9 Questions To Ask After A Site Links To You

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Inbound links increase the value of your website in the eyes of Google and the other search engines. And, they help more people find your website and all you have to offer. Each inbound link is like your website just got another vote of confidence. So, once the link has been set up, your job is done. Or is it? …

Google's Matt Cutts Talks Facebook/Twitter Links' Influence on Search Ranking

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We recently looked at how Google and Bing use links on Twitter and Facebook for organic ranking, following an informative piece from Danny Sullivan on the matter. Google’s Matt Cutts has now addressed the subject a bit more in a new video uploaded to Googles’ Webmaster Help Channel.  Do you want social media to influence search rankings? Comment here. "We …

Google Unveils New Tool For Faster Web

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Somewhere within Google, there’s an organization known as the "Make the Web Faster" initiative, and today, a representative presented the world with a gift.  Something new named mod_pagespeed is supposed to make streamlining a site a quick, easy process. A Google representative explained in an email to WebProNews, "We just launched a new open-source Apache module called mod_pagespeed that any …

Digg’s URL Shortener Now Works Only For Digg

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Since Kevin Rose took the helm of Digg, the service hasn’t been introducing new features but killing old ones. First, Digg got rid of the DiggBar, and now a related feature has been (almost) shut down: the Digg URL shortener. Although Digg calls this move an “update,” the feature has been killed for all URLs except the URLs of Digg …

Kevin Rose’s First Move as Digg CEO: Kill the DiggBar

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Social news website Digg is getting rid of the controversial DiggBar as soon as the upcoming version of Digg exits beta, acting CEO Kevin Rose announced in a blog post today. All previously banned domains will also be unbanned when the new Digg launches, Rose said. DiggBar is an iFrame toolbar that sits on top of a web page (see …