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The past couple of months has seen intense discussion in the SEO industry evaluating Google’s Pigeon update and its effects on “Local” results. A major issue has been the volatility of the results (especially the “7-pack”) and sometimes contradictory conclusions of different commentators. In this article I want to present some of the findings from our own research, showing that we may not even be able to depend on some of the research data itself! When comparing data, it may be that we don’t even realise what we’re looking at may not be the same as local users are seeing for seemingly identical searches under the same conditions.
Google hates spam, but loves quality content - as Matt Cutts reminds us every 5 seconds. We may all be familiar with article marketing, onsite content marketing, link baiting, and things of a similar nature . . . but they’re a lot of work. I’m about to make it easy by combining all three. I like to call it the “Content Resource Center”, or CRC for short.
As much as 84% of the 1.28 billion people that get on Facebook monthly live outside of the U.S. Yet when Facebook execs checked their profits per user, they quickly realized a big gap.
As of 2013, Europe, Asia and “high-growth” areas around the world brought in only about 33% of the revenue that US users did.
When the latest Pigeon update came out about two weeks ago, Google cited offering accurate, more relevant local search as their goal.
What that would actually entail was a bit unexpected.
It’s a tipping point on a global scale.
A gateway to some serious international dispute.
Passed by the EU, the Right to be Forgotten requires major search engines like Google (let’s face it, mainly Google) to provide individuals the option to request removal of their personal information from search results.
Behind every big stage show, there’s a talented crew at work just around the curtain. And despite their tireless efforts to orchestrate the show, most often the only ones who are ever acknowledged are the ones in the limelight. Yet without the help of numerous other experts, the production would never have been possible.
Big data emerged in recent years as the shiny new toy of the marketing world.
It was exciting, expensive, and though it had actually been around for quite a while, captivated us with recent strides, creating an allure akin to the mystique of the latest iPhone series.
And not unlike overzealous children, we were quick to jump all over it.