Avoid duplicate content on your website at all costs or risk being heavily penalized by search engines like Google, or even blacklisted and completely removed from the search engine’s index. This means don’t copy content from another website and put it on your own and try to avoid putting the exact same content on multiple pages on your website.
For years, designers have complained of only being allowed to use Times New Roman, Arial, Verdana, or Courier as marketers and web developers forced the usage of web-friendly fonts for usability and search engine optimization. The idea of these four fonts being known as the web-friendly fonts is quickly becoming extinct.
The Google+ social network has finally launched their Business Pages where companies can now create their own profiles, similar to Facebook pages. While still in its infancy, Google+ Pages allows a company to include a brief description of themselves, their website, photos, contact info, gain followers, and send status updates to those followers.
While this just seems like a splash-in-the-pan compared to all the features Facebook Pages offered, businesses should setup a Google+ Page because more features will be rolled out in the next year and these pages will become part of Google’s search algorithm. In other words, there will be a positive SEO value to setting up a page and doing so sooner may keep your business ahead of the competition.
One thing to keep in mind is that Google+ Pages can only have one administrator at this time, so make sure the right person sets up the account for your company.
Here’s an introductory video from Google:
Of course, SEO items such as having relevant keywords in your content, user-friendly URLs, well optimized Page Titles, etc. are much more important at this time, however this might be a good tip for sites looking to get a slight edge and a jump into improving their website’s speed.