Living in LA, your life is practically dependent on your car. The price of gas and constant traffic are huge stressors for a southern Californian’s life. Here’s some good news though: there are some pretty amazing machines out on the road that are operating without gasoline and using innovative technology to avoid the pangs of traffic and collisions. IFA Auto‘s new Infographic takes a look at how far American automobiles have come, and even gives a small glimpse into what the future might hold. Driverless cars and the ability to drive across the US for free? Flying cars haven’t happened yet, but I think we’re doing all right. For more cool car stats, be sure to check out IFA Auto’s entire Infographic!
Hello folks, and happy Wednesday! We’ve moved the Smattering to Wednesdays because that better matches when I do the news for our internal teams. Because of this, we have two weeks worth of SEO news for you guys to feast upon! I hope you enjoy it, and thanks for reading! Google News: Google Releases First Top Heavy Algorithm Update In Over A Year – Back in 2012, Google launched the Top Heavy algorithm, which was to punish sites that put too many ads above the fold, as users want to get right to content without scrolling past a bevy of ads. The algorithm was released in January, 2012, with one update following in October of that same year. Recently Google released a new update to the Top Heavy algorithm that, according to their own blog post, should affect about one percent of searches, and warns site owners not … Continue reading
When you go on weekend trips, how much do you pack? Just enough for a carry-on? Or do you add an EFO (emergency fancy outfit), just in case there might be a spontaneous special outing? Packing for the perfect weekend is more challenging than you would initially think. Luckily for us, Peter Millar‘s new Infograhpic takes a look at how to perfectly pack yours! To get more packing tips, be sure to check out the Infographic in its entirety!
As local residents of California, we’ve all heard about the growing trends of zero calorie, sugar free, or light alternatives to our favorite fattening treats. But how many of us really know what it is that we are putting into our body? Zevia‘s new Infographic takes a look at the two most common alternative sweeteners found in the United States: Stevia and Aspartame, and shows how the two differ. One being a natural extraction from chrysanthemums and the other being a chemical compound created by accident, the two sugar substitutes have much less in common than you’d think. So what would you rather put in your body? Be sure to check out Zevia’s Infographic in its entirety before you answer!
Hello folks, happy Monday, and happy February! I hope January was awesome for you all, and may February be even better. It’s been a busy year for SEO so far, and the past week has had some awesome stories, so let’s dive in! Google News: Google And Bing Agree: Previous Successes Don’t Guarantee Success In SEO – In a recent webmaster video, Google’s Matt Cutts deals with what owners of older sites can do to maintain their site and keep their high search rankings. Basically, he says a lot of webmasters are nervous about making changes to a successful site, and eventually sites can look dated, run slowly, or be cumbersome to navigate. All of these are usability problems which can cause users to move to newer, more up-to-date sites that are just as hungry for high rankings. Cutts suggests to take a fresh look at your site and … Continue reading
Hello my friends, and welcome to another Smattering of SEO news to start your week on the right (or at least, informed) foot. There’s some interesting news out of Google, Yahoo, Facebook and Pinterest over the last week, so let’s take a gander, shall we? Google News: Google Doesn’t Consider Social Engagement As An SEO Signal – In a recent webmaster video, Google’s Matt Cutts was asked if Facebook and Twitter signals are part of Google’s algorithm. Citing that the web is imperfect, and that there are issues with privacy and access to data (which both Facebook and Twitter have cut off at times), he said that at present, Google doesn’t use social signals such as Likes and retweets in their SEO algorithm. If, he claims, you see a spike in Facebook Likes correlating with an improvement in the SERPs, those are merely related incidents, rather than connected incidents. … Continue reading