Top 6 Google Organic Ranking Factors 2013

1. Keyword domains and keyword links have lost relevance Keyword domains and “keyword in the URL” have both been devalued by Google. While a couple of years ago, having your main keyword included in your web address might have impacted rankings, helping sites rank higher for specific searches, the ‘exact match domain’ (EMD) update by ….Read more »

3 Reasons small businesses need help with social media

Small businesses are drowning when it comes to social media. Research by Constant Contact shows that almost 60% of small businesses need help with social media marketing. This is no surprise since social media can seem overwhelming to the average small business that’s not directly focused on social media. As a small business, look at how you ….Read more »

Can social media help graduates find a job? Perhaps…

As the thermometer continues to nudge up towards 30 degrees, students across the country are dusting off their suits and dresses and donning graduation robes and mortar boards. As they struggle through the heat of the ceremony their minds may start to drift towards what happens next in their lives. Whilst some will be going ….Read more »

Top 16 sites with over 100 million active users

This is a list of all virtual communities with more than 100 million active users. Rank Name Registered users Active user accounts Date of start Date launched Country of origin 1 Facebook 1+ billion 1 billion October 2012 February 2004  United States 2 Tencent QQ 784+ million 712 million September 2012 February 1999  China 3 Skype 663+ ….Read more »

Google+ Are you using it?

Google+ is a multilingual social networking and identity service owned and operated by Google Inc. It is the second-largest social networking site in the world, having surpassed Twitter in January 2013.  As of May 2013, it had a total of 500 million registered users, of whom 235 million are active in a given month.  Google has ….Read more »

The Future of the CV

We are moving to more of a digital and social age where paper is printed less.  What  does the future hold for the CV?  Having been in the recruitment industry for the past 8 years i have noticed more and more people using their Linkedin profiles as a catalogue of experience.  This seems to be ….Read more »

Iran to control social media sites, says police chief

Iran’s police chief Esmaeil Ahmadi Moghadam said ”smart control” of social networks would ”not only avoid their disadvantages, but will also allow people to benefit from their useful aspects”. “The designing of intelligent software to control social networking websites” is underway, he said, as cited by the 7Sobh daily. Facebook, Twitter and many other social ….Read more »