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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 …

Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style Google Drops Links To Competitors In New Search Result Style

Mutliple reports have come out showing a new style of Google result for stock searches, which add additional financial information, but remove links to competing financial sites like yahoo Finance and MSN. TechCrunch shares a screenshot: That’s opposed to the …

Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories Google To Writers: Don’t Upload Articles To Directories
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Google has put out a new “Webmaster Help” video advising webmasters and writers against submitting articles to online article directories. It’s been pretty well-known that Google isn’t incredibly fond of these types of sites for a while now, but the …

Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim) Here’s Google’s Knowledge Graph Being Wrong Again (This Time A Business Is The Victim)

I’ve written a handful of times about how Google’s Knowledge Graph, on occasion, displays erroneous information. At first it seemed kind of rare, but now, I’m seriously beginning to wonder just how often this is happening. Rajni Singh, Associate Manager …

FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached FairSearch Wants To See Google’s Latest Concessions Before A Settlement Is Reached
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As previously reported, Google is said to be near a settlement with the EU over its three-year antitrust investigation. Google, according to Reuters, had submitted a new proposal, and a deal is expected to come within days. FairSearch, a coalition …

Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’ Google Announces Action On Another ‘Link Network’
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Google has steadily been taking out link networks that violate its quality guidelines whenever possible, and Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they’ve taken care of yet another one. This time it’s the French network Buzzea. Today we're taking action …

Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days Google EU Antitrust Settlement Expected In Days

Though this wouldn’t be the first time we thought so, Google and the EU are reportedly very close to finally settling the big antitrust probe that’s been going on for about three years. Of course, this isn’t official yet, but …

Seahawks Dominate Bing Search In 33 States Seahawks Dominate Bing Search In 33 States

On February 2, the Seattle Seahawks and Denver Broncos are going to duke it out in Super Bowl XLVIII. Madden NFL 25 tells us that Broncos are going to win, but Bing tells us a different story. Bing revealed today …

Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels Google To Well-Established Sites: Don’t Coast On Your Laurels
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Google has released some new advice to webmasters of well-established businesses with domains that have been around for a long time. Keep up with the times, or you’ll be left behind. Said advice comes in the form of a “Webmaster …