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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Meta tags - Webmaster Tools Help

Meta tags

Meta tags are a great way for webmasters to provide search engines with information about their sites. Meta tags can be used to provide information to all sorts of clients, and each system processes only the meta tags they understand and ignores the rest. Meta tags are added to the section of your HTML page and generally look like this:
Meta tags - Webmaster Tools Help
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The Official Google TV Blog: YouTube and Photos Updates for Your Google TV

The new Google TV YouTube experience introduces playlists to your living room. You can now easily watch your YouTube subscriptions on your HDTV and quickly access your other playlists like Watch Later and Favorites. If you have your own channel, you can now add videos to it from your Google TV. So whether you’re a newshound wanting a constant stream of world events or you’re a curator in search of an even more endless summer of content, you can sit back on your comfy couch and enjoy YouTube’s thousands of options in the High Definition brilliance of your Google TV.
The Official Google TV Blog: YouTube and Photos Updates for Your Google TV
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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Social Media for Gaming Consoles - Call of Duty Elite - The Legend of Karl


Social Media, Social Gaming, Console Gaming Social Media
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Friday, November 18, 2011

Google Analytics Blog: Site Speed, now even easier to access

Speed matters. Faster loading pages mean more visitors land on your site instead of waiting in frustration or leaving. The Google Analytics Site Speed report will help you learn which of your pages are underperforming, so you can address this potential barrier to your conversions.


The Site Speed report was launched a few months ago, but it required site owners to add an additional Google Analytics tracking code to see data in this report. Based on increasing user requests we are now making this feature available to all Google Analytics users and removing the requirement to modify your Google Analytics tracking code. As of today all Google Analytics accounts will automatically have the Site Speed report available with no extra work required from you.

Google Analytics Blog: Site Speed, now even easier to access
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

iAmErika Blog: The Deep Web - invisible

The Deep Web or Invisible Web are untapped resources that are not typically indexed by search engines. Elements of the invisible web are:
  • unindexed pages
  • electronic books
  • product catalogs
  • library catalogs
  • online newsletters
  • government records and
  • other databases

iAmErika Blog: The Deep Web
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Google Analytics Blog: Optimize Engagement using AddThis and ShareThis with Analytics

Increasingly users are discovering great content, products and links through social referrals such as +1 button endorsements, comments, likes, and shares. Earlier this year we introduced Social Plugin Analytics to help you analyze how users engage with any social plugin installed on your site - after all, what can be measured can also be improved and optimized!

MilkADeal started using Google Analytics earlier this year. It is a company in Malaysia that has benefited greatly from using Social Plugin Analytics. By using these new reports, they are able to uncover insights and create significant business process improvements. As reported in the New Straits Times, "In particular, the newly introduced social interaction tracking tool...We've been using it only in the last couple of weeks but we have seen an increase of almost 60% in social interaction visitors to our site," said Wilson Quah, founder of MilkADeal."

Google Analytics Blog: Optimize Engagement using AddThis and ShareThis with Analytics
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Search using your terms, verbatim - Inside Search

Behind the simplicity of Google search is a complex set of algorithms that expands and improves the query you’ve typed to find the best results. Automatic spelling correction ([vynal] to “vinyl”) and substituting synonyms (matching [pictures] to “photos”) are just two examples of the improvements we make.


In most cases, Google’s algorithms make things better for our users - but in some rare cases, we don’t find what you were looking for. In the past, we provided users with the “+” operator to help you search for specific terms. However, we found that users typed the “+” operator in less than half a percent of all searches, and two thirds of the time, it was used incorrectly. A couple of weeks ago we removed the “+” operator, encouraging the use of the double quotes, which are more likely to be used correctly.

Search using your terms, verbatim - Inside Search
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Monday, November 14, 2011

Ten recent algorithm changes - Inside Search

Today we’re continuing our long-standing series of blog posts to share the methodology and process behind our search ranking, evaluation and algorithmic changes. This summer we published a video that gives a glimpse into our overall process, and today we want to give you a flavor of specific algorithm changes by publishing a highlight list of many of the improvements we’ve made over the past couple weeks.


We’ve published hundreds of blog posts about search over the years on this blog, our Official Google Blog, and even on my personal blog. But we’re always looking for ways to give you even deeper insight into the over 500 changes we make to search in a given year. In that spirit, here’s a list of ten improvements from the past couple weeks:

Ten recent algorithm changes - Inside Search
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Saturday, November 12, 2011

#pubcon Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal Answer Questions and Offer Advice | Search Engine Journal

Cutts: Google is listening. Unfortunately, the changes take time to implement. They use the aggregated reports to try to improve the algorithm. The algorithm is under active development and they want to get it right.

When we search for appliances, why do we only get Sears and other major stores?

Cutts: The web is one of the only places where the small business can move faster than the big guys. The big companies are often big for reason and as a result they can outrank other pages. However, the search engine does give the small business a chance Google Webmaster Tools is somewhat of an equalizer though and small businesses should use this – i.e. big businesses are more likely to use text in images/flash and small businesses will know better. Also, small businesses should concentrate on the small niche.


#pubcon Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal Answer Questions and Offer Advice | Search Engine Journal

PubCon Paradise and Las Vegas 2011

I’ve heard stories of late night brainstorms that led to agency collaborations, new tools, revolutionary ideas and philosophical shifts in how we approach the industry we have all jumped into whole-heartedly.

PubCon & All of Us…A Story | Joanna Lord
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How does Google determine page speed?


Google Page Speed, Google webmaster Tools

Monday, November 07, 2011

Official Google Blog: Google+ Pages: connect with all the things you care about

In life we connect with all kinds of people, places and things. There’s friends and family, of course, but there’s also the sports teams we root for, the coffee shops we’re loyal to, and the TV shows we can’t stop watching (to name a few).


So far Google+ has focused on connecting people with other people. But we want to make sure you can build relationships with all the things you care about—from local businesses to global brands—so today we’re rolling out Google+ Pages worldwide.

Official Google Blog: Google+ Pages: connect with all the things you care about
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Friday, November 04, 2011

Google Changes Search Algorithm | Adweek

Google has introduced a new ‘freshness algorithm’ to make search results more timely. The changes will affect around 35 percent of all searches.
Google will now place websites with new information higher than results that don’t feature recent updates. Previously, Google balanced its results between popular websites and recent news in user searches, according to the Toronto Star.

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Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Aim to Please with KBO, not SEO

Knowledge-base Optimization (KBO, not SEO)
While live chat, 800 numbers, email/forms are obviously in use by a majority of sites, providing a knowledge base may be the most viable/effective way and is something that should be explored by every business on the Web. The result will not only be happier customers but happier search engines as well.
What is a knowledge base? That may be the entire problem. There are software solutions available that help Web workers manage the customer-facing knowledge they want to share, but it is in effect nothing more than a strategy – one that requires a destination (be it weblog or forum) and a commitment.

Aim to Please with KBO, not SEO - Website Magazine
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Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Rip Rowan - Google+ - Stevey's Google Platforms Rant - BOO

#transparency is one thing, being an idiot is another.. 
I stopped reading at the first F-bomb.
Work email with F-Bombs, no bueno, EVER.


While at first I applauded the C-levels at Google, @sergeybrin @larrypage and @ericschmidt and still do.


It's one thing to hit reply all, but to drop f-bombs and over-reaching assumptions (he's the one that doesn't get platforms), meh.. nuke him. liked the transparency for letting him keep it up, then i read it and wish i hadn't.


--- the post..



IThis post has received a lot of attention. For anyone here who arrived from The Greater Internet - I stand ready to remove this post if asked. As I mentioned before, I was given permission to keep it up.


Google's openness to allow us to keep this message posted on its own social network is, in my opinion, a far greater asset than any SaS platform. In the end, a company's greatest asset is its culture, and here, Google is one of the strongest companies on the planet.

Rip Rowan - Google+ - Stevey's Google Platforms Rant I was at Amazon for about…
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