Study: Top 5 Search Engines See Search Traffic Drop By As Much As 31% Since December 2013

A newly released report from Shareaholic claims the top five search engines — Google, Bing, Yahoo, Ask.com and AOL — have all experienced a decline in search traffic since December of 2013. Using data from December 2013 through May 2014, Shareaholic evaluated aggregate organic search traffic numbers from more than 300,000 publishers reaching an audience of more(…)

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Google’s Panda Algorithm Forces PR Newswire To Remove Press Release Spam

As you may remember, Google Panda 4.0 had a major negative impact on many press release sites including the largest one, PR Newswire. In response, PR Newswire issued a press release about them cracking down on “spammers” by removing and “taking action” on low quality press releases both before they hit the feeds and going back and removing a lot of(…)

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Video SEO Guide: Optimization Best Practices

It’s no secret that incorporating video into your online marketing strategy is becoming a normal and necessary evil. On the one hand video is great because it typically brings more engagement and interest to your website than traditional articles—it’s easier to understand for readers, it’s more appealing to watch a video, and it gives you more opportunity(…)

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Search Engine Optimization Is Ever-Changing: 2014 SEO Trends You Need to Know

With the recent Panda 4.0 Google algorithm update, SEO is beginning to change in 2014. Changing best practices, keywords and relevancy are just some of the issues businesses now face. It is important to keep up with the latest trends in the space so that your business doesn’t find itself on the wrong side of(…)

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5 SEO trends that have emerged in 2014

It’s critical that every business with an online presence keep up with the latest SEO best practices. Search-engine optimization tactics change over time — some would say every time a Google exec sneezes. So with calendar year 2014 about halfway over, it’s a perfect opportunity to review how SEO has changed this year and to(…)

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Search Engine Traffic Declines While Engagement Remains Steady

Digital marketers rely heavily on organic traffic from search engines to drive users to their Web properties. But a new Shareaholic analysis of search engine data from December 2013 to May 2014 has found a steady decline in the number of visitors coming from search engines over six months. Also, while Google is by far(…)

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The 10 Best Shopping Engines

Each quarter, CPC Strategy releases their Comparison Shopping Report, a compilation of data from more than 4 million clicks and more than $8 million in revenue. The report ranks the industry’s top shopping engines for online merchants based on significant metrics like overall traffic, revenue, conversion rate, cost of sale, average CPC, and merchant response(…)

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Google Drops Profile Photos, Google+ Circle Count From Authorship In Search Results

Google’s John Mueller has announced that Google is making a major change in the search results around authorship. Specifically, Google is dropping the profile photo and circle count from the search listings where authorship is assigned to a web page. Mueller said that the “click-through behavior on this new less-cluttered design is similar to the(…)

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Rather Than Opt-Out Of Google, German News Publishers Demand 11% Cut Of Revenue

German news publishers are picking up where the Belgians left off, a now not-so-proud tradition of suing Google for being included in its listings rather than choosing to opt-out. This time, the publishers want an 11% cut of Google’s revenue related to them being listed. The news comes from Jeff Jarvis, who writes that a group(…)

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