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Should you freak out about Google’s Mobilegeddon?

Today, you might be hearing about Google’s supposed Mobilegeddon in which Google’s organic search algorithm is going to start favoring mobile-friendly websites over sites that are not mobile-friendly but — and this is very important — only for searches conducted … Continue reading

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ShareThis + Google Analytics = Bad for SEO?

The issue of duplicate content (i.e. multiple URLs for what’s really a single page of your website) have been well documented across the web for a few years now. Sebastian’s Pamphlets has a nice write-up of the issue here. I … Continue reading

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Two thoughts on JC Penney’s return to Google’s Index

JCPenney.com has returned to the Google search index with about the same rankings as it had before. (Some nice details from Search Engine Land here.) My takeaways from this: 1. Google manually returned JCPenney.com to its previous rankings, once again … Continue reading

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Major Google Update – Local results now mixed with organic

Google has released a huge change to how search results are displayed for searches that include a local qualifier (e.g., “pizza columbus ohio”). No longer will you see a map above the organic search results – Now,  Google is integrating … Continue reading

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Is Bing’s search share up or down? Depends who you ask

So, is Bing’s market share increasing or decreasing? According to Nielsen, Bing’s market share increased in April at the expense of Google. Hitwise, on the other hand, is reporting that Bing’s market share (and Yahoo’s also) declined. I’ve got the … Continue reading

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Bing Searches up 70% – when data is misleading

comScore just released their latest report on the search engine market. Some sources around the web have been touting a 70% increase in searchs conducted on Bing (i.e., Microsoft) from December 2008 to December 2009. That’s a large increase but … Continue reading

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Don’t let Google become a single point of failure for your web traffic

I’ve looked at the analytics data for than 100 websites in the past two years. Google is usually the single largest source of traffic for a website, particularly if there’s been an emphasis on SEO. I’ve got a simple new … Continue reading

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Columbus Dispatch misunderstands Google Zeitgeist

In the December 28, 2009 Columbus Dispatch appears an article titled What does Columbus seek? that lists the most popular searches on Google during 2009 for Columbus-area residents. To quote the article: The Zeitgeist looked at 31 cities and came … Continue reading

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