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Archive for June, 2011

Cha-cha-cha Changes – Google’s Look Evolves Again!

June 30th, 2011 | | News Update

David Bowie made cha- cha- cha- changes to his look a million times, so why can’t Google? Get ready for the look and feel of Google’s site to evolve over the next few months. What does this mean for you as an SEO professional? Read this post and find out!

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It’s Social Media Day!

June 30th, 2011 | | SEO Boy

In case you’re like SEO Boy and didn’t know, it’s Social Media Day! PPC Hero and SEO Boy love social media, and so do we! So update your Facebook status and Tweet away – Happy Social Media Day!

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Google’s +1 Goes Global!

June 28th, 2011 | | News Update

After rolling out the initial +1 feature only a few short months ago and then releasing the +1 button to a broader web site base earlier this month, the Google +1 button continues to grow. Now the feature will be available worldwide!

google +1 button world globeThat’s right! Google’s Inside AdWords blog is reporting that as of this week, the +1 feature will begin …

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Spring Into Summer Scavenger Hunt:

June 27th, 2011 | | Contests

SEO Scavenger HuntThis is the final list of SEO Boy’s Spring Into Summer Scavenger Hunt! Once you’ve found these items, send in your complete list to seoboy@hanapinmarketing.com for a chance to win a Foodzie tasting box!

All answers are due by EOD this Thursday, June 30th. The winner will be announced on the blog Friday morning!

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Google Showing +1 Counts on Search Engine Result Pages

June 24th, 2011 | | News Update

After Google launched its +1 button earlier this month, there has finally been some buzz this week about +1 counts showing up on Google’s search engine results pages. You can see this data whether or not you’re logged into Google, though I did find some inconsistencies with the data you see when you’re logged in vs. out (more on this below).

+1 data is currently available for a select number of sites, and it appears as though Google is taking care …

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The Google Social Butterfly Effect

June 22nd, 2011 | | News Update

Google search queries are getting more social – if you are more social. Google is now concentrating efforts to get more people to “claim their Google profiles” and to use their logged in account for search. Read this news update to see why this is important for your SEO clients!

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Link Research Tools

June 22nd, 2011 | | Link Building, SEO Tools, Site Review & Analysis

A few months ago, I blogged about helpful linkbuilding tools.  I’d like to do a quick synopsis of another set of tools, called ‘Link Research Tools’.  First I’ll do a quick run down on the top tools and then offer a little background on Link Research Tools metrics and what sets them apart from similar tools.  As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts, so feel free to use the comments section as a discussion forum or to recommend …

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Google Displays Click Count In Paid Search Results

June 21st, 2011 | | News Update

If I had a dollar for every time someone “caught” Google testing a new feature, I’d have enough money to put Oprah back on the air (we miss you, O!). However, sometimes those experimental features could have quite an impact and I think this one could qualify…Read today’s news update to find out what it is!

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Summer is Here!

June 21st, 2011 | | SEO Boy

Well, it’s felt like summer for a few weeks, but now it’s official! SEO Boy has already taken a dip in the pool – thanks for testing out the water for us, SEO Boy! Happy first day of summer everyone!

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Spring Into Summer Scavenger Hunt: List 3

June 20th, 2011 | | Contests

SEO Scavenger Hunt List 3Remember, all of the items can be found in blog posts from this Spring, March 21st and on. Once you’ve completed the list, email your answers to seoboy@hanapinmarketing.com for a chance to win a Foodzie tasting box!

All answers are due by EOD June 30th and the winner will be announced Friday, July 1st.

Keep an eye out for list …

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