Archive for August, 2009

Twitter Issues - Not Working!

Friday, August 7th, 2009
Twitter Bird Dead

This is just a quick post about Twitter issues I seam to be having. It does not seam to be allowing me to login to the home page but I can from other pages using the same exact username/password. But anyways at least I got around that hurdle finally.

Although now I don’t seem to be able to post anything new on Twitter. I’m just getting the loading image when I click the update button on my Twitter home page after typing a message. I’ve even left the page open for a good hour or two and still no working!

So I then came back again and it’s still not working! Ahrrrrrrr, I hate when this kind of stuff happens. I’m not that big of a deal but I’d like to at least update my Twitter page with some of the new posts we’re making on our blog here.

I’ll try again latter and hopefully they will have the issue resolved. I’m guessing it has something to do with the browser through as I’m able to update using a twitter iPhone app. Plus I just saw this posted message on the Twitter status site: Problems with updating from Firefox 3.5. Only issue is I’m not using that version of Firefox but I did just update my version so maybe it has something to do with that.

Again hopefully they will get this issue fixed quickly!

Video on Domain Trust and Domain Authority

Friday, August 7th, 2009

I recently stumbled onto a great video on Domain Trust and Domain Authority. In the past I’ve been skeptical of some of the ideas and thinking behind what Rand Fish from SEOmoz has said but I agree with him on this understanding of Domain Trust and Domain Authority.

His video (posted below) outlines exactly what Domain Trust and Authority are and how to use them to benefit your site. So what are these things?

Domain Trust - Is the trust search engines put into your website’s domain. If you have a higher domain trust then you site including all pages in your site get this same trust placed on it because it’s all the same domain.

Domain Authority - This is the authority placed on your site’s domain name by search engines. Again this authority effects all pages of the same domain.

Rand outlines the calculation of each of these with the following points, which I agree are some of the important points that make up Domain Trust and Domain Authority.

Domain Trust

  1. Who links to you?
  2. Who do you link to?
  3. Registration info (domain name registration info)
  4. User data signals (data from internet users through various sources like browser, analytics, etc…)

Domain Authority

  1. Link juice/PageRank
  2. Diversity of link sources
  3. Temporal analysis (time or how quickly/slowly links are built)
  4. Distribution analysis (distribution of links to the pages within your site)

Share your comments and think on Domain Trust and Authority below by posting a comment!