Google Penalizes Non-Mobile Friendly Websites

Google recently changed the way it prioritizes its search results for mobile users. As of May 2015, websites that are not mobile compatible will no longer be shown on the first page of search results for mobile users. Conversely, Google has started to prioritize mobile compatible websites for all mobile searches. Does your Website have…

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Search Engine Optimization ‘Offers’ (SEO)

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of affecting the visibility of your website in a search engine’s “natural” or unpaid (“organic”) search results. [Wikipedia] This sounds simple, but it is actually quite complicated. Unfortunately, there are a number of companies on the net who attempt to capitalize on people’s misunderstanding of what makes their…

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Facebook Debuts Graph Search, A Natural Language Powered Social Search Engine

“Today, Facebook took the wraps off Graph Search, an instant smart search that sifts through the company’s massive social graph to return relevant results.” It lets users type queries in natural language, like the following examples: “Who are my friends who live in San Francisco?” “Photos of my friends taken in Paris, France” (assuming your…

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Will SEO Exist in 2015?

“SEO used to be a self-standing marketing discipline, having a well defined, generally accepted set of activities and objectives. No more. Today, SEO is much more intertwined with other marketing activities, making it difficult to know where SEO ends and where social media, for example, begins. Furthermore, recent developments at Google suggest that the search…

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Google Launches Full-Scale Shopping in Search

Google is beginning an experiment to change the way you shop online. When you search for a product, Google will deliver paid listings for shopping options right next to the search results. By searching for a product, you’ve demonstrated a possible intent to buy it, so Google has extended its search results with a department…

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The Most Important Reason Social Media Is Good For Your Local Business

Link: The Most Important Reason Social Media Is Good For Your Local Business “Google product manager explains that three of the primary factors Google uses to rank your business in local search are relevance, prominence and distance. Relevance is easy. Location is easy. Prominence is not so easy, but it is something that you can…

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5 Search and Social Trends for 2011

Link: 5 Search and Social Trends for 2011 “Recently, I participated in a Webinar with Chris Baggott of Compendium. We talked about the convergence of search and social media, and how content marketing is bridging both areas. We settled on 5 trends that we think will be especially important in 2011.” by Jay Baer (@jaybaer)…

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Google CEO: The Next Great Stage of Search is Automatic

Link: Google CEO: The Next Great Stage of Search is Automatic “Typing a search query into Google.com is such old news. Google CEO gave a much-hyped keynote talk today and said that his vision for the future of search looks very, very different. He believes that in the future, your mobile phone will quickly and…

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Google Launches Blog Finder for Any Topic

Link: Google Launches Blog Finder for Any Topic “Google has quietly launched a new feature: search for blogs on any topic.” “This has the potential to be a wildly useful service. How many of you have had professional or personal reasons to seek a list of the top blogs on a new topic? I know…

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10 Advanced Twitter Search Tips to Cut Through the Noise

Link: 10 Advanced Twitter Search Tips to Cut Through the Noise “Have you ever tried to use Twitter’s search engine to find new followers, monitor a brand or just plain find news/information? Have you been overwhelmed by the number of irrelevant results you get?” Josh provides you with 10 specific types of searches that you…

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