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At Beanstalk Search Engine Optimization we know that knowledge is power. That's the reason we started this Internet marketing blog back in 2005. We know that the better informed our visitors are, the better the decisions they will make for their websites and their online businesses. We hope you enjoy your stay and find the news, tips and ideas contained within this blog useful.


November 2, 2005

PR For MSN

For those of you who are regular visitors to our SEO news blog you’re remember that back on October 20, 2005 we humourously pointed out that during the PageRank update some sort of glitch (or just the wacky folks at Google pulling an early April Fool’s joke) the MSN website dropped to a PageRank 2 with a whopping 8 incoming links recorded.

Since the Beanstalk site itself links to MSN 8+ times this seemed a bit off. :)

Well MSN is finally back up to a PageRank 9 showing that sometimes the folks at Google can make an exception for a single site (the update of their PageRank did not coincide with a general PR update). So apparently all you need to do if you want some special attention from Google is to get your site up to a PR 9. So what are you waiting for? ;)

SEO news blog post by @ 1:31 pm

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November 1, 2005

Total Optimizer Pro Changes

Total Optimizer Pro, the fantastic SEO tool that has been mentioned a number of times through the life of our SEO blog is temporarily unavailable. Beanstalk Search Engine Positioning will be taking over the management and promotion of this SEO tool and will be relaunching it with a new price (lower) later this week and a new design later this month.

We are very excited by this fantasic opportunity and would like to thank Shawn and TopNet Solutions for providing us with the opportunity to take over such an excellent tool.

SEO news blog post by @ 3:37 pm

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October 31, 2005

Gotta Love Firefox Developers :)

Well I’ve just discovered yet another fantastic extension for the Firefox browser that is a “must have” for people interested in SEO or just easily snooping the links and rankings of your competitors’ sites. :)

First, of course, you’ll need to have the Firefox browser. If you don’t already have it this is reason #74 to download, install and use Firefox over it’s main competitor Internet Explorer. You can download Firefox here.

After you’ve downloaded Firefox and if you’re interested in SEO (which I can only assume from the fact that you’re visiting our SEO news blog) you’ll want to download a bunch of extensions for it. Firefox comes with very few “bells and whistles” but because it’s open source there are developers around the world, many great creations have been built that provide services and information beyond anything that a single company could/would produce.

The extension I’m recommending here is called SEO Links and is available from WebMasterBrain (link removed – resource no longer exists.) I can’t describe it better than they can on their own site so you’ll just have to visit them to find out the great details it can provide.

If you haven’t downloaded Firefox before and you don’t have the other extensions we’ve recommended you’ll want to check out our past blog post on the topic here for links to a number of other great tools for the SEO.

SEO news blog post by @ 1:19 pm

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October 27, 2005

A Shuffle On Google

Prepare yourselves for a shuffle on Google. Different results are starting to show up on different datacenters. The rankings showing on these other datacenters will surely not be the finals however they should give a solid indication as to whether you’re moving up or down in the world.

You can check a datacenter I know to have at least some of the new results at http://66.102.9.104/.

I hope it treats you well. :)

SEO news blog post by @ 8:05 pm

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October 26, 2005

TV On Google

Google and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation today announced a joint effort to make the Foundation’s Archive of American Television interviews available for free viewing on Google Video. So far the first 75 of a total 283 films of interviews with the leaders in front of and behind the cameras can be found by entering “academy of television” into the search box.

Interviews can be found with such notables as William Shatner, Alan Alda and Ted Turner, just to name a few.

An interesting resource well worth checking out if you’re a TV buff or if you’re just interested in watching some great interviews with some of the people who made huge impressions on popular culture over the past 75 years.

And as an aside, I’d like to personally thank Google for giving me the opportunity to watch a bit of TV as part of my job. :)

SEO news blog post by @ 11:30 am

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October 25, 2005

Gooooogle Base – Online Storage

According to Beta News and various other sources, Google will be releasing Google Base today at it’s invite-only Zeitgeist conference. Business Week and Ars Technica are also running an articles.

At the moment, visits to http://base.google.com result in a 403 Forbidden error, but that’s typical of an imminent Google release of a new product.

We’re all quite excited to see what the new service offers in detail and we’ll post a review here later this week.

- Allan

SEO news blog post by @ 2:46 pm

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October 20, 2005

PageRank Update … And The Biggest Hit Was …

Well the PageRank update appears to be well underway with many already noticing the new numbers in their toolbars. After doing some surfing for website affected by the update we found that the biggest hit was one that gave us quite the chuckle.

The MSN website (MSN.com) took the biggest hit and is now a PR2. That’s right, MSN.com with it’s over 1.4 million backlinks (on MSN.com that is – Google only shows them with 8) somehow has only earned a PR2 which leaves me with 2 questions:

  1. Is Google purposly deflating the MSN site rankings, or
  2. Is the a ghost in the machine at Google?

Of the two choices I lean towards the ghost theory. While I’m sure the folks at Google would love to see MSN drop off the face of the Earth, I find it unlikely that they would make such a blatantly obvious adjustment to their algorithm just to do it. Oh, I’m not saying someone there wouldn’t be tempted, but to do so would undermine the entire “democracy” of their rankings.

If I had to hazard a guess I’d say that they way they are currently calculating backlinks is flawed (how obvious a statement is that?). Overall the update seems to be fairly decent (though we still haven’t had time to analyze all the changes) but clearly something’s gone awry. I would expect that this will be remedied in the near future but until then it’s good for a chuckle.

SEO news blog post by @ 12:27 pm

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October 19, 2005

PageRank Update On It’s Way !

Well it’s finally here … the PageRank update we predicted back on October 17th appears to be starting with new PageRanks being shown on at least on datacenter.

A great tool to watch the update happen can be found on the McDar site at http://www.mcdar.net/q-check/datatool.asp. I recommend adding it to your favorites, you’ll want to use it again in about 3 months when the next update begins.

After this pageRank update you’ll want to watch for another algorithm update in the near future. I would personally predict it to occur sometime early next week. Probably Tuesday or Wednesday.

I don’t expect the full PageRank update to propegate until sometime later tomorrow. We’ll probably start seeing PR update on some of the main datacenters at or around 5PM.

SEO news blog post by @ 6:32 pm

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October 18, 2005

Press Release Writing & Distribution

Beanstalk Search Engine Positioning is happy to announce the addition of a new service to help you increase your online exposure. Beanstalk today has added press release writing and distribution to our list of services that will help position your website to compete and win in today’s online economy.

This service has been added based on numerous requests and years of experience in writing, publishing and distribution of article and press releases on the web. If you are interested in more information please visit our Press Release Writing & Distribution services page or contact us for more details.

SEO news blog post by @ 4:59 pm

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Press Release Writing & Distribution

Beanstalk Search Engine Positioning is happy to announce the addition of a new service to help you increase your online exposure. Beanstalk today has added press release writing and distribution to our list of services that will help position your website to compete and win in today’s online economy.

This service has been added based on numerous requests and years of experience in writing, publishing and distribution of article and press releases on the web. If you are interested in more information please visit our Press Release Writing & Distribution services page or contact us for more details.

SEO news blog post by @ 4:59 pm

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