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UK search up by 100 million year-on-year

UK Internet users made 2.3 billion visits to search engines in January 2012, up from 2.2 billion in January 2011. Visits to search engines are up by 4.5 per cent year-on-year with nearly 100 million more visits in January this year than last year. Google remained the steadfast market leader […]

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Ten good reasons to try Bing today

Surprisingly beating Yahoo to become the second biggest search engine in America isn’t one of them… Now is as good time as any to try Microsoft’s search engine -Bing. Bing has just surpassed Yahoo in search queries for the first time, this makes it the second biggest search engine in […]

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The Next 12 Months in Search Ranking Influences

As the landscape of search continually and rapidly changes it is vital to look to the future and establish, when possible, where the next changes are coming from. Looking at the next 12 months and the immediate future of search shows us certain ranking factors appear to be increasing and […]

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Ban or Penalty in Google?

Website: What is a ban and what is a penalty? We speak of a ban if the website has completely disappeared from the search engines (e.g. Google) index. It is the most aggressive action Google can take against a site. You only get a ban if you really ignored all […]

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How Google & Bing Handle Switching To New Domains

A WebmasterWorld thread has some SEOs and Webmasters sharing their recent experience with switching to new domains and how Google and Bing handle that switch. The first case was shared by senior member, HuskyPup who said that after switching over and 301 redirecting the URLs from the .in TLD to […]

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How Google & Bing Handle Switching To New Domains

A WebmasterWorld thread has some SEOs and Webmasters sharing their recent experience with switching to new domains and how Google and Bing handle that switch. The first case was shared by senior member, HuskyPup who said that after switching over and 301 redirecting the URLs from the .in TLD to […]

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Google Instant breaks all the rules

The latest Google Instant has the elements now of combining the Instant with Google Desktop aiming to develop a universal search capability for the internet search engine to improve its productivity wisely. Yes indeed, the Google Instant is the latest search enhancement on web now. This will surely help all […]

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Google to give realtime search results while you type [VIDEO]

As the major search engines compete to dominate the web, users are looking at ways to improve their search experience. Recently a blogger caught one of Google’s impressive new features being tested. Google is known to test some of its new features amongst a random subset of users. One such […]

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New site verification with Google Analytics snippet

Google announced that you can now verify your site in Webmaster Tools with a Google Analytics JavaScript snippet. “Nobody likes to duplicate effort,” said Google software engineer Sean Harding. “Unfortunately, sometimes it’s a fact of life. If you want to use Google Analytics, you need to add a JavaScript tracking […]

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Microsoft Bing algorithms start to take over Yahoo Search

This week, Bing will start powering Yahoo Search as the companies continue to ramp up their search alliance, Microsoft said Tuesday. In the “upcoming days,” Microsoft Advertising”s Tina Kelleher wrote in , Yahoo”s organic Web search will start transitioning to Bing”s algorithms. This will happen first on English-language Yahoo searches. […]

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Increasing Your Site's Chances of Getting Sitelinks

Now that you”ve done the work to get your site ranked in Google it”s time to take a look at where Google is sending your customers once they find you. Do they provide a link to your site? Is it accurate? Does it take them to the most effective page […]

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Increasing Your Site's Chances of Getting Sitelinks

Now that you’ve done the work to get your site ranked in Google it’s time to take a look at where Google is sending your customers once they find you. Do they provide a link to your site? Is it accurate? Does it take them to the most effective page […]

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New Redesigned Webmaster Tools for Microsoft Bing

Bing has just launched a completely revamped version of their Webmaster Tools for our SEO and webmaster enjoyment and it looks OK, if not quite perfect. Bing’s Eric Gilmore spoke at SMX Advanced earlier this summer about having hit the reset button and started with a blank sheet of paper […]

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Google Webmaster Tools adds new feature – Soft 404 Pages

New features rolled out by Google, both the soft 404’s and the new feature under News have raised a number of concerns. Google announced they added “soft” or “crypto” 404s to their “crawl errors” report in Google Webmaster Tools. Soft 404s or crypto 404s are page not found pages that […]

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Google relevance factor – Domain trust

While  most of the factors have decreased in relevance, the concept of is having a greater importance than ever. What do we mean by domain trust and how can you get search engines, especially Google to Trust your domain? The terms “domain trust” and “domain authority” are bandied about a […]

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Top 21 SEO Do's and Dont's

Top 21 SEO DOs: Make changes that benefit users. Focus on the user and all else (including rankings) will follow. Create and maintain sensible and consistent navigation paths. Be continually aware that each and every page on your site is a potential customer entry point. Think laterally. Label each and […]

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Top 21 SEO Do's and Dont's

Top 21 SEO DOs: Make changes that benefit users. Focus on the user and all else (including rankings) will follow. Create and maintain sensible and consistent navigation paths. Be continually aware that each and every page on your site is a potential customer entry point. Think laterally. Label each and […]

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