Category Archives: Google News

Internet Marketing Tips 2013: Where is Google Headed?

4 Dec 2012 | written by Kristian Gali for the Google News, internet marketing section(s)


With 2012 coming to a close, I decided to really look at the big picture for internet marketing as a whole. Overall, there have been a lot of great updates, and yet some very scary algorithm changes have provided a clear picture for not only SEO analysts, but people all over the world who love the internet. I wanted to share the details of how things have changed this year.

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Google Analytics Finally in AdWords

16 Oct 2012 | written by Joe Rigby for the Google News, PPC section(s)

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Have you been hesitant to link your AdWords and Analytics accounts together? If you are a heavy AdWords user and don’t go into Analytics often, there may not have been much incentive to link the two together. However, Google has recently started to allow AdWords accounts to import three important metrics from Analytics: Bounce Rate, Pages/Visit, and Avg. Visit Duration.

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Google Gets Wet

2 Oct 2012 | written by Kevin Wunder for the Google News section(s)


Maybe it’s the beach bum in me, but this may be the coolest thing I’ve seen Google do (aside from revolutionizing the internet, creating an industry that pays for my living, and all their Doodles). Google recently added an Ocean View in addition to their Street View of Google Maps.

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Happy Birthday, Google!

27 Sep 2012 | written by Ashley Walton for the Google News section(s)


Today Google celebrates its 14th anniversary. How? With a fun Google Doodle on the search engine’s homepage, of course. An animated GIF shows the company’s birthday cake before and after the pieces have been cut. Check it out here or keep reading below for a peek.

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Deconstructing Pandas and Penguins

12 Jun 2012 | written by Eli Adams for the Google News, OrangeSoda News, SEO section(s)


Anyone who follows the SEO world knows that Google makes changes to their search algorithm quite often. Google posted a video about search algorithm improvements that stated that Google implements over 500 improvements to its algorithm each year. That’s more than one improvement per day. Many of these changes happen without the general public knowing and without a significant effect on the online marketing world. These changes are the reason why we see differences in what shows up on the search engine results page from day-to-day.

Recently, Google has publicly announced two very large algorithm changes. These changes, known as Panda and Penguin, caused quite a bit of buzz in the online marketing world. Read On


Google Places begins march to Google+

31 May 2012 | written by Dan Garfield for the Google News section(s)

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Yesterday Google announced the first steps towards a merger between Google Places (Maps listings), and Google+. When Google launched Google+, many people (incorrectly) assumed it was a stand-alone competitor to Facebook. Instead, Google+ is a radical shift for how Google does everything. One year ago, Larry Page (Google CEO) reorganized Google and tied all employee bonuses to Google’s success in social. Consequently, Google+ is fast becoming the hub for all of Google products. They recently integrated Blogger, and now we’re seeing the changes in Google Places. Read On


Panda 3.3 and other search updates

29 Feb 2012 | written by Eli Adams for the Google News, OrangeSoda News section(s)

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We’ve been monitoring the fluctuations in Google rankings over the last week and a half and wanted to send out an update to our clients and partners to let them know what’s going on. Read On


Related Searches result on Google SERP

4 Mar 2011 | written by Joshua Kelson for the Google News, internet marketing, Other, SEO section(s)

Related Searches result on Google SERP

Recently I have again noticed the “related searches” when I have Googled terms such as “running shoe” or “road bike” (getting ready for triathlon season again!). I noticed that Google is suggesting certain “brands”, “stores”, or “types” of the phrase I am searching. There is not much information about this I can find on the web, so I would like to offer my input as to what is going on here and how to show up in these “related searches” –please chime in if anyone has more input.

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JCPenney falls prey to spammy SEO practices

18 Feb 2011 | written by Dan Garfield for the Google News section(s)

JCPenney falls prey to spammy SEO practices

This past Sunday, an investigation by the New York Times revealed that JCPenney has been using blackhat tactics to game Google’s search results. According to “The Dirty Little Secrets of Search” by the New York Times, JCPenney has been ranking in the top spot for just about every product they sell. Search Engine Land has a good followup on the subject, but since we’ve been getting so many questions from our customers and partners about it, we figured we’d throw in our two cents.

There are a lot of moral and ethical questions about using blackhat techniques to trick Google’s algorithms into thinking your website is more popular than it is. We don’t use blackhat techniques and we don’t recommend them, but we’re also not your moral compass, so we want to focus on one thing: did it work? Read On


Google doesn’t have an innovation problem

2 Feb 2011 | written by Dan Garfield for the Google News section(s)

Google doesn't have an innovation problem
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There have been a fair number of posts lately floating around talking about how Google can’t innovate or how they are missing a cohesive product strategy. There’s a lot of worry that Google is just too big to innovate quickly and it’s causing some Googlers to jump ship to Facebook.

Here’s the thing, though: Google doesn’t have an innovation problem. They’ve created an environment where products roll out every day and amaze everyone. Take just this week. It’s only Wednesday and Google has already done tons of great stuff. Read On