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The Wall Street Journal recently published a report revealing Google’s plan on launching their newest small-business service as early as July.  The search giant, who has recently launched Google+ Local to encourage local businesses to create their own pages in the social network, is now gearing for the launching of the newest business service specifically aimed at the market they’ve been targeting for quite a long time. According to WSJ, the new service that will…

Google recently launched Google+ Local, the newest feature added in the Google+ page that is expected to attract more local business owners.  Click screenshot below to see how a business page looks like on Google+ Local. Though Google has not totally shut down Google Places yet, lots of reports and blog posts all over the web already announced what the search giant is currently doing.  A blog post by Greg Sterling from Search Engine Land…

Of all the search engines in the whole world wide web, Google is the most popular when it comes to introducing new search algorithm updates.  After the wrath of their mighty Panda updates, here comes another protagonist from the animal kingdom that is now causing tension and new buzz in the online marketing industry – the Penguin. The Google Penguin Update A lot of people find Google’s naming style for their updates cool.  Some, on…

Google has hit the headlines many times in the past year or so for aggressive updates to its search algorithms. As a result, the world of SEO and Internet Marketing has never been in such an uproar. A quick online search reveals that a number of fairly high profile sites were affected by the changes in algorithm, taking what is widely considered to be a fairly major hit in search engine visibility. The Google…

How Much Relevance Social Signals Contribute to Web Search Ranking? The incorporation of social signals (in ranking algorithms) to help search engines better understand traffic behavior is not something new to us.  Search giants like Google and Bing have already revealed to the public that they use social signals from famous social networking websites like Facebook and Twitter to determine the relevance of a certain webpage. Though no one except Google (for Google Search) really…