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About Nell Terry

Nell Terry is a tech news junkie, fledgling Internet marketer and staff writer for'SiteProNews, one of the Web's foremost webmaster and tech news blogs. She thrives on social media, web design, and uncovering the truth about all the newest marketing fads that pop up all over the 'net. Find out more about Nell by visiting her online portfolio at Content by Nell.

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Have you heard about the wave of hacked Gmail accounts plaguing the Net over the past couple of years? It’s the reason Big G’s been doubling up its security efforts by adding features such as two-step verification for accountholders. Password protection ain’t what it used to be, and even the most complex string of characters […]

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Lately, when I log into my Google Analytics account to view my blog’s stats, it seems like the list of keywords people use to find my site is beginning to dwindle. I still see the usual assortment of interesting (and, occasionally, downright weird) search queries that people type into Big G’s search bar before they […]

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A few months ago, I read that employers were demanding Facebook passwords from potential employees. I was incredulous — that had to be illegal, right? Turns out, it wasn’t. In fact, the gross breech of personal privacy was rapidly becoming standard practice for many big firms across the United States. Job candidates were required to […]

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The possibility of a Facebook search engine has been giving Google the sweats for quite some time now. The search giant may be the most powerful Internet company in the world, but Zuck and Co. have something that it needs more than anything: mountains of valuable personal user data. Big G has long feared that […]

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Ever wonder how much dough those search marketers are raking in? Yeah, me too. Professionals who carry the title tend to keep pretty hush-hush about their earnings, but an agency called SEMPO manages to dig up the goods each and every year. SEMPO is a worldwide not-for-profit agency that represents search and digital marketing professionals. […]

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I talk a lot of smack about Google, but I need to come clean with you guys about something. I simply adore the Google Chrome browser for general web surfing. It’s lightweight, highly intuitive, and a downright pleasure to use. However, I never sign into my Google account on Chrome. Google always gripes me out, […]

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Looks like Google may not be getting off the hook as easily as it did when the FTC’s probe wrapped up in early January. There’s been speculation across the board that the European Union will come down hard on the search giant when it finally announced its findings, and now that argument’s finally grown some […]

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Heads up, my interweb amigos! Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, has just released another Webmaster Help video on YouTube. This time, the topic de jour is negative SEO and ways in which webmasters can fight back against the practice. You may remember the subject rearing its ugly head a few months back. What […]

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The verdict is in, folks. After months of hoop jumping and a highly criticized last-minute delay, the FTC has finally issued a ruling for its 19-month Google probe. The probe centered on Google’s alleged manipulation of search results to highlight its own products at the expense of its competition. Accusers claimed that Google was abusing […]

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I recently came across a couple of articles on WebProNews and Search Engine Roundtable that both reported on Google’s new found inability (or unwillingness?) to continue blocking sites that users specify they don’t want displayed in their search results. According to a Google employee in a recent official product forum thread, this was a “known […]

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Remember e-mail marketing? Many consider the practice a dying art; a marketing technique that’s fallen by the wayside in favor of social media. Well, things are starting to look up for the old school Internet marketing method. The ‘Q3 2012 North America E-mail Trends and Benchmarks report’ () was just released by Epsilon (a major […]

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Have you used Google’s “disavow links” tool to manicure the backlink profile of your website yet? If not, prepare yourself for some bumps in the road if you should decide to give it a go. The tool’s been around for a few months now, and reports are finally beginning to surface about its effectiveness removing […]

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2012 has arguably been a more eventful year for Google than the past few years combined. I should know – I write about this stuff. All year long, I read more news about the search giant than my brain could reasonably handle. Needless to say, I was never short on good material. However, I don’t […]

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The United States laid down the law on December 13, 2012: No dice, ITU. An official statement by Terry Kramer sealed the deal, and the U.S. ambassador had this to say to those in attendance at the World Conference on International Telecommunications: “It is with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that […]

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Happy end of the year, fellow Internet addicts! Matt Cutts just released a new Webmaster Help video – and this one’s short and sweet. In it, Matt Cutts, head of Google’s webspam team, offers up a few tidbits of advice… things to add to your final 2012 “to-do” list before you ring in the New […]

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