PayPal HTML Header Surprise

 

 

 

I just opened up the source for PayPal’s new login page, the one with the HTML5 video in the background, as I was curious as to what method they were using to achieve it.

I was a little surprised when the first thing I saw in the HTML header was a big ASCII PayPal logo and the text “Now hiring @ http://jobs.ebaycareers.com/search/paypal-jobs”

PayPal Login Source

 

It’s certainly an interesting spot to advertise that you are hiring. That said, I guess it depends what type of person you are looking for!

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SEO Tests – Creature Wrench Cruiser/Cruzer: Update 5

Today saw no changes to SEO factors for Creature Skateboards “Creature Wrench Cruzer“ on Skate-Parts.Com. Some small ranking changes were also seen in the long tail keywords:

Rankings Today

Creature Skateboards - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench - 11 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruiser - 7 (previously: 8)
Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard - 8 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruzer - 7 (previously: 8)
Creature Wrench Cruzer Skateboard - 8 (previously: 9)
Neil Heddings - Not in top 100 (no change)

Changes Today

  1. No change.

Most keyword rankings remained unchanged, but three of the long tails have improved by one place which is excellent to see.

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SEO Tests – Creature Wrench Cruiser/Cruzer: Update 4

Today saw no changes to SEO factors for Creature Skateboards “Creature Wrench Cruzer“ on Skate-Parts.Com except that the skateboard was dropped off the front page of the website. I’m interested to see how much this affects the rankings. Some small ranking changes were also seen:

Rankings Today

Creature Skateboards - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench - 11 (previously: 12)
Creature Wrench Cruiser - 8 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard - 8 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruzer - 8 (previously: 9)
Creature Wrench Cruzer Skateboard - 9 (no change)
Neil Heddings - Not in top 100 (previously: 98)

Changes Today

  1. Product dropped off the front page of Skate-Parts.Com

Unfortunately “Creature Skateboards” is still not in the top 100 at all and “Neil Heddings” has dropped back out of the top 100, but we have had a slight increase for “Creature Wrench” and “Creature Wrench Cruzer” as well as no change for the other keywords, keeping them in the top 10 still. It’s not perfect, but I am still quite happy with the results so far.

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SEO Tests – Creature Wrench Cruiser/Cruzer: Update 3

One change to external links today for Creature Skateboards “Creature Wrench Cruzer“ on Skate-Parts.Com. There are also some excellent changes to the rankings as below.

Rankings Today

Creature Skateboards - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench - 12 (previously: not in top 100)
Creature Wrench Cruiser - 8 (previously: 14)
Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard - 8 (previously: 12)
Creature Wrench Cruzer - 9 (previously: 11)
Creature Wrench Cruzer Skateboard - 9 (previously: not in top 100)
Neil Heddings - 98 (previously: not in top 100)

Changes Today

  1. The only change to the SEO efforts today is a new blog post on mjbinitiatives.wordpress.com promoting the Creature Wrench Cruiser skateboards accessible here.

Overall, I’m very happy with where the rankings have moved to today. All of the long tail terms are now in the top 10 results, and two of the three less specific terms have moved upwards, one (Creature Wrench) quite substantially.

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SEO Tests – Carver Skateboards: Update 3

Some minor changes to rankings for Carver Skateboards, and the two models, the C7 Swallow Tail and C7 Spaceman Pintail at Skate-Parts.Com. Once again, no changes to any content, links, pages etc today, but I’ve seen two changes in rankings.

Rankings Today

Carver Skateboards – 16 (no change)
Carver Swallow Tail – 7 (previously: 6)
Carver Spaceman Pintail – 3 (previously: not in top 100)

As you can see, the ranking for the keyword “Carver Swallow Tail” has decreased by one place. Not great, but still in the top 10, and “Carver Spaceman Pintail” has jumped from not being in the top 100 to now being number 3! That’s some positive news!

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SEO Tests – Creature Wrench Cruiser/Cruzer: Update 2

A quick update on the SEO tests focused on Creature Skateboards “Creature Wrench Cruzer“ for Skate-Parts.Com today after no changes being made to any of the relevant internal pages or external links.

Rankings Today

Creature Skateboards - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruiser - 14 (previously: 9)
Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard - 12 (previously: 10)
Creature Wrench Cruzer - 11 (previously: not in top 100)
Creature Wrench Cruzer Skateboard - Not in top 100 (previously: 15)
Neil Heddings - Not in top 100 (no change)

Changes Today

No changes were made on these keywords today.

Overall, the rankings are interesting. Overall, they have dropped from yesterday, and two of them have jumped in and out of the top 100 to different places.

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SEO Tests – Carver Skateboards: Update 2

Further to my previous post about the tests I’m running on Carver Skateboards, and two of their models, the C7 Swallow Tail and C7 Spaceman Pintail at Skate-Parts.Com, I have not made any changes today, but I have seen one change in search rankings.

Rankings Today

Carver Skateboards – 16 (previously 15)
Carver Swallow Tail – 6 (no change)
Carver Spaceman Pintail – Not in top 100 (no change)

As you can see, the ranking for the keyword “Carver Skateboards” has decreased by one place. That’s not what I want to see!

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SEO Tests – Creature Wrench Cruiser/Cruzer: Update 1

A quick update on the SEO tests focused on Creature Skateboards “Creature Wrench Cruzer“ for Skate-Parts.Com.

Initial Rankings

Creature Skateboards - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruiser - 9 (previously: not in top 100)
Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard - 10 (previously: not in top 100)
Creature Wrench Cruzer - Not in top 100 (no change)
Creature Wrench Cruzer Skateboard - 15 (previously: not in top 100)
Neil Heddings - Not in top 100 (no change)

Changes Today

  1. Changed the name of the Creature Skateboards Cruiser product category.
  2. Add text to the top of the product category page (here).
  3. Write a blog post promoting the Creature Wrench Skateboard being on sale (here).
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SEO Tests – Carver Skateboards: Update 1

Further to my previous post about the tests I’m running on Carver Skateboards, and two of their models, the C7 Swallow Tail and C7 Spaceman Pintail at Skate-Parts.Com, I have made some further changes but have not yet seen any updates to the rankings.

Rankings Today

Carver Skateboards – 15
Carver Swallow Tail – 6
Carver Spaceman Pintail – Not in top 100

Changes:

  1. 27/01/14 – Wrote a short blog post about the two new skateboards, the Carver Swallow Tail and Spaceman Pintail which is available here.
  2. 29/01/14 – Wrote a short blog post for another website about the new Carver C7 skateboards with a particular focus on the Swallow Tail model. It is accessible here.
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SEO Tests – Creature Wrench Cruiser/Cruzer

Another SEO test I’m working on at the moment for Skate-Parts.Com is focused primarily on Creature Skateboards, and in particular the unique, Neil Heddings inspired “Creature Wrench Cruzer“. This is a cruiser style of skateboard in a really unique shape (a wrench). The current rankings for both this brand and keywords related to this board sit at “not in top 100″, so it will be interesting.

Initial Rankings

Creature Skateboards - Not in top 100
Creature Wrench - Not in top 100
Creature Wrench Cruiser - Not in top 100
Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard - Not in top 100
Creature Wrench Cruzer - Not in top 100
Creature Wrench Cruzer Skateboard - Not in top 100
Neil Heddings - Not in top 100

Changes Today

  1. Reworded content on the Creature Wrench Cruiser Skateboard product page.
  2. Reworded image alt tags to include more relevant keywords.
  3. Promoted the Creature Wrench Cruzer to the front page.

 

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