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The Ghosts of SEO Past, Present & Future

Search engine optimization professionals can learn a great deal from a story like Charles Dickens’s “A Christmas Carol.” The tale is one of transformation for its main character Ebenezer Scrooge, one from darkness...

Stop the Social Media, SEO Madness

:: Travis Bliffen, Seo Proz :: Are you one of the many companies that cringe at the thought of having to use social media in order to gain rankings for your website? Not every business has breaking news to share and that is OK. Sure...

Working in a Post-Penguin 2.0 Web

Late last week, Google launched its most recent algorithm update in the form of Penguin 2.0. There was a lot of speculative discussion leading up to the release about just what changes this new Penguin would reveal. For now, less than...

Desktop Search On The Rise

Despite mobile’s momentum, desktop search activity has been on the rise. In fact, a recent comScore study reveals that October’s overall desktop search activity saw an increase of 8 percent compared to the previous month...

Journey to the Top of the SERPs

Have you ever wondered why everyone seems to make such a big deal out of search engine optimization (SEO) and reaching that coveted top spot in the search engine results pages (SERPs)? Well then, new data from Compete may just enlighten...

Bing Redesign Gets Top Result in Social Search

A few weeks back, Bing made some design changes to its search results pages that were meant to offer a new de-cluttered experience and make it easier for users to quickly find the best results for their queries. Microsoft’s search...

How Does Breaking News Affect Search Results?

Business-to-business (B2B) inbound marketing software provider Optify has released new data about the differences in the way that search engines react during breaking news events. The study specifically looked at three hot-button news...

Leave Explicit SERP Feedback for Google

Google is on the hunt for content farms - sites with shallow or low quality content - announcing the release of an experimental Chrome extension for people to block sites from appearing in their Web search results. In addition to blocking...

WM Radio: Investigating New Search Trends, SES Preview

A new study released by Performics reveals some very interesting data about users' search behavior. We investigate. Also, we preview this year's Search Engine Strategies conference in Chicago by speaking with Grant Crowell...

Google: Site Speed a Ranking Factor

Google has officially announced that site load speed is a factor when determining rankings, not that it's a deal-breaker. According to Matt Cutts, ""While site speed is a new signal, it doesn't carry as much weight...

Google Steps Up Social Search

Google has posted on their blog that Social Search is now available to everyone. Within the next few days, users will be allowed to participate in Social Search by simply creating a Google profile then linking their online content...

SERPs, Twitter and Chicago Hot Dogs

At the end of March, 2009, we started searching Google for particular keywords and phrases and noted where Twitter accounts appeared in the search results. What we found was interesting – Google was giving prominent positions...

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Yahoo Monkeys with Facebook

I know, I know - again with the Yahoo! improvements. This time it's the search results that Yahoo!'s been monkeying around with. Yahoo! is now presenting Facebook profiles within search results - but the good times don't...

Does Whois Information Matter To Rankings?

There is a fascinating thread happening now at Webmaster World regarding the public versus private availability of Whois information and the impact on search engine rankings. The original poster had forgotten to renew his private Whois...

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