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Google Local – A Bit Confused

I found this rather interesting bug over at Google today. When doing a search for “Victoria BC Lawyer”, in the Local Business results I found that only one of the seven results were actually for law offices! The remaining 6 were for doctors as well as a...

Google Wants Your Opinion on Google Places

Do you have a suggestion for Google on how to improve Google Places (once called Google Local Business Center)? If you do, then Google is asking for your suggestions and I suggest we all take advantage of this rare opportunity. Go to “Product Ideas for Google...

Google Incorporates Site Speed into Algorithm.

Well it’s official. Google is now incorporating site load speed into its ranking algorithm according to a Webmaster Central Blog post earlier this morning. There has been chatter about this addition being in the works for some time, and if you ask me, its one that...

Image Functionality to XML Sitemaps

Yesterday Google announced in the Webmaster Central blog the added expansion for images within XML Sitemaps. By expanding your XML Sitemap to include images in the new format, this will allow Google to easily learn which images you consider important. With image...