Google TV—a Google service that combines video, apps, and TV together in a SmartTV format using the Android Operating System— is already upon us, so the question in everyone's mind is whether or not Google is also increasing its focus on video content indexing. With that said, that's a rather loaded question, because it implies (directly or indirectly) that Google hasn't been focusing enough on indexing video content, which is far from the truth.
Google and Video Content Indexing
Google is the type of company that lives and dies by how comprehensive its search engine is. Acquiring as much web data as it could possibly have is part o...
Will there be any adverse effects on your website's SEO effectiveness and page ranking if you cross-link it to many of your other websites? Cross-linking, in many ways, seems like an artifact of the bygone era of Web 1.0 — wherein moving GIFs and hard-to-load flash intros were the norm, and in order for one of your sites to gain traffic, it was considered a good idea to link it to another, more popular site regardless of whether or not they're even tangentially related to each other.
When Can Cross-Linking Be Bad?
By bad, of course, we mean lower page rankings or less effective SEO. To be sure, cross-linking is a sound practice in ter...
A good question many website owners have at the back of their minds is whether or not the first link in your webpage will affect your page rankings or the effectiveness of your search engine optimization (SEO) efforts. Is deciding what the first link in your page is a factor in SEO at all or not? In the visitor's perspective, it kind of is the latter—your first link isn't as important as your content or overall link relevancy, it'd seem.
Is Your First Link a Factor in SEO?
As far as the experts are concerned, the answer to the above question is, "Not really." It sounds like a commonsensical question that's oftentimes overlooked by SEO...
Google+ is now upon us and many people who've requested to be invited (or were already invited) into this brave new social network still have little to no idea what it's all about. If you want to gather more information in regards to how to use Google+, then you've chanced upon the right article. For those who are social networking enthusiasts who want to understand just what it is that makes Google+ unique from the two social networking giants of Twitter and Facebook, continue reading as well. You should start with tinkering with your Google Profile, first and foremost.
Your Google+ Profile
After you get your invite and you now have a ...
Panda 2.2 is already amidst us, with SEO experts and webmasters already adjusting their content to suite this new algorithm change for Google's search engine functionality. Relatively long ago, Google announced the launching of a new, major algorithm unlike any the web has ever seen. It was specifically designed to reduce the rankings of "low-quality sites" or sites that are tangentially correlated to a search word yet offers little in terms of content or relevancy otherwise.
Panda is different from any other algorithm update because it's by no means subtle in its presence. Even though Google claims only 11.8% of U.S. qu...