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Delete Google autocomplete negative results

Delete Google autocomplete negative results

Google have had the autocomplete function working officially since 2008 but only in the past year has it gained traction and been released for the wider audience to use. There are many businesses and individuals that are affected by negative autocomplete results that wrongly associate their personal name or business name with negative connotations or keywords. The question I’d like to pose is – ho... »

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Deep analysis of Panda 4.0 and how not to get penalized

On the 19th May 2014 Matt Cutts officially confirmed what everyone in the online marketing industry was talking about – that Google had released a major algorithm change. Using forum chatter as a barometer, it was clear that this was a big change due to the amount of noise online and the number of posts about traffic changes, rankings increasing/decreasing and general traffic fluctuations to sites... »

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Ten things you need to know about the EU’s decision on the ‘right to be forgotten’ on Google

On Friday 30th May 2014 Google launched its webpage allowing European citizens to apply for specific results to be taken out of Google’s index. This shocking development to the case that stood before the EU court for many years called the ‘right to be forgotten’ has now entered its phase of implementation. If you want to fill out the simple and short online form for the search removal request unde... »

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Are Links Still Important for SEO?

Many people ask me the same old question: Are links still important for SEO?   Well don’t hear the answer from me, hear Matt Cutts, chief web spam fighting engineer and Google employee explain it for me. See the 2 videos below. In short, links are still a vital component that indicate and influence your sites rankings on Google for specific keywords. Even after all the algorithm updates in t... »

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Internet trends that will affect your business online

To keep your business’s online marketing efforts one step ahead of the highly dynamic search environment, it always pays to look at current trends and theorize where these trends will take us. By strategically analyzing the way the internet is being shaped we can prepare for these predicated changes ahead of time and maximize any benefit that can be gleaned from these insights. This can also help ... »

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Hummingbird new algorithm change by Google

Today Google officially confirmed the news that they had released within the past month of September 2013 a new algorithm to power their search results called Hummingbird. Why is it called ‘Hummingbird’ – Amit Singhal who is a senior VP and software engineer at Google says because it is accurate and fast. Those two buzz words are the focus of all of Google’s recent updates to the algorithm s... »

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New Google Structured Data Markup Helper Tool

The moral of this story When Google wants you to do something, they will request it, blog about it, make video’s about it. But eventually – they will even make a user friendly tool to allow you to do something technical – very simply and hence compel you to do it. Lastly they will change their algorithm to benefit those who do what they say and to punish those who do not adhere.   This is exa... »

Penguin 2.0 Launched Live

As warned previously by Matt Cutts, Google has today launched a new update of their algorithm called Penguin 2.0 internally or Panda 4 by SEO’er in the industry since its the fourth change to the Penguin algorithm. You can read about what Matt Cutts says on his official blog about the roll out of the algorithm change. It seems to have been completed for the whole world today and not just cer... »

Google’s next algorithm update Penguin 2.0

Every year or so, Google does a major algorithm change. Generally speaking they do not warn anyone about this. Google engineers sit and plan the algorithm change with the Google Management Team – most notably Matt Cutts who is the head of search quality. Then they do a lot of testing in the Google sandbox to see how search results are affected by the change and if the algorithm does in-fact ‘penal... »

Bing and Yahoo Webmaster Tools Combine

It has been a long time coming but the 2nd and 3rd largest search engines are merging their operations and services more and more. Very soon I predict that Yahoo will simply morph into Bing and Yahoo will be no more. Only time will tell but there are many factors leading me to believe this. Funny enough the most recent stats from ComScore May 2011 for the US search engine usage market shows that Y... »

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