Jeff Random

musings and metatheory

MetaData, SEO FireFox Plugin

About This Site FireFox Plugin

“About This Site” is a plugin for Firefox that makes it easy to check:

* Alexa traffic detail and related sites
* linkbacks
* Google related pages, cache and link information
* Kinja site readers
* Netcraft reports
* Open Directory site listing
* Popdex search for citations
* Technorati link cosmos
* Wayback Machine archive
* Whois query
* Yahoo linkdomain

This plugin to show metadata is very useful for SEO as well as SEM.

Published by r8ndom, on November 24th, 2005 at 5:17 am. Filled under: Posts,Search,SEM - Search Engine Marketing,SEO - Search Engine OptimizationNo Comments

Google Analytics

Google Analytics

Google Analytics launches. Lot’s of features including “Funnel Visualization” that have been lacking from easy to use free stats packages.

SEO Extension for Firefox :Quirk Search Status

This has almost entirely replaced my use of the SEO Open plugin. It’s incredibly useful when exploring potential link partners for offpage optimization.

One of the most useful extensions for Firefox it will show you PageRank, Alexa Rank & now Compete Rank for each page.

Published by r8ndom, on September 1st, 2005 at 3:01 pm. Filled under: Posts,SEM - Search Engine Marketing,SEO - Search Engine Optimization2 Comments

Search Engine Spammers – The Unsung Heroes?

Do yourself a favor. Close the door, turn on your speakers and devote seven minutes to watching this flash movie .


When I first came across this about a year ago it blew my mind. It’s a tiny bit dated, but still incredible. Go ahead, watch it now! (then read the rest of this post)

While I think some of the specifics are unlikely (or even silly) the examples of the New Media Economics and business models are brilliant. The personalized content meme is definitely out there.

Today at SEO Blackhat I saw a very interesting question tied to the Googlezon idea.

“Who is really pioneering the computer generated content, the rewording and content scraping technology of the Web?

SEO Black Hats

Search engine spam technology keeps improving, so search engines keep evolving. The best SE spammers are the ones who provide as close to EXACTLY what the search engine is looking for as possible. The best search engine is the one that finds as close to EXACTLY what the user is looking for as possible. Therefore as search engines improve, SE spammers will have to evolve as well to deliver EXACTLY what the user is looking for, transforming them from a hated nuisance to a valued resource.