Do tweets still effect rankings? How about Google+? The mystery began on July 3rd when Google Realtime Search went dark. The next day we learned the underlying cause to be Google loosing access to its special Twitter...
No matter how brilliant a website’s design, no matter how elegant its navigation, sooner or later visitors will decide whether to take action because of something they read. In the end, the effectiveness with which a website converts visitors hinges on words. If a new website is going to hit all the right notes, its content must be just as well crafted as its design and programming. However, as you might imagine, there are many ways to go wrong with content in a Web development project.
A Chrome extension that lets Google+ users push posts to Facebook and Twitter. It’s a little buggy from time to time, but overall, it works as advertised. What it does is add a ‘Send to …’ option to Google+ posts to allow you to repost anything that appears in your stream right on your Facebook and Twitter profiles.
It's here! Google has released Panda update 2.2, just as Matt Cutts said. A lot of people ask what parts of their existing SEO practice they can modify and emphasize to recover from the blow, but alas, it's not that simple.
Despite some of the naysaying, Search By Image is actually an interesting and innovative new feature. This application allows users to upload or drop photos into an image search field and Google will return as much information on the photo as it has indexed. Or, put simply, it lets you use an Image as your search term.
Similar to templates for Google Sites web pages, Sites for Mobile allows users to pick a template that suits the consumer’s needs. For example, Sites offers and e-commerce template for users who want a mobile site to sell products (via Google Checkout). Google also offers customer mobile templates for local businesses, restaurants, lead generation and social.
An active social media campaign that connects with an audience is likely to produce a boost in search engine rankings. Yet, there is no conclusive evidence that a social media campaign manufactured solely for search engine optimization (SEO) purposes will provide much of a rankings boost if it fails to gain traction
If we don't satisfy visitors, it's very easy for them to go elsewhere. There is little point positioning #1 if the visitor is dissatisfied with what she sees, clicks back, and clicks on your competitors result further down the search result page instead. It could also be argued Google are using user behavior as a metric, so if enough users don't find what they were looking for on your site, this could, in turn, affect your ranking.
I wrote my first guest blog post in December 2008 for Ann Smarty's SEO blog. My post was titled The 7 Reasons Every Blogger Should Be Guest Posting. Although it's been two and a half years, I still believe in what I wrote.