Google updates may not be all they seem

There's talk of a Google update going on right now, but my old pal Dixon Jones has pointed out that an update may not be what it first seems.

Hashtags are hurting your clickthrough?

Do you use hashtags in your mobile strategy to help get your posts noticed? More people may find your Tweets, but they might not be interacting with them quite the way you want.

Is "Guest Blogging" Still A Dirty Phrase?

Exchanging links for content and guest blogging aren't the most squeaky clean topics anymore.

Facebook vs Google as Advertising Platforms

Facebook is making impressive gains with its Custom Audiences platform. I always like an "underdog" story.

Thumbtack, a Google Capital Backed Website, Smacked For Unnatural Links

Leave it to the king of the spiders to weave a tangled web.

An Egyptian Repairman Managed to Outrank Google

I'm sure you've heard of "bugs" in the algorithm (like the recent local SERP shuffling...) but this one takes the cake. Google in Egypt has really goofed it up.

Yahoo! Maps shutting down

Today, Yahoo! published their Q2 progress report.

Google Announces A Continually Updating Penguin Update Coming In Next Few Months

At SMX, Google announced that they will be releasing a continuously updating penguin update over the next view month. This is a GOOD thing, given the low frequency of current updates.

Tumblr Introduces GIF search

Get just the right reaction gif for your blog using Tumblrs new feature.

Blue Button That Allows You To Buy Right From Pinterest Coming To the US

One small step for pinterest, one large step for online impluse buying. Pinterest is bring buyable pins to the US.

Another Google Panda Refresh Expected In The Next 2 Week - 1 Mo.

The moment some of you may have been waiting for for the last many months may be coming more here

Unnamed Person Taking Over Head Of Google Web Spam Team For Matt Cutts

I caught a weird facebook post on Friday on this but it looks like its confirmed here and

Google I/O - Unlimited Image Storage and further venturing into Internet Of Things (IOT)

Oh boy, oh boy, but lets start with the most important message from Google I/O

New Google Local Change was a bug and appears to be fixed

According to the latest buzz, the recent google local change to combat Google bombing i

Surge in referral spam (and some tips for stopping it)

Have you noticed a surge in referral visits to your website lately? When you try to track them down, does it only lead to confusion?

The masses confirm that there was just a weee bit of hype around "mobilegeddon"

Alot of chat around social and the blogosphere about the giant update that turned out not to have that much impact, this kind of reminds me of all of the buzz around hummingbird last year that had

Google Webmaster Tools Rebrands to Search Console To Attract More Users

According To Micheal Fink in his blog post "β€œIn the past year, we sought to learn more about you, the loyal users of Google Webmaster Tools: we wanted to understand your role and goals in order to

Google buddies up with Twitter while still working on "faster" refreshes

"Why haven't I seen any progress" is a question many clients have for their SEOs when they're waiting for a Penguin or Panda refresh and it's can be difficult to answer with no algorithm update sch

Good discussion in this older post: Google is heading in the wrong direction – I decided not to follow

Crushed by Google: Detailed Interview Bill Hartzer did with Ira Zoot, owner of TicketStub

Google should stop thinking only about the large cor