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Cutts Explains about the 410 and 404 Header Statuses

When Google crawl a website and encounters the status codes 404 and 410, what do they do and is there any difference? A webmaster asked Matt Cutts for clarification regarding this and Cutts, of course, replied in another Google Webmaster video. The question posted was; Before answering the question right...

Posted by: Richard Eaves

Posted in: Search Engine News

Date Added: Apr 16, 2014

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Clarifications About Google Secure Paid Search Queries

Amidst the slight panic caused by Google’s further assault on keyword referer data  from logged in secure searches, it may not be as bad as it first sounded. Some things probably need clarifying. Marketers will still be able to get important keyword data, just not from Google Analytics. Furthermore, the...

Posted by: Richard Eaves

Posted in: Search Engine News

Date Added: Apr 14, 2014


Suspicions Confirmed About Paid Search Data

The prediction that Google may stop passing referrer data for paid ads has finally been confirmed. Advertisers will now start getting “not provided” in their Google Analytics with regards to keyword data, similar to what’s been happening to organic search since October 2011. Image is in the Public Domain Google...

Posted by: Richard Eaves

Posted in: Search Engine News

Date Added: Apr 11, 2014


Major Websites Scramble to Protect Themselves against Heartbleed Bug

On Monday 7th April 2014, a new major security threat to the entire online community was revealed. The bug, popularly known as Heartbleed, is said to have been running undetected since December 2011....

Posted by: Richard Eaves

Posted in: Search Engine News

Date Added: Apr 11, 2014

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Twitter Reveals the Upcoming Launch of New Design for Profile Pages

Twitter recently announced via their blog that they will soon be launching a revamped look of their profile pages. The new and improved design is meant to make it “easier” and “more enjoyable for users to express themselves. It allows users to set up a larger profile photo, customise the...

Posted by: Jonny Lis

Posted in: Search Engine News

Date Added: Apr 9, 2014

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Smart Traffic’s SEO Trends for 2012

Smart Traffic’s SEO Trends for 2012

As 2011 draws to a close, we can reflect on the changes in SEO and Google over the year. 2011 may have been the year of the Panda with Algorithm updates shaking up the SERPs and scaring webmasters into action, but this wasn’t the only advancement which gave search engine marketers something to think about when approaching strategies for 2012.

Mobile SEO
We all know mobile search is up – and its set to increase even further in the new year. What makes the difference now if whether your site is ready to actively target this market. Mobile SERPs are a lot more tailor-made, so you need to ensure that Google sees your services as the most suitable and easily associable both technologically and physically.

Smart Content
Now more than ever websites need accurate and informative information to get ahead of their competitors. In light of the Google freshness update this should include a blog or news section that adds valuable disccusion to your industry. And, as always, a properly optimised Content Development Section is essential for all traffic targeting pages.

Full Social Media Intergration

Its hard to believe years after social media went from a buzzword to a fully fledged sector of the marketing industry that some business are still without without proper Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter profiles. For 2012 we can expect Google+ to play a more prominent role in SERPs in some capacity, so a business profile should be first on your check list for 2012. The introduction of the author markup on page and in results is an indicator that more and more building an identity for your company will be a part of SEO.

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Emma Tomlinson is the Head of Retail, overseeing SEO strategies for Smart Traffic's 300+ campaigns View all posts by Emma Seo Blog

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