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Google Penguin 2.0 Spam Report Form Now Available
It's been less than 24 hours since Google Penguin 2.0 went live, but there are already several reports of big changes. There are also many reports that, despite Penguin, Google is still ranking spam sites. You can now report this directly to Google.
Video Ad Views Reach Another All-Time High: 13.2 Billion in April
The comScore Video Metrix service has just released data that shows 181.9 million Americans watched 38.8 billion online content videos in April 2013, while the number of video ad views reached an all-time high of 13.2 billion.
Google Doodle Salutes North West Mounted Police on 140 Years
While Google in the U.S. is celebrating today with one of its Doodle 4 Google competition winners, Canadian Google users are instead seeing a Google Doodle celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The Myth of Content Marketing, the New SEO & Penguin 2.0
Content marketing isn't the "new SEO" – or even new. Have you been drinking the Kool-Aid and not spending enough time on your search optimization? Here are 12 things you should check with the arrival of Google Penguin 2.0 and more changes coming.
Using Multipliers Effectively in AdWords
The ability to start with a keyword bid and layer on increases or decreases in aggressiveness based on conversion rate of different user groups is a fantastic development for AdWords advertisers. Make sure your bidding strategies can cope.
Google Penguin 2013: How to Evolve Link Building into Real SEO
SEO used to be about tuning a website for optimal consumption by spiders. Today’s SEO is about earning recognition, social spread, and backlinks. Here are practical activities that need to be done every month to achieve real SEO results.
How Will Enhanced Campaigns Affect AdWords' Conversion Optimizer?
The deadline to switch to enhanced campaigns is fast approaching. How will campaigns that utilize Conversion Optimizer be affected? Will this powerful tool continue to function when you combine device targeting and start applying bid multipliers?
Doodle 4 Google 2013 Winner's Best Day: When Her Dad Came Home From War
Today's Google Doodle was created by a 12th grade Wisconsin student in honor of her best day: the day she was reunited with her father who returned home after 18 months of service in Iraq. It is the winner of this year's Doodle 4 Google competition.
Google Penguin 2.0 Update is Live
The much anticipated next generation of Google Penguin went live this evening. Google's Matt Cutts announced the algorithmic update will affect 2.3 percent of English U.S. queries and significantly larger impact on spam than the original Penguin.
Google Checkout Going Out of Business in 6 Months
Google Checkout will be retired in six months, Google has announced. The service, which has been used by many web merchants as an alternative to PayPal and has been the default payment option for Google Play developers, is going away Nov. 20, 2013.
Smartphone vs. Tablet Commerce: 3 Essential Behaviors You May Be Overlooking
There are many unique differences in user behavior by device that can provide marketers with insights on not only the when and where – but how consumers use smartphone and tablet devices for their specific research and purchase-related needs.
How to Turn Events into Link Building Opportunities
With a little planning, everything that happens in your industry can create link building opportunities. This template for planning is simple yet extremely effective in helping your public relations and link building activities work together.
Marketing Automation & Search – 3 Strategies for Mutual Success
Marketing automation can have a huge impact on your conversions and new business. It can improve the way your organization handles prospects and help improve activities and performance from initiatives like SEO, SEM, social, and content marketing.
Social Strategy for Regulated Industries
Brands in financial services, insurance, health care and other highly regulated industries must adopt compliant social media strategy and processes or risk big losses in search visibility. Here's how brands can harness the power of social signals.
Google Analytics Lets Analytics Premium Users Join Big Data in Google Cloud
At Google I/O, Google Analytics introduced a new feature that's quite a big deal to Premium Analytics users. Google is now giving Analytics Premium users the ability to use Google BigQuery to crunch their analytics data and other offline data sets.
With Rich Pins, Pinterest Begins Working Better With Brands
Pinterest has detailed several types of pins that have added information on them, including product pins, recipe pins, and movie pins. But this move is really seen as Pinterest working better with brands who get their products pinned frequently.
Google's Search Market Share Drops as Bing Passes 17%
Google's search market share dropped slightly once again (from March’s 67.1 percent to 66.5 percent), with Bing and Yahoo slightly edging up. Microsoft's Bing saw the biggest increase with a total search market share of 17.3 percent.
Designing a Content Strategy to Destroy Your SEO Nemesis
Want to build market share at the expense of your SEO enemy? Use this template to compare and contrast your content strategy and SEO performance with that of your dreaded SEO foe and come up with a way to vanquish them once and for all!
Google+ in the SERPs Increasing; Authorship Adoption High [Data]
A new analysis suggests establishing Google authorship has moved past the early adopter stage and those marketers who have not yet established authorship and who are not regularly sharing content on Google+ would be wise to do so.
Google Analytics Language Report: What You Can Learn About Your Visitors
The Google Analytics Language report is great for understanding your users and how activity might be different for various languages. Learn about how this data is collected and find out how you can use this data to your advantage.
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