Google fails to render correctly in IE11 on Windows 8.1, disabling Compatibility View is a temporary solution – The Next Web

Users who have upgraded to Windows 8.1 are reporting that Google.com doesn’t render correctly in Internet Explorer 11. In IE11, click on Tools and choose Compatibility View Settings. Uncheck “Use Microsoft Compatibility lists” and Google’s search engine should work again. via Google fails to render correctly in IE11 on Windows 8.1, disabling Compatibility View is…

Weekend Blogging Reads and Resources

I had a productive and satisfying week and hope you did too. I kept to my schedule. I completed my month end contracted work 2 days in advance of the deadline. I used that time to clean up my computer files on all 3 computers preparatory to the big computer switch over, which was scheduled…

Facebook, Google, Yahoo and India’s Laws

India, the world’s largest democracy is the third country after Brazil and Germany  expecting that Twitter,  Facebook and Google will block objectionable content or Government will take action on it.  Indian regulations oblige Internet companies to remove material that is “grossly harmful” or “ethnically objectionable”.  Some web giants may be allegedly committing the offence punishable…

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12 Tips for Improving Search Queries Ranking Position

Google announced, “starting today,  we’re updating our Top Search Queries feature to make it better match expectations about search engine rankings.  The new definition will take the average of the top ranking of your site for all searchers, as opposed to all URLs listed and average that. In the past, they would take all the…

Official Google Webmaster Central Blog: Raising awareness of cross-domain URL selections

Now Google will alert you if  they canonicalize your URLs to a different domain. To be transparent about cross-domain URL selection decisions, we’re launching new Webmaster Tools messages that will attempt to notify webmasters when our algorithms select an external URL instead of one from their website. The details about how these messages work are…

Google + The Next Big Thing in Social Networking

By Guest author  XanthusKidd Google Plus has a very clean looking interface that’s not entirely dissimilar to Facebook. It keeps the new Google toolbar that is normally displayed on Google’s search site at the top of the screen, but changes the icons around to give you access to more collaborative items (Gmail, Calendar, Documents, etc.).…

Google Chromebook in the Cloud

Google announced Chromebooks  and they became available on June 15 in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany,  Netherlands, Italy and Spain.  Chromebooks which come in Acer and Samsung models,   are  a barebones computer that runs Google Chrome OS.  Chromebooks are built and optimized for the web, so you get a faster, simpler and more secure experience…

Natural Links: Google Warns Webmasters

Understanding backlinks is an important part of blogging. Links add valuable content to your site and the best linking building strategy is to get a lot of unpaid relevant non-reciprocal links (or one-way links) to your site from high ranking and popular sites. When your site receives a lot of quality non-reciprocal links, the search…

Duplicate Content in the SERPs Sucks!

The theme of this post is: don’t create multiple pages, subdomains, or domains with substantially duplicate content. Almost every day when I visit new blogs on the internet I spot duplicated content. The most common instances I witness are bloggers, who set up free blogs on WordPress.com, whereon blogger initiated advertising and duplicate content are…

Links: No-Follow and Do-Follow

In the beginning all links were do-follow.  However, it didn’t take long before blogs were being inundated by those who left insincere comments lacking in value just so they could get a backlink, so the original reason for the introduction of no-follow links was spam. Do-follow comment links do pass on PageRank. No-follow comment links…

Social Media and SEO

Google attempts to offer, the best service possible for those using their search engine by having the most relevant, and most useful search results. The most important factor contributing to your Google ranking, is reader-friendliness, and naturally acquired organic links are the best kind of links because they indicate that real people are showing an interest in your content, right?

Prior to Twitter and microblogging authority was derived from creating high quality content containing authoritative links that got backlinks. These days we are witnessing the power of social media broadcast range. Tweets, retweets and “likes” are having their effect on linking patterns and the SERPs.

5 Google Webmasters Video Tutorials

These 5 videos introduce how Google discovers, crawls, indexes your site’s pages, and how Google displays them in search results. It also touches lightly upon challenges webmasters and search engines face, such as duplicate content and the effective indexing of Flash and AJAX content. Lastly, it also talks about the benefits of offerings Webmaster Central…

Keywords meta tag description may be used in Google snippets

Google guru Matt Cutts discusses how best to optimize your site for Google. Matt Cutts joined Google as a software engineer in January 2000. He is currently the head of Google’s Webspam team. It’s official now, as Cutts states in his September 21, 2009 blog entry Google doesn’t use the keywords meta tag. Here’s the…

Matt Cutts tells SEOs ‘no more’ sculpting via nofollow

Matt Cutts tells SEOs ‘no more’ sculpting via nofollow by Guest Author codesucker,  who takes an educational approach to modern web development and marketing strategies via social media and optimization. Some slightly sad news for the slightly unethical came on a live SMX Broadcast June 2nd 2009 – when Matt Cutts suggested that using the…