SEO BlackHat pointed out an article from Rae Hoffman I missed from last week on success as an affiliate in the web 2.0 world. Bookmark it and keep reading it over and over because it’s that good.

* Intraweb Gold: ?????????

That’s the story and I’m sticking to it. I’m off to apply some synergism and think out of the box so we can leverage our strategic ubiquity to benchmark our…wait, I don’t work in corporate America. Or do I?

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