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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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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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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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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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Google Improves Map Overlay Reports for International Locations

June 17th, 2011 | | News Update

Google announced that, as of this week, you can view regional information on map overlays in Analytics for countries outside of the U.S. Previously, the U.S. was the only country that would allow you to drill down by state, and then city, but now you can see region level maps for over 170 countries. In addition, if you’re on the cities view in Maps Overlay, you’ll now see a magnifying glass that appears when cities are clustered together, making …

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Google Search Results: Site Names vs. URL’s

June 14th, 2011 | | News Update

Google seems to be running yet another test in their search engine that replaces page link URL’s for query results, with simpler, shorter company or site names. Time to step up your branding? Read on to find out in today’s news update!

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Google’s Blogger Goes Mobile

June 10th, 2011 | | News Update

This week, Google announced the release of 27 designer mobile templates to Blogger users, which had previously only been available in draft. The new templates will be completely supported by Blogger. The designer templates are mobile-optimized, which means if you enable the mobile option for your blog using one of these templates, it will be rendered on mobile devices with a mobile version of the same template. Google also notes that even if you aren’t using one of the 27 …

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Celebrating IPv6 Day!

June 8th, 2011 | | News Update

Today’s biggest SEO news is that numerically, the Internet has run out of IP addresses. The very last addresses were sold in February. And no, Al Gore had nothing to do with it this time either.

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Webmaster Tools Data Now Available in Google Analytics Pilot

June 7th, 2011 | | News Update

Google announced today that after an outpouring of requests, Webmaster Tools data will finally be reachable through Google Analytics. Read more about this addition in today’s news update!

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