In continuation with constant evolution, Google+ has come up with new notification controls. These controls let you select who can notify you on Google+ and who cannot.
What Are The New Notification Controls?
Google+ announced these changes in a blog post that the “Who can notify you” feature is being brought out as it was much in demand from the users. The post revealed that many Google+ users were expecting privacy controls on these lines. The privacy option provided by the Circles, where you could choose who you shared with whose content you wanted to see was fast becoming a limited choice for the users. They wanted to control who they heard from as in who could send them notifications.
With, autumn setting in, the festive fervor catches up and spreads among people all over the country. As an e-commerce site owner, the festive season is a chance to double your sales and maximize your profits as the internet traffic shoots up by more than 40% over the festive period. This means you need to get a plan ready to divert some of the increased traffic to your site, and set the cash registers ringing (not literally!).
Audits are really necessary when it comes to measuring and analyzing SEO activities. You need to know what is working for your site and what's not, so that you can focus on the “what's not” part. Audits become necessary for SEOs as they need something substantial to prove that they have been doing well and that too in the right direction.
Now, comes the next challenge. How to decide that what will be audited. Making that perfect audit checklist is not an easy task. Why? Well mainly because of these essential factors-
- Each site is unique
- Every business/company runs a site with varied goals
- Even every competition is different and unique
- SEO factors also have different impacts on the rankings.
Add to all this the ever changing nature of search engine algorithms, and you have the huge task of preparing a checklist. For those struggling to find time to do SEO audits, InMotion Hosting has posted a quick 20 minute SEO checklist.
In a recent interview by Eric Enge, Bing's Sr. Product Manager, Duane Forrester highlighted important pointers on how your website and pages can rank high in Bing's search results “in my view the priorities for websites are content, social media and link building, in that order.”
Whilst there were many great recommendations made in the interview, the key points noted are:
The search engines are waging a never ending battle against black hat SEO techniques. They tweak their algorithms, and bring in huge changes like the Panda, to clean up black hat results from search. If you or your SEO firm have been practicing black hat SEO, then beware, or the engines' wrath may fall upon you.
Bing's Duane Forrester emphasized that, “Bing likes quality, original content. Skip syndicated content and articles as a way forward.” on a Webmaster World.com forum.
In a discussion seeking for directions on driving more traffic to websites via Bing, Duane provided a starters guide about vital information to help SEO's create Bing friendly sites.
You are doing everything by the book, but still there is always chance of an error. So just pause. Think for a while. You might be making some mistakes, that can prove to be death traps for your site. Listed below are the Top 5 SEO Mistakes, that many commit unknowingly.
Last month, we discussed about some of the ways to find out whether your site has been penalized by Google or not. According to Search Engine Journal, Google is planning to apply few filters to those websites that fail to follow their Terms Of Services.
As promised in the previous post an Insight into Microsoft adCenter here is the second follow up. Here we give you a deeper look into adCenter ad campaigns with tips to exploit it and get the maximum out of it.
Budgeting is very essential
A PPC has to be well planned. Moreover, budgeting with adCenter has become easier than before with campaign budget setting, "Divide across the month,".
Over the past one year of its launch Microsoft adCenter has grown a lot. Won't say that it matches up with Google's adWords and Yahoo's ad serving system but still it is doing a remarkable job.
A brief history, Microsoft adCenter was launched in March 2006 in US. It became live in UK in August and in February this year in Canada.