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Site Speed Now Factors Google Ranking

You may recall back in November, we shared with you in a news brief that Google was talking about making page speed part of it’s ranking system.  Now that has become the reality.  Googled confirmed in a blog post late last week, that site speed with now factor in where you show up in Google’s ranking. 

“Speeding up websites is important – not just to site owners, but to all Internet users,” said Matt Cutts and Amit Singhal, both from Google.  “Faster sites create happy users and we’ve seen in our internal studies that when a site responds slowly, visitors spend less time there.  But faster sites don’t just improve user experience; recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs.” (more…)

iePlexus Social Media News Brief: April 9, 2010

 

Are China & Google getting friendly?  What the country did this week, that’s confusing everyone.  Then how many American’s are really using social media? We’ll take a look at the astonishing numbers.  And a few viral videos captured our attention this week, we’ll take a look at a few of them on iePlexus Social Media News Brief for today Friday, April 09, 2010. (more…)

Mobile Google Unlocked In China

In a bit of a extremely quiet week in the social media and search worlds, finally a bit of news.  Small and new developments coming from the China-Google saga.

For the past week, Google has reported on their “Mainland China service availability” page that mobile searches were partially blocked, however as of late last night, Google is entirely available on mobile devices. 

Doug Cavely of WebProNews said, “Assuming the yellow wrench doesn’t reappear tomorrow, this development may represent a significant breakthrough.  Even a sort of victory for Google, if the Chinese government has decided not to follow through on some rather harsh statements about lawbreakers being ‘unfriendly, irresponsible,’ and having ‘to pay the consequences.'” (more…)

Is Google Done In China?

Signs that Google is dead in China are on the rise.  Reports out this morning from all over the country say that users are only getting error messages when they conduct searches.  Typically only controversial searches like “Tienanmen Square massacre” are blocked, but simple searches like “the” and “happy” are blocked as well. 

The Wall Street Journal said, “Internet users reported new disruptions to Google Inc. Internet search services in China on Tuesday afternoon, with many saying they are unable to search for any term on the Google site.”  (more…)

iePlexus Social Media News Brief: March 26, 2010

YouTube goes down, is it China’s fault?  Then, Light out! One major campaign taking place this weekend has been spread almost entirely through social media, we’ll tell you about it.  And why a video of President Bush & President Clinton has gone viral and the controversy surrounding it.  Check out iePlexus’ Social Media News Brief for all the stories making headlines. (more…)

iePlexus Social Media News Brief: March 24, 2010

Google thinks it figures out how to get though Chineses laws, but then the government stuck back. We’ll give you the latest details in the battle between China & Google.  Then we’re talking spam. One social media site has almost no spam, while another is being flooded with it.  And the latest internet craze becomes today’s viral video.  Get caught up with iePlexus Social Media News Brief for today, Wednesday, March 24, 2010. (more…)

Google Not Pulling Out Of China

photo_1263529029300-1-0After speculation last week of Google leaving China sometime next month, the search engine company says they have found a legal way to keep Google in China without having to leave the country.  In a blog post on the company’s website, Google said that internet users visiting Google.cn will now be redirected to Google’s Hong Kong site, google.com.hk. (more…)

iePlexus Social Media News Brief: March 19, 2010

Google no longer in first place. What social media site has taken the gold from the giant search engine?  Then, can the battle between Google & China soon be over? Why a letter from several companies may have given the world a big clue that the end is near.  And one of the most anticipated music videos of the year, gets beat out by a cover version in this week’s viral video. Find out what happened this week in iePlexus’ Social Media News Brief. (more…)

The China Google Battle Ending Soon?

google-chinaflagWhile things for the most part have been quiet for awhile between Google and China, Google’s business partners in China are loosing patience with Google, wanting to know if the company will stay in China or it will go.

27 Chineses companies, all whom are advertisers on Google.cn, wrote what is described as an “emotional letter.”   The businesses say the no longer wish to be kept in the dark on Google’s plans.  (more…)