If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that it’s because you’ve seen an unfamiliar dish popping up on menus at your local delis and restaurants and you’re dying to know just what “poutine” is. Today we answer that question while also taking a look at the interesting search results Google delivers on this topic.
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Vermont Design Works is open after our July 4th mini-break. We share just a few of our adventures through vacation photos.
Since 2011, Google has released animals into their search results to devour low quality search results and spammers. First Panda came to punish “low quality sites” where content was thin and/or “scraped” from other sites. Then ins 2012 Penguin marched in and pecked all violators of Webmaster Guidelines, like link spammers and keyword stuffers. That got us wondering – What update animal will Google release on the world wild web next?
Happy New Year everyone! We hope you all had a great time last night and (if needed) a smooth recovery today as we usher in 2013. We’re closed for New Year’s day but we’ll be back in on Wednesday 1/2 at 9AM. For now, why not waste some time with some of these hilarious YouTube videos?!
For years SEOs have racked their brains trying to figure out how to get their websites an their clients’ websites to rank #1 in Google. Google has understandably never provided details on just how to accomplish this goal because whenever they’ve given an inch in the past, blackhat SEO webspammers have taken a mile. But today that all changes. In a compilation of clips Matt Cutts probably hoped had never seen the light of day, we learn exactly what it takes to get a website ranked above all other Google search results.
The discovery of a suspicious “wiry” package at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services offices in St. Albans led to the evacuation of more than 800 employees on Thursday before a hazmat team and bomb squad were brought in, fully equipped with a bomb-detecting robot that would prove to be the hero of the day. Without concern for its own safety, Vermont’s very own bomb robot neutralized the biggest threat known to mankind – a musical greet card – before emerging victoriously, holding the defused device high above its head. USA! USA! USA!
I’m not sure what to make of this because it’s more curious/thought provoking than it is laugh-out-loud funny, but I think worth sharing either way. Some area theorizing that this is anything but a funny random thing that happened in nature, but instead a torturous event involving a hammer and a nail. I’d prefer not to imagine that. Instead I’m thinking about how worried the Geico gecko is that his job is in jeopardy. “15% huh lizard? But can you sit on a bench!?”
In an age when Google seems to be punishing (through lower rankings) legitimate websites, while rewarding a lot of spammers/black-hat SEOs, all while telling us they’re introducing great improvements to their search algorithms, it seems particularly funny to see the folks at Google Webmaster Tools can’t even follow their own best practices for tags.
You would think we’d all be a little more cautious around bears after the text-walking incident in California earlier this week, but not Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin
I’m sure we can all agree that it’s annoying to walk down the sidewalk behind someone who is trying to text while walking, even though most of us probably do it ourselves… but I ran across a clip yesterday that should give us all pause the next time we think about engaging in this obnoxious […]