Posts By: Brian LaFrance

AuthorityLabs Tip: Track Scrapers and Syndicated Content

Earlier today, I was reading about how Stack Overflow was being outranked by sites that were scraping their content. This reminded me of a pretty cool use for the automated SERP tracking provided by AuthorityLabs. Let’s say you’re in a similar situation to Stack Overflow. People may be scraping and using your content legitimately so… Read more »

AuthorityLabs Tip: Separate Branded Terms

Looking for ways to take full advantage of the features in AuthorityLabs? We’ve decided to put together a series of tips on using all of the great features inside our SERP tracking tool. Today’s tip is on separating branded terms from the terms that don’t have a brand in them. There are a few reasons… Read more »

PubCon 2010 Party and Event List

PubCon Las Vegas always has some fun parties and events going on. Usually it’s difficult to remember what is going on, where it’s happening, and when it’s happening. We decided to throw together a list to both remind ourselves and help everyone else to know what’s going on. If you know of anything that we… Read more »

Let Me Google That For You – Rapportive Style

Rapportive is a handy browser extension that shows up in place of the ads in the sidebar of Gmail and Google Apps email. It displays additional information about your contacts such as photos, their location, and a brief bio. It can also help you to grow your network by showing where to find their social… Read more »

Data Collection With Google Spreadsheets

Here at AuthorityLabs, we really like to play with data. Whether it’s checking website rankings or tracking indexed pages, we’re crunching a ton of data all day, every day. Recently, we’ve started playing with some features in Google Spreadsheets that seem to have an almost endless possibility for collecting and manipulating data. Using the functions… Read more »

Common HTTP Response Codes and What They Mean

One of the most important parts of a successful website is how that site responds to requests. Everything may look good in your browser, but unless you know what response code those pages are sending back, it may not matter how good it looks. I have seen sites that show pages that look right on… Read more »