2015

Are Google now buying exact match domains?

by Matt Barnes

Earlier this week, we saw Larry Page and Sergey Brin announce that they are setting up an umbrella company called Alphabet inc. that would become a conglomerate for a large amount of companies owned previously by Google itself. In the light of this move, Larry and Sergey appointed Sundar Pichai as the new CEO of Google.

As part of the change, it was of course time for a new domain. Google's Alphabet Inc. website uses the relatively new .xyz top-level domain which was made open to use in early June 2014 as part of ICANN's new generic top-level domain program. Following the announcement of Alphabet inc. it was discovered that BMW's fleet management division of BMW are the owners of Alphabet.com where the German car manufacturers advertise their fleet company, Alphabet. BMW have now released a statement saying that they do not intend to give up the Alphabet.com domain and are in fact looking into whether any trademark infringement has taken place – Which made us investigate a little further..

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Google to Acknowledge Mobile Friendly Factors in New Algorithm Update

by Matt Barnes

The official news came just hours ago that the world's leading search engine will be making notable changes to its mobile algorithm. Mobile friendly websites have been a key focus in recent years with businesses looking to appeal to a larger market and make browsing and purchasing on the go

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Did Google Panda Just Update?

by Alex Graves

UPDATE: Google says that there was no update over the weekend Well it seems that the online community are questioning whether Google were busy over the bank holiday weekend, with speculation and thoughts being discussed on a widespread basis towards whether Google had pushed an update of their Google Panda

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LeadGen+ : Unboxing a fast WordPress theme

by Kean Richmond

Recently LeadGen+, a premium WordPress theme, from WP Juice launched claiming, amongst other things, unrivalled speed. Within the sales blurb of their website they profess to score 100 out of 100 on Pagespeed Insights and Pingdom Tools; a task we’ve attempted on some of our own websites and always come

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Google Roll Out Mass of ‘Cannot Access CSS and JS’ Notices

by Alex Graves

With the announcement that Google had finally begun their rollout of the latest version of Google Panda (4.2) we knew that as soon as they noted that the changes would take ‘a couple of months' to completely take effect, this was never going to be a notice free roll out

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