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Oct 23

Google Analytics Expands to 20 Goals & Allows Goal Position Change

by | October 23rd, 2009 | Posted in Analytics, Tools & Software | Comments Off on Google Analytics Expands to 20 Goals & Allows Goal Position Change

The team at Google Analytics has recently made an announcement stating that “Google Analytics Now More Powerful, Flexible And Intelligent”. This system update has many new features, but the 2 that have been on my web analytics “Wish List” for some time are:   More Goals Per Profile – Now 20! Rearrange & Sort Goal Order […]

Oct 09

Yahoo No Longer Supports the Meta Keywords Tag

by | October 9th, 2009 | Posted in Keyword Research, Search Engines | Comments Off on Yahoo No Longer Supports the Meta Keywords Tag

During the a Search Engine Q&A session at the SMX East conference in New York this week, Yahoo officially announced that they have stopped supporting the meta keywords tag as an ranking factor in their web search algorithm. Yahoo was the last major search engine to openly admit that it was an element of their […]

Sep 28

Google Turns 11 Years Old – Happy Birthday Googlle!

by | September 28th, 2009 | Posted in Search Engines | Comments Off on Google Turns 11 Years Old – Happy Birthday Googlle!

On September 27, 2009, Google turned 11 years old. In honor of this special day, Google.com created a special logo that was only displayed on their site on the Sunday. They even added an extra “l” the their name in the logo – Googlle. Wow, where did the time go? Here are several of the […]

Sep 18

How To Google Search Like a Pirate! (only for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day;-}

by | September 18th, 2009 | Posted in Search Engines, Tools & Software | Comments Off on How To Google Search Like a Pirate! (only for use on International Talk Like a Pirate Day;-}

Ahoy, me Hearties! September 19th is International Talk Like A Pirate Day. In honor of this bloody great day I thought I would let ye landlubbers all in on how ye too can search like the pirates do. An I no just talk’n bout the 7 seas mind ye! To find the Pirate Search ya’ll […]

Jul 15

7 Preferred Link Building Alternatives to “Link exchanges: The poor man’s SEO” by CNET

by | July 15th, 2009 | Posted in Link Building, Top 10 Lists | Comments (3)

Yesterday morning I received an email with a link in it to a new cnet article titled “Link exchanges: The poor man’s SEO”. Since link popularity building is an integral part of any search engine optimization campaign, I had to see what this longstanding publication had to say on the subject. I was more than […]

Jul 14

Google AdWords Pay Per Click Seminar for Success in Minneapolis

At WebRanking, we are dedicated to enhancing our own knowledge in the industry we love. So on Thursday and Friday of this week, July 16th & 17th, I will be out of the office attending the Google AdWords™ Seminar for Success in Minneapolis. This is an Advanced Level Training Seminar designed to educate experienced advertisers […]

Jul 03

WebRanking Out of the Office on Friday – Happy 4th of July!

by | July 3rd, 2009 | Posted in WebRanking News | Comments Off on WebRanking Out of the Office on Friday – Happy 4th of July!

Hello Everyone, Just a quick post to let everyone know that we will be out of the office all day on Friday, July 3rd in observation of Independence Day. Things will be back to normal on Monday. Best wishes and hope you have a happy and safe weekend!

Apr 22

Google Changes Keyword Tool, Adds Local Search Volume

by | April 22nd, 2009 | Posted in Keyword Research, Tools & Software | Comments Off on Google Changes Keyword Tool, Adds Local Search Volume

Google recently added a new “Local Search Volume” metric to their Keyword Tool that provides additional keyword search data for the country that you are targeting. This is a great feature for determining keyword versions for geographic targeting of campaigns.

Apr 20

SEO Since 1999

by | April 20th, 2009 | Posted in Search Engine Marketing, WebRanking News | Comments Off on SEO Since 1999

Today I celebrate the completion of my first decade in search. I have been waiting for this day with some trepidation for the past 6 months or so. I am not really sure why or even what this anniversary really means. Does it mean that I am some sort of expert? Well, anything is possible. Or does it mean that I have spent the past decade in an industry that my friends and family can hardly even understand? Hmm, I hope not. In truth, it means I not only have a job that I like, but a career that I love.

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