Google is getting smarter and smarter. If you click our blog post title, you can read their new patent disclosure that will allow Google to do a “sketch” to match similar content. Clearly Google is trying to weed out spam sites or scraper sites that parrot the same content over many websites on the Web.
Unique content will be valued in the Google index. Sites will no longer be able to pass off great content as their own and improve their search engine page rank as of result of it. Entrepreneurs who thought that they could widely sell their content on the Web to real estate agents, insurance agents, or other professionals may end up dinging the SERPs of their clients and not benefiting them.
It is a brave new “Google World” out there. Their patent disclosures are must reads for professional webmasters and serious web entrepreneurs.
We’ve just launched a new website for the Louisiana Wave Studio. Just click our blog post title to visit this new website or visit it at www.TheLouisianaWaveStudio.com. The Louisiana Wave Studio has a very unique wave tank and wave machine that is available to the movie and television production industry. The wave tank is one of a kind and unique in the United States.
I found the photos of the wave tank in use for the movie “The Guardian” highly interesting to view. The finished water, wave, and wind sequences were so life-like that it was hard to believe that some of the sequences had been filmed with small boat models. When you click in to review this new site make sure to visit the video page to see the wave tank in action and review the pictures page to see how the wave tank is used by cinematographers and directors.
The website has been designed for organic optimization and has been colored to work with the unique company logo. Styles were used to create the rollover affect on the left hand navigation bar instead of images for a more search engine friendly design.
If you like movies, are curious about how the movie studios do some of their special water effects, this is one site that you’ll definitely want to check out.
It’s been a good year and we wanted to say thank you to all of our readers, those who have commented on our blog, and those who have sent us information to pass on to our readers. Nearly 40% of our website visitors now read our blog and we want to say thank you to all who have participated in it.
Blogs can be a lot of work, but they can also be a lot of fun. We have had fun with our blog and look forward to continued interaction with you, our readers, in 2007.
Again thank you for making our blog an information resource for others and for your participation!
I’ve heard them all, trust me, but this is a new one that I wanted to run by you.
“Google will give your website a higher organic placement if you have video on your website!”
Hmm, of that I am not sure. I have not seen this repeated in any forums or dissected on the Web as most new strategies are. I think video is cool, and we’re doing a lot of it for websites. I think that it adds a level of interactivity that allows you to connect directly and immediately with your customers, but I don’t think that it is an organic search optimization tool.
So would I say don’t do video? No, I think video can be great, but do it because it adds to your website not to get organic placement. I do not see Google giving preferential treatment in the Google SERPs just because you have a video.
Let me know what you think by clicking comments and leaving a note.
We’ve just been invited to test the new Google Website Optimizer. This new tool allow Google AdWords professionals to test a variety of landing pages and identify what elements are more successful.
As we test it, we’ll let you know what we have found out. In the meantime, you can click our blog post title and review the new Google Forum Group that talks about this new tool.
In the Website Optimizer, you identify blocks on your ad landing page that you want to test and change between versions of the same page. Google analyzes the results and provides you with input about what changes worked better for you for leads and conversions. It should be an interesting and helpful product.
Google is expanding the reach of AdWords into radio. Will it work? Of that I am not exactly sure, but it may. With radio and commuters spending more time in the car, you have a captive audience that may be ripe for the picking.
As with other Google endeavors, this is starting out as a beta. We don’t have any advertisers involved in this new program yet, but we may in the very near future.
What I do see is a whole new cottage industry being developed right now to piggy-back on this new initiative. Many savvy entrepreneurs seem to be very bullish on the idea. Me, I’m not sure. I’ve seen other Google beta items fall flat on their faces, but this one has a particular nice ring and so right now, I am kind of sitting on the fence.
So if you’re totally in the dark on this one, click our post title to read more about Google Radio to see what you think.