Paying to Boost Organic Search Engine Rankings on Google

Bill Hartzer

Google has always been adamant about the fact that paying for Google AdWords ads will not boost your site’s organic search engine rankings. Google’s AdWords database is not shared with their organic search algorithm or any of the databases connected to it.

How 16 Companies are Dominating the World’s Google Search Results

Viper Chill

Instead, that seemingly endless variety is actually controlled by just a handful of companies. Today I’m going to reveal how the huge diversity we perceive in Google search results is once again a few large corporations controlling what we assume to be choice.

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44 Questions to Ask Your Search Engine Optimization Company

Bill Hartzer

I quickly recalled all of the search engine optimization work I did for a search engine optimization client. One of the most difficult keyword phrases I worked on for a search engine optimization client was “gift baskets&#. And Google knows that they are buying links.

SEO Strategies: Optimisation Ideas for Your Google+ Page

Mindjumpers

Tweet Guest post written by Emma Tomlinson , who is the Head of Retail at Smart Traffic, a SEO consulting company based in Bristol delivering successful campaigns to both SMEs and major brands. And, right now, Google+ is one of the dominating social networking sites.

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Infographic on Amazing Google Facts

Idaconcpts

If you saw The Internship starring Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson, you would have learned a couple of amazing facts about Google. A lot of Googlers were happy to see that reference to their company on the movie. There are tons of more amazing facts about Google.

Change or Die | Fast Company

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Fast Company. Google. Connect with Fast Company. My Yahoo Google Stumble Upon. The companys top executives had invited the most farsighted thinkers they knew from around the world to come together in New York and propose solutions to some really big problems. CEOs are supposedly the prime change agents for their companies, but theyre often as resistant to change as anyone -- and as prone to backsliding. Question suggested by Fast Company staff.

The Importance of Search Engine Optimization

Jason Yormark

With this in mind, I think it’s important to look at some statistics to better understand why search engine optimization is so important. Here are some numbers to contemplate in this regard: 90% of the adult population in the United States uses a search engine to find information online. About 80% of all searches come from the organic search engines and not the paid search listings. The following is a guest post from Matt Davidson, an extremely talented search marketer.

TopSEOs.com Banned In Google

Bill Hartzer

TopSEOs.com, a site that listed the “top SEO firms” in a list (for a fee) has been banned in Google. Companies looking to hire an SEO firm would look at the list, thinking that those ranked number one on the list were truly the TOP SEOs in the industry.

Looking Back on the Year of the Panda: Google Algorithm Changes

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

This last year Google brought a large number of algorithm changes to the table. According to Search Engine Land , some domains saw a 94% loss in visibility, and others were left picking up the pieces after they lost 80% of their keyword positions. What the Updates Mean for Your Company.

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24 of the Best Google+ Guides, Tips, Rants and Raves of 2012

Webbiquity SMM

Will Google+ be a “Facebook killer” or just Google’s next failed social network? Then again, the average Facebook user spends nearly seven hours per month on the site—compared to just three minutes for the average Google+user. So what makes Google+ special?

Why Google is Really Pushing HTTPs

Bill Hartzer

In a recent Search Engine Land article , Patrick Stox explains what HTTP/2 is, and what it means for SEOs. After all, Google has publicly stated that their search engine crawler, called Googlebot, is going to be supporting HTTP/2 soon. Google Search Engines

5 Top Social Media Professionals on Google+

Janet Fouts

There’s been a lot of noise about Google+. Personally I’ve got a love/hate relationship with Google+. Heck, even for this article many of us are confused about the name itself, is it G+, Google Plus, Google + or Google+??? Google+. Google+.

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Cool Facts About Search Engines

Engaging Brand

We all use search engines every day. If you are online at all, then you recognize names like Google, Yahoo, Bing and more. All these search engines offer a valuable resource to dig through the endless supply of information strewn across the web and bring us what we are searching for. But how did search engines start? Here are some cool facts that you may never have known about search engines: The Users. 1994 saw a huge surge in search engine creation.

18 Expert Guides to Using Google+ for Business

Webbiquity SMM

Despite the reputation Google+ has in some circles for being the social network that everyone has joined but no one uses , marketers are increasing viewing it as a vital platform for branding and engagement. So what are the best practices for posting and sharing content on Google+?

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Appalling: US Patent US8515941 B1: System for Generating Search Engine Spam

Bill Hartzer

US Patent US8515941 B1 granted Aug 20, 2013, is titled “System for unique automated website generation, hosting, and search engine optimization” And their websites still rank well in Google despite Google Panda 4.0. I’m not targeting this company in particular.

Google Removed Carousel from Google Search Results

Bill Hartzer

Google has removed the Google Carousel from the search results. This has been phased out, and there is no Google Carousel anymore for any of the local searches. Google removed carousel. Does this mean that the Google Carousel failed? Google Search Engines

How to Increase Your Content Visibility in Google Knowledge Graph

Convince & Convert

The way our mind acquires, operates, and responds reminds me of the Google Knowledge Graph. Google Knowledge Graph is the largest warehouse of knowledge in digital history—and it’s doing it with your help. What Is Google Knowledge Graph? Optimize Your Google Local Business Page.

Google Analytics for Beginners

Idaconcpts

Google has made all this possible with its quintessential service called Google Analytics that specifically caters to online marketers. So what exactly is Google Analytics? Advantages of using Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a free service.

The Real Reason Google Removed Google Authorship Photos From Search Results

Bill Hartzer

We all want to know the real reason why Google removed Google Authorship Photos from the search results, right? I wrote in my post about Google removing Google Authorship photos that John Mueller from Google responded with a reason. ” Google Search Engines

Interview With a Small Business Owner Crushed by Google

Bill Hartzer

Mr. Zoot originally claimed that he, as a small business owner, has been crushed by Google. He’s been only for over 10 years, and, in the past several years Google has taken steps through various algorithm changes and other policies, to crush his business online.

Google Targets ‘Scraped’ Content and ‘Content Farms’

Idaconcpts

In a move “to encourage a healthy web ecosystem,” Google recently announced a major change to its search algorithm – a move to devalue so-called “content farms” that primarily copy content from other websites, and sites that offer little or no value-added content for users.

Search Engine Optimization: 10 Search Engine Ranking Problems

Bill Hartzer

I often talk to people who claim that they are suffering from poor search engine rankings. No matter what you do, you just cannot find your web site in Google–and sometimes it’s not just the keywords the sites is targeting, the site cannot be found for the company’s name.

Breaking Up Google

Geoff Livingston

It may be time to break Google up. At a minimum, the Justice Department should consider taking up antitrust action against Google again. Google takes these actions to drive revenue for its advertising products. In doing so, Google pushes the boundaries of fair data use.

34 (of the) Best Google+ Tips, Tactics and Guides of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

Google+ (or Google Plus) is many different things, depending on who you ask. It’s the tool Google will use to beat Facebook. It’s Google’s latest attempt at social media, and they finally got it right. Google Plus Tips, Tactics and How-To Guides.

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Are Google+ Business Pages Replacing Facebook Pages?

Janet Fouts

I speak a lot about Google+ as a tool for business. In fact I’ve just written a book called “ Google+ for Business Tweet ” and I’m presenting a second Focus.com Roundtable in February. Needless to say, Google profiles are a huge resource for business.

SEO Firm Impersonates Google, Claims Local Listing to be Deleted

Bill Hartzer

” Since the recording said it was Google calling, but he had come right out and said it yet, I gave him an out to change it or clarify the fact he didn’t really work for Google. I said “Oh you are in San Diego, so then you don’t actually work for Google right?”

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Using Structured Data? Your Website Could Lose Traffic to Google

Bill Hartzer

If you are using structured data on your website, or marking up your website’s code using schema.org code, it could ultimately cost you page views and visits from Google. This is a really important distinction here: Google is improving their search results with your content.

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Google+ and World Domination

Janet Fouts

If you’re as into social media networks as I am you’d have to have your head in the sand to miss the launch of Google+ , a shiny new social network from Google. Which of course means you’ve got to have a Google profile. What if you did get into Google+ already?

Content Marketing Warfare on Google Panda & Penguin [Infographic]

Puzzle Marketer

If your website rankings have changed for the worse as a result of Google’s Panda and Penguin algorithm updates, then you’re probably looking for a new SEO tactics. These tactics allowed for scalable and noticeable affects on search engine rankings.

Behr Paint Now Offering SEO and Search Engine Marketing Services

Bill Hartzer

But, apparently Behr Paint ( Behr Process Corporation ) is now offering search engine optimization and search engine marketing services to registered BehrPro professionals. – Google+ Local registration. – Paid search campaigns for Google AdWords.

Does Buying Facebook Likes Help Search Engine Rankings?

Bill Hartzer

According to this unsolicited commercial email (spam), getting more Facebook Likes will increase your search engine rankings. And the sender, Nick Grey, even says that Matt Cutts from Google said so. He should have mentioned that Bing.com has a relationship with Facebook, not Google.

Small Business Owner: Google Crushed Me

Bill Hartzer

An interesting post was written by a small business owner , sharing his experience about being crushed by Google. The small business owner claims that Google hasn’t, and apparently won’t tell him what he did wrong. Google Search Engines

Is Google becoming evil?

The Way of the Web

Given the high standards Google set for itself with the aims of indexing the world’s information, and the mantra of ‘Don’t Be Evil’, it’s likely we hold it to higher standards than most companies. WTF Google?

Inbox by Gmail Doesn’t Work with Google Apps

Bill Hartzer

The new Inbox by Gmail , launched just recently , does not work with email accounts set up through Google Apps. My company, for example, uses our Gmail accounts for our email. It’s that this new service, Inbox by Gmail, hasn’t been set up to work with Google Apps yet.

25 Important Search Engine Optimization Mistakes to Fix Right Now

Bill Hartzer

When it comes to optimizing your web site for the search engines , search engine optimization, there are a lot of things that you can do that will hurt your search engine rankings. There are quite a bit more SEO mistakes on my search engine optimization audit list.

Google Search Console Search Analytics: Last Updated May 3, 2016

Bill Hartzer

Google Search Console’s Search Analytics feature, the feature that allows you to see the keywords, impressions, clicks, and average position of your website’s pages, has not been updated since May 3, 2016. But look at the #5 keyword listed in Google Search Analytics.

Don’t Pay for Search Engine Submission

Bill Hartzer

You do NOT have to pay for search engine submission services. There are still companies out there that are selling scamming others with a search engine submission service. But, in fact, if you look at it closely, it’s only a search engine submission service for $75 per year. Our services provide submission and search engine ranking for domain owners. The search engines crawl the web, trying to find all sorts of URLs that they can find.

Why Google Has the Hammer To Make Businesses Use Google Plus

Convince & Convert

Everyone’s all abuzz and atwitter about Plus, the new social network from a search engine company with which you might be familiar. Already, some early Google Plus users have created 20 or more Circles to categorize their online relationships. Google Buzz.

What Wikipedia’s Google Ranking Means for Your Business

Convince & Convert

Let’s face it: Google loves Wikipedia. However, Similarweb recently produced data indicating that Wikipedia traffic from Google had dropped significantly. Wikipedia’s Dominance in Google’s Search Results. Image via BigStockPhoto.com.

Google Removing Domain Names From Search Results Increases Internet User Vulnerability

Bill Hartzer

On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Google announced that they are beginning to remove the domain name from the mobile search results. This move by Google is wrong, and ultimately increases internet user vulnerability to potential fraud and deception. What Google Tells Site Owners.