Google Pirate Algorithm Hits Torrent Sites Harrrrrrrrrrrrd

Google Pirate Algorithm Hits Torrent Sites Harrrrrrrrrrrrd

You’ve seen the FBI warnings at the movies, and even have grown to appreciate some of the more creative approaches Hollywood and the music industry are using to prevent piracy. And after a brief hiatus since 2012, Google has hopped back on Hollywood’s bandwagon (pirate ship?) with an update to the Google Pirate algorithm. And this time, they mean it. According to TorrentFreak, illegal download sites (also known as torrent sites) are seeing that “traffic from Google has been severely…

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The 7 Stages of Being Shamed By Peyton Manning

The 7 Stages of Being Shamed By Peyton Manning

So, there was a minor hiccup in what was an epic win last night for the Broncos. Late in the fourth, when we all knew we had cry-baby Rivers beat, the big screen showed Aquib Talib dancing on the sideline and the crowd went wild. Peyton, being the ultimate competitor that he is, was not happy about this – as he was on the field, trying to make plays. The noise lead to a false start, but more importantly, it lead to…

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Mock Stock – The Fun Easy & Free Way to Get Stock Images

Mock Stock – The Fun Easy & Free Way to Get Stock Images

Your company website might feel a bit drab without photos, so your impulse is to purchase some stock photos. Before you reach for the company CC read how easy and fun it is to recreate these images on your own with some willing volunteers and a good camera. Spotting a Stock Image I would say one of the biggest issues with stock images is the general disinterest in them that the average consumer has. They are easy to spot whether…

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You Know Your Blog’s a Hot Mess When…

You Know Your Blog’s a Hot Mess When…

We’re huge fans of blogging here at Volume Nine and we fiercely believe that it can greatly impact your marketing efforts. Trouble is, you can’t simply throw up content and expect your traffic to soar. If your blog is a hot, spicy mess, you won’t reap the rewards of a strategic content marketing plan– which is a shame because blogs have the potential of increasing traffic, brand awareness and conversions. Your blog might be a hot mess if… Your Call to…

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Penguin 3.0 Released! – Assessing the Damage

Penguin 3.0 Released! – Assessing the Damage

NOTE: Additional Updates on Penguin 3.0 can be found at the end of this post. In probably what has become the most anticipated Google Algorithm Update in recorded Internet marketing history, Penguin 3.0 is here!  Over a year since Penguin 2.1 was announced in early October 2013, Penguin 3.0 promised to be the next generation of Penguin updates. With over a year of buildup, and constant reminders that this update was looming, there seems to be almost a sense of relief that this update…

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4 Ways Social Media Drives ROI

4 Ways Social Media Drives ROI

As marketers, we want all of our promotional efforts to impact our bottom line. However, when the strategy involves social media marketing, it can be hard for traditional marketers to accurately measure ROI when the benefits of social media extend far beyond typical conversions. If you’re wondering why we think social media is so important to your overall marketing strategy, check out these ways that social media can make a meaningful impact on your business. Build Brand Loyalty Unlike most…

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Do We Have a Right to Be Forgotten?

Do We Have a Right to Be Forgotten?

Do We Have a Right to Be Forgotten? Imagine this scenario: You are a married thirty-something looking for a better job to support your growing family. You find a position for which you are a top notch candidate; but you have just one worry, the same worry as always. Your online reputation stinks. Perhaps you used to run a business that garnered negative customer feedback, or mountain of medical bills forced you to declare bankruptcy, or your identity was stolen…

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Google Eye Tracking Study Reveals Change in Google SERPs Views

Google Eye Tracking Study Reveals Change in Google SERPs Views

In an effort to continuously solve the puzzle of reaching the largest audience possible, Google research shows that since 2005, there has been quite an evolution in the ways that searchers view SERPS, according to a recent study published by Mediative. Back in 2005, eye tracking studies revealed a “golden triangle” of where SERPs were viewed most commonly by searchers. In 2007, the addition of images led to more varied results that included “E” and “F” shaped patterns. The most…

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Google Panda Returns! Panda 4.1 News

Google Panda Returns! Panda 4.1 News

For the 27th time, and just four months after the last major update, Google has yet again updated the Panda algorithm. Confirmed to have rolled out on September 25, approximately 3-5% of queries were affected by what is now known as Panda 4.1. Wait, What is Panda Again? Way back in 2011, (which in computer years might as well be the Stone Age) it was noted that people like you and I; the people shedding our blood, sweat and tears…

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Want Great Content? Pay your Writers Well.

Want Great Content? Pay your Writers Well.

With the ever-increasing amount of content that lives on the web these days, business blogs are competing more than ever.  Despite this competition, companies can no longer crank out mediocre content.  They need to create GREAT content. This and only this will grow readership, customers and the bottom line. Why You Need Great Content We hope this is fairly obvious, but we’ll list a few reasons why great content is important: It captures new audiences It creates backlink opportunities It…

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