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Google reveals its top 10 SEO tips

Thursday, 28 June 2012 | By Oliver Milman

3-google-appsIt takes a lot to match Apple when it comes to high-profile tech unveilings, but Google made a good fist of it this week.


The search engine giant unveiled its surge into the hardware market with its first tablet, the Nexus 7 and Google Glass, a futuristic-looking device that allows you to view ‘augmented reality’ through a pair of glasses.


The verdict is already in from field testers of the Nexus 7, while this rather wonderful video shows exactly what it’s like to wear a pair of Google’s fancy goggles.


With Microsoft recently joining Google in the battle for tablet customers, it appears that small business owners will have plenty of choice in the year ahead.


But what gadgets do you really need in order to run your start-up effectively? Here’s a list of six gadgets you really need (if you had a little more money than you probably have right now).


Most business owners still think of Google as primarily a gateway to customers. With the online space becoming ever more crowded, how do you get people to visit your site?


Helpfully, Google has put together some top SEO tips in a handy video. Some of the more interesting tips include:

  • Don’t bother with meta keywords tags. Google ignores it for search.
  • Sign up for email forwarding. Google can forward you notifications regarding issues with your site that could dent your search ranking.
  • Use Google's Webmaster Tools to search for the keywords related to your domain name.

Take a look at the full video for all of the tips:



    On the flipside, here are five of the worst search engine mistakes you can make, and how you can avoid them.


    Finally, what kind of executive perk do you reward yourself? A mug of tea or something stronger at the end of a busy day? If so, you have a long way to go to match the lifestyle of the US’ top CEOs.