SearchCap: Matt Cutts Tells How To Avoid Buying A Domain Name Previously Ruined By Spammers

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  • Google’s Matt Cutts: How To Avoid Buying A Domain Name Previously Ruined By Spammers In his latest video, Google head of web spam (and, today, Boston Marathon runner) Matt Cutts offers a few quick tips to avoid purchasing a domain name that may have been previously destroyed by a spammer. The video is in response to the following question from a site owner who purchased a bad domain: How […]
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  • Bing Predicts Reality Show Winners Using New “Bing Predictions” Search Technology Bing announced today it is launching Bing Predictions, a new feature that uses search query data and social signals to predict outcomes and events. To kick-off its latest technology, Bing is applying its new search feature to predict the results of voting-based reality shows like The Voice, American Idol and Dancing with the Stars. Users […]
  • Got SEO Basics? 5 Tips To Boost Your Organic CTR There’s no shortage of new digital marketing channels these days — and while they are innovative, exciting, and fun to experiment with, they can also distract you from SEO basics that can deliver performance gains. Your organic click-through rate (CTR) is a great example. A simple page title tweak could take you from driving 2% of […]
  • Yahoo Testing A Knowledge Graph Lookalike In Search Results One of Yahoo’s latest search results tests should look awfully familiar. The website All Google Testing discovered a test that turns the right column of Yahoo’s search results page into a dead ringer for Google’s Knowledge Graph. The post even offers some instructions on how to enable the test in your own browser, but I […]
  • 420 Dilemma? Marijuana Emerges In Local Search Today marks the first time that April 20th — known amongst pot smokers as “420″ and frequently celebrated with smoking parties — is a legally observable event in the United States (in some places, at least, since the states of Washington and Colorado have legalized recreational use of the drug for adults). So, what does this […]

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