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    Google just released its "Year In Search" review that looks at the most popular keyword queries for 2014. As always, the top charts provide good insight into what captured our hearts and minds this past year. Beyond just commentary on the state of our society, these trends can be instructive to search marketers the world over.
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    There is a school of thought in the SEM world that believes the cure for all evils is simple: Do more! More keywords, more ad text, more landing pages, more targeting! Sometimes doing "more" is necessary and valuable; often, however, the result is "diworsification," where "a business that diversifies too widely, risks destroying their original business, because management time, energy and resources are diverted from the original investment."
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