Dr. Houzz Reveals a Widget-Flawed Google Algorithm

Viper Chill

In that post I showed in great detail how Godaddy were utilising customers who are using their SSL services and getting top search rankings by adding anchor-text-rich backlinks in the widgets that clients place on their websites. The Google Paranoia Train Keeps Running.

As one widget goes, another appears

The Way of the Web

Following the decision by Google to shutter Google Friend Connect , that widget will have disappeared, along with the 82 lovely people who chose to support the site via that method. The next time you visit TheWayoftheWeb, you may notice a slight change to the site.

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Creating Google Plus Business Pages

Janet Fouts

Everybody’s been arguing over the value of Google Plus lately. Well, Google just changed the conversation in a big way and just in time. The announcement of Google pages for business came just in time to turn the whole argument on it’s head.

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API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Podcast

Laurel Papworth

Episode 3 focusses on monetizing APIs and looking at revenue streams from widgets. API Widget Economy: Social Media Business Ep.003 from Laurel Papworth on Vimeo. One popular widget was the Nintendo wii (see programmable web) mashup of available/in stock Wii’s and a Google map.

8 Basic Yet Necessary Tools or Plugins for your Site


First, let’s see how effective a good widget or app can be. YouTube Widget 4.0 : bastawhiz made it easy for anyone to include all of their favorite videos right on their blog or site without having to jump through hoops. This handy widget makes embedding a form simple and intuitive.

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Why Google Pushed Me to Build a (Bigger) Link Network

Viper Chill

Whether or not an idea fits perfectly within Google’s guidelines. This may seem like quite a strange topic for someone who, for eight years, has been highly focused on the Google “right way” Not too much has changed there because I still believe in the Google way.

How to View Google Offers Near You


Last week, Google sort-of confirmed to Mashable about the existence of Google Offers by reporting that: Google is communicating with small businesses to enlist their support and participation in a test of a pre-paid offers/vouchers program. Post on Google Buzz.

Why I’ll Keep Growing My Private Link Network After Google’s “Crackdown”

Viper Chill

In the last 72 hours the SEO world has gone crazy about the news that PBN’s (Private Blog Networks) are being hit by Google. In fact the first person I saw talking about PBN’s being hit by Google was Greg over at No Hat Digital. You got hit by a Google update.

Google+ Growing With The Times – Are You Badged Yet?

Small Business Mavericks

There are some marketers that are quite sensitive when it comes to any foray into social media by Google. Google doesn’t have a great record for long term support of projects if they don’t grab everyone’s attention immediately, so there is a little resistance to Google+. Whilst I understand their feelings, I don’t think they are right this time; in fact, I think Google+ is here for the long haul. Social Media google website badges widgets

2 Million Backlinks and 15 SEO Answers from Google’s Matt Cutts

Viper Chill

Though at times it may seem like I’m being a bit harsh on Google, I have acknowledged that the job their staff have must be one of the hardest in the world. On the face of it, you have to give Google credit for making the effort. which Google geo-targets to small areas.

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Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions


If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. On July 1st, Google Reader says goodbye. The Learn More takes you to a page that tells you what you can export using their Google Takeout tool, but nothing in the way of alternatives.

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Measuring Social Media ROI & Goal Conversions with Google Analytics 5


When you complete these, you will be able to: Track goal conversions for your website in Google Analytics , a plus regardless of whether you care about social media conversions or not. To use this goal type, you must: Have your Google Analytics installed before your tag on your website.

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Micro Persuasion: Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Become a Knowledge Management Ninja with Google Reader. However, none matches the power of Google Reader. Some of these may work with RSS readers from Newsgator, Bloglines and others but they are written with Google in mind.). Steve.can we use Google Gears with Google Reader?

Google vs Facebook Does It Really Matter?

Shift Digital

With the ongoing war between Facebook and Google it may leave you confused about what your business does and does not need. Google and Facebook used to work and play in separate worlds. Google was the search engine of choice. It’s more than just Facebook vs. Google.

How to Build a Dominant Google+ Presence


Google+ is the hottest game in town when it comes search engine placement gains—at least for the time being. In this post we’ll discuss the top 5 ways to make Google+ work for you. When we talk about Google+ (Google Plus) there are a few different areas we need to address.

How to Use Google+ to Update All Major Social Networks


Widgets and apps can help pull a Twitter feed to a website, or a blog RSS feed to a LinkedIn profile or Facebook profile. Google+, however, does not allow Twitter feeds, Facebook activity streams or RSS feeds to be imported. Working with Google+.

What TV Is And What Will Never Be

Twist Image

You can tell us how exciting Google ''s new Chromecast is (and, yes, it''s very exciting), and you can even convince me that more and more people are using their smartphones as companion devices to television. Will TV screens become the next iteration of Google Glass , whereby we don''t need the glasses but all of our screens can be interacted with through voice commands or heard via bone conduction devices? google. google glass. widgets. We like to watch.

Official Google Docs Blog: Live blogging with Docs

Buzz Marketing for Technology

This tutorial will show you how to use Google Docs word processor for blogging a live event – it could be a keynote address or a conference call with media or someone speaking at a local BarCamp in your city. To get started you would need a laptop computer, a free Google account and few inches of free space to sit (or stand) in the conference room. Now as soon as you write something in this Google document and hit save, the content will appear instantly on your blog.

BrainDump: 101+ Things You MUST Know About Social Media For Business

SocMed Sean

YouTube 37) YouTube is the second largest search engine on the planet (only second to Google). I have talked to Facebook reps and Google/YouTube reps. 47) Understand how Google’s Adwords tool works. 50) Spend time learning about plugins, themes and widgets.

Google Confirms Quality Update

Proactive Report

Google has acknowledged and confirmed that the “Phantom Update” many publishers suspected had occurred in May is real. The update is about how Google assesses content quality and there were changes to its core ranking algorithm in terms of how it processes quality signals.


Writing Around the Web – Social Media SEO, Google Analytics, and Social Proof


This post will guide you to the right fields to optimize for the best possible search optimization of your social media profiles on Google+, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and more! Writing Around the Web – Social Media ROI, Google+, and Local Search.

5 Ways to Improve Your Online Shareability


Here are a few ways to do it: Add a “share this” widget. Make it really easy for readers and viewers to share your content by having a widget installed that allows a single click to post to their social media accounts. Blog Internet marketing Social Media advertising facebook Google Instagram linkedin Search engine optimization social media twitter Web search engine

Spring Cleaning For Your Blog – How A Little Work Can Drive Search Engine And Social Media Traffic

SocMed Sean

7 Tips For Cleaning Up Your Blog And Improving Your Search Engine Optimization (SEO) Clean up those plugins – If you have been trying out new plugins or widgets for your blog, be sure to delete them if you’re not using them. Do you have too many widgets?

Google+ Is Going Mobile

Small Business Mavericks

Google announced last week that several improvements were rolled out to the Google+ platform. Here are a few of the improvements that Google+ announced: On-the-go profile editing. Mobile notifications from your favorite Google+ circles. Better interaction with Google+ Communities for the mobile phone and tablet. Low-bandwidth options for Google+ Hangouts. Upgrades to Google+ Hangouts On Air. Birthday reminders in Google Now for Android.

Seven Habits of Highly Effective B2B Websites

PWB Marketing Blog

Use Google Analytics to set up conversion events to track specific actions on your website that are proxy indicators for buyer interest. Use a Facebook widget to embed a live feed from your Wall or include Twitter handles next to each employee’s biography on your “Contact Us” page.

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How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers on Every Major Social Network

Buffer Social

How to listen : iTunes | Google Play | SoundCloud | Stitcher | RSS. Place follow links and widgets on your blog or website. This huge Google doc spreadsheet includes hundreds of Twitter chats. Facebook offers a huge helping of buttons and widgets that you can add to your site.

Link Building Tactics for Publishers

Adam Sherk

A good way to investigate this is to review the Crawl Errors report in Google Webmaster Tools, which shows URLs with 404, 500 and other errors that Google encountered while crawling the site. Widgets and badges.

18 WordPress Social Media Plugins to Live By

Sprout Social

WordPress Plugins for Google+. WordPress Plugins for Google+. New Google Plus Badge Widget. The New Google Plus Badge Widget makes it easy to show off your Google+ page in your sidebar or other areas of your site. Google for WordPress.

Freebase is Shutting Down in March 2015

Bill Hartzer

According to a Google Plus post today , Freebase is shutting down, and will no longer be available after March 2015. I even participated in a Google Hangout about Freebase: But now Freebase is shutting down. Google Search Engines

Why Social Media Is So Important for Your Business in 2014


Google+ only achieves 15% and Twitter 25%. Google+ is now the second largest social network at just over 50% , with Facebook still dominating at 70%. Keep in mind that a Google+ account is mandatory whenever a person creates a new Gmail account. Google+.

Is Article Marketing the Way to Build Traffic to Your Blog?

Janet Fouts

In February Google rolled out an update to their algorithms likely directed at sites that duplicate content for article marketing as well as those that “spin&# articles (replacing phrases and words so they aren’t exact duplicates and then posting to article hosting sites).

Top 10 WordPress Theme Frameworks in 2016


Packed with page elements: Comes integrated with the basic WordPress page elements such as custom widgets, background, templates, headers and page layouts. Custom Widgets: The framework has few custom widgets for you to use including a blog tabs widget, a Flickr widget, and a social widget.

Marketing via Aggregation, Filtering and Curation – Tools and Resources


Widget output? Marshall Kirkpatrick talked about aggregation and filtering several years ago in How to Build an RSS and Blog News Site for Your Project where he had cobbled together a solution using Google Blog Search, dapper, Feed Digest, PostRank, Roller, and others.

Eight Factors to Consider When (Re)Launching a Business Blog

Webbiquity SMM

Three ranking factors that have recently taken on increased importance from Google (and will therefore likely soon become important to other search engines as well) are content quality and authority, social media links and content freshness. Google is also placing increased weight on link quality and diversity; thoughtful, helpful blog posts are more likely to attract such links than typical vendor product and service content.

How to Build a Billion Dollar SEO Empire

Viper Chill

A Company So Clearly Influenced With Google’s Direct Help. Aaron is someone even more frustrated than me with Google’s favourable treatment with big brands compared to small-time webmasters. Websites owned by Google Ventures have direct access to Google.

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How to Write a Social Media Press Release #socialmedia

Laurel Papworth

Writing a social media press release for customers, vendors, clients, stakeholders to pick up and deliver the news into their Facebook and Twitter and Google Plus networks is a totally different beast.

How to Optimize Your Website’s Perceived Load Speed


Some third party scripts like Google analytics or Pixlee’s display widgets are loaded asynchronously by default, but this is not true of all libraries. Main content should take priority, ensuring that the main structure and content of your page loads before any videos or external widgets which lay out of view. I highly recommend leveraging online metric tools like those provided by Pingdom and Google to test your pages regularly.

Social Media is set for Google Wave?

Social Media Network Marketing

Saturday, July 31, 2010 Social Media is set for Google Wave? Have you tried Google Wave? It is brought by Google as the name suggests and is known for real time communication and collaboration. Hopefully Google should soon make this integration easily available.

The 29 Best Social Media Monitoring Tools

Webbiquity SMM

Google Review Count: 345. Google Review Count: 298. Google Review Count: 290. It aggregates all of the recent posts from Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, Instagram, and others that contain that specific hashtag. Google Review Count: 210. Google Review Count: 78.

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Three Ways to Get the Most From Your Brand’s Blog


All too often, I’ve watched bloggers obsess about their keywords, only to displease the great and powerful Google and its bot-crawling minions later on. Avoid Widget Overload. One of the most annoying things about reading a blog is when it’s overwhelmed by widgets.