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In this issue:

Search Carnage: Surviving Panda's Brutality

Google Release: Page Speed Online

8 Social Media Do's & Don'ts for Business

A Google A Day (keeps the Bing away)

...and More!

Internet Marketing News, Tips & Tricks for Growing Your Business

APRIL2011

Welcome

Good day, loyal readers! For this month's newsletter, we're going to discuss how to escape the evil wrath of Panda, Google's new Page Speed Online tool, Business Social Media Do's and Don'ts, Google's cool new game, and more!

We're also proud to announce the arrival of our newly designed website as well the launch of a beautiful new video (click below)!

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Hot Terms

Google Dance
An unofficial term coined to refer to the period when Google is performing an index update.

Nofollow
An attribute used to prevent a link from passing authority.

Did You Know?

That Google uses the 20% / 5% rules. If at least 20% of people use a feature, then it will be included. At least 5% of people need to use a particular search preference before it will make it into the Advanced Preferences options.

Search Carnage: Surviving Panda's Brutality

PandaAs of February 24th, the Web has been abuzz about the Google Panda update (or "farmer" update). Since then, the update has been rolled-out worldwide and has affected 12% of search results. Although the Panda update has come under criticism from all sides, Matt Cutts had this to say in a recent interview by Wired magazine:

"I'm a bit of a connoisseur of Google criticism. If you look at the historical landscape, there's this meme that goes in waves that says, "Google sucks," ...

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Recent Blogs

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Google Release: Page Speed Online

Click-Through and SEOSince Google started considering site speed as a ranking factor, many website owners have been dying to find out how their websites perform and what they can improve in order to provide the enhanced user experience search engines value so much. Alongside the announcement of site speed being an important concern, tools capable of analyzing ...

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8 Social Media Do's & Don'ts for Business

Social media has grown in popularity over the past few years. Most companies and the people who work for them have interactive accounts on social media websites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. There are more than 500 million active users on Facebook. Just a year ago, Twitter reported an average of 50 million tweets per day. That figure has now tripled to 155 million Twitter posts per day.

Many businesses are jumping on the bandwagon, appreciating the fact that ...

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A Google A Day (keeps the Bing away)

This week, Google announced " a Google a Day ", a game that constructs a question every day and encourages users to answer the question using - you guessed it - Google's search engine! This is a smart move on Google's part, as it uses interactive learning to persuade users to utilize Google search, increasing Google's queries (and search share) as well as the likelihood of earning ...

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