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What Will the Hummingbird Update Do to Our SEO Efforts?

What Will the Hummingbird Update Do to Our SEO Efforts?It was in the last week of September, Google stunned the SEO world with its surprise package – Hummingbird.

Hummingbird is the new search algorithm that Google is using to give us better results for our queries in the search engine. There have been upgrades like Panda and Penguin, but Hummingbird is not simply an upgrade. This is the biggest change in the algorithm since 2010. It is practically replacement of the Google’s Caffeine Update made in 2010 and combines all other updates for it’s functionality.  It is like replacing an old engine with a new one but having some old parts. [Read more...]

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Google Adds Nutritional Information To Their Search Engine Results

Google Adds Nutritional Information To Their Search Engine ResultsPeople who are health conscious, on special medical diets, or just trying to lose a few pounds will soon have a new weapon in their arsenal thanks to Google, who has unveiled plans to add the nutritional information of more than 1,000 different food types to their search engine results.

According to PCMag’s Angela Moscaritolo, the Mountain View, California-based company will include information about how many calories, how much protein and how much fat are in hundreds of fruits, vegetables, meats and meals.

Furthermore, a Google spokesperson told Samantha Murphy of Mashable that drinks will also be included, and that users could “compare types of avocados or English muffins” if they wanted to.

The information will be presented in a box located above the search results, no there will be no scrolling necessary. The feature will also support voice commands on mobile devices, Murphy noted.

“This new nutritional information builds on our work on the Knowledge Graph, which brings together all kinds of information from across the web that wasn’t easily accessible,” Google Product Manager Ilya Mezheritsky explained in a May 30 blog post. “The graph helps us connect things that are related, even in cases when those foods have a completely different sounding name from what you asked.”

The feature was launched in English shortly after the announcement and should be rolling out over the next week or so, Mezheritsky said. Google is also promising to add additional features and more types of food or drinks in the near future, and also has plans to make the feature available in other languages. [Read more...]

How to optimize your Facebook Page for EdgeRank?

Facebook EdgeRankFinally Facebook explained its “Facebook Algorithm” in detail focusing the discussion on what they termed as “Edgerank”. Unlike the search engine giant Google’s algorithm for ranking search results, Facebook’s Edgerank algorithm breaks every piece of content to an object and every interaction with the said content is an “edge” and hence the term “edgerank”.

Facebook has a secret formula to calculate the reach of your content to its audience. The process may sound complicated at the first instance but if given a second thought it’s actually quite logical. Facebook simply gives more weightage to content with more interaction. For example, the more “LIKES” a post receives, the more people interacting with it and the more private interaction resulting from it has more weightage and probability of displaying on user’s page increases. We might not be realizing the fact that Facebook’s News feed only displays a subset of the posts having higher Edgerank generated by our friends which gave birth to the concept of “News Feed Optimization” and it’s success is determined by Edgerank. It would be overwhelming if the news feed showed all the possible stories from your friends. By optimizing for EdgeRank you will always have the chance to increase the effectiveness of your Facebook posts, yielding better returns in the long run. [Read more...]

How To Use Mobile Marketing Effectively?

Mobile marketing is the buzz of social media now. This is because the number of Smart phone users are increasing in leaps and bounds. Almost 20% people out of over 91% total mobile phone users are now using internet-capable Smart phones. More than 150 billion mobile text messages are being sent every month by these mobile devices and surprisingly these mobile text messages get opened at a rate of 90% within an hour of being sent. That is incredible!

Currently, mobile advertising has become a perfect way of promoting your products/services to your target audience. You know you never go anywhere without your phone and neither do your customers. No matter if your customer is watching TV, jogging or busy in a party, mobile marketing instantly connect with your customers through a single message. Send a message and it will arrive within a moment. [Read more...]

Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

Facebook Marketing Tips for Small Business Owners

Currently Facebook has emerged as a popular model for online promotion and advertisement. Facebook is being used by most of the business owners to promote their products, services and offerings.

Marketing your business through Facebook adds a great value and gives you an advantage over your competitors who are still not using Facebook for their promotion. Facebook is growing as a popular marketing platform in the internet marketing industry and with over half a billion user worldwide, you can’t ignore Facebook while promoting your business online.  Your first step should be creating a Facebook business page if you are interested to use Facebook as a marketing tool. [Read more...]

Protecting and Repairing Your Online Reputation

protecting and repairing your online reputation

Online Reputation Management is a technique to monitor the reputation of an individual or brand over the web with the aim to ensure a positive image in the global market. There are basically two aspects of online reputation management – protecting your reputation and repairing your reputation from the damage caused by the negative comment. A negative review or misleading information in complaints board, customer review websites, forums, blogs, articles or in social media sites can hugely affect your online reputation. [Read more...]

How to Survive from Google Panda and Penguin Updates?

How to Survive from Google Panda and Penguin Updates?

SEO professionals are always on the look out for the recent updates from Google and it’s constant changes in search algorithm. Being a part of SEO industry, it is really important to understand the Google Panda and Penguin update. Both the updates are related to Google Search Engine Ranking Algorithm which rolled out on 24th february 2012 and 24th April 2012 respectively. Google Panda and Penguin updates are aimed to provide better search result to the users by increasing the quality of sites ranking higher in Google.

Google Panda update is designed to filter out the low quality spam websites from their search result which provides no intrinsic value to the user, duplicate content from other websites violating Google’s existing quality guidelines. Google Panda updae targeing the webspam will decrease ranking for lower quality sites and provide better ranking for the high quality sites who focusses on their websites’ content, potential and overall online presence.

Google Penguin update on the contrary targets over-optimization of the websites, a term coined by Google’s distinguished engineer Matt Cutts. It is mainly related to offsite SEO. The black hat techniques like keyword stuffing – the deliberate overuse of keywords to rank higher in search engine ranking, cloaking – presenting 2 different versions of web page content for search engines crawlers and visitors and irrelevant link building to and from external sites. [Read more...]

Top 10 Tips to Boost Your Forum Marketing Strategy

Top 10 Tips to Boost Your Forum Marketing Strategy

Online forums are one of the best ways to promote your content in an ethical manner. People have been using online forums since the earliest days of the Internet to drive targeted traffic to their website.

Following are the tips that you should keep in mind while using forum as a media for promoting your online business:

    • Choosing the appropriate forum to participate in the discussion thread makes a huge difference. Join the best forum of your niche if you are having multiple relevant forums.

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