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Google, Mozilla Still Negotiating Firefox Search Deal

Google has been the default search engine on Mozilla’s Firefox browser for several years, a deal that results in some nice royalty payments for Mozilla. The deal, however, expired in November, so what does that mean for the future of Firefox? Mozilla and Google are still negotiating a search deal, but Mozilla is touting its...
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WordPress readying PPC advertising feature

Having become a popular platform for publishing SEO copy, WordPress has revealed that it will be launching a PPC ads feature for its sites, according to an article published by The Drum. WordPress has partnered with Federated Media to create the feature, which will be accessible to users of WordPress that meet a number of...
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Google Tests Ice Cream Sandwich Update on Employees

Ready for a little Ice Cream Sandwich – that’s Android 4.0 – for your smartphone? Keep waiting, although you can now complement your patience with a little bit of hope. New reports from company employees indicate that Google has started to roll out Ice Cream Sandwich internally, testing the latest version of the mobile OS...
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Google Product Search to Compete With Amazon Prime

Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) is reportedly working on an alternative to Amazon’s (NASDAQ:AMZN) Prime two-day, shipping service that would let people shop for goods online and get their orders shipped to their doors within a day for a fee, according to The Wall Street Journal. Amazon Prime is a popular program that lets consumers pay $79 a...
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WordPress, Joomla, Drupal Dominate Open Source CMS

According to Water Stone, just like in 2010, the “big three” open source CMS services WordPress, Joomla and Drupal are dominating the market. And out of these three it is WordPress that outpaced Joomla and Drupal. This survey covered 35 systems – the primary focus of the survey was the adoption rate and strength of brand. For...
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New Version of Google Maps Brings Indoor Floor Plans to Your Phone

The new Maps lets airport patrons navigate sites like San Francisco International from the inside. Photo courtesy of Google Google’s Maps team has made fantastic advances in surveying and mapping seemingly every square inch of navigable ground on the planet. But for mobile users, those maps have always stopped just short of indoor spaces —...
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Beyond SEO: Retaining the Visitor

For the past couple months, I’ve been on a mission. I’ve been placing SEO and the psychosis of rankings on the back burner. For what in return you ask? To better the user experience. I had spent years placing all my concern SEO-ing sites to the fullest to maximize traffic potential. At the end of...
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Solar power: Google pulls the plug

Solar power was at heart of Google’s alternative energy efforts. But CEO Page has dropped the solar power and other energy projects to refocus Google on the Internet. By Alexei Oreskovic, Reuters / November 26, 2011 Solar panel installation at Google’s Mountain View, Calif. headquarters is seen in the 2007 file photo. Google began making investments...
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Google’s Battle for the Mobile Web

I was recently questioned by a colleague who was surprised to learn after all the talk about mobile apps and smartphones, that Google doesn’t have a library of apps. By that, I mean Google lacks native apps for platforms like iOS, Blackberry, Windows Phone, and yes, Android. This is the heart of the industry-wide “apps...
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How To Create SEO-Friendly Content

Getting your voice heard on the internet is never easy. It can be like setting up your soapbox on a crowded street, and waving frantically to get passers-by to pay attention. You might be an expert in your chosen topic, with pearls of wisdom to dispense on X particles or Z-list celebrities, but how do...
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