March 2006

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Honus Wagenr Tobacco Card
I’ll give you 2 Carlos Beltran’s for your Honus Wagner. He’s predicted to make the Hall of Fame so they’re going to be worth quite a bit and would be great for your portfolio.

I’m surprised (ok, so I’m not) at some of the link exchange requests and suggestions received via email or by private messages in various forums. What the fuzzuck, is it my avatar?

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As everyone thought, Matt Cutts has mentioned that it’s highly unlikely that we will be seeing RK values any time soon, if ever again.

Q: Is the RK parameter turned off, or should we expect to see it again?
A: I wouldn’t expect to see the RK parameter have a non-zero value again.

Q: What’s an RK parameter?
A: It’s a parameter that you could see in a Google toolbar query. Some people outside of Google had speculated that it was live PageRank, that PageRank differed between Bigdaddy and the older infrastructure, etc.

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I didn’t think it would happen but it has. LookSmart has shutdown

We thank you all for being a part of the Zeal community and contributing your time and knowledge to the Directory. LookSmart has decided to focus internal resources on objectives that are more central to our business strategy and has been shut down. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you again for contributing to the Zeal community.

We think avid Zeal users will appreciate the large and vital community at Furl is an online book marking service that helps save information that’s important to you, share it with friends and see what others are saving.

Wonder if LookSmart could no longer afford to commit the resources necessary to maintain the directory. I don’t know of anyone that actually used Zeal, and I can count the referrals on one hand. I have a feeling that we’ll be hearing less and less about LookSmart.

Nuts and BoltsI’m always asked a number of questions regarding the basic elements or the nuts and bolts of optimizing a web page. This is probably a good a place as any to offer some thoughts regarding simple optimization.

Optimizing web pages for your visitors instead of spiders usually yields the best long term results. Creating web pages for your target audience will provide plenty of spider food for the search engines.

If you’re creating an eCommerce site, keep in mind that spiders don’t carry credit cards, so there’s really no need to try to over impress them.

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Crystal Ball

Seems that Google has stopped providing the RK values that all of the popular PageRank Prediction tools were using to entertain us with visions of real time or future PageRank values.

Is it permanent or just temporary? We’ll have to wait and see. Sure has quelled the “Future PageRank” mumblings going on in the webmaster forums.


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