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Is eBay Still Having Trouble With Google Traffic?

Is eBay Still Having Trouble With Google Traffic?

eBay may still be suffering from Google algorithm troubles. Back in May of 2014, Google eBay got hit hard in Google. It came around the same time as one of Google’s Panda updates, but reports indicated it was actually a manual penalty. When eBay reported its quarterly earnings the following July, it was revealed that the penalty cost the company …

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Here’s Why Google’s Panda Update Is So Slow

Here’s Why Google’s Panda Update Is So Slow

Google’s latest Panda refresh is running really slowly, which pretty much adds insult to injury for sites negatively impacted by the previous one, which rolled out all the way back in October. When that one rolled out, Google implied that things would start moving with it more smoothly. After that, it took a surprisingly long time for Google to finally …

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Law That Forced Google News To Shut Down In Spain Has Really Screwed Things Up

Law That Forced Google News To Shut Down In Spain Has Really Screwed Things Up

Back in December, Google announced that it was shutting down Google News in Spain as the result of a new law in that country that requires every Spanish publication to charge Google and other news aggregation services to show snippets from those publications regardless of whether or not the publisher actually wants it that way. As you may know, some …

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Google Tells Users When To Avoid Businesses

Google Tells Users When To Avoid Businesses

Google announced a new feature that tells users what the busiest times are at millions of places and businesses around the world. It’s basically using the same mobile technology that it uses to tell users about traffic to give them information that might make them want to reconsider visiting a business at certain times. Google explains in a Google+ update: …

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Google Urges You To Reconsider Using These

Google Urges You To Reconsider Using These

Google shared some results of some testing it conducted with interstitials. This is of particular interest since the company has indicated using them will likely start impacting your search rankings in a negative way. Have you used interstitials on mobile content? Have you noticed any impact on your search visibility that appears to be related? Discuss. Google looked at behavior …

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Is Google’s Latest Panda Refresh Too Slow?

Is Google’s Latest Panda Refresh Too Slow?

Last Friday, Google confirmed that it had finally begun rolling out a refresh to its infamous Panda algorithm the prior weekend. It’s still rolling out as the company said it would take “a few months” to complete. Are Google’s Panda refreshes too slow and far between? Share your thoughts in the comments. The update, Google’s Gary Illyes said, affects 2 …

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Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Bing, Like Google, Will Now Yank Revenge Porn Results

Microsoft has joined Google in taking a stand against revenge porn. The company has announced that upon request, it will pull search results from Bing that direct users to sexually explicit content shared without the subject’s consent. It’ll also remove content from OneDrive and Xbox Live. “Much needs to be done to address the problem. As a first step, we …

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Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google Gives An Update On How It Handles New gTLDs

Google is letting webmasters know about how it handles new top level domains. The company says that as many new generic TLDs become available, it wants to provide some insight into how they’re handled in Google search as it has seen and heard a lot of misconceptions about the topic. The most important thing to note is that Google will …

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Instagram Finally Brings Search To Web Interface

Instagram Finally Brings Search To Web Interface

Instagram announced on Monday that people can now search for people, places, and hashtags on the web. Finally. Instagram has always been a mobile-first service, and until now, the web experience has had little to offer beyond the user’s feed of content from accounts they follow, their own profiles, and the ability to interact with posts and grab their embed …

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Google Shows More Local Business Results Than Bing Or Yahoo

Google Shows More Local Business Results Than Bing Or Yahoo

According to a new report from local search marketing company BrightLocal, Google is more generous to local businesses than other search engines. Google, it says, displays more local pack results than Yahoo or bing, and is most confident inn the quality of its local data compared to Yahoo or Bing. Still, local businesses are being squeezed out of organic positions …

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Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Is This Google Ranking Signal Getting Stronger?

Update: Search Engine Roundtable says there was no update on the date Enge points to. While we certainly don’t know for sure, there are signs that Google could be turning up the dial on just how impactful mobile-friendliness is as a ranking signal for websites. Do you think it should be a greater signal for ranking? Let us know in …

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Google Is Changing How It Sends Webmasters Messages

Google Is Changing How It Sends Webmasters Messages

Google announced that over the coming weeks it’s going to be changing the way it sends messages in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools) and to whom it sends them. Google Webmaster Trends analyst Gary Illyes announced this in a post on Google+ on Tuesday morning (via Search Engine Land). Here’s how he described the changes: After the change, we will …

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