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Is Your Website Secure? Don’t Get Punished by Google.

Published On: Sep 27, 2017 4:14 pm

Google Chrome will add “NOT SECURE” notifications in October 2017 to websites that are not HTTPS. Earlier in 2017, Google announced that in an effort to make the web a safer and secure place, they would be implementing some changes which will reward websites that implement SSL certificates (Secure Socket Layer Certification) and serve their… read more

Google’s Tag Assistant Helps to Verify Analytics and Measurement Setup

Published On: Mar 19, 2013 8:29 pm

Google announced a new Tag Assistant Chrome Extension last month and we had a chance to install and test it out recently. The new extension will help to verify that you have setup your tracking properly on your website and other online properties. According to the Google Analytics blog, ” A new Chrome Extension created… read more

Small Business Guide to Google Analytics

Published On: Jan 30, 2013 7:05 pm

Here is a fantastic guide to setting to understanding Google Analytics for small businesses. If you are not using Google Analytics on your website or even worse, do not know what Google Analytics is, then this guide may be a little advanced for you and you should definitely contact us to setup a Google Analytics… read more

Google Page Layout update – Content is Still King

Published On: Jan 28, 2012 10:55 am

Google has been testing some algorithm updates recently and last week has decided to put them into effect. The Google Page Layout Update, as it is now known, takes into account the content that is “above the fold” on a webpage and will reduce the quality and authority of pages that do not provide quality… read more

Does Google Consider SEO to be Spam?

Published On: Nov 6, 2011 4:18 pm

Well, check out the video below and see for yourself…. I guess the short answer is, as long as you follow Google’s guidelines than SEO is not considered spam. It is going to be up to each individual website and their SEO team to determine the right blend of onsite optimization, content creation and link… read more

Real Time Data Coming to Google Analytics

Published On: Oct 2, 2011 10:50 am

Google announced the availability of real time data tracking through Google Analytics last week. Google Analytics Real-Time provides a set of reports that show what’s happening on your website as it happens. According to the Google Analytics blog, the new Real-Time reports can be used for some of the following analysis: Measure social media impact:… read more

Google Analytics Benchmarking Newsletter: Windows Still Dominates

Published On: Jul 10, 2011 12:09 am

Google Analytics (our favorite website stats program) has a cool feature that you can opt-in to for sharing data. Google Analytics (or GA as we like to so frequently use acronyms) anonymously captures stats from your website and runs analysis to get an overall feel (or pulse) for the web. The folks at Google do… read more

1 UP – Not Just For Mario Anymore – Google Likes With +1

Published On: Mar 31, 2011 3:30 pm

Google is getting into the social game again. Why should Mario (and Facebook) have all the fun. Hopefully the big G will play it right this time it won’t be a sleeper like Google Buzz. Google’s social strategy seems to be looking much more like Facebook’s social strategy. Facebook launched its Open Graph and social… read more

How much web traffic can you get when Google zaps you?

Published On: Mar 1, 2011 10:59 pm

What happens when your website gets caught up in a new Google algorithm update and all of the sudden your coveted top Search Engine Ranking Positions (SERP’s) disappear? Apparently you complain as loud as you can to any and all media sources. (since complaining to Google apparently falls on deaf ears) And then you build… read more

AdWords not working…. Even for Google.

Published On: Jan 26, 2011 6:22 pm

If Adwords has not worked for you, don’t fret, you are not alone. Apparently not even Google can promote enough business through Adwords to salvage certain projects. Google announced today that they will no longer be supporting real estate listings on their Google maps. Google states the reasons for this are: In part due to… read more

Google uses social signals and links in ranking algorithm

Published On: Dec 21, 2010 2:26 pm

It is official, Google has confirmed what was suspected for sometime now; Links from social networks like Facebook and Twitter do act as one of the many signals used in ranking pages within their search engine. A recent video over at Google Webmaster Central Channel shows Matt Cutts from Google explaining the reason for using… read more

Google Making Changes to AdWords Agency Support

Published On: Nov 27, 2010 9:19 pm

Google AdWords sent out emails to select agency customers explaining that a change will be happening to their AdWords service and support. The email detailed an “Enhanced Agency Service Model” which will be happening, effective January 1, 2010. Google will restructuring their AdWords support for agencies. Some agencies will be losing their dedicated representatives. And… read more