Last Friday, Google announced the release of the Google Analytics Premium. Users now have the option to go premium for an annual flat rate fee, which still has not been disclosed. What’s included in this premium account? The premium package includes a number of exciting upgrades and new features including more insights and around the […]
Google Reorganizes Internal vs. External Backlinks
Google recently announced a change to how links are categorized in your Webmaster Tools. You may be familiar with how link data is categorized into two categories: links coming from other sites (external links) and links from within your site (internal links). Google says, “the update aims to better categorize these links in a way that more closely aligns with your idea of which links are actually from your site vs. from other sites.”
Meet the Stars of Search Marketing
SEO.com recently came out with a stellar infographic featuring the Stars of Search Marketing. You may or may not yet be familiar with these names but in the world of Search Engine Optimization, you should definitely know their work. This fun infographic also showcases the future of search according to these SEO experts.
The URL Debate: Underscore vs. Dash
A common question in the SEO world has always been: What’s best to use in a URL, dashes or underscores? Do they make a difference to search engines and how our web sites rank?
According to Search Engine Land, Google and Bing handle dashes and underscores in URLs differently.
Google Introduces Faster, New Way to Submit URLs Using “Fetch as Googlebot”
Google’s Webmaster Tools now features a new option to submit your new and recently updated URLs for indexing by Google. In order to submit a URL, first you have to fetch the URL as Googlebot. Once the URL has been fetched and deemed successful, Google will give you the option to submit that URL to their index. After submitting, your URL will be crawled by the Googlebot, usually within a 24 hour time frame. Once the URL has been crawled, it will be considered for inclusion in the Google index.
HOWTO: Optimize Your YouTube Videos for SEO
Are you making the most of your YouTube presence? Have you optimized your channel? Added title, descriptions, and video tags packed with relevant keywords? Do you know about video transcriptions and what they can do for your SEO? Read on as we cover how to optimize on YouTube.
Intermediate Google Analytics & Upcoming Webinars
Last month, our rock star Search Engine Marketing Manager, Caitlin Kaluza, gave a webinar on Intermediate Google Analytics. In case you missed it, we are recapping all the great information in today’s blog post. As an added SEM brain candy bonus, we’ve got all the slides from the webinar below.
SchipulCon 2011: Coming Soon! Don’t Miss Out on the Early Bird Discount
SchipulCon 2011 is well on its way, taking place October 6th – 7th at the Norris Conference Centers at City Centre. This is one tech conference you do not want to miss. Grab your tickets by July 31st for a special $100 early bird discount.
This year’s conference is centered around three main focus areas: create, profit, reach. Our list of presenters continues to grow with inspiring speakers and content. SchipulCon 2011 will also feature fascinating and helpful search engine marketing content from experts in the field. Stay tuned for specific details on SEO speakers and presenter content coming soon.
Google Announces Places Changes
Google announced Thursday that Google Places pages have undergone a few very important changes. You’ll notice that third party reviews are now gone from Places pages. These changes come as a result of other consumer ratings websites like Yelp, Citysearch, and TripAdvisor claiming that Google was using their content without permission.
Places pages will still link to these third party sites for a more well rounded search experience but only after showing Google user reviews. Google will no longer integrate the actual reviews from any other consumer rating websites into the page or the Place rating system.
HOWTO: Install Google +1 Share Button on your Website (Video)
With the roll out of the new Google +1 share button, chances are you will want to add this snazzy button to help optimize your website or blog. Installing the Google +1 share button is very simple.
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