Entries Tagged as 'Google'

Hitler Hears About Google Search Plus Your World

January 13th, 2012 · 16 Comments

I couldn’t resist. Update: As of 2/10/12 this video has been seen over 170,000 times.  Achtung Baby!

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Tags: Google · Google Plus · Google Social Search

Google Plus Friends Are The New Link

January 13th, 2012 · 7 Comments

It’s pretty clear that Google Search Plus Your World – Boy that sounds like something out of a sci-fi novel where some machine has taken over and is breeding humans for advertisers (never happen right?) – could radically alter the SERPs for queries that match up with content with strong social signals in your network [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Social Search

Google’s Search Plus Your World – Say That Ten Times Fast

January 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments

So far I am not a fan. When I am looking for info on Bronycon, I don’t need to see the Bronycon info that I shared, or that my friends have shared, as the default result. Would be much better as an option to filter the results. And who came up with that mouthful of [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Social Search

All Of The Google Places Fit To Close

September 6th, 2011 · 4 Comments

The NY Times reports on the epidemic of open businesses that are reported as “closed” in Google Places and name checks Linda Buquet and Mike Blumenthal, who successfully changed the Googleplex’s Place Page status to “closed” a few weeks ago (SEO Badass award goes to you Mike). Howard Lerman, CEO of Yext, sees an opportunity [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Pages · Google Place Search

Google SuperSize SiteLinks = SuperSize SEO Buzz Kill?

August 17th, 2011 · 22 Comments

Pass the pigs feet please

With Google rolling out it’s “new and improved” expanded sitelinks for “brands”, the SEO game just got a bit trickier, particularly for local queries. Here’s what you get when searching for some pig feet + foie gras heaven at Au Pied De Cochon: Some observations: If you rely on queries for business names to generate [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages

“Remove” Link Spotted In Google Instant

August 5th, 2011 · 17 Comments

Looks like Google is now allowing users to remove keywords from Google Instant previews.  Should help them improve relevance and provide yet more fuzziness about what the average searcher is seeing in the list.  Another fine SEO challenge. Anyone else seeing this?

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What ShopCity’s Google Problem Says About SEOs

August 1st, 2011 · 7 Comments

Frank Reed of Marketing Pilgrim put out a challenge to all SEOs to chime in a SEO problem ShopCity was having with Google.  A number of SEOs started picking apart ShopCity’s SEO program, or lack thereof, and ShopCity’s own Colin Pape joined in the fray.  Even a Googler, John Mueller, added his 2 cents. For [...]

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Google Plus Google Places Times SMBs Equals…

July 11th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Justin Sanger, CEO of JoinHere, an interesting new SMB “Social Engagement Platform”,  puts it thus: “A G+ and G Places integration will create the most powerful discovery, publishing, and social suite the marketplace has seen to date. The G maps algo will undergo more change as content contribution, followers, and +1s begin to affect discovery – [...]

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Tags: Google · Google Place Pages · Google Plus

More Thoughts on Local Search Ranking Factors

June 20th, 2011 · No Comments

Nyagoslav Zhekov has been adding some thoughtful comments to the blog as of late and I thought this post on his take on the Local Search Ranking Factors was worth a read.

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Tags: Google · Google Maps · Google Place Search

Are You Putting Your Google Winnings in the Bank?

June 20th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Had an interesting discussion last week with the CEO of a startup that was getting a lot of traffic from Google. His board had been encouraging him to invest in scaling up the business faster. His strategy had been to pursue slower growth so that he always had enough cash in the bank in case [...]

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Tags: Google