Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Mar 6, 2012 in Google
Did you know that Google is tracking your personal online activity on the web by sidestepping the privacy settings on Microsoft’s Internet Explorer and Apple’s Safari browser? Recently when Apple reported that Google was using their Safari browser to track what their users are doing on computers, tablets and notebooks, Microsoft investigated if Google is doing the same on their browser.
When Microsoft was looking into this, they also discovered that Google was bypassing security sett
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Nov 9, 2011 in Social Media
The Google+ network has been around for a couple of months and only a few weeks ago, opened its doors to the public. Yesterday Google announced the much awaited release of Google+ Pages on their blog. By making everyone wait a couple of months for the release of this feature, they have built up quite an anticipation from all the members to start building pages for their businesses on the Google+ network.
When the announcement was made yesterday, new Google+ Pages were created by many to test out
Every business online wants more targeted traffic to their website and various online profiles. Organic SEO (Search Engine Optimization) is a form of digital marketing that can help you get new targeted visitors to your website.
Even though this sounds all easy, a couple of steps needs to be taken to achieve the best organic results and to start a campaign so that you can increase your rankings on the search engines organically. Find a couple of tips below that can help you plan your digital
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Sep 6, 2011 in Social Media
Facebook has recently launched a couple of new services similar to features on Google+. The latest Facebook update includes a new status update box that looks almost the same as the status update box on Google+ where you can add a location to your update and select which of your friend groups can view your update.
For people not familiar with Google+, how “Circles” works is that you can add and categorize people that you are interested in following into circles that you create. W
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Aug 29, 2011 in Social Media
The social media revolution is still going full throttle and now it includes the Google’s +1 button. On most of the popular websites, blogs, and other online portals, you will see popular social sharing options such as “Tweet this” or “Like” it on Facebook. Google’s +1 button works very similar to the Facebook “Like” button and it is following the same simple concept where you can include the button on your blog or website pages giving a way for
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Aug 10, 2011 in Social Media
Google has recently announced that they will be integrating “real-time search” in their search result pages that will include data from Google+ as well as other Web 2.0 sources. The results will include a stream of social news updates as they unfold on different social media channels. This will once again allow users to stay on top of current news and events directly on Google search.
Twitter as you know is one of the best real-time news and information sources. Last month, Google&
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Jul 11, 2011 in Social Media
Google+, Google’s top-secret social media platform is now open to everyone and it is aiming to turn Google’s massive search engine into one awesome social network. Previously, Google has tried this with Google Buzz and Google Wave, but those platforms failed miserably. Google has invested quite a lot of resources and time to ensure their latest product “+” will not suffer the same fate as Wave and Buzz.
Google+ started out a few weeks ago on an “invitation only basi
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Jul 7, 2011 in Social Media
Google Plus (Google +) is the new hype and trend lately in the social universe and I would like to get your thoughts and views on it.
Even though it is still in beta phase (testing phase) only accessible via invitation directly from the platform for testing purposes, it is already being seen as the next “big thing” to replace Facebook.
Since I have been using and testing it for a short while (less than a week), here’s a couple of my thoughts on it.
Integration with all Google
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Jun 30, 2011 in WordPress
This is old news but I just logged into my Google’s Webmasters account and got this message that I should update my WordPress blogs (the ones not updated yet) to the latest version of WordPress and the ones connected to my Webmasters account.
I must say that I was quite surprised by this message and I’ll make sure in the future I login into Google’s Webmasters tool to check for any other “surprises”.
Have you seen this message before?
Dear site owner or webmaster o
Posted by Anton Koekemoer on Jun 24, 2011 in SEO
A while ago I wrote a blog post on “What to do with the Google Panda update“. Google’s panda update was implemented to eliminate most of the low quality sites from Google’s search result pages (SERP’s). To get a good ranking after this update, you need to provide a valuable user experience.
The Google Panda update has made businesses and SEO professionals refocusing their sites on providing top quality content to visitors. So what does this all mean and how can yo