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PUBLIC MARKS from bhartzer with tags tech & google

May 2011

Duplicate Content: Google Not Following Own Best Practices

Google is not following their own webmaster guidelines on their own web site. We all have issues with our web sites at one time or another. When we optimize our web sites we try to make sure that we follow the industry’s best practices. But that doesn’t always happen, even if you are Google. I have uncovered a few instances where Google is not foll

Google Places Listings in Search Results

If you search at Google for a keyword phrase that includes a city name, most likely Google will show Google Places listings as part of the Google search results. But optimizing for this has become increasingly difficult, since what Google shows and when they show it is so inconsistent. Here is how Google Places is different than the Google web resu

March 2011

Google Search Quality Still Lacking After Google Farmer Upda

As you are probably aware, Google has been in the media spotlight lately about the Google search quality. I took a look at a recent topical search result and compares the Google search results with the Bing search results. Google s search results are filled with a duplicated PR Newswire press release. Bing, on the other hand, shows unique content w

December 2010

Problems with Google Places Uncovered

Google’s recent search update where they have pulled places listings into the organic results is generating some errors in accuracy. Rob over at Standing Dog has uncovered some pretty interesting issues regarding Google Places and their integrated search results. Read the Google Places blog post to earn exactly what the problems that have been unco

September 2010

Google’s Updated Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide SEO Tips

Now, we have a new version of the Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Guide. As my buddy Barry factors out, one of many better takeaways from this new model will be the up to date Googlebot. The best a part of the Google Search Engine Optimization Starter Manual is really the 3 main takeaways from this Seo Manual. Lots of the info on this

June 2010

Setting the Record Straight Over Google Matt Cutts Impostor

I would like to set the record straight over some recent events that have caused quite a stir on the social sphere. There was never any Matt Cutts’s imposter Facebook Page, it was a Facebook FAN Page about Matt Cutts, BIG difference.

SEO Tip: How to Remove a Page from Google

This search engine optimization tip has to do with removing a page or a specific URL from the Google search engine. Their interface has changed recently, so you may want to read about how to remove a web page from Google using Google Webmaster Tools.

Google Quietly Removes Date from Google Link Data

Google has quietly made a change recently in Google Webmaster Tools. They have removed the date that is reported when they report the links to your website.

May 2010

Local Search Engine Marketing Event Being Held in Dallas

Google cautiously states that twenty percent of all searches have a local intent. And Google goes on to say that they only display a map in about eight percent of the search results. The monthly DFWSEM Meeting about Local Search, is being held on Wednesday, May 19th at 6:30 pm at the Renaissance Hotel in Richardson, Texas.

April 2010

Search Engine Optimization: Google Showing Top Links

An interesting development today in the Google search results. The latest development is the fact that Google is publicly showing top links for certain keyword phrases.

March 2010

Google Issues Search Engine Optimization Report Card

Google has issued what they are calling an SEO Report Card, an effort to provide Google’s product teams with ideas on how they can improve their products’ pages using simple and accepted optimizations.

February 2010

Google Executives Convicted in Italy

An Italian court has convicted three Google executives in a trial over a video showing an autistic teenager being bullied.

Class Action Suit Filed Against Google, and Google Buzz

Law firms in San Francisco and Washington, D.C., Wednesday filed a class-action complaint in San Jose, Calif., federal court against Google, and its Buzz technology, on behalf of Eva Hibnick, a 24-year-old Harvard Law School student.

Forcing Google to Show Real-Time Web for Your Keyword

Here is how to literally force Google to display the real-time web, the Latest results for..., for a certain keyword or keyword phrase.

HOW TO: Force Google to Display Real-Time Web for Any Keyword

Here is how to literally force Google to display the real-time web, the Latest results for..., for a certain keyword or keyword phrase.