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Google Search Box Missing

I just saw this problem when visiting Google.com using IE10 on Windows 8: Notice the missing search box. You can’t see it in this screen grab, but the cursor is blinking and the form input is actually there. Typing a phrase in a clicking “Google Search” gives the proper results. You just can’t see what…

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SEO Ranking Factors – Are You Focusing on the Right Tasks?

The internet marketing company, Moz, posted a video on their “whiteboard friday” feature, presenting some opinion data collected from SEO industry experts.  They asked the experts which search engine ranking factors were most important. The results below are not only useful as list of activities you should be engaged in when promoting a website, but…

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Cool Link Building Tool: Link Intersect in Excel

Here’s a cool new tool I found on Moz: Competitive Link Analysis: Link Intersect in Excel  It allows you to see which backlinks your competitors have, but you don’t. It can be a useful short cut if you are dealing with a ton of linking domains. Check it out: Excerpt Template and Instructions As I…

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Google Penguin 2.0 Algorithm Update

The SEO community has been buzzing for a couple of weeks regarding an anticipated Google Penguin algorithm update. This update was reportedly going to be bigger, and deeper than the previous Penguin update. Matt Cutts announced that the update was complete on Wed May 22. So was it bigger and deeper? It depends what that…

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Google Giving Huge Boost to Yelp in Search

Last week I met with a client who runs a non-profit organization that feeds the needy here in the Bay Area. The client mentioned in passing that she was approached by Yelp to “help” her advertise for a significant monthly payment. In researching the “money” keyword for this organization I noticed that Yelp completely owned…