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“How to Hire an SEO” (Google Video Rundown)

By | February 24th, 2017|Search Engine News, Search Marketing|

Hi all! Google has released a handy video guide on "How to Hire an SEO". We are promoting this video because we believe that business owners should hear this right from the Search Engine they are optimizing for (primarily). Maile Ohye, a Googler, part of the Google Search team for 10 or so years, is the face behind that video. The [...]

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A New AI Search Engine Lends Itself To Scientific Research Publications

By | January 6th, 2017|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine News, Search Marketing|

Scientific papers come out with such frequency that keeping up with the literature is practically a full-time job for anyone at the cutting edge of a major field. Semantic Scholar, a free, online tool developed under the guidance of Microsoft cofounder Paul Allen, is using machine learning and other aspects of artificial intelligence (AI) to make the monumental task of [...]

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Search Geek Solutions Part of New Google Beta Program Called Google Posts

By | November 14th, 2016|Local Search Marketing, Local SEO, Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing, Social Media|

There's a new feature popping up in Google search results called "Google Posts." It's a place for Google to directly host content in a post-Google+ world and to embed this content directly into search results. Imagine orphaned Google+ posts with the Google+ branding stripped out, and you're most of the way there. Google Posts isn’t the official name of this service. As of [...]

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SEO NEWS: Google Penguin and Core Algorithm Update

By | September 26th, 2016|Search Engine Algorithms, Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing|

It was announced that Google has updated its core algorithm to include Penguin as part of the real-time updates. If you’re not familiar with Penguin, it was launched in 2012 as a means to devalue sites / pages that receive spammy links, as well as analyzing potentially "over-optimized" pages on a site. (See the announcement from Google below) Penguin is [...]

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How to Change Location in Google With These 4 Alternative Work Arounds

By | December 11th, 2015|Local SEO, Search Engine News, Search Marketing|

Without telling anyone, google got rid of the ability to filter searches by specific location. Before the change, one was able to click on "Search Tools" within Google and select a location. Doing this rendered results as if you were searching from that location. This was a handy tool for SEOs and webmasters who wanted to understand how searchers in [...]

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Google: Mobile Search Volume Surpasses That Of Desktop

By | October 19th, 2015|Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization|

Last week, news broke that Google's search volume is now dominated by mobile searches. Over 50% of all of Google's queries worldwide is now done on mobile devices. This was the case in the US and several other countries back in May 2015 but now this is the case globally. Meaning, overall, across all countries, there are more people searching [...]

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Google Algorithm Update: Panda 4.2 Release Update

By | October 12th, 2015|Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing, SEO|

Panda 4.2 has appeared, following Gary Illyes announcement last month that the refresh had been coming.This past weekend we began a Panda update that will rollout over the coming months, said a Google spokesperson about Panda. As you know, were always working to improve Google so search results are higher quality and more relevant for everyone and this is just [...]

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Mashable Employs An Old Adsense Strategy… And It’s Working

By | April 2nd, 2015|How Tos, Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization, Search Marketing|

I'd like to start out by saying that I love Mashable. I see their posts on my FB feed multiple times per day, and click at least 1-2 and read and skim. According to some sources, they put out up to 30+ posts per day, but promote double that on social media. (Huffington post is rumored to put out 1200 [...]

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Google Algorithm Update: Multiple Instances of the Same URL (is this 2007 or…?)

By | August 7th, 2014|Search Engine News, Search Engine Optimization|

I wanted to create a quick update on some funky thing that google has decided to re-implement. In addition to yanking authorship photos and a bit more data about the author, they’ve decided to go back to (depending on search intent) displaying multiple instances of the same URL. This can be good and bad. It is good if YOU are [...]

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Google Panda 4.0 – What Sectors did it impact?

By | May 22nd, 2014|Search Engine News|

Hi All! Google makes changes to its algorithm every day (sometimes multiple changes in one day). When the company actually announces them, you know they’re bigger than the average update.  Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts tweeted about the updates on Tuesday night: Panda has been refreshed on a regular basis for quite some time now, and Google has indicated [...]