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Someone Made A Comic About Matt Cutts And His Leave

Someone Made A Comic About Matt Cutts And His Leave

Ignite Visibility President John Lincoln, who contributes to Search Engine Land on occasion, created a comic about Matt Cutts and his leave from Google. I hate to spoil it, but on the other hand, I don’t really care. It turns out that John Mueller has really been Matt Cutts all along. Last July, Cutts announced he was taking leave from …

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Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Google Names Another Country Where Mobile Searches Have Overtaken Desktop

Last month, Google casually noted in a blog post that mobile searches have overtaken desktop searches in ten countries including the United States and Japan. It didn’t elaborate on what the other countries were. Now, Google has mentioned another country by name. You can add the United Kingdom to that list. Matt Jackson at SocialMediaToday reports: During a presentation at …

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Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google Algorithm Gets Mysterious Jolt

Google changes its algorithm constantly, so an update is hardly newsworthy unless it causes major changes. Something pretty big apparently happened with the algorithm on June 17 – so big that Moz is calling it the “Colossus” update. I don’t know if that name’s going to catch on or not, but according to its MozCast product, which measures the “temperature” …

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Google Trends Goes Real-Time

Google Trends Goes Real-Time

Google just announced its biggest update to Google Trends since 2012 when it merged with Insights for Search. The new version provides users with real-time data about trending searches ranked in order of popularity. On the homepage, there’s a ranked, real-time list of trending stories, which takes into account not only Google searches, but YouTube and Google News searches as …

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What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic?

What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic?

What is the Most Effective SEO Tactic? If you’re trying to gain visibility for your website, you’ve no doubt wondered about the answer to that question at some point. Well, it just happens to be the very thing that Google keeps telling you. It’s about the content. What has been your most effective SEO-related tactic? Discuss in the comments. Google …

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Pinterest Search Gets Smarter Again Thanks To These 5 New Features

Pinterest Search Gets Smarter Again Thanks To These 5 New Features

Pinterest is generally thought of as a visual social network, but the company has been trying to shed that image. It wants people to think of its product as being about the users themselves rather than the user’s friends. While there is certainly a social element, and the content is coming from other people – often people you’re following – …

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Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google Now Displays Fast Food Nutritional Info

Google has displayed nutritional information in search results for about two years now – making it easy for you to quickly pull up the calorie counts for a head of cauliflower, or a bunch of grapes, for instance. Now, Google is expanding this to include nutritional info on popular fast food items. If you search “calories in big mac”, for …

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‘Not Provided’ To Expand As Bing Encrypts Search Data

‘Not Provided’ To Expand As Bing Encrypts Search Data

Microsoft announced that Bing will start encrypting search traffic by default meaning that like much of your Google traffic in Google Analytics, you’ll start seeing “not provided” for query data from Bing. Google started doing this back in 2011. It’s a little surprising that Bing has taken this long to follow suit, but they’re doing so now nevertheless. Bing’s Duane …

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Will Google Have To Censor Search Results On A Global Basis?

Will Google Have To Censor Search Results On A Global Basis?

Google may end up having to censor its search results around the world, including on Google.com, just as it has been forced to do with certain European versions of its search engine. One of 2014’s big search industry stories was Google being forced to comply with a “right to be forgotten” regulation in the European Union. Ultimately, Google has had …

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Bing Sheds Light On Yahoo Click Volume

Last month, Microsoft and Yahoo announced some changes to their ongoing search and advertising partnership. Under the new terms, Yahoo would gain increased flexibility to enhance its own search experience on any platform. Also as part of the agreement, Microsoft would be the exclusive salesforce for ads delivered by its own Bing Ads platform, and Yahoo would continue to be …

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Vine Gets Search Improvements

Twitter seems to be much more interested in giving its users a better search experience these days. It recently launched a revamped search experience for Twitter.com. Now its Vine mobile apps are getting a search upgrade. The company announced today that you’ll now be able to go to the explore tab, enter a word, phrase, or account, and get actual …

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Google Penalizes Site It Invests In

Google has penalized a company that it backs financially in search results, by taking manual action on it for apparently violating its guidelines. Last year, Google launched Google Capital, a growth equity fund to fund growth-stage businesses. The eighth company it invested in was Thumbtack, a site that introduces people to “qualified professionals” in hundreds of categories to help them …

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