Google Places Page Update Means You Need Google Native Reviews

Google Places updated its look after Google Maps, Google Calendar, Google Gmail and other applications. This looks like the final version that Google Places will roll out and from what I can tell it’s a worldwide release. There are a few major things right now from what I can see: Third-party reviews are gone (well, suppressed […]

Update Your Google Product Search Feed by September

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Notable Feed Specification and Policy Changes to Google Product Search Changes are coming to Google Product Search. According to the announcement on the Google Merchant Blog, new feed specifications and policies will go into effect starting Sept. 22, 2011. Merchants who fail to comply will find their products missing from Google Product Search. The changes […]

New Update Means Businesses Must Tweak Google Places

When I search for something local, such as dog care for my awesome cocker spaniel, I hop on Google Maps to see what is close to me. In 2009,there were 27.5 million small businesses in the United States, according to Office of Advocacy estimates. As I was conversing yesterday on Twitter about all things SEO, […]

The History of Search [infographic]

From the beginning man has constantly been searching for something, whether it was cavemen searching for food and shelter, philosophers searching for the answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe, and everything (The answer is 42 by the way) or teenagers searching for their friends and favorite music. Searching has always been part […]

5 Site Optimization Blunders that Will Kill Your Rankings

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As I have worked with numerous websites throughout my career as a professional SEO, I have seen many different problems which have caused websites to not be able to rank well in the search engines. The following problems are the five biggest mistakes that I have seen made over and over again. Blocking the Search […]

SEO.com employee dies after catching glimpse of Google algorithm

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2011 GOOGLEPLEX– An attempt by an SEO technician to obtain the coveted Google search algorithm has ended in tragedy. It is believed that John Cerchingin, a former SEO specialist at Utah-based SEO.com, died this week after catching a glimpse of the code. Cerchingin was pronounced dead at the scene. Obtaining […]

Google's +1 button and how it may change SEO

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Google has released a new +1 button similar to Facebook’s “Like” button, according to a Mashable post and a SearchEngineLand post. The new feature will allow Google users to, essentially, vote for pages and videos on the web and those votes will be displayed publicly. The new feature has not yet been released to all […]