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Google Analytics announced a new report that is rolling out to Google Analytics users who opt in to "share anonymously with Google and others" setting named the Benchmarking Report. Benchmarking allows you to compare your data with aggregated industry data from other companies who share their data. This provides valuable context, helping you to set meaningful targets, gain insight into trends occurring across your industry, and find out how you are doing compared to your competition.
Google Analytics Benchmarking Report
Friday afternoon, Google launched a major algorithm update coined as being "minor" that targeted low quality exact match domains - the EMD update. That being said, to make things even more confusing, @GregrySmith was able to get Google's Matt Cutts to confirm that the EMD update was not the only update happening at that time. Matt confirmed on Twitter that at least one other update was released around the same time.
Google: Your Site Is Impacted By Many Algorithms
The Confusion Over Google’s Algorithm Updates & Refreshes Did Google update Penguin or Panda algorithms? Your site is impacted by many algorithms says Google.
The Confusion Over Google's Algorithm Updates & Refreshes
How Do You Write When You Aren’t A Writer?
How Social Media Automation Can Save You Time and Money
Save Time and Money With Social Media Automation | SEJ
Visual Attention: How to Captivate Your Visitors' Attention
The YouTube keyword tool has been shuttered for good. The company announced it would sunset on September 1st in favor of the Display Planner’s AdWords for video keyword suggestions. Users must have an AdWords account to access the Display Planner.
How to pin successfully: Upload at least some own images, make sure the file name of your image contains your targeted key phrase, pin from a variety of different sources, link your pictures, use the 500 characters description, pin according to your taste, don't forget that pinterest is social, create a variety of different boards, add the follow and pin it button to your website, express yourself
I know, the boy who cried wolf, but my job here is to bring to you what the SEO community is buzzing about and they are buzzing about a possible Google Penguin update, or at least Google testing things that may imply Google is pushing out a Penguin update. Didn't I expect Penguin to be launched...
Getting Chilly... Google Penguin 3.0 Vibrations
Are Hashtags Dead? Do Tweets with Images Get More Followers? Twitter Growth Factors (and Some Excel Tips)
Twitter Opens Up Its Analytics Dashboard To All Users
Pinterest Introduces A New Analytics Platform For Business Users
Bing, Following Google, Will Test Close Variants in Exact Match. During its test, Bing says exact match will include "minor grammatical variations," such as plurals, abbreviations, acronyms, spacing, and misspellings.
Bing, Following Google, Will Test Close Variants in Exact Match
How Bing's search algorithms detect, filter and combat spam to improve their search quality.
Bing On Search Spam Detection Techniques & Filtering
How I Deal With SEO Outsourcing Calls. If you are anything like me, you get several sales pitches a day, including one or two requests from companies to outsource your SEO or web development to them. My company on average gets three phone calls a day with SEO and web development outsourcing requests...