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Google Takes Action Against European & German Link Networks

Google Takes Action Against European & German Link Networks

Google has once again stepped up their attack on international link spam by announcing they have taken action against two link networks, one European and one German. Read more…

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Twitter Confirms New Timeline Change Includes Follows & Favorites

Many people weren’t happy with the sudden appearance of timeline notifications about Twitter accounts their friends followed or the tweets their friends favorited.  There was hope it could be an experiment, as it didn’t seem to show on everyone’s timelines.  But it would appear that it is here to stay as Twitter has confirmed the […]

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Bulk Tools for Google AdWords Campaign Settings Arrive, With Some Serious Oversights

This morning I popped over to the Campaign Settings tab on the “all settings” sub-tab to make a few campaign language updates and…be still my heart…discovered a sorely-needed UI update to real bulk editing tools for Campaign Settings! If you’ve ever had to clone irregular geographic footprints across Adwords campaigns (for example), you understand my level of excitement […]

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Facebook Increases Frequency Cap for News Feed Ads

Facebook has been alienating brands by their constantly changing algorithms to reduce a brand’s Facebook Page exposure to their fans organically.  However, they did make a slight change for advertisers that means they can increase the number of times one of those fans (or other Facebook users) see their Facebook ads.  Previously, an advertiser was […]


Google Testing New Mobile Looking Local Desktop Search Results

Google is testing yet another new local search result style, this one looking much more mobile-esque than previous tests we have seen. Andrew Shotland from Local SEO Guide was the first to spot the new style. Here is the initial screenshot of the search results. Then if you click through on the “More movers” link […]

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Website Call Conversions Launched in Google AdWords

Website call conversions has been in beta for a couple of months, and the beta went well because Google AdWords has made website call conversions available to all advertisers. Website call conversions is a new tool that allows advertisers to identify and measure the calls received from your website when they are the result of […]

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Google Chrome Blocks Malicious Downloads

If you offer any downloads on your website, you should be aware of some new changes that Google is making with their Chrome Browser. For quite some time, Google has shown a notation in the search results stating “This site may harm your computer” with an extra warning if you still try to click through […]

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Google Launching Ad-Free YouTube Music Key Subscription Service

If you are currently running pay per click ads on YouTube, you should be aware that Google is reportedly launching a brand new YouTube Music Key subscription service – and the features include an ad-free YouTube, and it is free to trial for the first 90 days. There are many advertisers who are running successful […]

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Top 10 YouTube Video SEO Tips

According to Searchmetrics, videos appear in 65% of Google searches in the U.S. However, 54% of these video results come from YouTube, about 5% from Vimeo, about 5% from Dailymotion, and no other video provider got more than about 1%. In addition, the average first video integration from YouTube was about two positions ahead of […]

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Satire Sites Hit With Facebook’s Related Articles [Satire] Tag

Facebook is trying to save gullible users some embarrassment by placing the word “Satire” in front of the headline for any satire news site they link to in their “Related articles” section on Facebook. Related articles pop up after someone clicks on a headline for another related story in their news feed.   Because these headlines […]

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Twitter Begins Showing Follows & Favorites in News Timelines

If you have wondered why you are suddenly seeing when someone has followed someone or favorited a tweet in your news timeline, you are not alone.  Twitter has stepped up their testing to show follows and favorites of people you follow in your timeline. In this example, two of the three items visible on the […]

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Google Acquires SSL Network Speed Patent from AT&T

In a very interesting patent re-assignment, Google has acquired a patent from AT&T that deals with speeding up SSL network speed.  This patent comes hot on the heels of Google’s announcement that they are using SSL on sites as a ranking factor, which sent many webmasters scrambling to get security certificates up and running on […]

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Google Takes Action Against European & German Link Networks

Google has once again stepped up their attack on international link spam by announcing they have taken action against two link networks, one European and one German. One of the networks was centralized in Germany, however the one that Google is describing as a European network is referred to such because of the geographical coverage […]