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Thursday, March 29, 2012

1 in 5 people in the U.S. have heard of SEO

In my world, everyone I talk to has heard of search engine optimization (SEO). But I've always wondered: do regular people in the U.S. know what SEO is? 


With Google's new Consumer Surveys product, I can actually find out. I asked 1,576 people "Have you heard of 'search engine optimization'?


"It turns out only ! 1 in 5 people (20.4%) in the U.S. have heard of SEO


The survey also turned up an interesting gender difference: almost 25% of men have heard of SEO, but only about 16% of women have. 


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Happy Birthday Twitter!

In a blog post about Twitter's birthday, the company also boasted that its network sees 340 million tweets a day. “That’s more than 1 billion every three days,” the post reads. “However concisely, it turns out there’s plenty to say.”Are you on Twitter? Do you think it's here to stay?Twitter Says It Has 140 Million UsersTwitter celebrated its sixth birthday on Wednesday by dropping an impressive stat: The network now claims 140 million active users.
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Will Google provide more link data for all sites?


SEO Link Building, Google Link Building Penalties, Google Link Building Policy
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Tablet game revenue to hit $3.1B by 2014

Tablet Game Revenue -Is expected to account for 1/3 of all mobile game revenue by 2016 Tablet game revenue to hit $3.1B by 2014 The tablet game market is expected to grow to $3.1 billion worldwide, according to a new report from analyst firm Juniper Research. 
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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meta Tags - Which ones matter


Meta description tag, using Meta description tag for CTA in conversion optimization.
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Google Analytics Social Reports

Google Analytics now offers a set of Social reports, that serve to bridge the gap between social media and the business metrics you care about.
Check out the Google Analytics Blog post for more detail on how these new reports can give you a more complete picture of social impact.
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Monday, March 12, 2012

Does the number of tracking pixels or cookies affect my ranking?


Google Analytics, Website Metrics, Cookies, Search Engine Rankings
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Thursday, March 08, 2012

3 ways to disable personal results in Google


Google, Google +, Google Personalized Search, Google Search Results
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Followers of a TV Host Can Follow His Footsteps - NYTimes.com

Fans of the travel show host and writer Anthony Bourdain can now follow in his footsteps using a new application for iPad,iPhone and iTouch. The Travel Channel Layover Guide With Anthony Bourdain, being introduced this month, features his picks for restaurants, bars and attractions in the 10 cities he covered in the first season of his television show “The Layover” and content from his first show, “Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.”


Followers of a TV Host Can Follow His Footsteps - NYTimes.com
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Friday, March 02, 2012

Google wins libel case over Blogger comments | Technology | guardian.co.uk

A former Tory local council candidate has failed in his libel action against Google over comments posted about him on a blog.
Payam Tamiz started legal proceedings against Google after allegedly defamatory comments were written about him on the London Muslim section of Blogger.com.
Google argued that it had no control over any of the content and had no way of knowing whether the comments posted were true or not.
In a written judgement handed down at the high court on Friday, Mr Justice Eady said Google should not be regarded as a publisher under the established principles of the common law.
Eady said that even if Google was regarded as the publisher of the offending words, it would be exempted from liability in accordance with regulation 19 of the European Union's electronic commerce directive 2002.
Google wins libel case over Blogger comments | Technology | guardian.co.uk
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