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Google’s Twitter Update Is About To Hit

Long story short, what you say and what others say about you on Twitter may start mattering a lot more. Do you expect to benefit from Google’s coming Twitter integration? Let us know in the comments. We learned in February that Google and Twitter struck a new deal that will see Google indexing tweets in real time. Initial reports indicated …

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Impacted By Google’s Mobile-Friendly Update?

On April 21, Google began rolling out its mobile-friendly update, which makes the mobile-friendliness of a site a ranking signal. It has largely become known as “Mobilegeddon” by publications with a flare for the dramatic, as this name was given to it before it even launched or its effects were even felt. Were you prepared for the update? Was it …

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Google’s Mobile-Friendly Reportedly Hurting Law Sites

This week, Google began rolling out its dreaded mobile-friendly update. It’s unclear exactly how long it will take for the roll-out to complete, but it sounds like it will be at least a full week, based on what Google has said. The company did indicate that it has rolled out completely in at least some of its data centers. “So …

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Yelp Shares Findings On Consumer Reservations

Yelp is sharing some findings from a national survey it commissioned from Nielsen to “get intel on how consumers across the country are making reservations.” This comes as the company is rolling out Yelp Now, a recently announced search tool for reservations and ordering. The feature enables users to filter search results to show businesses with available reservations based on …

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Google Penguin Turns 3, Still Frustrates Webmasters

The Google Penguin Update is now three years old (hat tip to Barry Schwartz for keeping tabs on the “holiday”). The update has been the bane of many SEOs’ and webmasters’ existence for all this time, and things really haven’t gotten a whole lot better for some of them, despite promises from Google. The reason the update exists – to …

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Google “Believes” The Doorway Page Algorithm Update Has Rolled Out

Last month, Google announced that it’s cracking down on doorway pages with a new ranking adjustment. At the time, the company said this would launch soon, but didn’t give an exact time frame. It appears that now, the update has already been rolled out. SEOs and webmasters have apparently been largely unable to tell if the the update ever launched, …

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Using Flash Can Really Cost You In Google Now

Google advising websites to use HTML5 instead of Flash for multimedia is nothing new. What is new is that it can directly cost you search rankings now. As you’ve probably hears by now, Google announced a new ranking signal based on websites’ mobile-friendliness. This went into effect beginning earlier this week, though it may take a week or to to …

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Zuck Discusses Facebook Search On Earnings Call

Facebook reported its Q1 earnings on Wednesday, and while it wasn’t talked about a great deal, the subject of Facebook’s efforts in search did come up during the ensuing conference call. In his prepared remarks, CEO Mark Zuckerberg mentioned that Facebook is now seeing over a billion mobile searchers per day. The mobile search number is noteworthy for a couple …

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This Isn’t Really How Yahoo Expects To Compete In Search Is It?

Yahoo held a conference call on Tuesday to discuss its Q1 earnings. Over the course of the call, CEO Marissa Mayer said a lot about search in her prepared remarks before talking about the subject even more in the Q&A session. It turns out that she was apparently alluding to an actual product the company is building, which would aim …

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Yahoo Sheds Light On Search Performance, Future

Yahoo reported is Q1 financial results on Tuesday with revenues of $1.04 billion, down from $1.08 billion from the same period last year. The company missed on the bottom line and on net revenue, but the search business has clearly received a major injection of new life thanks to the company’s partnership with Mozilla. The company reported an increase in …

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Google Looks To Ease Frustrations As Mobile-Friendly Signal Rolls Out

Google posted a pair of blog posts about its new mobile-friendly update which has the webmaster world and businesses around the web on their toes. As you probably know, “Mobilegeddon,” or the new ranking signal began to roll out today. Google has said that it might take weeks for it to be completely rolled out. In the meantime, Google is …

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Yahoo Could Still Drop Microsoft Soon

Last week, Yahoo and Microsoft announced that they have reworked the terms of their search partnership after extending a deadline for coming to new terms. This followed speculation that Yahoo could put an end to the companies’ relationship, as CEO Marissa Mayer’s alleged unhappiness with the deal has been widely reported in the past. The companies decided to stay together, …

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