Digg Digest - 5/16/07: Stephen Colbert is not Great, Mobile Feed Readers, and Your Name Should Google Well

May 16, 2007 - 12:00 pm 0 by
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digg-digest-icon.jpgAnother crazy week at Digg. SEOs are consistently under fire, even if they don't report on anything SEO-related. I still see a good amount of SEO stories being submitted, though. Guys, the Digg community hates that. It's not a good idea.

It's been proven time and time again that Diggers love Google. As of this writing, there's a Google story on the main page, featuring all of Google's hidden features on one page week-digg-man.gif. Pretty neat stuff.

Similarly, Google's 10 commandments week-digg-man.gif received wide acclaim this week. Some highlights: focus on the user and all else will follow, fast is better than slow, and you can be serious without a suit. Is this why Jim Boykin's SEO poll asks what your SEO business attire is? The typical answer: "I SEO naked."

Barry wrote a cool post on his personal blog that never got the exposure it deserved, probably because of the Digg staff burying stories internally. In any event, if you're a Treo user (like myself; I just got a 755p, and to quote Lisa, "Huzzah!"), you'll be interested in knowing what kind of feed reader to take with you on the go. He compared the mobile versions of Bloglines to Google Reader week-digg-man.gif and used a cool tool called QuickTake to capture screenshots of his Treo. I can't wait to try that on mine.

Two weeks ago, I wrote about Stephen Colbert as the Greatest Living American week-digg-man.gif in our last Digg Digest. Sadly for some SEOs, that's no longer the case week-digg-man.gif. Brandon Wirtz is happy again in the #1 ranking at Google.

With all this hype about being searchable online, people are concerned when they cannot be found. It's bad for business. And it's so true. You're a nobody unless your name Googles well week-digg-man.gif. You better choose a really unique name if you're aiming for a good ranking.

The New York Times likes 'sex' week-digg-man.gif so much that they spammed Google with their archived results. Hey, at least they know what it takes, but those practices are indeed questionable.

Yahoo has been sued over a defective ad system week-digg-man.gif. The claim is that they have misled advertisers and investors about the company's advertising capabilities, especially in comparison to the competition. Hey, it is pretty obvious by the promoted Digg stories that everyone loves Google. Yahoo has some ways to go.

On the subject of social and image search, Yahoo's property, Flickr, has recently been caught in its own censorship issue. That's right. An Icelandic photographer, Rebekka, had her photos stolen off Flickr by a British company and the images were resold under a different identity. She posted on Flickr about her problem and got over 400 comments supporting her. Flickr then removed that page week-digg-man.gif over apparent harassment, which is censorship of the worst kind. It looks like Flickr is losing members to this recent activity too. Not good, Yahoo.

And finally, experts weighed in on the paid links debate week-digg-man.gif especially after Matt Cutts announced that reports of paid links are being evaluated. Paid links is a "murky area of SEO," so it seems.


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