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SEO keywords research

SEO Basics: What is keyword research?

If you have a business nowadays, your website might just have become your lifeline. There’s no time to waste: Let’s get started with SEO and improve your rankings in Google. Keyword research is an essential first step. Here, you’ll find out what it is and...

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WordPress Saves Creative Commons Search Engine From Shutting Down

Creative Commons, also known as CC Search, is bringing its repository of 500 million free-to-use images to WordPress. Creative Commons Search is joining WordPress.org, which will help keep the search engine of free-to-use images running for the foreseeable future. Matt Mullenweg, CEO of WordPress parent company Automattic, says he...

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Why Site Speed Matters

We live in a fast moving world where people want (and expect) to have everything at their fingertips; less time to spare and even less patience to wait. Time matters. Speed matters, especially when it comes to web pages.

In fact, Akamai – a leading content delivery network (CDN) services provider – asked 1,048 online shoppers how long they expected a web page to take to load…nearly half (47%) said 2 seconds or less!

A total of 40% said they would completely abandon a web page if it took more than three seconds to load, which is quite concerning when competition for online business is so high.

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‘Don’t freak out’ says Google, as SEO set for massive shake-up

mobile first ranking GoogleSEO could be about to be turned on its head & those who have invested heavily into their Google ranking are not happy…

Google are in the experimental stages of creating a new mobile-first index which will rank its search listings based on the mobile version of content, rather than the current desktop version…but ‘don’t freak out’ says Google’s Gary Illyes, there is still time to ensure that you are ready for the switch when it happens some time this year.

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Half of Adults Cannot Identify Ads in Google Search

 

google-adsNearly 50% of adults cannot spot the paid adverts when looking at Google’s search results, according to a report by Ofcom.

The ‘Adults’ media use and attitudes report’, surveyed 1,328 adults who use search engines and presented them with the following picture of a search engine results page (SERP). They were then given three options as to what they thought the first three results on the SERP were.

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A21 Update: Mobile-friendliness Google Ranking D-Day

Barry Schwartz writing for seoroundtable.com today quotes Google's Zineb Ait Bahajji, a Webmaster Trends Analyst, revealing that Google's Mobile Friendly algorithm will have a bigger effect than that of Panda or Penguin. Barry writes that although this mobile-friendly algorithm only impacts mobile search, this "can be...

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Google To Penalise Doorway Pages

Google SERPS - Voodoo Internet MarketingGoogle will take algorithmic action on more doorway pages in the near future. The new algorithm adjustment will impact these pages trying to increase their search footprint, searchengineland.com reveals today. In a release via the Official Google Webmaster Central Blog today, Google’s Brian White writes that they “have a long-standing view that doorway pages that created solely for search engines can harm the quality of the user’s search experience.”

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