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‘Not Provided’ .. Why have Google taken away our keyword data?

Posted by on October 29th, 2013
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Google’s decision to remove all visible keyword data by moving completely to secure search has caused great unrest in our industry. Online marketers rightfully feel a little hard done by, especially when in May 2010, Matt Cutts was so quick to state: “.. even at full roll-out ‘Not Provided’ would still be in the single-digit […]

How does Google Checkout work?

Posted by on April 28th, 2011
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How does Google checkout work? Always on the lookout to expand its offering, Google opened its ecommerce wing, Google Checkout, back in 2006. Designed to provide an easier way for consumers to buy securely whilst helping merchants to increase sales, Google Checkout was cautiously received at first. This was partly because it launched in the […]

10 reasons I DON’T need SEO for my business..

Posted by on April 25th, 2011
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If you are a business owner and regard SEO as a myth, there’s nothing worse than being asked if you’d be interested in SEO agency services. In this post we give some great answers you can fire back when asked the question.. “Have you thought about how SEO could help your business online?” 1. Why […]

Google +1… The New Facebook Like?

Posted by on March 31st, 2011
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Social Search evolved one step further again this week with the introduction of Google +1 (pronounced ‘Plus one)’ to rival Facebook’s Like button that is seen on thousands of third party websites. Initially only a small group of Google.com users in the US (searching in English and logged into a Google account) will see the […]

Google Places next to turn ‘Instant’

Posted by on March 29th, 2011
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In their mission to save us even more precious seconds of time Google have this week rolled their Instant feature out to Google Places. On their official blog, Google stated yesterday “As part of our ongoing effort to give you the Instant experience everywhere on Google, this week we’ve enabled Instant in Places View so you […]

Google turns focus to keywords in domain names

Posted by on March 25th, 2011
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Google’s crusade for search engine quality isn’t up yet, it seems. Below is the recent video from Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team. This YouTube video suggests that the search engine giant may now turn its focus towards keywords in domain names. The video’s title “How important is it to have keywords in a […]

Update: Latest Findings from the Google ‘Farmer’ Algorithm

Posted by on March 1st, 2011
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Following on from my initial blog post on Google’s latest algorithm update – ‘Farmer’, I wanted to see the impacts it has made so far. The algorithm was aimed to increase the quality of Google’s search results ensuring it’s SERP’s were not being dominated by low-quality content farms which mastered in creating a wealth of […]

Are Social Search Updates about to change how we Shop Online?

Posted by on March 1st, 2011
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You may have seen over the last week or so Google and Bing launching Social Search Result updates to include comments, posts and likes from a user’s social network into their search results. Bing users in the US will now see Facebook ‘Likes’ from their friends list appear in search results and this is likely […]

Google Cracks Down on Low Quality Websites with New ‘Farmer’ Update

Posted by on February 25th, 2011
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Google last week announced a major algorithm change to its search engine, nicknaming it the ‘Farmer’ update. The algorithm will have a particular impact on so-called ‘content farms’ to provide more natural search results displayed on their SERP’s. Amit Singhal, Google Fellow, and Matt Cutts, Principal Engineer said on the Official Google Blog the reasoning […]

Bing Updates Social Search Results… Bing ‘Likes’ Facebook

Posted by on February 25th, 2011
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Last week we told you about Google’s latest update to display content from a user’s social network added to sites like Twitter and YouTube into Search Results (Google Update Social Search Results). To follow suit Bing have now announced their own update to integrate Facebook Likes more closely into their Search Results. Bing originally added […]