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We hope you enjoyed exploring the year in searches yesterday as part of the annual Year-End Google Zeitgeist. Now that you've had a chance to see the video, explore the charts, and dive into what's on people's minds everywhere from Sydney to Omaha, you may be interested to learn about some updates to Google Trends that can extend the Zeitgeist experience year-round. As of yesterday, you'll see a number of updates to help you discover interesting tools and stories, find locally relevant information, and do it all on the go on your mobile phone. A new homepage to help you discover. In the past, when you landed on Google Trends, you'd see the most recent Hot Searches. But Trends can help you do much more than just see what's trending each day.

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How to Use Google Search as an Online Timer Learn about a simple search command that will let you use Google as an online timer to help you remind of any upcoming tasks. Use Google as an Online Timer Do you need a simple timer to remind you of upcoming tasks like picking up the laundary, making that phone call to your client or for sticking to the Pomodoro technique. There are good web apps, e.ggtimer.com for example, that let you create countdown timers in the browser quickly but you probably don’t need them anymore. Apps Status Dashboard <div id="aad-nojs">Please enable javascript to see the table containing service performance information.</div> Apps <div id='aad-nojs'>Please enable JavaScript to see the table containing service performance information.</div> Apps Status Dashboard

Less Popular Google Search Tips There’s not a day that passes by without searching for information on Google. We’re pretty sure that you’re aware of some advanced Google search operators like AND, NOT, etc. but here are some lesser known tricks that you can implement when you’re searching on Google. We bet you wouldn’t know at least one of these! 1. Forget the site: operator, just use ‘at’ Website speed test Nobody Likes a Slow Website We built this Website Speed Test to help you analyze the load speed of your websites and learn how to make them faster. It lets you identify what about a web page is fast, slow, too big, what best practices you’re not following, and so on. We have tried to make it useful both to experts and novices alike. In short, we wanted it to be a easy-to-use tool to help webmasters and web developers everywhere optimize the performance of their websites. Feature Overview

[Infographic] Google's 200 Ranking Factors There’s no doubt that Google’s algorithm is more complex — and volatile — than ever. The days where SEO was all about meta tags and backlinks is long gone. Google now uses at least 200 ranking factors in their algorithm, including social signals, user-interaction signals, and trust.

Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic Other Infographics Student Infographics Teacher Infographics At the Google Tip and Tricks for Conducting Online Research Infographic you will find crucial Google Tips and Tricks for conducting Online Research. Via: www.hackcollege.com Matt Cutts: Gadgets, Google, and SEO Recently I’ve seen several interesting conversations about ad blocking, and I wanted to remind people about a great offering called Google Contributor. With Google Contributor, you contribute a certain amount of money each month. That subscription means that you see fewer ads on the web, and you support the sites that you visit with your money. You get to decide how much to contribute (I do $10/month, but for example you can do $2/month if you prefer). The more you contribute, the fewer ads you see.

7 Useful Google Cheatsheets – Download for Free! I know that our readers love cheat sheets: our last year’s post listing SEO cheatsheets had a great response. This week I have collected another set of useful lists that will allow you to use Google services to their full potential. Enjoy! Google bomb A Google bomb on March 31st, 2013. Despite Google's intervention, some of the first search results still refer to Bush. The terms Google bomb and Googlewashing refer to the practice of causing a web page to rank highly in search engine results for unrelated or off-topic search terms by linking heavily.

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