One of the really interesting features of Google brand pages is the introduction of Google Direct Connect allowing you to jump straight to a Google brand page:
Have you heard Google + brand pages are finally here? Are you looking for a complete guide to what you can do with Google + brand pages. Well here at Searchbrat, we give you an overview of the Google + brand pages, including setting one up for your company and how you could use it.
For anyone has been involved in international SEO the issue of cross domain duplicate content is quite a big one. Well now Google have introduced a new alert in Google Webmaster tools to alert you when they don’t show a URL because it has been duplicated elsewhere. At the moment a webmaster can resolve some of these issues using a cross domain canonical-tag or by simply 301 redirecting a page. But you may never know about half the traffic being lost due to this issue. The main causes Google give for a cross-domain URL selection (when they choose another URL over yours) are:
There were a couple of interesting posts on Facebook comments this morning that are worth taking note of. It appears as if Google are now indexing Facebook comments even though they are behind Jscript. The full story is available here at Labnol.org. If you visit that post and look at the Facebook comments, you can see Google has already indexed some of them:
Being a Google fan boy doesn’t cloud my judgement when it comes to all things Google. A lot of what Google does is awesome, some of it is average and a fraction of it is awful. Recently Google made a change around how organic data is captured that is truly awful and makes no sense. As Google explains, when a user is logged into Google.com, their default will be SSL search on https://www.google.com and they won’t show you any keyword data for people who visit your site via organic. This is true for ALL search engines, not just Google Analytics. Full details on this story here. Of course, Google can still show this data for CPC.
A recurring issue I see in some markets is the problem with sites that sell counterfeit sites appearing high in Google’s results:
Announced back in May, Google wallet got a lot of people excited about this revolutionary method of payment. The official announcement has been released stating this new feature is to be rolled out this week and it is believed that a coffee shop in San Francisco has the payment teminals set up and ready to use.