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Bing vs. Google: Can Bing Compete?
For years now, Google has been the dominant force in search. Whether we are talking about market share or revenue derived from PPC advertising, Google reigns supreme.
Today we are going to talk about Google’s position as the search king and, whether or not Bing will ever be able to legitimately compete with them and what effect that will have on SEO strategies…
Can Google Truly Make Quality Content King Of The Web?
For those webmasters and e-marketers who can remember a web without Google, life was much less complicated and a lot less tumultuous back then. Since Google came onto the scene and became the dominant search engine in the world… things have changed drastically.
And not necessarily in a negative way, those same webmasters probably jumped for joy when they reached the top of Google for their keywords. Then they complained just as loudly when Google made one of their never-ending changes to their algorithm and these webmasters saw their rankings drop or in some severe cases, disappear from the web altogether. In those early days, most of Google’s major updates were kept secret until the fallout got webmasters fuming or rejoicing…
How to Grow Your Twitter Following
Growing a large following is something many new Twitter users struggle with. They see all these big accounts with 20, 50 or even 100K followers and wonder how did they ever get there?
Today we will give you some tips and tools on how to grow your following steadily and we’ll also make sure that you stay within the Twitter guidelines to avoid account suspension. There are certain practices that are not allowed and the last thing you want is to get your account suspended after you worked hard to get a decent following…
What Does the Google +1 Button Mean for SEO
Google, the internet giant based in California, has had a strangle hold on much of the online market for the past decade. Most would struggle to find a single person in the Western World who is not yet familiar with the Google Search Engine. In fact the search engine is so popular that the phrase 'Google it' has been adopted by many Gen-Yers.
In addition to their massive presence in the search marketplace, Google also commands a large percentage of the online advertising industry, generating revenues in the region of US$35 billion per annum…
Embracing Google's Mayday Update
SEO copywriting has changed dramatically over the past two or three years. Then, it was all meta tags and keyword density. Now, SEO copywriting is more about quality inbound links and useful content that reads smoothly.
Google's 2010 Mayday algorithm update also emphasises quality content at the expense of 'long-tail keywords' whose demise is spelt in a single, simple term: 'irrelevance'.
The Google Mayday Update of 2010 — and all the other regular changes to the search engine's algorithms — are focused on delivering optimal search results. The problem for SEO is that these kaleidoscopic changes throw the existing body of optimisation knowledge into turmoil — for the short term at least…
18 SEO Myths Debunked
SEO is no more a hidden art. It has developed well in past 10 years and many things have changed around in the working of search engines and SEO techniques. Best as well as Worst thing about SEO is that techniques in SEO changes quite frequently but the goal remains the same to get Quality traffic from search engines. In these advancements there are few old or say outdated stories related to seo that are there on Internet which are no more then a myth. So in this article we will be discussing over them…
SEO Keyword Distribution
Keyword distribution for SEO purposes at face value appears to be a simple concept. Distribute your selected keywords evenly across your site and wait for your ranking to rise! Unfortunately, like many things to do with SEO it's not quite that simple and many an individual misinterprets the basic principles or quite simply gets it wrong. Below is a small snap shot of some of the common mistakes and problems associated with keyword distribution and some suggested solutions…
Google Caffeine - What Do You Need To Know & What You Need To Do?
Google algorithms have always been something of a mystery for the search community. In fact, it has been the close guarded secret that nobody has been able to crack upon and all that we can rely on is the occasional hints of info dropped by Google every now and then.
Based on what Google spokespeople like Matt Cutts have to say and some other crucial observations, here's a run down on what Google Caffeine is all about and what you need to know to ensure that your website ranking only benefits from the update…
Is Load-Speed The Ultimate Google Ranking Factor?
Last week's post about load speeds on Google's Official Webmaster Central Blog finally confirmed the rumors which have abounded across the SEO sector for months - that Google now factors a site's load-speed when assessing its search ranking.
And while this announcement, which comes as no surprise to those with their finger on the Google pulse, has drawn a few favorable responses from blog commenters, the overwhelming majority of readers have expressed concerns and doubts about the soundness of Google's approach. At the forefront of these were questions primarily regarding the exact magnitude of any negative ranking impact carried by slow page loading speeds. Alongside these came a large number of complaints about the fact that Google's own Analytics script is a known load-time decelerator, and about the almost glacially slow rendering times of AdSense code…
W3C Validation Not A Ranking Factor In Google
There have been many arguments as to whether or not Google search engine ranking factors look for a clean code in a website. The W3C Schools have brought forth a very popular and widely used tool, called the W3C Validation and the CSS Validation. Basically, both these tools look at your HTML and CSS Style Sheet that code your website for any errors that may arise. This free tool will scan all of your code to make sure it is compliant with current web standards and free or any errors.
Recently Matt Cutts, Google software engineer, has said again that the W3C Validation does not affect search engine rankings…