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Why Ranking #1 on Google Could be a Bad Thing

April 3rd, 2014

bad-rankIf you read this heading a second time wondering why being #1 on Google could be a bad thing, you have read it correctly.

Every day, organizations turn to SEO companies to manage the search engine optimization of their website and the first statement they make is, “we want to be number one on Google”.  As an SEO agent or consultant, you obviously want to tell your client no problem and give them the reassurance they will be right up there but your answer should be along the lines of, “for what search term do you want to be number one?” Every time you ask your clients this question, the odds are good that they don’t have the answer or if they do, are they necessarily the right terms to be ranking for?

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Google’s Penguin Update – Pros and Cons

June 20th, 2012

Anyone who depends on organic search for traffic already knows about Google’s Panda and Penguin updates, but what is the impact for them? For years Google would reward newly launched websites with good search engine rankings if the webmaster adhered to a steady protocol of link building. Of course there would be some who would abuse this system, but for the most part folks who built good content rich websites needed a boost in the beginning, and solid backlinking practices were acceptable for years, that’s until Google decided to change the game.

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Google launched its first desktop Chromebox

May 30th, 2012

Google, together with its partner Samsung, launched a new Chromebook and its first desktop Chromebox today. The most important change to the new Samsung Series 5 Chromebook is that it is significantly faster. While earlier versions featured a battery-friendly Intel Atom chip, these first Chromebooks often felt underpowered. This new version features an Intel Core chip, as well as 4GB of RAM, an HD camera, two USB 2.0 ports and a 1280×800 display. Pricing starts at $449 for the WiFi-only version. While this is a nice update, what’s more interesting here is the launch of Google’s first Chromebox ($329), a Mac Mini-like desktop version of the Chromebook that features more ports than the Chromebook, though it is missing an SD card reader. Otherwise, though, its specs are pretty similar to the laptop version. This is the first time Google is officially putting ChromeOS on a desktop machine, something it hopes will make the browser-centric operating system more appealing to business customers.

The new Chromeboxes will come to Best Buy in the U.S. in the coming weeks. In the U.K., they are now available at PC World and Currys stores.

 

Thanks to techcrunch.com

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Google Authorship: An Evolution in Search Engines

May 23rd, 2012

Google Authorship

By now you’ve probably noticed something about Google’s search results that’s different than it used to be – sometimes the author’s face appears next to search entries created by them. This is an effect of Google’s Authorship feature that was released in June of 2011, but it’s effects on the search algorithm are far more profound than just displaying profile pictures – Authorship can change the way web page authority is determined on a fundamental level.

The idea behind Authorship is to associate content creators with the pages that they make, increasing accountability and shifting the focus from where content is posted to who posted it. By evaluating credibility based on the identity of the author, Google is encouraging content creators to build a strong portfolio of published online work specifically credited to their name instead of rewarding the thin and useless ad-riddled sites that we’ve grown used to.

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Google launches Google+ Social Network, Facebook and Twitter got a new rival

June 30th, 2011

Google’s long expected second shot at taking on Facebook in the social networking space has arrived in the form of the Google+ Project. It has some interesting twists on the social networking model but is far from a Facebook-killer.

That Name

The terrible name is a bad start. Google+? Google+! I can’t even question or exclaim about the bad name without it looking bad in writing.

Pronounced “Google Plus,” the product is officially written as Google+ — making placing any punctuation after the name fairly awkward.

Seriously, I’m cursing whoever made the final decision to go with Google+ as a name. Wasn’t the Google +1 sharing service bad enough?

Now we have Google+, which in turn allows you to +1 things that you’ve Google+’d. My head hurts from writing that.

In this article, I’ll generally stick with the Google+ name except where Google Plus is more legible, due to punctuation.

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Brand New look of Google.com, 11th Feb 2011

February 11th, 2011

New look of google.com 2011

The Screenshot you are looking above is the latest brand new look of google.com, as of 11th Feb 2011. I am impressed how google is going with this new design. What they made is a tab style look in the top menu bar. If your still haven’t got it, here is the old google.com design. HERE

Now many people around the world will comment on this new design, some will say its too much like msn.com style. I don’t care, for me its ok as long it does not take too much time to load. I somehow think loading speed of google.com makes it stand for others.

As of now, the design has not been updated on google.co.uk and many other countries default google domain. Till now only in US google.com

So tell me, do you like the new design of google.com?

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