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Pigeon SEO Update 2 Months Later: Google Flipped The Bird at Local Search

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Local business owners: Have your rankings plummeted? Did traffic fall off a cliff? No longer appearing in a crucial Google map result? You may have been affected by Google’s local search algorithm update, appropriately dubbed Pigeon by the fine folks at Search Engine Land. It’s been almost two months since the update rolled out, and… Read More

Google  /  SEO

The New State of Google, +1 Brutal Calacanis Smackdown – Matt Cutts #PubCon Keynote

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Carb-loading is common for runners prior to a large event.  This morning bright and early, marketers carbed-up for what was sure to be an stimulating Keynote featuring Google’s industry ambassador, Matt Cutts, affable head of webspam. PubCon fed attendees carbs, caffeine and sugar to set up the keynote, which was fully appropriate. The continental breakfast… Read More

Google  /  Industry Events  /  PubCon Vegas  /  SEO

Easily Buy (White Hat) SEO Lift & Disrupt Google’s Vaunted Search Algorithm

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[Author's note: Before we start, all of the techniques shared in this post involve real users responding to compelling content, honestly. There's nothing black hat, nefarious or evil. That said, if you have wonderful content, a big wad of cash and know what to do, it's frighteningly easy to buy SEO dominance. The author wishes… Read More

Google Plus  /  SEO

What’s The Word, Hummingbird? Another Google SEO Life Form Altogether

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Reading “No, SEO isn’t dead,” or some form thereof, from the search pundits is almost as annoying as reading that it is dead from people who don’t know any better.  But over a month ago, Google released its latest algorithm, Hummingbird, and that’s stirred the SEO pot just a bit. What makes the announcement of… Read More

SEO  /  SEO News

“Linkbaiting?” SRSLY? 2011 Called & Wants Its Gimmick Back!

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Recently a large website sent over an RFP for a “Linkbaiting” assignment.  We don’t typically respond to cattle call RFPs, but this was an awesome prospective client. aimClear was humbled this site wanted some of that sweet aimClear content sauce Mojo.  We’re known for creating colorful and user-centric content, distributing by organic and paid organic… Read More

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