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Google makes Changes to Compete with Bing

It seems the recent move by Bing to incorporate the Facebook ‘Likes’ algorithm into their personalisation of search results has prompted Google to add the number of shares a website has on the various network sites into their search result snippets. This doesn’t mean to say however that Google is going to incorporate social network shares into their algorithm as Bing has done, and the...

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Tweet your URL and Improve your Google Rank

Recent research by Branded3 has at last shown a positive correlation between the number of mentions a URL gets on Twitter and its Google rankings. Yes, most webmasters have believed this to be the case for years now, but now there are statistics to prove it. The key findings of the research show the following: • URLs that are frequently shared on Twitter experience a significant boost in terms...

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New Index shows the Real Size of the Internet

SEO experts, SEOMoz, have over the last 12 months been compiling an internet index to show the real size of the internet and other invaluable statistics…and at the start of May they finally released the results. According to the new figures, there is now just short of 160 billion unique URLs that make up the internet! But that’s not all the index shows. In addition there is: • 1.1 billion...

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Why Buying Google +1s won’t Improve your Search Engine Ranking

The Google +1 button works in much the same way as the Facebook ‘Like’ button in that it can improve your search engine ranking when used as it is intended to be used, but black hat SEO operators are now targeting the new social network in an attempt to boost their rankings. Thankfully though Google is aware of the problem and it is reported that they are taking steps to combat the black...

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Latest Google Update gets Dubious Results

The latest Google update that launched earlier this week has met with mixed reactions from webmasters and SEO companies as an upshot of the results it has so far created. The update, which is aimed at reducing the amount of spam results Google users get from searches, doesn’t seem to work as it should, and in some cases official sites have be ranked way down the pages while spam sites with...

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Google Revenues Fall

The news that Google’s advertising revenue has fallen yet again made it to mainstream news last week, even though they didn’t set about to widely advertise the fact. The drop in revenue is reported to be much more substantial than analysts predicted and as a result Google’s share prices fell by 4% before they made any announcements. What does this mean in terms of SEO though? Well it seems...

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