SEO Weekly Recap (April Fools Prank Edition)

Hey folks Austin here and it’s time for another Weekly SEO Recap (April Fools Prank Edition).

April Fools is taken pretty seriously among internet marketers, and especially here at Clicks and Clients.  We personally pranked all of our clients, which I’m sure we’ll have a post up about it soon.  So what happened around the web on April fools?  Well if you missed it don’t worry I’ve got the best April Fools Pranks below from our fellow SEO-geeks.

 

You’ll Cry Tears of Joy When You Learn how Easy Viral Videos Can Be

This funny prank promises gullible internet marketers that Moz has found the “secret” to creating a viral video.  They created a little tool called “Moz Worthy” which allows you to insert your video URL and “instantaneously” improve your social shares.  It does add the MOZ robot to your video and spoof up your video’s title with more viral wording.  It’s a fun little thing and probably the best prank so far.

Pros

  • Funny interactive tool
  • Funny fake details

Negatives

  • It’s April Fools there are Negatives!

Overall: Read It

 

Google announce the SEO friendly way to link

Google does love a good April fools joke, but this year they were the target for their own April fools joke.  “Apparently” Google has announced a new strategy for link building in which links are counted twice!  That’s right if you have a friend’s website and you want your link to their page to count as twice then all you have to do is rel=”counts-twice”.  Funny stuff folks

Pros

  • Good fake Matt Cutts tweet
  • Laugh out loud at fake tactic

Negatives

  • It’s April Fools there are Negatives!

Overall: Read It

 

Link Juice

Bing got into the April Fools mood by releasing a blog article about bottles of “Link Juice.”  That’s right folks if you’ve ever wanted fresh, relaxing drink loaded with all the nutrients and goodness that links provide, well you’re in luck because you can get a nice bottle of link juice.  Bing also says you can join their Link Juice of the Month club for $6999.33 and get a guaranteed spam free, non-adult links to your website.

Pros

  • Funny take on common SEO slang.
  • Funny promise of good links

Negatives

  • It’s April Fools there are Negatives!

Overall: Read It

 

Matt Cutts: Google Plus To Receive Manual Penalty

Matt Cutts, though rightfully cracking down on the spam of the SEO world, is sometimes an internet dictator.  So when a recent April Fools prank announced that Matt Cutts was giving a manual penalty to the Google+ team I just couldn’t contain my laughter.  The post claims that the subdomain had achieved a page rank of 11, outside of the possible range, and to fix the problem Google either had to completely rework their algorithmn, or simply give Google Plus a manual penalty.

Pros

  • Some what believable scenario
  • Funny retribution feeling.

Negatives

  • It’s April Fools there are Negatives!

Overall: Read It