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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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Google Says Penguin Refresh Is Still Months Away

Google Says Penguin Refresh Is Still Months Away

Early last month, Google provided webmasters and SEOs with an update on what was going on with Panda and Penguin. The former was said to be coming in two to four weeks from that time, but that never happened. It’s still expected soon, but appears to have been delayed for technical reasons. Penguin, on the other hand, is still quite …

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Here’s How Much Google’s Indexing Of Tweets Has Grown

Here’s How Much Google’s Indexing Of Tweets Has Grown

Earlier this year, after we learned that Google and Twitter had partnered on tweet indexing again, but before any integration was actually announced, Stone Temple Consulting studied how many tweets Google was indexing. Now that the partnership has been in effect for a while, the study has been updated. Have you noticed any direct effects of Google’s new partnership with …

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Can Simply Asking For A Link Now Get You Penalized In Google? [Updated]

Can Simply Asking For A Link Now Get You Penalized In Google? [Updated]

It’s nothing new for Google to try to get webmasters to stop focusing on getting links to help their search rankings. Buying links has long been a major no-no, and has hurt plenty of sites over the years as Google catches on and penalizes them in search results. Now, the company is saying not to even ask for a link. …

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Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

Amazon Search Results Could Be ‘Confusing’ Says Court

If you head over to Amazon and search for MTM watches, you’ll find plenty of results … for Casio watches, Luminox watches, and Suunto watches. Amazon doesn’t sell MTM watches, yet it returns over 50 results for that search. According to MTM (Multi Time Machine Inc.) and now an appeals court, this could constitute a trademark violation. MTM, makers of …

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Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Yahoo Said To Show Google Results Instead Of Bing In Firefox

Well, this is odd. Yahoo is reportedly displaying search results – both organic and paid – that are powered by Google when some users search using Mozilla’s Firefox web browser. That is according to Aaron Wall at SEOBook, who has screenshots comparing the usual Bing-powered version of results and the Google-powered ones. It’s completely unclear just how widespread this is …

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Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google Asks Webmasters About Combining Sites In Search Console (Webmaster Tools)

Google wants to know if webmasters would find it useful to combine different sites in Search Console (formerly Webmaster Tools). The company has a survey out inquiring about the subject. “For example, to view a combined Search Analytics report that includes different URL versions of your site (http and https) and different subdomains (mobile and international subdomains),” Google explains in …

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Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Interstitials May Start Hurting Your Search Rankings

Ahead of Google’s mobile-friendly update in in April, there was talk around the SEO industry that interstitials (content that appears over top of a page, which impedes the process of getting to the desired page) could be looked upon as hurting the mobile user experience, and therefore hurt webmasters in in rankings as Google started to take into account the …

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What Marketers Should Know About The AOL-Bing Deal

What Marketers Should Know About The AOL-Bing Deal

Microsoft and AOL announced a major agreement which sees AOL assuming management and sales responsibilities for all of Microsoft’s display, mobile, and video ad inventory across the U.S., U.K., Canada, Brazil, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, and Japan. AOL will run the ads across Microsoft’s MSN homepage and verticals, Outlook Mail, Xbox, Skype, and in apps. The two companies also made …

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Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Search Interface

Facebook Is Messing Around With Its Search Interface

Update: It seems that this is all related to Facebook’s Trending topics. The addition of the News search option enables you to view search results basically in the format that Facebook already shows trending topics when you click on them. You see different types of results like: “In the Story,” “Friends and Groups,” “Articles,” etc. A Facebook spokesperson tells us, …

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