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NetApplications says Google Chrome now as around 4.4% marketshare

Last December NetApplications reported that Google Chrome had around 4.4% marketshare, according to the data I can see throug the web analytics on my sites this sounds about right, for International sites it is around that figure but for my home country it’s little less, or around 4%

Is the speed of your web page an important ranking factor for Google?

Fast-Loading-WebsiteA few weeks ago, Google announced its new focus on fast loading pages as part of quality involved in the searching experience. This means that Google´s ranking algorithm may take into consideration the speed of a web page.

Since Google’s ranking algorithm isn’t 100% clear, the points below are rather a theory that may improve your website ranking in Google.  Experiment if you can and share your results, here are some easy to make changes: Read more »

Should one get into Google’s real-time results?

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On 7th December of 2009, Google launched real-time search results into search pages but what do these real-time results look like? Google search page results update currently discussed topics from social network sites such as Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, FriendFeed, Jaiku and Identi.ca just as they are happening.

How Google chooses the real-time results or finds out which posted messages are true is yet unknown. However, there are some things one can do. Google analyzes the content from blog posts, tweets etc. to verify the value and the quality of the posted message to place the real-time results and avoid anything that looks like spam. Later on the collected text will be used to update page rankings for every contributing user. Read more »

Happy Holidays from Google – Something a little different.

Google is giving 20.000.000 USD to charities, as the year 2010 will be very hard on charities Google is giving some 20 million USD to various charities. On the list they are sending out (Current list of intended recipients) there are some 30+ charities such as

  • Feeding America
  • Boys and Girls Clubs
  • Smile Train
  • CARE, Mothers Matter
  • World Wildlife Fund, Natural Capital Project
  • Mobile Creches
  • Prajwala
  • HEAL Africa
  • African Institute for Mathematical Sciences
  • Happy holidays!

    Comparing Google Analytics and Yahoo Web Anlytics

    Been looking at a way to compare Google Analytics and Yahoo Web Analytics and was pointed towards a post at Insightr. Little bit like them my company helps clients using various analytics tools and like them we are constantly being asked about the difference between them.

    Nordic eMarketing has been working with Google Analytics for a long time as well as being a pioneer member of the Yahoo Web Analytics Consultant Network (YWACN), we were a part of the first patch selected. Our Analytics clients use a mixture of Google Analytics, Omniture Site Catalyst, WebTrends, Teljari (Local player) and Yahoo Web Analytics, with the majority of new businesses adopting either GA or YWA.

    Here is a great article on this matter, Should you go Google or Yahoo?

    Paid links and their real effect on your Google rankings

    A website’s ranking is based on the analysis of those websites that link back. This link-based analysis is a very good way to measure a website’s value and can help greatly improve the quality of web search. To get a good ranking on Google the quality of links is the most important aspect followed by the quantity.

    There are numerous websites one can buy links from to get them to link to your website. Some webmasters and SEO use this method of buying and or selling links regardless of their quality in order to increase popularity on the Internet. However, search engines do not support paid links. Google even has an official form for webmasters to report paid links. Read more »

    How to get your website above the regular results on Google – without paying for it

    Since last summer, Google has changed its algorithm so that search results now automatically include relevant local results. For many businesses this is an important feature that can increase the amount of visitors to their web site and also the overall awareness of their website without paying for it.

    If your services or products are listed on Google Map, your businesses offers, that are relevant to a special area of searched keyword, will be listed on page one above the first regular result. People will also see the exact address of you businesses and users’ reviews about your products and services. Read more »

    Do search engines trust your website?

    Five years ago, Yahoo engineers wrote about TrustRank, an algorithm used to fight spam in the search results. TrustRank works in such way that it semi-automatically separates trustworthy and good quality pages from spam.

    Spam-pages get higher-than-deserved rankings in a search engine’s results and today any professional SEO optimizers, Google or any other search engine uses Trust Rank or similar techniques against spam. Read more »

    Rock and Roll Google, Caffeine is here

    Google has finally lifted the lid on its search engine update, nicknamed “Caffeine” by those closest to it. The new engine will be replacing old faithful and should be much quicker that “old” Google and start showing real time results. This could bring Bing back in the shade and Twitter becomes a second runner up. These updates should secure Google as the dominant search engine. Read more »

    Google 302 redirect hijacks are still possible

    Yes, sir, here is a scenario: “The top result is now pointing to some proxy redirect page. Our website itself has not been hacked. It is just the Google search results are hijacked! But the damage is done.”

    This has been recently confirmed by Google’s John Muller and according to him the Google team is working hard to deal with the problem but it might still be some time until it’s fully fixed and visible in all Google data-centers. Source: Google Webmaster Help