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Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants Google Shows New Menu Results For Restaurants

Google is showing some users new card-style menu results for restaurants. Allie Brown tweeted a screenshot (via Search Engine Land): Woah, when did Google start pulling menu items into the Knowledge Graph? https://t.co/9SMqJ0QcL2 pic.twitter.com/aOCJ7UMI9s — Allie Brown (@alliebrown89) February 11, …

Cutts: Don’t Worry About Grammatical Errors In Your Blog Comments Cutts: Don’t Worry About Grammatical Errors In Your Blog Comments
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In his latest “Webmaster Help” video, Google’s Matt Cutts answers a question that a lot of people have probably wondered, particularly since Google launched the Panda update in 2011: how do the comments on your blog affect how Google sees …

Google Updated The Page Layout Algorithm Last Week Google Updated The Page Layout Algorithm Last Week
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Google’s Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that the search engine launched a data refresh for its “page layout” algorithm last week. If you’ll recall, this is the Google update that specifically looks at how much content a page has “above …

Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings Yahoo And Yelp Partner On Local Listings

Well this is interesting. We were just talking about how Yelp is growing like a weed, and seems to be unstoppable. We were also talking about how Yahoo is looking for a way out of its partnership with Microsoft, and …

Bing Can Now Tell You How Much Your Bitcoins Are Worth Bing Can Now Tell You How Much Your Bitcoins Are Worth
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2013 was the year of cryptocurrency. Bitcoin, dogecoin and others attempted to decentralize the currency system by creating a method of payment that was anonymous and mostly untraceable. As you can imagine, it became very popular. Now, you may be …

Expedia CEO Calls Google Penalty ‘Speculative’ Expedia CEO Calls Google Penalty ‘Speculative’
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It appeared last month that Expedia had been penalized by Google for its linking practices. Searchmetrics data showed a 25% drop in Google search visibility. Google and Expedia have both remained silent on the issues, but NenadSEO had blogged about …

Cutts Says Google Has Taken Action On Another Link Network Cutts Says Google Has Taken Action On Another Link Network
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Google has been warning that it would be cracking down on link networks in Germany for a couple weeks or so. First, when Matt Cutts said Google was taking action on French link network Buzzea, he noted that Germany was …

Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights Olympic Charter Referenced With Google Doodle Supporting Gay Rights

Google has a doodle up on its homepage throughout the world today celebrating the Olympic Games, but also making a statement in favor of gay rights. Not only does the doodle resemble a rainbow flag, Google has actually quoted the …

Google Makes Changes To Business Page Creation Google Makes Changes To Business Page Creation

Google announced that it is making some changes to how business pages are created. Businesses creating listings in the new Places for Business dashboard will no longer have to wait to complete PIN verification before they can see the +page. …

Google Embeds Big YouTube Videos On Results Pages For Music Tracks Google Embeds Big YouTube Videos On Results Pages For Music Tracks

In another move related to keeping users on Google properties, the search engine is now showing big embedded YouTube videos on the top of search results for a lot of song queries. For example, if you search for “flaming lips …

Google Notifies Webmasters Of Manual Actions Regarding ‘Spammy Structured Markup’ Google Notifies Webmasters Of Manual Actions Regarding ‘Spammy Structured Markup’
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Google wants you to use structured data markup on your site to give it better information, and help it make more compelling search results. “If Google understands the markup on your pages, it can use this information to add rich …

See Who Wins The Gold Medal In Curling With Bing See Who Wins The Gold Medal In Curling With Bing

The Winter Olympics are quickly approaching and those who understand what’s good in life are excited to see curling make its triumphant return to television after a four year hiatus. Your life is busy though and you just can’t keep …

Do These Google Search Changes Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough? Do These Google Search Changes Go Too Far Or Not Far Enough?
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As you may know, Google has been in the middle of an EU antitrust investigation into its search business for three years. Google has submitted proposals for a settlement multiple times, only to keep being told to go back to …

Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over? Google Antitrust Probe Finally Over?

Google has reached a settlement with the European Union to end a three-year antitrust investigation. The EU announced this morning that it has obtained “an improved commitments proposal” from the company. In the proposal, Google guarantees that whenever it promotes …

Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories Google Places Adds A Slew Of Business Categories

Google is working on improving and expanding the business categories for Google Places For Business for countries around the world. In fact, they’re adding over 1,000 new categories in the Places dashboard. Google Business community manager Jade Wang posted an …

Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany Google Goes After Link Networks In Germany

Google is turning its focus on cracking down on link networks to Germany. Matt Cutts hinted at this last week when he announced that the company was taking action on French link network Buzzea, and noted in another Tweet that …

Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia Google Adds Street View Imagery To Russia, And For First Time Slovenia

Google has announced the addition of Street View imagery to more towns, cities and sights in Russia, and to Slovenia for the first time. Slovenia makes the fifty-fifth country Google has launched Street View in. “In Russia, our drivers reached …

Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up Google Propaganda, SEO and Why Marketers Need to Wake Up
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As the entire search world knows, Matt Cutts released a post last week – I’m paraphrasing – warning us that Google now considers “low quality guest posting” to be spam under their guidelines and will begin to take action in …

Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal Yahoo Reportedly Plotting Exit From Microsoft Search Deal

Apparently Marissa Mayer and Yahoo are fast-tracking a way out of the company’s “Search Alliance” with Microsoft, which currently sees Bing powering the technology behind Yahoo searches. This is according to Kara Swisher, who is probably more familiar with the …

How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business How This Panda Victim Google-Proofed His Business
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Earlier this week, famous web entrepreneur Jason Calacanis unleashed his new app Inside. It’s a news aggregation service, which has proven immediately addictive to fans. While the app itself is an interesting enough story in its own right, there’s another …

Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck Facebook Graph Search Coming To Mobile ‘Pretty Soon,’ Says Zuck

Facebook may finally be bringing Graph Search to mobile devices soon. In fact, Mark Zuckerberg said as much on the company’s earnings call during the Q&A portion on Wednesday. “Pretty soon, I think, you should expect us to roll out …