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Post By: Sam Harries

Google Places Changes You Need To Know About

Google Places, Google Local, Google+ Business Pages, Google Places for Business; whatever they are called nowadays, they remain a vital part of any digital campaign for websites with physical brick and mortar locations. Google have been very actively changing this service in the previous year or so and sometimes it alone can feel like a […]

Tools in the Technical SEOs Toolbox

One of the most commonly recommended topics, useful Chrome Extensions for doing technical SEO or SEO in general. Everyone has their own favourite set of tools for the job, whether you are using MajesticSEO for link data or Ahrefs, the industry is divided, and quite likely there will be a number of tools people use […]

Not Provided Is About To Reach 100%

Google has now fully moved to using secure search even for non-logged in users, which will skyrocket the percentage of (not provided) keywords in Analytics packages up to 100%! Essentially, encrypted Google searches do not pass any keyword data to the websites, as such webmasters will no longer be able to track the keywords that […]

Referral Data Returns to iOS6 Traffic

It is almost a year now since the original release of iOS6 in September of last year, which introduced problems for tracking visits from iOS6 traffic. I wrote about this issue a few months ago and some methods of helping to assist in attributing the data to something in an attempt to reclaim the data. […]

Bing Search is Nearly One Third of US Traffic

comScore recently released their United States search engine rankings market share report. Back in February, Google posted its highest U.S. market share on record and clearly still holds the lion’s share of the U.S. search market currently, their biggest competitor Bing, and similar search engines “Powered-By-Bing” such as Yahoo are making a good bid to […]

Keyword Ranking KPIs Should Go The Way of the Dodo

At the tail end of 2011, Google announced that they would stop providing the keywords of logged-in user’s searches to webmasters. The main reason this was done was in the name of privacy; Google are making the assumption that users searching “securely” would not want their search term to be passed on to the destination […]