I would like to thank all of the visitors to SEO by the Sea in 2006, and all of the folks who helped make this the interesting year that it has been. I thought it might be fun to turn a little introspective here, and take a look back at some of the posts at SEO by the Sea from 2006.
I’ve created three lists – most views, most comments, and my favorites.
Most Views in 2006
Some of these posts were from 2005, but they proved to continue to be popular in 2006.
- Google Acquisitions
- Google’s most popular and least popular top level domains
- Yahoo Acqusitions since Overture
- 20 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results
- Duplicate Content Issues and Search Engines
- Fighting Web Spam with Algorithms
- Early Yahoo! Acqusitions (the 1990s)
- Google Acquires Neven Vision: Adding Object and Facial Recognition Mobile Technology
- Flickr Interestingness Rankings Patents Released
- Innovating Product Reviews at Google
Most popular by comments made in 2006
I’m not sure that ranking pages by number of comments made is as much a reflection of a good post, or just one that inspired people to comment, but I did receive some very nice comments about the redesign of the site this year, and from news that I would be speaking in New York, and in San Jose.
- 20 Ways Search Engines May Rerank Search Results Oct 14, 06 (53)
- A new look for SEO by the Sea Nov 07, 06 (48)
- Local Search at Rest, and Local in Motion Nov 08, 06 (42)
- Early Yahoo! Acquisitions (the 1990s) Jan 03, 06 (21)
- Improving the Wikipedia results for Search Engine Optimization May 01, 06 (19)
- Belgian Copyright Ruling Against Google News Sep 25, 06 (18)
- Speaking at SES NY on Search Algorithms and Patents Feb 08, 06 (18)
- Flickr Interestingness Rankings Patents Released Oct 27, 06 (17)
- Attending Wordcamp 2006 and SES San Jose 2006 Aug 04, 06 (17)
- Google Local Search Patent Application on Ranking Businesses at a Location Dec 01, 06 (15)
Some of my favorites of the Year
This was a difficult list to put together, and I’m pretty sure that if I started over again, more than half of these posts would be replaced by others. I didn’t include any of the posts from the lists above, so that you could see some of the other posts I’ve made in 2006.
I had a lot of fun writing posts here this year, learned a lot while creating them, enjoyed the comments and responses to them by visitors, and look forward to writing more next year. In no particular order:
- – Google’s Legitimacy Ratings: Should a Search Engine Determine the Legitimacy of Advertisers and Content Providers?
- – Does Google use whois information?
- – Authority Documents for Google’s Local Search
- – Google’s Holy Grail of Shopping?
- – Smaller Screens Make Smarter Search Engines
- – Content Planning for Search Engine Optimization
- – Web Decay and Dead Links Can be Bad for Your Site
- – Google Aiming at 100 Billion Pages?
- – Looking at Google Definitions
- – Microsoft Explains Duplicate Content Results Filtering
- – A Role for Time and Query Quality in Search Results
- – Page Quality and Web Spam: Using Content Analysis to Detect Spam Pages
Feedback about SEO by the Sea is more than welcomed. Please let me know what you enjoyed, and didn’t. Thanks.