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Weekly roundup: Top 5 SEO trends and more – SEOhaus

Looking for a fresh take on SEO and internet marketing? We did the research for you. Here’s our roundup of notable SEO marketing news and pointers from the week: SEO for several hundred products. Zahid Aslam of StudioForty9 offers helpful hacks for the most troublesome issues facing e-commerce SEO. Our favorite: how do we deal […]

Google Webmaster Tools: Exact Search Query Data Revealed for 2014

Yesterday morning, Google announced a new update to Google Webmaster Tools, which allows users to access the exact numbers to their websites’ search query data. The new update, which was activated at the end of December, will continue to roll out in the coming days and will be an universal update present in all Google […]

SEO through 2013 – Q. What’s New? A. Everything!

2013 was a turbulent year in the world of search to put it mildly. According to Moz’s tally there have been 13 officially acknowledged updates to Google’s algorithms alone and who knows how many more that have happened behind Google’s increasingly closed doors. There was widespread speculation of 2 other unnamed updates in late-July and […]

Google Local Listings Get Personal

It’s become increasingly apparent that Google is placing more value in the local business, as we have watched the local listings take up more and more space on Page 1. At this point, it should be a no brainier that if you have a local business, you should be setting it up on Google Places […]

Who’s Linking to Your Site?

Majestic SEO announced yesterday on their blog that they are making their Site Explorer tool free for verified domains. If you’ve never used Majestic SEO before, their Site Explorer tool offers a quick and easy way for websites to view the backlinks to their site and assess the value of those links. Backlinks, as you […]

Subjectivity, SERPs and Internet Marketing

Earlier this year, Google released their Search Quality Rating Guidelines which are what their “human quality raters” use to evaluate the quality of entire domains. You can view the entire document here. It’s a massive, 43 page document but even Google describes it as just “Cliff’s Notes.” It’s definitely required reading if you’d like to […]

Local Business Favored In Google Update

Listen up business owners, because Google is at it again. They have recently (and quietly) rolled out another update that continues to give the power back to the local business by giving them top priority in rankings when it comes to local search terms.  While not necessarily a game changer for some, it should make […]

Turbulence Ahead: Panda Update Expected to Crawl in Friday, March 15 OR Monday, March 18, 2013

According to Matt Cutts, we are in for another Panda update today or Monday. What can we expect? Of course there is never a definitive answer from the top dog, however we can speculate that since Panda focuses on website quality, that this will effect websites with low content, high bounce rates, and those that […]

Google’s Market Share Increases

The latest comScore search engine rankings for January 2013 have been recently released and the fight to dethrone Google still continues. In fact, Google increased it’s share of U.S. search queries to 67%, making the task seem that much more impossible. With percentages increasing, it makes one wonder if it’s even worth trying to compete […]

How Does SEO Work?

From optimizing meta tags to keyword placement, there is a lot of talk on this blog that covers the ins, outs, and intricacies of Search Engine Optimization. However, as we find ourselves at the beginning of a New Year, perhaps now is a great time to return to fundamentals and discuss a pretty important question: […]

Google’s “Search Plus Your World” Gets Personal

Today is a big day for search results- Google is rolling out its biggest change ever in the “Search Plus Your World” format, which is going to find not only matches from the public Web to display in search results, but also content that has been shared with users privately. The change is live today, […]

The Newest Tweaks to Google’s Search Algorithm and SEO

In mid-November, Google announced ten changes to its search algorithm, affecting a wide array of results from those written in foreign languages to results having to do with specific dates or places. On average the Internet monster makes about 500 changes to its algorithm every year, and most are small and fairly insignificant.