Google has officially lifted a manual penalty it leveled against one of the largest online retailers Overstock.com. The company was initially penalized in late February for a link building scheme that awarded discounts in exchange for links on .edu web sites.
A new study shows that ranking first for a keyword nets an average of 36.4 percent of organic clicks but ranking second nets just 12.5 percent, emphasizing the importance of a number one ranking. Before we examine the data closer, … Continued
Google had been criticized for its lack of communication on penalties, especially with webmasters who submitted reconsideration requests but did not have manual penalties. Previously if a webmaster submitted a complaint but their site did not have a manual penalty, … Continued
About a month and half ago we wrote that sites are never finished, and just one month later, we rolled out a complete redesign of our site. The new look was built on the idea of shifting the focus of … Continued
MDPV is a chemical that has recently been outlawed in three states as a controlled substance. Is Google breaking the law by serving MDPV ads in those states?
Copyright violation has always been a major problem on YouTube, but it appears that Google is ready to step up to the plate and strengthen their enforcement of copyright policies.
Microsoft officially launched the Bing Business Portal which is their version of Google Places with some added features for business owners.
In late February, Google rolled out the Panda update targeting low quality content. Now, a month and a half later, they have implemented the algorithm change throughout all English language Google domains (.co.uk,.com.au, etc…) with additional changes in how they … Continued
It’s no secret that copied content plagues the web. In a video posted earlier this week, Matt Cutts discusses some of the difficulties in crediting content to the original author and ways that webmasters can protect the value of their … Continued
The most common methodology for user experience optimization is simplifying the conversion process to make it as easy as possible for someone to interact with your site. This often involves shortening steps, simplifying pages and cleaning up clunky designs. However, … Continued
Here are questions we received for our monthly marketing Q&A session. This month we received a lot of questions about Google penalties, creating good content, SEO and other relevant topics. If you have any questions you would like for us … Continued
One common question among Google Analytics users is why the program shows 0 visits for some keywords. After all if it recorded that someone reached the site through search and recorded the keyword they used, then why doesn’t that count … Continued
Google announced the introduction of a new +1 feature that has functionality similar to Facebook’s popular Like button and is now available to the public albeit on an opt-in basis. The button had been rumored since December and its formal … Continued
A recent study by Performix shed new light on the way consumers interact with mobile search on their smartphones. Many people would expect most mobile searches to take place away from the home, but study findings showed the opposite was … Continued
Yesterday the web was buzzing over a screenshot showing a second search box in Facebook’s top navigation.
Web design and development is a constantly growing industry with ongoing innovation, evolution, and customization and this progression is evident in HTML5.
Eventbrite recently released data from a six month study of ticket sales showing the average value of a Facebook Like vs an individual tweet and interesting data about users who share pre-purchase vs post purchase for an event.
This week has seen a flurry of legal rulings and FTC settlements that highlight a variety of important online issues: Federal Court Rules Marketing Company is Financially Responsible for the Sale of Counterfeit Products A federal judge in South Carolina … Continued