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Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search Report: Big-Spending SMBs Prioritize Search

Search engine marketing is the top digital marketing priority for most higher-spending small and medium-sized businesses, according to anew report from BIA/Kelsey. These are businesses spending over $25,000 a year on advertising and promotion. On average, they’re spending $79,000. 60.6% …

Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp Google Maps App Gets Design Revamp

With the release of the latest version of Android, Lollipop, Google has been launching big updates for its major apps. In recent days, we’ve seen announcements about the new Google Calendar and the new Gmail. Google Maps is the latest …

Google: WMT Automated Action Viewer ‘Not On The Horizon’ Google: WMT Automated Action Viewer ‘Not On The Horizon’

Google Webmaster Trends Analyst John Mueller hosted a Webmaster Central Office Hours hangout on Tuesday, and talked about he prospect of Google adding a feature to Webmaster Tools, which would let them know about automated actions that were taken against …

Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box Where Do I Vote? Google’s Election Day Doodle Answers That Question With Polling Place Lookup Box

You may be wondering, “Where do I vote?” Google knows this question is on many people’s minds across the United States today as the midterm elections are underway. Google is taking the opportunity to turn its homepage into a tool …

Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out Google Penguin Update Still Lurking, Keep An Eye Out

It’s been a while since Google launched the most recent version of its famous (or infamous, depending on how you want to look at it) Penguin update. If you haven’t seen any changes in your rankings, don’t assume you’re in …

Matt Cutts Won’t Be Back At Google Any Time Soon Matt Cutts Won’t Be Back At Google Any Time Soon

Back in July, Google’s head of webspam Matt Cutts announced that he was taking an extended leave from work to enjoy his personal life. On Friday, he revealed in a tweet (via Search Engine Roundtable) that he won’t be back …

Halloween Gets Multiple Doodles From Google Halloween Gets Multiple Doodles From Google

While we’ve still got a while to go here in the U.S., it’s already Halloween some parts of the world, and Google is showing a variety of doodles as opposed to one static image as usual. If you navigate over …

Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking Google Webmaster Tools Adds Mobile Usability Tracking

Google announced the addition of a new Mobile Usability feature to Webmaster Tools, which shows you issues Google has found with your site. It includes graphs that look at issues over time, so you can see any progress you’ve made. …

Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search Yahoo Taps Hipmunk For Flight And Hotel Search

Hipmunk announced that it has been named Yahoo’s exclusive flight and hotel search provider, and is now integraed with Yahoo Travel, giving users access to Hipmunk’s own travel search offerings. Hipmunk CEO Adam Goldstein said, “After our recent funding round, …

Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday Jonas Salk Gets A Google Doodle On His 100th Birthday

Jonas Salk is the subject of today’s Google Doodle as the company celebrates what would have been his 100th birthday. Unfortunately, he passed away in 1995. Salk was an American medical researcher and virologist, who is credited with discovering and …

Here’s How To Disable Google’s Sitelinks Search Box Here’s How To Disable Google’s Sitelinks Search Box

Last month, Google announced that it is now showing a new and improved sitelinks search box within search results for some sites. Its aim is to help users find specific content on third-party sites more easily. The box is now …

Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update Google Webmaster Guidelines Get An Update

Google announced it’s updating its technical Webmaster Guidelines in light of its recent announcement that its indexing system now renders pages with with CSS and Javascript turned on. The new guideline explains that webmasters should allow Googlebot access to the …

Google Wants To Watch You While You Work Google Wants To Watch You While You Work

Google revealed that it wants to start going to people’s places of business, and watch them work. It says it wants to learn about how it can help you manage your sites easier. Google’s Gary Illyes talked about it in …

Report: Yahoo To Launch New Homepage Next Month Report: Yahoo To Launch New Homepage Next Month

As you may know, Yahoo has been toying around with homepage redesigns again. It really hasn’t been all that long since the company launched a new look, but it apparently feels it’s time to start anew yet again. As reported …

Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers Google Gets Apparent Victory Over German Publishers

Google and publishers in Germany have been going back and forth for years. Well, Google and publishers everywhere have been going back and forth for years, but in Germany, a group of publishers pushed for an ancillary copyright law last …

Yahoo Does Some New Search Personalization Yahoo Does Some New Search Personalization

Yahoo announced that Yahoo Search is now showing personal results for signed-in users, which include upcoming flights, events, and packages. This is across mobile, tablet, and desktop. You can type “package,” or a store’s name, and you’ll see details at …

Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps Apple Gives Business Local Listing Tool For Maps

Apple launched a new way for businesses to verify listings on Apple Maps – Apple Maps Connect. Between the popularity of Apple devices and the company’s increasingly independence from Google services, it’s probably a good idea to make sure you …

Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines Groupon Wants To Get Your Business Found In The Search Engines

Groupon announced what it’s referring to as a “bold initiative to build a page that lives on Groupon and search engines for almost every local business in the United States.” The initiative is called Groupon Pages, and is essentially business …

Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet Google Penguin Update: You May Not Be Safe Just Yet

As you may have heard, Google has launched a new Penguin update. It’s the first one in over a year, and has been anticipated pretty much since the last one. The update brings both good and bad news. It’s good …

Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update Google Finally Launches Another Penguin Update

Update: It turns out the update is not finished rolling out, and will continue to roll-out worldwide over the coming weeks. Read this. Webmasters and SEOs have been waiting for Google to launch a new Penguin update for over a …

Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble? Is Google’s Core Business Actually In Trouble?

Google released its earnings report for the third quarter on Thursday, and while the company managed to post a revenue increase of 20% year-over-year, analysts are concerned by slowing growth in its core ad business, which is how it makes …