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“Domain Name” is a pay-to-play search term on Google

Just about everything above-the-fold is ads. For all of Google’s talk about how website owners need to provide good content above the fold, not just ads, Google.com has become a bunch of ads. Today I was searching for “domain name” (no quotes) and this is what I saw above the fold: There are four ads […]

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Google no longer bolding keywords in domain names

Another blow to domain names in search. Domain names and URLs that contain terms people search for on Google have long been thought to have some sort of advantage. For a while, Google seemed to give preference to “exact match domains”. Then it tweaked the algorithm to downplay this, at least for low-quality sites that […]

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Google Spreadsheet Trick Automatically Generates Popular Keyword Lists

One of the original Google Labs projects, Google Sets, was discontinued and later integrated as a feature in Google Spreadsheets. TechCrunch recently reported the re-discovery and found it to be useful as a way to list types of beer. Hacker News points to its potential use as a market research tool. Google Sets are essentially […]

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