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Month: April 2013

Google Has Manually Penalized Mozilla

Mozilla.org, the non-profit company most famous for the Firefox browser was recently penalized by Google for “user generated spam”.  If you do a quick search for ‘site:mozilla.org cheap payday seo’, you’ll find several examples of users abusing the blog comments in the forums and add-ons section.  Mozilla was penalized because it allows users to post …

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Google Releases Trial for Quick View Button, Sitelinks

Google continues to make improvements to its Mobile Search function for Smart Phone users. Today they announced a trial version for a new Mobile Search feature called “Quick View”. Quick View is still in a trial period and is only available for a select number of sites, like Wikipedia. This function will allow for users …

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Is brand loyalty more important than performance?

Two interesting studies in the past week about search engines.  One seems to say that nobody should bother trying to best Google and another says that Google is being well bested. SurveyMonkey recently ran a study about SEO assumptions that compared respondents responses to search results from both Google and Bing.  Users were given a …

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Bing Adds New Sitelink and Ad Positioning Reporting

Bing has added a couple new features to their search engine marketing – Bing Ads reporting system.  The first is called ‘Ad Extensions Details’ which shows site link performance by ad campaign. The second is called ‘Top vs Other’.   This feature shows keyword performance when the ads are at the top of the page (above …

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WordPress Pulls the Plug on Popular Plugin

If you’re one of the 900,000+ WordPress users who installed and activated the popular Social Media Widget plugin (social-media-widget) this year, you’ll probably be surprised to learn that the widget was pulled from the WordPress directory earlier this week. Malicious code that injects spam into the WordPress site hosting the plugin was discovered in the …

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Google’s Next Step for Google Places and Google+ Integration

Google’s integration of Google Places and Google+ has been a lengthy process. It looks like Google is ready to take the next step in the integration process by announcing that they will be rolling out a new dashboard for Google+ Local in the “Coming Weeks”. Google is offering client early entry into the new dashboard …

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