Hard Numbers for Public Posting Activity on Google Plus

Hard Numbers on Google Plus Public Posting

The debate on the activity level on Google+ has raged for years. How many users are really active on it? Is the place a ghost town? Why hasn't Google shut it down already? Well, I decided to put it to the test, so I did a hardcore analysis of 516,246 randomly selected Google+ profiles, and this post has the scoop for you. Sit down … [Read more...]

2 Reasons Why the Mobile Friendly Label Might Not Show in the SERPs

Mobile Friendly Test Outputs

If you are at all following the search industry news you have heard about the big Google mobile update coming on April 21 of this year, one that Google has said will have a larger impact on the search results than Panda or Penguin. One of the key recommendations that comes out of this is that you should test your pages in Google's … [Read more...]

Why Google Answer Boxes Might Be Good for Your Site – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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For an increasing number of search queries, Google is giving an answer right at the top of search results. Some people call them Knowledge Boxes, some Rich Answers, and others know them as Direct Answers. On today’s episode of Here’s Why with Mark and Eric, Mark Traphagen will explain why even though Google answering questions … [Read more...]

Why Brian Clark Doesn’t Care About Personal Branding

Brian Clark on Personal Branding

There are few personal brands in the digital marketing world more powerful than that of Brian Clark.For that reason, the old cliche "needs no introduction" should apply. But just in case you've been hidden under an equally-cliched rock, Brian Clark is the founder and CEO of Copyblogger, arguably the best-known and most successful … [Read more...]

The Power of Brand Collaboration in Content Marketing

The Power of Brand Collaboration in Content Marketing

At ClickZ Live New York, Playboy's Robin Zucker spoke about "Getting Real With Native: Making Branded Content Programs Work." Her session focused on how to create high-quality branded authentic content that serves the need of promoting a brand — without having any advertising or promotional component to it at all. Robin is Senior … [Read more...]

Why are NoIndex Tags Not Always the Best Quick Fix? – Here’s Why with Mark & Eric

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When implemented tactically and properly, NoIndex tags can be a great boost for your site. But using them with a broad stroke on a massive scale can can create more problems than it solves. On today's episode of Here's Why, Mark and Eric explain why you must be disciplined with your NoIndex implementation. Links Mentioned: SEO … [Read more...]

Does Google Sniff Your Gmail to Discover URLs?

Does Google Scan Your Gmail for URLs?

So here is the question: Does Google scan Gmails to see URLs shared within them, and then does it use these to discover new content? There are many who adamantly maintain that they do. So the IMEC Labs Test Group decided to put that to the test. In this post, we will report our results on whether or not Google is reading your gmails … [Read more...]