eMail Scams First Page of Google

Do you get these email scams. Promising to get you on the first Page of Google? They usually come from offshore. We get them every day, numerous times a day. Beware anytime anyone says they will get you on page one of Google! You have to earn Google’s blessing – Do it the right way – read my book!

first page google email scam

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Is Your site Mobile Friendly ?? Better be by May of this Year

Is your site mobile friendly yet??

iPhone Stand

iPhone Stand Manufactured by the Author (shameless plug ; )

Klemen Kloboves from Google said “beginning in May, we’ll start rolling out an update to mobile search results that increases the effect of the ranking signal to help our users find even more pages that are relevant and mobile-friendly.”

Image Search New Ways to Be Found

Bing Adds New Shopping Details to Image Search

This is great news and highlights the importance of getting your images ranked high on the Image Search Engines from Google and Bing.

More and more people are using image search as a way to find products and services. Plus, most of your competitors have not figured this out. Optimizing your images for your keywords so that Google (and Bing) can rank them makes it easier to win with competitive industries or products. The fact that Google (and Bing) have dedicated an entire search engine to this should be an indication of its importance!

Below is an image of Greg’s iPhone Stand which usually ranks #1 on images searches. Notice the little shopping cart icon at the bottom of the image. Click it to make it bigger.


Bing Image Search – “Places To Buy”


Bing Image Search – “Places To Buy”

Bing has launched a feature that adds more data to product images, including competitive  pricing for the same item sold at different stores, reviews and ratings and store availability.

It’s referred to as “Places to Buy Beta” showing the store availability of the product. In the example above it links to where Greg sells his iPhone Stands on Amazon.

This is a Beta test while Bing is rolling out a new image search feature.

Users can simply find the new “Places to Buy Beta” by clicking on the shopping cart option under the image. 

As Covered in Chapter 3 – Overall Highlights of Image Search

YouTube Statistics

YouTube Amazing Statistics and Trends

Our chapter on YouTube is by far the longest and emphasizes one of the fastest growing areas for marketing your business on the internet. Activity on YouTube also increases your ranking on the regular Google search results – as long as you know how to optimize your videos properly.

Most important to know is that YouTube is owned by Google!

youtube statistics

  • It’s the #3 most visited website in the world
  • It’s the #2 most popular search engine right behind Google itself. Yes, technically, it’s a search engine for videos.
  • If you want to know what future generations will be paying attention too, just know that according to a survey by Variety magazine, among US teenagers aged 13 to 18 – their most influential figures are YouTube channels, not mainstream pop stars!     See the Variety YouTube Teenage Pop Star Article here

The Closest We’ll Get to the Google Rules – Rater Guidelines

Google Discloses Their Rules with the Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines

In November of 2015, Google quietly made available a PDF downloadable document called Search Quality Evaluator Guidelines. Folks, this is the closest thing we have ever had to a step by step guideline to what Google thinks is important.

google search quality evaluator


Google even offers a scale for it’s raters to use:

google quality rater scale


We are proud to say that not only do these guidelines validate what we wrote in Greg’s first book in 2008, but our latest book here aligns with Google’s philosophy here as well!

Click here for Google’s Philosophy and you will see #1 is “Focus on the user and all else will follow”

Greg Has Always Stressed White Hat SEO and…

“Provide good content that your visitors will enjoy enough to stick around, share with their friends – and come back for more.”

Below are some points that emphasise this – taken straight from Google itself: