Monthly Archives: May 2014

Still Seeing Post-Penguin Web Spam In Google Results? Let Google Know

Google’s next generation Penguin update is now live, and webmasters and SEOs are carefully assessing how this update has impacted their websites.

Google is assessing things as well — how this has impacted the search results, search quality and searcher satisfaction.

Google’s head of search spam tweeted, asking that if you still see spammy websites coming up in the....More>>>

Using Multipliers Effectively in AdWords

Since the switch to enhanced campaigns AdWords has become a system of overlapping targets and multipliers. When Google announced Enhanced Campaigns they said that mobile device bids would now be controlled by a multiplier on the base bid.

Leaving aside the argument of which level (campaign, ad group or keyword) this multiplier should be set at, it hints at a major shift in AdWords and how....More>>>

Online Marketing News – Biggr Flickr, Kmart Strikes Again, Yahoo Takes A Tumblr, Twitter Cards, Penguin 2 & SEO FUD

Kmart is at it again with a clever follow up to their highly popular video “Ship My Pants” that has had over 17 million views. The play on words this time is “Big Gas Savings” with over 1 million views in 2 days. Like the Old Spice videos that went ballistic, the question remains: They’re very creative and popular, but will these videos get shoppers in stores and buying....More>>>

Site Command Limited To 30 Results? Google Says A Temporary Domain Clustering Bug

Over the past day or so, we’ve been seeing reports that some of us can replicate ourselves, where the site command (i.e., site:www.domain.com) in Google was limited to only showing 30 results.

The rumors were that with the recent domain clustering change Google pushed out this week has severely impacted the site command. Those rumors are true.

Google’s Matt Cutts told....More>>>

Site Command Limited To 30 Results? Google Says A Temporary Domain Clustering Bug

Over the past day or so, we’ve been seeing reports that some of us can replicate ourselves, where the site command (i.e., site:www.domain.com) in Google was limited to only showing 30 results.

The rumors were that with the recent domain clustering change Google pushed out this week has severely impacted the site command. Those rumors are true.

Google’s Matt Cutts told....More>>>

Google Kills Blocked Sites Search Feature

Remember Google’s search feature that let you block websites? The one that launchedin March 2011, expanded globally in September 2011, and then vanished and became useless by January 2012? It’s now officially discontinued, according to this page.

“The Blocked Sites feature is no longer available,” according to Google. “To block particular sites from your search....More>>>

A new survey finds 48 percent of respondents dislike the idea of Facebook launching its own search engine to directly compete with Google and Bing. The same survey also found Facebook could potentially capture 22 percent of the global search market.

Yes, Facebook is planning to improve its search engine so Facebook users can more easily find shared or liked articles, videos and status....More>>>

Online Marketing News – Google’s Next-Gen Infographic, Pinterest Has New Analytics

Google Wants You to Understand How Search Works

Google has released an interactive, next-generation infographic to explain how search works. Viewers are guided down the page, with clickable areas to pop-up text explanations of their visual points. The infographic walks readers through crawling and indexing, algorithms and fighting spam (they fight spam 24/7, it proclaims).

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