A huge number of people and businesses were hit hard by the Great Recession. Believe it or not, small businesses were the key in helping the United States turn the economy around. Small business accounts for 54% of all US sales, as well as 120 million jobs. That’s a huge part of our economy. Check out American Finance Solutions‘ new Infographic that’s packed with tons of information about America’s thriving small business community. To learn more about small business success and funding, check out the entire Infographic!
Hello my friends, and welcome to another week of SEO news. Much of this past week’s news was dominated by a new animal in the Google kingdom, and by that I mean an algorithm shift, so let’s take a look! Google News: Google Launches “Pigeon” Local Search Algorithm – This is the big news, folks. A few days ago, Google launched a new algorithm specifically aimed at improving local search. According to Google, the update goes deeper into web search capabilities such as synonyms, the Knowledge Graph, and misspellings. These additions, along with improved distance and location ranking parameters, should help give users better local results. So far it’s already cleared up one problem Google was having with Yelp, in which the local search giant complained their results were being ignored in favor of Google’s. We’re still not sure as to how wide the impact of this new algorithm will … Continue reading
Nothing makes your day worse than when your phone dies unexpectedly on you. Check out MyBullFrog.com‘s new Infographic for pro tips on how to make sure it doesn’t happen to you, as well as getting the most out of your cell phone’s battery life. To get more tips for extending your cell phone’s battery life, check out the entire Infographic!
Did you know that 44% North American workers would label themselves as ‘unsatisfied’ in the workplace? Check out BookPal‘s new Infographic that goes over multiple solutions to creating a happier work environment that also encourages improved employee performance. To learn more about how to improve your workplace environment, check out the entire Infographic!
Hello my friends, and happy Wednesday! I hope your rankings are up and your traffic is flowing! In SEO news, it felt like a fairly slow Summer week. This isn’t surprising – especially with Matt Cutts on hiatus – but stuff did happen, so let’s take a look! Google News: Google Slaps Moz’s YouMoz Contributor With Manual Action For Fishy Links – YouMoz, a user-generated SEO blog sponsored by Moz, is supposed to be a safe place for authors to post their content while simultaneously being monitored for unscrupulous practices such as unnatural link building. That plan went awry when one of their writers discovered their website took a hit for a link violation. The author’s content was found to be keyword and link rich, which doesn’t really need to be done anymore. This writer had been getting away with such posts for a while, and because it got past YouMoz reviewers, … Continue reading
Hello my friends, and happy Wednesday! Lots of neat little things have been popping up in the world of SEO news of late, so let’s dive in and take a look, shall we? Google News: Robots.txt Diagnostic Tool Launched In Webmaster Tools – Google announced today that a new robots.txt tool, found in Webmaster Tools, will give clear, concise, and pretty much real-time diagnosis of your site’s robots.txt file. This tool will tell you if it identifies any problems or if there’s any sites that can’t be indexed. Overall, this seems like an awesome idea. Google Asks For Feedback On Right To Be Forgotten Implementation – Google is now soliciting opinions via a new form, hoping to strike a balance between compliance with the new law and the public’s right to know. If you want to see how the effort to be forgotten is going, a new site … Continue reading