Using Google’s Search Operators to Drill Deep

by April 8, 2013
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Whether you’re doing a site audit, keyword research or checking up on your competition, sometimes you’ll find yourself looking for particular items that may at first seem difficult or very time consuming to find. Enter: Google’s search operators. I’m sure most of you already know how to use the site: operator to see if a […]

Search Engines Working for You | Selling Online

by August 9, 2012
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One of the comments on our last blog post had a good point. “The thing is, the people this article helps the most are inexperienced peeps, experimenting with early landing pages + offers. But will they see it? When I was starting I didn’t even know what to Google to come across this, y’know?” (Thanks, […]

Penguin, Penguin, Who’s Got the Penguin? Let’s Throw a Link At It…

by May 28, 2012
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It’s only been a few short weeks since Google dropped the Penguin on search. Funnily enough, many of the ones squealing were the same people who ignored the warnings: STOP THE SPAM. Before you start thinking, “No big deal. I escaped this one,” you need to understand that the recent additions of Panda and Penguin […]

Google’s Progress Towards World Domination – Getting Closer…

by August 22, 2011

Back in January 2010, we published “The Path to Google’s World Domination Is Covered in Free Applications”. Truth be told, it was simple curiosity leading us to write the post: “Google World Domination [video] is based around a prediction that Google will run the world by 2014. There’s even a countdown to “doomsday”. When you read the page and watch the video, it seems like a conspiracy theory. We wanted to see where it was going and started clicking links.” Recently, Google acquired Motorola Mobility – Motorola’s Mobile Devices division until January 2011. Of course, there’s a big paragraph at the bottom full of legalize about “forward-looking statements” in true Google CYA manner.

Google Social Search – Tweeted to Numero Uno

by July 3, 2011

A while back, we came across an article on Search News Central (SNC) by search geek David Harry, entitled Google Social Search; seriously, WTF people? In this article, Harry asks why social search seems to have been ignored by the SEO industry as a whole. Another article on SEOMoz, by Rand Fish, also discusses these changes. Both articles are worth reading – for the content AND the pretty pictures. However, in the meantime, let’s talk a little bit about Google Social, in terms of optimization and search. In case you haven’t heard the news, there’s a lot going on…

Connections, Relations and Search: What Your Social Graph Says About You

by February 17, 2011

How does it work? Through XHTML Friends Network (XFN) & Friend of a Friend (FOAF), the Social Graph API looks for relationships between web properties, whether you control that relationship or not. rel=”me”, amongst other microformats, are added to any hyperlink where you wish to indicate a relationship. You can set how the link is related to you (co-worker link, friendship, parent, child, etc.) You can even create your own mix.

Google’s Real Time Search, Social Media and SEO

by September 9, 2010

We knew it was coming. When Realtime Search showed up, few in the SEO industry were surprised. Some shrugged; others went “yup”. Those who knew better set about developing strategies to capitalize. Now, when Realtime was just a tagline in the SERPs, it was just one more place to target. Think about it; front-page exposure, […]

Finding Keywords for SEO: How Long Does This Take?

by July 16, 2010

One of the search terms that hit our site was “minimum amount of time to find keywords for SEO”. Somewhere out there, someone is trying to find out the shortest amount of time this part of the campaign will take. Sadly enough, this means they’re probably not taking SEO seriously, or believe optimization is a […]

Improving SEO: The Three Ts for Stronger Optimization

by July 5, 2010

You’ve done your SEO; you’re keeping an eye on your site analytics, networking, writing content – all the things a good webmaster does to show his or her site tender loving care. These methods seem to be working, because you’re getting great traffic and a good number of conversions. Why question success?

100 + Twitter Apps Part 2: Search the World of Tweets

by May 13, 2010
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Editor’s note: Due to the large amount of spammers this post series has attracted, we are closing comments. However, we’ve pulled all the posts together into one! You can now see the entire list of fantastic Twitter applications in our free ebook download: 100+ Twitter Applications for Fun, Business and Social Sharing In part one […]