Social Media is Now a Ranking Factor on Google

This shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone in the SEO world as social media is all the buzz these days. Matt Cutts of Google confirmed earlier that social data will be used in the search algorithm along with Bing to rank websites. Data such as the number of times something was retweeted, how many followers on Twitter, and liked or linked to within Facebook. BTW: if you like this article, there is a Facebook like button on the top of this article =) (more…)
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Viewing Google Search Results In Other Countries

I posted this article last year for webmasters interested in viewing Google US search results for particular keyword. They might be interested in seeing if their website is ranked on the US site compared to the CAD especially if they offers products in US. The plugin has been updated to support both Firefox and Google Chrome. It also allows you not only to view Google in US and Canada but also UK, Ireland and Australia.
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Google New

Google is known for being secretive on projects they are working on. In the past, people had to rely on word of mouth to find out snippets of information on new ideas and products. If you want to find out what new stuff Google is working on, you can now visit http://www.google.com/newproducts. This site consolidates information that was provided in the different Google blogs into one location. You now can subscribe to one RRS feed instead of many in the past.
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