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New Research Reveals Ten Blue Links In The SERPs Are Alive And Well

A new study has revealed the oft-repeated assumption in the SEO industry “Ten blue links in search are dead” may in fact have been greatly exaggerated. The research from Conductor actually suggests there is still plenty of evidence to suggest the links are alive and well: With more than three-quarters of SERPs (78%) still showing […]

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Google Removes Instant Preview, Adds Drop-Down Menu

Google has apparently scrapped its Instant Preview feature, and replaced it with a less-conspicuous drop-down menu. Instant Preview let searchers see a cached version of a webpage, in the form of a large screenshot to the right of search results. It also allowed users to share pages on the Google+ social network, and search for […]

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SEO, censorship, and the ex-president’s wife

Since Google Instant launched in 2010, it’s been welcomed by many users as a valuable addition to their search arsenal. The feature – which provides ‘recommended’ search terms as the user types – has also given rise to a potentially productivity-sapping office game. Try typing ‘has [insert celebrity name]’ to waste a slightly funny few…

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Bing apes Google graph with Encyclopaedia added to search results

Bing, Microsoft’s search engine, has announced a new partnership with the Encyclopaedia Britannia, to improve information returned with its results. The move follows hot on the heels of the new Knowledge Graph introduced by Google, which pulls out relevant stats, facts, stories and information about various search terms (for instance, searching a popular actor’s name […]

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Whoa! Google to censor UK search results?

A report published this week by a cross party committee of MPs and peers recommended that legislation should be introduced to force Google to censor search results, particularly in relation to protecting privacy. The rise and rise of social networking and the Internet has meant that cases such as the super injunction cases last year…

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New Google video looks at common SEO mistakes

Google has uploaded a new video to its YouTube channel describing five of the most common search engine optimisation mistakes – and six ‘good ideas’ to help internet marketers get results. The video is presented by Maile Ohye, a developer programs tech lead at Google. A summary of the slip-ups she mentions is presented below: […]

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Why Wikipedia is top of the SERPs

For some years, there have been regular ‘complaints’ about Wikipedia’s top position in the search engine results pages, with Wikipedia links frequently occurring in the top three (or at least first page) organic search positions on all of the major engines such as Google and Bing. However, is it unfair bias or is it really…

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