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Google “Venice” Update Gives More Exposure to Local Business

27/03/12

One of the changes announced in February’s Panda 3.3 update began to show its effects last week.

Google Updates its Semantic Search Results

22/03/12

This month saw yet another update from Google, this time effecting how the world’s most popular search engine handles facts, direct answers and related queries in its search results.

Google+ "Search Plus Your World"

17/01/12

Launched on the 10th of January, “Search Plus Your World” has given us plenty to talk about and no doubt will change the way a lot of us do SEO.

How Social Media Now Directly Influences Search

28/07/11

Earlier this year Google announced that they were now taking social media signals into consideration in their ranking algorithm, so now the ‘number of Tweets’ will play a part in how your website is ranked on Google. There is also a correlation between Facebook likes and high rankings although Google doesn’t directly use this data.

Adding a Google+1 button to a Textpattern Website

06/07/11

If you haven’t already heard, Google have recently released their +1 button. The idea is pretty simple and works in a similar way to the ‘like’ button on Facebook. It is a way of letting other Google users know what you think is cool, interesting or helpful.