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Linking to Google Search Results Page for SEO

on July 27, 2011 | Google Search | Comments (3)
Linking to Google Search Results Page for SEO

A trend I have noticed lately is people linking to a Google Search Engine Results Page (SERP). But why? I have seen many high ranking sites and blogs doing this kind of linking and I am trying to understand why. Does linking to high quality sites improve your own SEO? I am under the proviso […]

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Bing upgrades Webmaster Tools

Bing upgrades Webmaster Tools

Bing has upgraded their Webmaster Tools site with a number of enhancements for site owners to take advantage of. If you are not aware – Bing has their on Webmaster Tool site in which website owners can submit an XML sitemap and check our particular search engines stats for their site index in Bing, and […]

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Google Mobile Search localising with Google Places

Google Mobile Search localising with Google Places

Google has rolled out some updates to its Mobile Search platform in Australia, now taking advantage of localising user content and prominent positioning of Google Places. Australia, USA and many countries now have an updated Google Mobile site with simple navigation for accessing Google Places. Look at the below screenshot on Google.com.au showing my location […]

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Mobile Search Market Share Statistics, April 2011 – Australia

Mobile Search Market Share Statistics, April 2011 - Australia

Today let’s have a look at the Mobile Search Market share amongst the leading Search Engines being used in Australia. The 3 main search engines used in Australia are (obviously): – Google – Bing – Yahoo Here is a graph showing the current market shares: As you can see Google has over 99% of the […]

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Search Engine Market Share Statistics, April 2011 – Australia

Search Engine Market Share Statistics, April 2011 - Australia

We have had a look at the Search Engine Market shares in Australia for April 2011. The main players in the Search space in Australia are: – Google – Bing – Yahoo As I’m sure you already knew! What is interesting though is Google’s penetration into the market still remains far far ahead of any […]

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Google to Introduce +1 button, similar to Facebook Like Button

on March 31, 2011 | Google Search | Comments (0)
Google to Introduce +1 button, similar to Facebook Like Button

Google is introducing a new Social Feature whereby users are able to mark their approval or a website, product or online property with a +1 mark. This feature by Google will be directly integrated into Google’s web search and Adwords. You will need to be logged into your Google Account/ Profile to take advantage of […]

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Yahoo to release Instant Search Feature

Yahoo to release Instant Search Feature

Yahoo is looking to rollout a new Instant Search Feature similar to Google Instant Search – called Yahoo Search Direct. Search Direct will show you the latest trending topics on the internet, and also pre-fill the search form to predict and displaying common search queries. The product is currently in Beta and can be accessed […]

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Google’s Algorithmic Farmer Update Aims to Rank High Quality Unique Sites

Google's Algorithmic Farmer Update Aims to Rank High Quality Unique Sites

Google has recently rolled out the Google Farmer Update, a major improvement on Google’s secret ranking algorithm, aiming to better rank high quality websites on its search results pages and web index. Danny Sullivan of SearchEngineLand (a popular US Search Engine Blog) has named it as Google ‘Farmer’ update so that there will be a […]

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What is Google Social Search and why do I care?

on February 21, 2011 | Google Search | Comments (0)
What is Google Social Search and why do I care?

Google Social SearchThe latest news in the Google-sphere is that yesterday the global search giant announced their social search results will no longer be hidden at the bottom of the results page but will now be integrated with the normal results. But what does this really mean – does it spell a search revolution or is it a tad overrated?

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Attack of the Google bomb

Attack of the Google bomb

There was a time not long ago when a Google search for “Holocaust” revealed top results indicating that it didn’t happen. In 1999, a search using the Google search engine for “more evil than Satan himself” would have led to the Microsoft homepage. Leading up to the Iraq war, an online hunt for “weapons of […]

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