Can HTTPS Improve Search Engine Placement?

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Ask any SEO-savvy person what affects a website's ranking on Google, and they'll tell you hundreds of factors go into it. And hey, with so many different factors influencing your site's search engine ranking, why not add one more? Forget keywords (if you haven't already!), the latest…

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What the New iPhone 6 Means for Web Design

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Unless you are living under a rock that is buried under a slightly larger rock, you have heard that Apple has released the iPhone 6. New, major smart phone releases make people like me, someone who makes his living in the web development and design space, both excited and nervous.

Why do I get so excited? Because I love new toys. (Who doesn't?) But I also get nervous, because I never…

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Important SEO Update: Yahoo Removes Referral Data

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Yahoo has joined Google and announced it has moved to secure search by default. However, it is going a step further by stripping away referral site data as well.

So, not only will you not know which keywords your visitors used to find your site, but you won't know which site they came from either, unless your site is secure and uses encryption.

This means marketers should see…

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Latest and Greatest Google Updates

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Oh hey there, Google. Happy birthday today. Not your best interactive doodle to date (this one was), but we'll let it slide because clearly you've been busy.

For anyone who hasn't been paying attention to the internet this week, here's what Google's been up to lately:

Google Analytics Hides Keyword Data

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Saddle Up! Google Now Has a Carousel Ride

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Who knew that local search could get any more fun? Now, with Google's new interactive "carousel," local search results appear in an interactive format at the top of the page with a quick view of a business' imagery, reviews and Google+ rating. So if you haven't had the motivation to update your business with a Google+ Local business page, you better get on it - all this fun carousel-y information…

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Penguin: What You Need to Know about 2.0

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Penguin Crowd

On Wednesday, Google let loose another major, spam-fighting, digital superhero: Penguin 2.0. The next-generation search algorithm targets various forms of webspam and black hat tricks, and pays much more attention to a website's subpages than

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Facebook Changes: New Layout Coming, Graph Search Here

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Facebook garners a certain amount of glee from its ever-changing layouts, hyped press events, and its ability to keep bloggers and techies on their toes with a myriad of site/app alterations. Its most recent push to create a more universal Facebook experience reveals just how mobile friendly the social networking giant is willing to go, with service pushes like Graph Search, chat additions like…

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Google Glass: Revolutionary or Just Evolutionary?

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For the past week, Google has been running their #IfIHadGlass contest, in which consumers explain why they deserve to be one of the first to purchase Glass (price tag: $1500). The contest has certainly stirred public anticipation of the product, and we're as curious as you to know just how great Glass will be - in real life.

So it got us thinking: Revolutionary, life-changing product...…

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Facebook Unveils Its Graph Search

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It's been 8 years since Facebook began sharing our online world. At an event at its Menlo Park headquarters on January 15th, 2013, the social media company that coined the term "Facebook me" is shaking up the search world with its latest unveil: Graph Search.

Facebook goes head to head with Google. Perhaps one of its most ambitious products to date, Facebook is looking to grab a piece…

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Facebook Cover Photo Policy Changes

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Facebook might be announcing something big today at their Menlo Park event. Put aside the speculation of a "Facebook Phone" for a moment because the social media giant has made some discreet changes to its Terms of Use for Pages. Changes that could affect your brand if it's not on your checklist.

Starting today (January 15th for those of you in space) brand pages will no longer be able…

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