30 Interesting SEO Experiments: Part 6 of 6

26. Google Filtering from Country to Country As Google filters work differently in different countries, marketers set out to see how a country-specific Google filter tracks visitors for sites hosted in other countries. The test site used nofollow links that linked from an Israeli web host. Turns out Google uses automatic filters that kick in regardless of where a website …

Isagenix Australia – A New Client Story

http://detoxmatters.com/ took a hit in their rankings on 22nd May 2013.  They came to us for help and here is the start of the story. The website aim to rank for keywords related to “isagenix”.  This is the brand name of the products they sell. Why did their rankings drop? Well, on the 22nd May 2013 Google released an algorithm update …

30 Interesting SEO Experiments: Part 5 of 6

21. Playing with the Canonical Tag Other than its use in identifying genuine site content versus duplicate sites, marketers looked into whether the canonical tag could be used to create other effects. To try this out, the tag was used to point to non-existing site pages. Marketers also tried placing the tag in wrong locations throughout the web page. Apparently, …

30 Interesting SEO Experiments: Part 4 of 6

16. Anchor Text Effect While keyword anchor text links used to work in favor of a site’s SEO, the Google Penguin update put a stop to all that. This experiment set out to use related keyword terms (related to the main keyword) on a new site to see if this helped or hindered SEO placement. Turns out, the site’s ranking …

30 Interesting SEO Experiments: Part 3 of 6

11. Link Spying Using Duplicate Content While Google Webmaster Tools may only let webmasters see their own site stats, a little-known workaround will let you see link information for other peoples’ sites. By duplicating a page from a remote site onto your own site, Google Tools will deliver that site’s link information to you once your duplicate page gets indexed. …