All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Google’

Businesses Brace For Major Google Update

About two months ago, Google announced two mobile-related algorithm changes. While it was somewhat surprising that Google announced them so clearly, the actual changes were not all that surprising. The first one was based on app indexing, which Google has been getting off the ground for the past year or so. It was already in effect the time of the …

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More European Regulatory Interest In Search Emerges

Google has been under investigation by the EU for five years, and last week, the European Commission sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the market for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product in general search pages. It also announced a probe into the company’s Android business. …

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Yahoo Emails Users To Tell Them To Stay Safe With Firefox

Yahoo really wants its users to to “stay secure & protected across the web,” and thinks the best course of action for them to attain such security is to get Firefox. At least that’s the message the company is sending Yahoo Mail users: As you can see, the message is strictly in the interest of users’ safety. “Firefox is loaded …

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Google Does More With Recently Added Ranking Signal

Google announced on Thursday that it has indexed 30 billion links within apps, and that it will now show Android users apps in search results even if the user hasn’t already installed them. This is the latest move by the search engine to further integrate the app ecosystem into search and improve mobile results. Are you taking advantage of Google’s …

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Should Google Be Slapped With Antitrust Action?

After a five-year long investigation, the European Commissioned announced it has sent a Statement of Objections to Google alleging it has abused its dominant position in the markets for general internet search services by favoring its own comparison shopping product in general search pages. The commission says this infringes on EU antitrust rules because “it stifles competition and harms consumers”. …

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Google Is Reportedly About To Be Hit With Antitrust Charges In Europe

Earlier this month, we heard that the European Commission was about to “move against” Google, “setting the stage for charges” against the search giant after a five-year-long investigation and several attempts by Google to settle. Now, the WSJ is reporting again that Europe’s antitrust regulator has indeed decided to file formal charges. This will be the EU’s largest antitrust case …

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Survey Looks At Sites’ Readiness For Google’s Mobile-Friendly Signal

Google is about to launch its previously announced mobile-friendly ranking signal on April 21. gShift has released some new survey findings about industry sentiment and readiness for the update. It finds that digital marketers have mixed views on whether or not it will impact their business. They surveyed 275 digital marketers across the retail, travel, and automotive industries. It’s a …

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When Was the First Mail Delivered via the Pony Express? Playable Google Doodle Honors 155th Anniversary

Google is trying to make sure you don’t get anything done at work today – something at which the company excels. Today’s homepage features a playable Google Doodle honoring the most famous mail service of all time. When was the first mail delivered via the Pony Express? 155 years ago today, in fact. To celebrate this important day in history, …

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Google Maps Exposes Snowden’s Snow Den Inside the White House

One minute he’s in Russia – the next he’s set up shop inside The White House. This Edward Snowden sure is a character. If you check out the White House on Google Maps right now, you’ll see an interesting listing nestled between the Rose Garden and the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden. Tucked inside the front of the Presidential home is a …

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Google’s ‘Transparency’ Under Fire Again

Google’s transparency is being called into question again in light of mixed messages it’s been sending webmasters about its two most famous algorithm updates – Panda and Penguin – both of which can have a devastating impact on businesses unfortunate enough to be hit by them. Are you content with Google’s level of transparency about its search updates? Let us …

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AdWords Accounts With Multiple Campaign Types Get Improved Reporting

Google said it’s about to roll out three new features in AdWords that will help multi-channel advertisers manage their reporting and find insights that matter most more easily. These include the ability to find your account by campaign type, the ability to see more relevant columns more quickly, and the ability to apply column sets based on goals. “For advertisers …

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Google Panda Update MIA For About Six Months

What happened to the Google Panda update? It seems to have gone missing for about six months after Google last officially confirmed a refresh in September. Those keeping track indicate that it hasn’t been updated or refreshed at all since October (the company had said it would be a slow rollout in the first place). “Based on user (and webmaster!) …

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