September 29, 2016

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Google Updates Transparency Report on Copyright Removals

September 7, 2016 Rich Ord

Google released today an updated Transparency Report on their copyright removal requests from Google search results. These requests come from copyright owners who claim that sites linked to in Google search results are violating copyright laws. Often these pages are auto-scraped exact copies of a site trying to steal Google […]

Local Business Ranking Factors in Google

August 1, 2016 SmallBusinessNewz

2016 Quantitative Local Search Ranking Factors Study: If you want your business to rank better in local search results, focus on building popularity for your business, as the results of the study indicate that business popularity seems to outweigh all other factors, most importantly in the form of reviews and […]

Facebook Now Has 60 million Monthly Active Business Pages

July 29, 2016 Rich Ord

Facebook’s goal is to connect with everyone, yes every single person in the world. Not just that, but Facebook wants to connect to everyone at all times, in every waking moment. Facebook envisions a future where you will always be engaging with some part of the Facebook ecosystem, whether it’s […]

Google RankBrain Now Huge Factor in Search Results

June 27, 2016 SmallBusinessNewz

Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand wrote an interesting piece on how RankBrain has now become the third most important ranking factor behind content and links. According to a report on BackChannel RankBrain is being used on almost ALL search queries helping determine the most relevant results and their order: Google is […]

7 Ways to Increase Engagement on Your Website

November 19, 2012 John Jantsch

It can be a chore to drive traffic to your website. So, once you do gain a click through organic search, a referral or an ad, you need to you do what you can to keep them there long enough for them to dig in and see what you’ve got.

Getting Back Into Google’s Good Graces

September 15, 2011 Chris Crum

A lot of businesses have struggled with search, and sometimes make mistakes that pretty much render them invisible in the search engine or tossed out altogether. For example, buying links might not sound so bad if you’re not familiar with the ways of search, but it’s a huge no no […]

Google: Search Ads Drive 89% Incremental Traffic

August 9, 2011 Chris Crum

Google recently ran over 400 studies on paused AdWords accounts to figure out whether or not paid search campaigns cannibalize organic clicks. Google says they don’t.  We talked about this at WebProNews when this information was first released.  Today, Google is talking about these studies again, saying search ads drive […]

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