5 for Friday — Links, Stories & Posts For Your Weekend

December 21st, 2012 by Search Influence Alumni

• Google FINALLY Admits That GWO Could F*** Up Your Rankings — Graywolf’s SEO Blog

Michael Gray complains about then explains a way to fix SEO problems caused by the Google Web Optimizer’s A/B test suite. Apparently some sites have had their rankings negatively affected by GWO, despite assurances from Google that the test would have no impact.

• Create Crawlable, Link-Friendly AJAX Websites Using pushState() — SEOmoz

Rob Ousbey at SEOmoz has a way to enable Google crawlers to index your Ajax-ified website with Javascript. Now you can get faster user experiences with Ajax loading without hiding your content from the search engine!

• Video SEO just became a lot easier! — Yoast

Get your video site optimized automatically by Joost de Valk’s WordPress plugin. It takes care of several techniques to optimize your videos, integrating with Youtube, Vimeo, and several other video platforms.

• Video Series on SEO Techniques for Adobe Flash Sites — Adobe

For those of you with Flash sites, maybe you thought SEO was impossible. Myth busted! These video articles from Adobe explain the challenges and the solutions to optimizing media-rich webpages.

• SEO Friendly URLs in Rails — TechOctave

Tian Davis explains how to leverage Ruby On Rails to more easily implement optimizations without extra support!