This week’s search tips of the week cover the latest Google Algorithm update, the power of nudges, modern technical SEO, a guide to advanced search operators, and the relevance of market research.

Penguin Spam Report – If you see a spam site that is still ranking after the latest Penguin webspam algorithm, here’s where you can tell Google about it.

The Power of The Nudge: How to Convert Visitors Into Customers – Words have a lot of power. An addition of a word or a removal of one can drastically affect your conversion rates.

Modern Technical SEO presentation by Will Critchlow at the Boston SearchLove conference:

Advanced Search Operators Guide: Tips for Searching the Web from SEO Experts – Refining your search results with handy operators can help us perform a number of SEO tasks and save youe time while we’re at it.

Conducting Market Research Before Investing in Tactical Execution (Whiteboard Friday) – Rand Fishkin discusses why building out a research-based roadmap before you start you building your tactics (like SEO, content, and social campaigns) will help boost your chance of success:

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About Alex Rascanu

Alex Rascanu is a digital marketing strategist and speaker. Director of Online New Business Development at The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation. Founder of EVENTS&. Organizer of the Marketers Unbound event series.