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Posted by randfish The Hummingbird update was different from the major algorithm updates like Penguin and Panda, revising core aspects of how Google understands what it finds on the pages it crawls. In today’s Whiteboard Friday, Rand explains what effect that has on long-tail searches, and how those continue to evolve. Whiteboard Friday – How Google is Changing Long-Tail Search with Efforts Like Hummingbird For reference, here’s a still of [...]

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The following is a guest post contributed by Dan Wilkerson, marketing manager at LunaMetrics, a Google Analytics Certified Partner & Digital Marketing Consultancy. A core issue with measuring social media is that due to the way that traffic migrates around the web, there are lots of situations where we lose referrer information and those visits end up being labeled as ‘Direct’ inside of our analytics. This can happen for a [...]

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   I don’t know about you, but I wake up every morning with at least 10 emails that I didn’t have when I went to sleep. While most people probably know that these emails aren’t being sent manually by some sleep-deprived, coffee-fuelled intern, many people don’t understand the ins and outs of the systems that automate tasks such as sending email. (Image: Don Schuetze) That’s where cron and WordPress Cron [...]

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If you’re in the position of needing to interview someone about their skill and knowledge about CSS, it can be a little hard to think of things to ask on-the-fly. I thought I’d think up and round up some ideas for reference.   Exercises To Do Seeing people’s actual work is just as important as what they say. Seeing people work their through exercises live might be even more important. [...]

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Luxembourg is home to several of the world’s best-known technology brands thanks to its business-friendly tax structure and low sales tax. But Luxembourg also has a constitution which enshrines individuals’ right to privacy and makes it clear that communications are regarded as secret unless the law says otherwise. Access to secret communications data can only be granted by a judge or a Prime Minister-appointed tribunal. Skype, the Microsoft-owned Internet communications [...]

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Every day, Google Top Contributors from around the world share their product expertise with people in Google’s official forums, from sharing helpful tips to answering burning user questions. Top Contributors not only help users directly, they champion user feedback, which gives our teams valuable insight on opportunities for improvement across various products. They contribute to 250 product communities in 26 different languages, and their expertise touches hundreds of millions of [...]

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Advertise here with BSA What does it take to get started as a freelance web designer? If you’re brand new to both web design and freelancing, what are your first steps? If you want to get started as a freelance designer, this post is for you. One of the reasons that freelancing attracts so many people is the ease of entry. With a computer and a few basic programs anyone [...]

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Do you know which companies are visiting your site right now? Are you able to automate your marketing messages to reach different audiences based on their behavior on your site? How about scoring leads to ensure your sales team knows who should make it to the top of their calling list? If you find yourself answering no to some or all of these questions, you’re not alone. The scenarios above [...]

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Mobile payment company Square is growing — fast Over the past year Square has doubled in size from 300 to 600 employees. The company is aggressively hiring more people, with plans to grow even bigger in the coming months. See also: 11 Tips and Tricks for Spotify Power Users Square’s massive new 150,000 square foot space is approximately three times the space of its previous location, and has room for [...]

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Posted by Dr-Pete The days of 10 blue links are over, and Google’s search result pages seem to be evolving on a daily basis. We often see new SERP features in isolation, so I had an idea—what if I put all of them (or, at least, all of the big ones), on one mega-SERP? The following is a visual guide to the state of Google in 2013. A few disclaimers [...]

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