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Google Gets New Logo, ‘Identity Family’

Google Gets New Logo, ‘Identity Family’

There’s a lot of change going on at Google. Last month, the company announced the creation of Alphabet, making Google just one company underneath the larger umbrella which also houses some of its more ambitious endeavors. But Google itself, which has seen a great deal of change over the years, is getting a new look, “identity family,” and “visual language”. …

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GiantGator Launches To Be ‘Most Extensive Search Engine for  Freelance Jobs’

GiantGator Launches To Be ‘Most Extensive Search Engine for Freelance Jobs’

A new freelance job search engine called giantGator launched today, aggregating job postings for freelancers from a number of sources including Freelancer.com, eLance, UpWork, Guru.com, and others. A spokesperson for giantGator tells WebProNews, “Thanks to the Freelancer’s Union study, we know that an estimated 53 million Americans are freelancing – but how many freelance jobs are out there, and how …

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Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku Google Doodle Shines Light On Legendary ‘Big Kahuna’

Duke Kahanamoku (or Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku) is the subject of a new Google doodle honoring his legacy as the man who is largely responsible for spreading the sport of surfing. Kahanamoku, who won five Olympic medals for swimming, and was also known as “The Duke” and “The Big Kahuna,” was born one hundred and twenty-five years ago …

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Deez Nuts Swings Past Hillary Clinton in Google Searches

I’m not sure what to say about Deez Nuts, a 2016 Presidential “candidate” that is currently polling better than the majority of the Republican primary field in multiple states. I mean, it’s funny. Don’t say it’s not. We’re all 12 and this is funny. On the other hand, I’m sad. I’m so sad and I’m scared. Anyway, Deez Nuts is …

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Google’s Twitter Integration Hits Desktop

Google’s Twitter Integration Hits Desktop

In May, Google announced new Twitter integration into its search results on mobile devices. This was the result of a deal between the two companies, which gives Google access to all of Twitter’s tweets in real time. Last week, some in the UK reported seeing a similar feature appearing in results on the desktop. Asked about it, Google said it …

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Google Could Easily Rig an Election with Search Results, Says Study

Google Could Easily Rig an Election with Search Results, Says Study

Search results wield the power to color one’s view of any person, place, or thing. This is a given. And being the far-and-away biggest search engine in the world, Google wields most of that power. Of course, in order to sleep at night, we all have to assume that Google will, ultimately, restrain from using that power to nefarious ends. …

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Bing Warns Searchers About Fake Online Pharmacies

Bing Warns Searchers About Fake Online Pharmacies

Bing is rolling out a new search feature that warns people who may be about to buy some bad medications. Online pharmacies offers customers cheaper, more available drugs – and this can be a dangerous combination. The Food and Drug Administration keeps a list of fake online pharmacies called the Internet Pharmacy Warning Letters, and Bing is using that to …

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Is eBay Still Having Trouble With Google Traffic?

eBay may still be suffering from Google algorithm troubles. Back in May of 2014, Google eBay got hit hard in Google. It came around the same time as one of Google’s Panda updates, but reports indicated it was actually a manual penalty. When eBay reported its quarterly earnings the following July, it was revealed that the penalty cost the company …

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Significant eBay Search Issue Uncovered, Could Be Hurting Sellers

There’s yet another issue happening on eBay that likely isn’t going to sit too well with sellers that many probably aren’t aware is even happening. The finding comes from eCommerce news blog and eBay watchdog eCommerceBytes, which reports that eBay’s search engine is having issues specifically with its Item Specifics and filters. Ina Steiner writes: I worked with a seller …

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Google Play Search Ads Now Available To All

Earlier this year, Google announced that it was expanding paid search advertising to the Google Play store. Given that people frequently go there to search for apps, this seemed like an obvious place for search ads, and it’s still surprising it’s taken Google this long to offer them to app makers. Better late than never though. Google has been testing …

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Etsy Changes How People Find Your Products

Etsy is launching some changes to its search feature aimed at helping users find more items of interest, but the reaction to the changes from sellers is pretty mixed, if not leaning toward negative. When you’re selling products in any online marketplace, the way the search feature works is of great importance. Of course appearing in web searches on search …

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Google Tells Users When To Avoid Businesses

Google announced a new feature that tells users what the busiest times are at millions of places and businesses around the world. It’s basically using the same mobile technology that it uses to tell users about traffic to give them information that might make them want to reconsider visiting a business at certain times. Google explains in a Google+ update: …

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Instagram’s New Focus on Search Should Excite Marketers

In 2013, boasting a little under 100 million users, Instagram finally decided to pay some attention to its web presence. The social network updated its barebones website to finally offer the ability to browse your feed. Before that, Instagram on the web only allowed you to look at user profiles and like photos. Since then, it’s been adding more and …

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Google Gives Manufacturers More Control Over Their Product Listings

Google announced the launch of Google Manufacturer Center, which it describes as a tool for brand manufacturers to help them accurately represent their products to shoppers across Google.com, Google Shopping, and other Google services. Manufacturers can upload product data to the tool to make their product listings better. Data right from the manufacturer will be seen as authoritative. “With more …

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Instagram Finally Brings Search To Web Interface

Instagram announced on Monday that people can now search for people, places, and hashtags on the web. Finally. Instagram has always been a mobile-first service, and until now, the web experience has had little to offer beyond the user’s feed of content from accounts they follow, their own profiles, and the ability to interact with posts and grab their embed …

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Recently Added Google Ranking Signal Benefits Etsy Sellers

It’s a good time to be an Etsy seller as far as visibility in Google search is concerned. Earlier this year, Google announced two major pieces of news with regards to how it ranks search results on mobile devices. The one that got the majority of industry coverage was related to the mobile-friendliness of sites. The other was that Google …

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Paid Search Spend Continues Strong Growth In U.S. Driven By Mobile Usage

IgnitionOne released its Q2 2015 Digital Marketing Report this week, highlighting data and trends in search, programmatic display, social, and mobile advertising. The company manages over $1.5 billion in digital spend and tracks over $30 billion in customer revenue. It found “strong” growth in paid search spend in the U.S. for the third consecutive quarter, up 22% year-over-year. According to …

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Google Makes It Easier For People To Review Businesses On Mobile Devices

Google has made it easier for people to review businesses using their mobile devices. A tweak to Google’s functionality in mobile browsers has made the process simpler, and that could lead to more reviews for businesses. We’ve seen Yelp become increasingly mobile as mobile unique visitors grew 29% year-over-year while desktop visitors declined. This was two years after the company …

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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

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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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

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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Study Slams Google For ‘Reducing Social Welfare’ With ‘Lower Quality Results’

Columbia Law School professor Tim Wu and Yelp collaborated on a study of Google’s search results, and have declared that Google is hurting the consumer experience of search results by favoring is own content which in some cases may be inferior to organic results that would otherwise be surfaced. The paper was presented at Oxford University’s Antitrust Enforcement Symposium, and …

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Google Adds Pinterest Carousel To Search Results

Google has just given content marketers another reason to make sure Pinterest is a part of their strategies. Now, when users search for Pinterest content on Google from a mobile device, it will display a carousel-style section on the search results page letting them swipe through various content from Pinterest before clicking through to the app or mobile site. Here, …

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Yahoo Tries Another Aggressive Tactic To Get People To Change Default Search

Yahoo is pretty serious about trying to get users to choose its search engine as their default experience. Since last fall, we’ve seen the company try a variety of strategies. Now, they’re even trying to get people to switch to Yahoo when they…install Java updates. That’s the word form The Wall Street Journal, which reports that the company announced a …

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Instagram Just Made Some Big Content Discovery Improvements

Instagram just announced two major improvements in an area where it’s been severely lacking for its entire existence – discovery. There’s a new Explore page with trending tags and places and a more powerful search experience making it easier for users to find people, places, and tags. Instagram says it sees over 70 million photos and videos posted every day. …

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Google Adds Revenge Porn to Short List of Things It Removes from Search Results

Google’s philosophy about what it surfaces in its search results has always been pretty laissez-faire. For the most part, Google prefers to “organize the world’s information” and “reflect the whole web”. To that end, Google only removes content from search on very limited occasions. Just ask Rick Santorum. Today, however, Google is adding another specific type of content to the …

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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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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 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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