Raven SEO Weekly Digest – Issue 47
Tools of the SEO Trade
Raven is honored and delighted to be in the small set of paid SEO tools that Stephen Spencer of NetConcepts describes as ‘essential for the serious SEO’ in his ‘Tools of the Trade‘ article at Search Engine Land. Our presence alongside the likes of the Internet Marketing Ninjas, SEOMoz, and ShoeMoney speaks volumes for the hard work and dedication that has gone into the development and creation of Raven. It is our goal to create the quintessential and all encompassing suite of SEO tools. Our inclusion in the group ‘Essential Subscription-Based SEO Tools’ is motivation for us to strive to make our tools even more useful.
Google Protects Itself from Zombies
A look at Google’s robots.txt file reveals what we’ve all be thinking – zombies are threatening to take over the internet. An intermediate measure introduced today, and first revealed by Search Engine Land, disallows zombies from accessing the brains on Google (but only for today). One wonders how the brains of Google survive on days not protected by a robots.txt. I guess that explains why the SERPs have been a little awry lately..
Google Local Business Hijacking
The following should be a warning for all businesses with a local listing, you need to claim your Google local business listing. Failure to do so may result in your listing being hijacked. Exploits found in Google’s Community Edit capability allowed affiliate mapspammers to target listings in the Local Business Center so they could benefit from existing business rankings and reviews. To read more about this, and what you can do to prevent this from happening to you, read the small business alert posted by Mike Blumenthal.