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Holiday Season Link-Building

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For those of you who didn’t do their Christmas link-building this summer, here are a couple of link bait ideas to help you catch up with the competition. If you haven't done so already, here are a couple of link bait ideas to help you catch up with the competition. 0 Comments

Google Now Combines Online Shopping With Location-Based Purchasing

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If one of the products you've been searching for online is sold at a store near you, you will receive an alert via Google Now cards of the nearest location and price of your item, but you'll have to visit to see if the item is actually in stock. If one of the products you've been searching for online is sold at a store near you, you will receive an alert via Google Now cards of the nearest location and price of your item, but you'll have to visit to see if the item is actually in stock. 0 Comments

What Do Google's Earnings Reports Tell Us About AdWords Trends?

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Google published their quarterly earnings last week, but they tell us quite a lot about what is happening on AdWords across the market. Paid search budgets are growing. But what's the story with mobile and why aren't CPCs rising? Google published their quarterly earnings last week, but they tell us quite a lot about what is happening on AdWords across the market. Paid search budgets are growing. But what's the story with mobile and why aren't CPCs rising? 0 Comments

Rap Genius No SEO Genius: Lyric Site Fails to Recover Traffic After Google Penalty

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Despite returning to Google's index after getting caught for unnatural linking, there still seems to be a significant loss in overall traffic for Rap Genius, showing they definitely aren't back up to their pre-Google penalty traffic levels. Despite returning to Google's index after getting caught for unnatural linking, there still seems to be a significant loss in overall traffic for Rap Genius, showing they definitely aren't back up to their pre-Google penalty traffic levels. 0 Comments

Surprise! Google Updates PageRank Just in Time for Christmas

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PageRank may not be dead after all. Google unexpectedly updated PageRank early this morning, just six weeks after head of webspam Matt Cutts told PubCon Las Vegas attendees not to expect another update this year. PageRank may not be dead after all. Google unexpectedly updated PageRank early this morning, just six weeks after head of webspam Matt Cutts told PubCon Las Vegas attendees not to expect another update this year. 0 Comments

Google & NORAD/Microsoft Go Head-to-Head with Competing Santa Trackers

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Google and NORAD have launched their respective Santa Trackers, each with new functionality, games and maps to track Santa's flight. NORAD's site had a complete makeover to HTML5 this year, with help from Microsoft to make it web and mobile friendly. Google and NORAD have launched their respective Santa Trackers, each with new functionality, games and maps to track Santa's flight. NORAD's site had a complete makeover to HTML5 this year, with help from Microsoft to make it web and mobile friendly. 0 Comments

Google Offline Conversion API a Blessing and a Curse

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Google's DoubleClick division announced the Conversions API to help retailers quickly and automatically track off-line conversions originating from paid ad campaigns. However, privacy advocates are concerned with Google's new offline reach. Google's DoubleClick division announced the Conversions API to help retailers quickly and automatically track off-line conversions originating from paid ad campaigns. However, privacy advocates are concerned with Google's new offline reach. 0 Comments

iAcquire Cook Up Some Tasty Link Building Recipes

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iAcquire has started a series called “12 Days of Linkmas”. It is an entertaining series of beautifully designed "christmas cards" that offers such great advice that you could consider each bit of advice a little gift to link builders. iAcquire has started a series called “12 Days of Linkmas”. It is an entertaining series of beautifully designed "christmas cards" that offers such great advice that you could consider each bit of advice a little gift to link builders. 0 Comments

Kick-Start Your PPC Campaign in 6 Easy Steps

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Now is the perfect time to make changes, giving you a good few months of “normal” search traffic to analyze before major events like Christmas begin to make their presence known. Here are some tips to make your PPC campaign stand out from the crowd. Now is the perfect time to make changes, giving you a good few months of “normal” search traffic to analyze before major events like Christmas begin to make their presence known. Here are some tips to make your PPC campaign stand out from the crowd. 0 Comments

Holiday Shoppers Hooked on Deals in 2011 [Infographic]

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TIPPR, a daily deals website, compiled an infographic which summarizes consumer activity over the 2011 holiday season. 90% of shoppers said they were likely to buy a daily deal and 87% were more likely to buy a deal suggested to them by a friend. TIPPR, a daily deals website, compiled an infographic which summarizes consumer activity over the 2011 holiday season. 90% of shoppers said they were likely to buy a daily deal and 87% were more likely to buy a deal suggested to them by a friend. 0 Comments

“Let It Snow” Google Easter Egg Blankets Search Results in Snow

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If the weather outside today is more “delightful” than “frightful” where you live and you’re wishing for some snow without all the hassles of shoveling, there’s one place you can definitely see some (virtual) snowflakes: Google’s search results. If the weather outside today is more “delightful” than “frightful” where you live and you’re wishing for some snow without all the hassles of shoveling, there’s one place you can definitely see some (virtual) snowflakes: Google’s search results. 0 Comments

Your Ultimate Link Wish List

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Don’t be practical. Make this the year you get inspired with your link wishes and set your sights higher. By thinking, researching, and writing down the things we aspire to, we have a much better chance of actually achieving our ambitions. Don’t be practical. Make this the year you get inspired with your link wishes and set your sights higher. By thinking, researching, and writing down the things we aspire to, we have a much better chance of actually achieving our ambitions. 0 Comments

Google: Get Ready for Mobile Holiday Shoppers Now

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Black Friday is still several weeks away, but studies from Google and others indicate that webmasters should prepare immediately. Beyond increased mobile searches and higher mobile ad actions, more mobile users are starting their shopping early. Black Friday is still several weeks away, but studies from Google and others indicate that webmasters should prepare immediately. Beyond increased mobile searches and higher mobile ad actions, more mobile users are starting their shopping early. 0 Comments

International Search Marketing Guide to the Holidays

Planning and succeeding with your holiday international search marketing strategy can seem daunting, but there are opportunities with this highly elusive global crowd. Planning and succeeding with your holiday international search marketing strategy can seem daunting, but there are opportunities with this highly elusive global crowd. 0 Comments