Google Launches Tool for Easy Removal of URL on Third-Party Sites!
Google has launched improved URL removal tool to help users update the search results quickly. As we know that the content on the Internet gets modified or removed, the tool will make it easier for site owners to request updates on the basis of the changes of the third-party web content.

Date: 2013-12-30
Infographic of the Week – The Complete List of Google's 200 Ranking Factors is Out!
Understanding the ranking factors of Google has always been a complex thing for webmasters. While Google has confirmed that there are approximately 200 ranking signals, it has not listed all of them.

Date: 2013-12-16
Google Brings the Power of Search Across Apps!
Sometimes, a simple task like choosing a movie can get complex. You will have to fetch information from several places, which are often applications. You might decide to rely on IMDb, box office stats from Wikipedia, and ratings from other movie review sites.

Date: 2013-12-09
Get used to "Ok Google"
To conduct a conversational search, you’d fire up Google Search; if you saw a little microphone symbol in the search box, you could click on it to activate the function, and then speak your search phrase in conversational English (or any of the other supported languages).

Date: 2013-12-02
Oh, you're in local SEO? Do you need citations? We have'em.
Anyone that’s ever done work in local SEO knows one thing, consistent citations are really important. But where do you get them from? There are aggregators such as Superpages,, Acxiom and others that distribute information to several other sites. And yes, there is the ever popular White Spark Citation finder (which I will always recommend). But truth be told, there are a lot more sites out there than just these.

Date: 2013-11-18
Google Image Mismatch Penalty: What is It?
There is a new manual Google penalty called the Image Mismatch penalty. What exactly is the Google Image Mismatch penalty, and how can you prevent from getting penalized by Google for issues related to your images? Barry Schwartz first reported about this new penalty.

Date: 2013-11-11
How to Stop Google from Encrypting Your Searches
I recently spoke at the Pubcon Conference in Las Vegas, and one of the big issues that came up was the fact that Google is no longer providing keyword search data to website owners. They’re now encrypting searches, forcing all users of Google search to use https as a default. The search engine marketing community is not happy that we’ve lost our keyword data. The “not provided” keyword data kept going up and up until now it’s virtually non-existent.

Date: 2013-11-04
Google Disavow. Why I actually like it.
Google’s Disavow Tool is more than just a quick fix for a high-strung website owner. Used properly, it can help a website regain Google’s favour or possibly even avoid falling victim to Google’s link jailor Penguin mascot.

Date: 2013-10-28
Leverage Google Authorship or Kiss Your Rankings Goodbye
This provocative title describes my recent presentation at Victoria BC’s Blogger Bootcamp where I talked up a blue streak about the importance of Google Authorship for bloggers. I know, it is a title that deserves healthy skepticism and that was the point – bloggers especially need to understand Authorship is NOT to be taken lightly. Truly, ignore it a your peril!

Date: 2013-10-21
Four SEO Best Practices for Using a Content Delivery Network (CDN)
Using a content delivery network (CDN) can provide a better user experience with faster page and resource loading and less downtime. It can also save online businesses a lot of money and minimize damage from DoS attacks.

Date: 2013-10-14
Moz Releases 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors!
Moz has released 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors, a survey supplemented with real-world correlation data from scientific examination of more than 17,000 keywords search results. The data has been examined by Dr. Matt Peters and his data science team. Moz surveys more than 100 top industry professionals every two years to compile its biennial Search Engine Ranking Factors.

Date: 2013-10-07
Google Adds Comparisons and Filters to Knowledge Graph!
Google's Knowledge Graph gets smarter with the addition of filters and a new way of comparing two Knowledge Graph items, side-by-side. The updates were a part of Google's 15th Birthday Celebration announcements.

Date: 2013-09-30
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Date: 2013-09-23
2013 SEO Ranking Factors — Rank Correlation Google USA
Every savvy Internet marketer worth their salt wants to know – what do web pages that are well positioned in Google have in common and what distinguishes them from lower ranking pages? To answer this question, SearchMetrics examined 300,000 URLs appearing in the top search result positions for the presence and extent of certain properties. And while you can read all about the results in a post on the subject, they have also compiled their research into a handy infographic below.

Date: 2013-09-16
SEO Tool Review: LXR Marketplace
LXR Marketplace is a website that gives you several website research tools to choose from in order to do SEO, and PPC research on a particular website address. There are also various keyword research tools as well. The various website research tools are easy to use and intuitively put together, and the information obtained can relate to either your website, or that of your competitors. Lets take a look at the various sections of the LXR Marketplace website more in-depth.

Date: 2013-09-10
Amazon Product Ads - Sign up and get $75 in Free Clicks
HSN saw a 50% increase in conversion and a 40% increase in return on advertising spend within one month with Amazon Product Ads. "If you're looking to expand your comparison shopping program and only have $1 to spend," says HSN online marketing manager, Kelly Ground, "I'd spend it on Product Ads."

Date: 2013-09-09
Is Page Speed More Important For Mobile Or Desktop?
In Google’s latest Webmaster Help video, Matt Cutts discusses page speed and whether or not it’s a more important factor for mobile than for desktop.

Date: 2013-08-26
Google Streamlines the Reconsideration Process with Manual Spam Actions Viewer!
Google has announced the addition of a new feature that will make it more apparent to the site owner if the search rankings of a website are affected by a manual webspam action.

Date: 2013-08-12
Twitter Updates Search On Desktop
The update involves photos and accounts in search results and added context (including recent searches) as you type. This is pretty much all Twitter had to say about it. No blog post or anything.

Date: 2013-08-05
Why it takes time to see SEO results
If you learn nothing else about Search Engine Optimization (SEO), know this: SEO is a long-term process. It’s a marathon and not a sprint, which means it can take time to see the results of your efforts. Understandably, this can be quite frustrating.

Date: 2013-07-29
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Date: 2013-07-22
Matt Cutts on How Query Syntax has Changed After Voice Search Became Popular!
Head of Google Spam Search, Matt Cutts has recently answered an interesting question in the Webmaster Help video. On asking "How has query syntax changed since voice search has become more popular?”, Cutts discussed about the trends that Google is currently seeing.

Date: 2013-07-15
Google Showing Google+ Logos of Companies in Search Results with & Without Rel=Publisher!
Google is now displaying Google+ logos and icons for the company profiles in rich snippets portion of search results.

Date: 2013-07-01
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Date: 2013-06-24
Will Mobile Site Speed Become A Google Ranking Factor?
Google has clearly had it with sites that have lackluster mobile experiences. This week, the company took to its Webmater Central blog to discuss “several ranking changes” it’s preparing for sites not configured for smartphone users.

Date: 2013-06-17
Winning the Game of Search with Tools
While there are potentially dozens of elements that go into each of the points above for the most part this is the game. This also explains why content and social are foundational aspects of SEO today.

Date: 2013-06-10
301 Redirects vs. Rel=Canonical
There is a pervasive issue in the world of SEO practitioners, website owners and search engines alike: canonicalization. When should you use a 301? When do you need a Rel=Canonical tag? This post will highlight the differences between the two, and explain what circumstances work best for each.

Date: 2013-06-03
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Date: 2013-05-27
Google Is Adding Conversational Search To The Desktop
Amit Singhal, head of Google’s core ranking team, took the stage at Google I/O today to declare “The End of Search”.

“Search is dramatically changing right before our eyes,” he said.

Date: 2013-05-20
More Integration With Bing In Facebook
Bing has added a bit more Facebook integration to its social search features. Now, you can comment on and like Facebook content right from Bing.

Date: 2013-05-13
Having a Patent Doesn't Imply That Google is using it in Search Quality; says Matt Cutts!
The latest video of Matt Cutts puts all the SEO misconception regarding the Google ranking and search quality patent into rest. Cutts, who takes care of the search spam at Google said, just because Google has ranking or search quality patent doesn't mean that it was or is a part of our algorithm.

Date: 2013-05-06
Google Removes Instant Previews from Search Results!
The Instant Previews feature was launched in November 2010. It was also tested with AdWords Instant Previews and Sitelinks Instant Previews. There was even a feature in Webmaster tools to preview instant previews. Google even said that with Instant Previews feature, searchers were 5% more likely to be satisfied after they clicked on the results.

Date: 2013-04-29
If Adding A Lot Of Content To Your Site, Do It Gradually, Says Matt Cutts
Google posted a new Webmaster Help video today. This time, Matt Cutts addresses a question posed by fellow Googler John Mueller, who asks: A newspaper company wants to add an archive with 200,000 pages. Should they add it all at once or in steps?

Date: 2013-04-22
Bing Integrates Pinterest Into Image Search
Microsoft announced today that it has added a new Pinterest pinning feature to Bing Image Search. The self-explanatory feature lets users pin images directly from the search results page. You don't have to install the "Pin It" bookmarklet on your browser, though if you're the type to pin stuff you find from image search results to Pinterest, I'd say there's a good chance you already have it installed anyway.

Date: 2013-04-15
Paid Link Penalties Question Answered By Matt Cutts
The latest Webmaster Help video is once again about the topic of paid links, but this time it’s about the effects of a paid link penalty on an innocent site that happened to be linked to by a site that was caught selling links.

Date: 2013-04-08
Google Search after 10 Years!
Matt has explained an interesting question – 'Where do you see Google search 10 years from now?' with diligence. It envisions how Google expects search to develop in the coming years and their plans to tackle the challenges.

Date: 2013-04-01
Advertise Your Products on Amazon - Get a $75 Click Credit
When you register for Product Ads you will create a Seller Central account. You can upload your products manually in Seller Central, via FTP, or using Yahoo! Store sync. We accept Product Ads, Google Base, and Yahoo! Store file formats.

Date: 2013-03-25
Panda Refresh #25 – Say Bye to Manual Panda updates Now!
Google seems to have done their last manual Panda refresh late afternoon on March 14. Forums are rife with a Panda update release with webmasters and SEOs talking about rank changes.

Date: 2013-03-18
Content Marketing Is The New SEO [Infographic]!
If we look at the trends surrounding search, content marketing seems to be topping the list of current trends. There are many reasons behind the increasing interest in content marketing, the biggest being application of content marketing for successful SEO.

Date: 2013-03-11
Google Update History Available On A Single Page On Sistrix!
Sistrix is a German SEO tools company. Recently, Sistrix, published a Google Update history page which gives a brief listings of all the Google updates in one single page.

Date: 2013-03-04
Google's Enhanced Search Campaigns: What You Need to Know
Not long after I talked about building search campaigns that convert, Google rolled out its “Enhanced Campaigns” feature. Designed to integrate mobile campaigns into AdWords more completely, the change has been met with a number of questions and concerns. The biggest question, by far: “Enhanced”” for whom, exactly? Read on and see…

Date: 2013-02-25
Google Kills Commerce Search
The product was announced in late 2009 as an ecommerce-focused version of Google Site Search. It was specifically tailored to ecommerce and product sites. Here’s a look:

Date: 2013-02-18
Negative SEO – Matt Cutts Tells All
Well, you know what SEO is, right? It’s a way of optimising your website so that appears in the search results.

Date: 2013-02-11
3 Key Tips to Search Campaigns that Convert
Paid search can seem almost magical at times. You plunk down your credit card, craft some ads, and watch the traffic come rolling in. But getting the most out of your search marketing efforts requires connecting those ads to business results. And the best way to do that is to drive your search traffic through to conversion (If you need more background on what conversions and conversion rate are, check out our past coverage of conversion tracking fundamentals). In this post, I walk you through three tips can help you improve your conversion rate and lower your cost to drive those conversions. Pretty cool, huh?

Date: 2013-02-06
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