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Bing Ads Reporting Data Outage Begins Restoration

Bing Ads has suffered a major data outage for their reporting tools that is ongoing day-three now. It issued an apology yesterday on Twitter saying Our sincere apologies for the ongoing issues with reporting data.” Here is that tweet: Our sincere apologies for the ongoing issues with reporting data. For updates on a fix: https://t.co/uY4E4aEzES […]

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Android Studio Adds Google App Indexing Integration & Testing

Android Studio 2.0, which was released a few days ago now supports integration with Google App Indexing. Google App Indexing Integration & Testing has been added directly to the studio. If you “add App Indexing into your app helps you re-engage your users,” says Google. “In the first preview of Android Studio 2.0 you could […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: January 20, 2016

Here is a recap of what happened in the search forums today, through the eyes of the Search Engine Roundtable and other search forums on the web. Search Engine Roundtable Stories: Google: Real Time Penguin Algorithm Should Launch In Weeks Gary Illyes from Google did it again, he said on Twitter that he thinks the […]

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Google On AMP Adoption Rate: No Numbers To Share, But Likes Where It's Heading

This morning, Google added AMP error reports to the Google Search Console and Google is heavily pushing AMP onto Google News publishers (yes, I am making an effort to test it here, just starting the process). But are many publishers adopting AMP with all the effort Google is putting into it? Google won’t say, at […]

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Google Revamps Webmaster Home With New Design & Three New Tools

The picture above is an animated GIF of the new Google home page for webmasters at www.google.com/webmasters. Google made the webmaster portal really pretty and fun to walk through. They also added three new tools. Personally, I always bypass this page and go directly into the Google Search Console, but now I might stop by […]

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Extreme Google Search Fluctuations Continue; Likely Not Penguin

I hate to cover these things over the weekend but just like the massive fluctuations we saw last weekend, which turned into a core ranking update as confirmed by Google, we are seeing higher fluctuations over this past weekend. The forums and social media are a mess with weekend chatter. The automated tools that track […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day Google Logo Is Live

Every year on Martin Luther King Jr. day in the United States, Google has a special Google Doodle, logo, for the day. Often it is a picture of Martin Luther King Jr. behind a podium speaking, representing his “I Have a Dream” speech. Not different this year. The Google Doodle page explains: Today’s doodle honors […]

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Tool To Find Mixed Content Issues To Fix Your Broken HTTPS/SSL Lock

John Mueller of Google reshared a post on Google+ originally shared by Google’s Ilya Grigorik with information on a tool that helps webmasters find and ultimately fix those hard to find mixed content issues on your site. You know, when you have a web page someone on your site that has something embedded using HTTP, […]

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Google Testing New Search Ranking Algorithms In The Wild?

There has been this steady chatter for the past few days around webmasters and SEOs seeing ranking changes and fluctuations in the search results. It’s been ever since what I thought were false reports of a Google update earlier this week. The chatter has not died down but it is still what I would consider […]

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Google: Self-Signed SSL Certificate Won't Work For HTTPS Ranking Boost

We know Google has an HTTPS Ranking Boost. Initially when it launched, all it checked was to see if HTTPS was in the URL, but it didn’t check if it was valid or working. A couple months ago, Google began sending out notifications of SSL certificate issues, which shows they may start validating it before […]

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Small Google Update Yesterday? Webmasters Reporting Positive Traffic Signals.

I highly doubt Google did any quality update yesterday, as they said updates like Penguin aren’t happening until next year but with core search algorithms, those are constantly being tweaked. The last update we saw was around December 16th and this was not a confirmed Google update. Now I am seeing some chatter around a […]

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