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  1. Secure Search, Rank & Finding Lost Keyword Traffic: A Conversation with gShift

    With Google Hummingbird allowing the search engine to potentially find the same page from multiple queries types or asked in different ways, I wondered how it would impact targeting a phrase like "barrie condos" versus "condos in barrie" when all...

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

    Or perhaps Rap Genius simply has less visibility in the search results for certain song lyric queries they ranked highly for before getting burned by their poor SEO decisions. Unfortunately for startup Rap Genius, all it took was someone noticing...

  3. Hit By Panda and Confused About Low-Quality Content? Run This Google Analytics Report Now

    If you access Search Queries reporting in Google Webmaster Tools, there's a tab for "Top Pages" next to "Top Queries". I recommend reading the rest of this post now on Search Engine Watch, and then heading over to the tutorial to learn how to...

  4. The Role of #Hashtags in Social Media and Search

    The very same function holds true for queries in search engines. One blogger recently ranted in a blog post about how the hashtag is ruining the English Language. If you're using a hashtag for a specific event, be sure to include it on social media...

  5. Matt Cutts on SEO, PageRank, Spam & the Future of Google Search at Pubcon Las Vegas

    He explained that voice search is changing the types of search queries people use, but also that it can be refined without repeating previous parts of the user’s search queries. He revealed that Deep Learning is the ability to make relationships...

  6. Bing It On Challenge Hits London: Bing Still Finds Bing Superior to Google

    Despite having used Google’s own top queries, after carrying out 10 searches, 53% of people surveyed picked Bing search results more often, 34% of people picked Google results more often, and 13% of people chose Bing and Google results an equal...

  7. Google '(Not Provided)' Keywords: 10 Ways to Get Organic Search Data

    You can still get keyword data in Google Webmaster Tools, by clicking on Search Traffic > Search Queries, and yes, it does include search data from encrypted searches. In 2011, Avinash Kaushik, one of the world's top analytics experts and an...