Because we can now reach out to theoretically unlimited people at the same time,…

Because we can now reach out to theoretically unlimited people at the same time, a small good idea with the right execution could changed your life forever. Google has officially announced that HTTPS will be used as a ranking factor for some global queries. This means there will be extra millions, if not billions, to be made per year online.

Question is: Who? The cake is there – are you good/smart/quick enough to grab a piece? 

On a second note – it'd be interesting to calculate the extra power we would consume (and CO2 released!) when there's a major movement towards HTTPS. 

#google #https

HTTPS as a ranking signal

Another round of Google Penguin update kicks in just yesterday (verified news)

If you were hit – piece of advice from someone who have been there – don't panic and rush to any conclusion… yet.

Also, I would avoid reading any SEO- and Penguin-related article and forum threads (except of the official announcement that I just shared below) for the next few days. It's just too much noise right now.

#seo #penguin #googleupdate

Google Releases First Penguin Update In Over A Year
Google has confirmed with us that they have updated the Penguin algorithm over the weekend. Starting late Friday night, savvy SEOs began noticing major cha

Today I Learn: Size of Google Search

– 16% to 20% of queries that get asked every day have never been asked before. 
– Every query has to travel on average 1,500 miles to a data center and back to return the answer to the user. 
– A single Google query uses 1,000 computers in 0.2 seconds to retrieve an answer. 

For the curious ones, more stats and readings here –

#google   #googlesearch  

The importance of Google+ in your SEO campaign

Reshared post from +Mark Traphagen

Power of Google Plus & Personalized Search: Another Example

This weekend my wife and I are staying in the lovely town of Marietta, Pennsylvania. I'm an architecture freak, so I couldn't wait to get out yesterday afternoon and take some photos of the beautifully-preserved 19th century homes here.

Last night I posted those photos on Google+ with the title "Marietta PA Homes." I wasn't intending to do a search test, but it occurred to me today that that would be a valuable keyword for someone doing local real estate here.

I did a search logged out of Google, and of course my post was nowhere to be seen. Too much competition.

But…I then logged in with +Eric Enge's Google account (he allows me access because of work I do for him) and did the same search. Because Eric has me circled on Google+, he got the result below. I'm #2 for him for this highly competitive keyword.

If you were selling real estate in Marietta, wouldn't you want this power? It comes from being active on Google+ and finding ways to entice people in your market to follow you there. Once they've circled you, you can have this kind of influence on their search results when they search while logged in to their accounts.

Do the search! If you have me circled, try searching "marietta pa homes" while logged into Google+ and tell me what you get in the comments below. I'd like to know if you see my post on your first page, at what position (don't count ads or "local pack" map results), and where in the world you're located.

Why your #1 Google rank site will never get clicked.

Why your #1 Google rank site will never get clicked.

Reshared post from +Glenn Gabe

Took my kids to see Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles & searched for an awesome scene when I got home. Google provided the exact scene in Super-Size Video SERP mode. Hard to not click on the first result, right? But that's pretty much what I wanted… :)  #seo    cc: +Pete Meyers 

How to grow without Google Search?

Hey we all knew Google traffics are sweet. But building an online business solely on Google search traffics is not a smart move. 

Google is just way far from consistent – and consistency and reliability are important. 

Too many sites have been unwittingly turned upside down overnight when Google updates its algorithms. Not only do the algorithm changes mean needing to find how to increase your ranking with the new algorithm; it also means that your previously great search listing might now be all but invisible.

All of this considered, there are numerous ways to grow your blog and increase traffic outside of Google’s organic search listings – and if you want to learn how – go check out my first guest post on +Shane Barker – where I shared three of my best tips in growing a blog without Google Search (featuring a few examples including my guest post on +Adam Connell blog). 

P.S. If you like my post, you might also enjoy Luana's latest input at WHSR: 14 Reasons Link Building Belongs To Marketing (Not SEO Nor Google)

#google   #webmarketing   #bloggingtips  

How to Grow Your Blog Outside of Google Organic Search – Shane Barker
Bloggers, and really anyone who runs a website, can appreciate the importance of a great Google organic search ranking… heck, that’s why there is an entire industry devoted to improving search rankings (SEO specialists). However, Google organic search rankings are not the only way that visitors find your website – and the rankings shouldn’t be. …

Link Building Is Pure, Simple, Beautiful Marketing At Its Best

Link building has nothing to do with SEO. Don't believe me? Read this article by our thought leader Luana Spinetti.

#linkbuilding    #marketingonline   #webmarketing  

14 Reasons Link Building Belongs To Marketing (Not SEO Nor Google)
SiteFox – “The more sites that link to you, the more your credibility increases.“ SiteFox – “The more sites that link to you, the more your credibility i | WHSR