Answering Featured Snippets Timely, Using Sentence Compression on News

A couple of Augusts ago, I went to a Semantic Business and Technology conference where the head of Yahoo’s Knowledge Graph, Nicolas Torzec, discussed how updates took place to the knowledge graph when some earth-shaking event took place. He told us that they were manually editing information in that knowledge graph. Upon hearing that, I […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: November 29, 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: New Google My Business Settings For Business Notifications Google quietly added a new features to Google My Business Settings at business.google.com/settings that let’s you […]

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Google AdWords Phone Support Number Went Down

Google is like any other company, they have bugs – bugs with search buts with their tools, bugs with their hardware and bugs with their support system. Yesterday, Google confirmed there was an issue with the Google AdWords phone support lines due to a “technical issue.” Google responded to an angry and upset customer on […]

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Share your obsession with SEO & SEM as a team & score BIG at SMX West

Do you manage the search marketing team at your company or agency? Sister site Search Engine Land’s SMX West is the ultimate team-building experience. Members will get must-know SEO, SEM, mobile and conversion optimization tactics at more than 50 sessions and from 100 expert presenters. Not only… Please visit Search Engine Land for the full […]

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Saying goodbye to Content Keywords

In the early days – back when Search Console was still called Webmaster Tools – the content keywords feature was the only way to see what Googlebot found when it crawled a website. It was useful to see that Google was able to crawl your pages at all, or if your site was hacked. In […]

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PPC buyer beware: 3 seedy tactics agencies or consultants use to scare you into services

Wondering if an email or phone call from a PPC agency is legit? Columnist Pauline Jakober shares some tips for weeding out the scammers. The post PPC buyer beware: 3 seedy tactics agencies or consultants use to scare you into services appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full […]

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SEO without SERPs is here with Google Assistant, Home and Amazon Echo. Here’s how to survive.

Columnist Bryson Meunier discusses how the rise of digital assistants will impact how search engine optimization is performed. The post SEO without SERPs is here with Google Assistant, Home and Amazon Echo. Here’s how to survive. appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Ranking Events in Google Search Results

This summer, Google was granted a patent that describes how the search engine might rank events based upon data that might indicate the popularity of those events, without relying on things such as the number of links pointed to pages about those events. The patent involves ranking events that occur in physical locations. Examples of […]

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Shabbat Observers & The Google Interstitials Mobile Penalty

As you all know, on January 10, 2017, Google is releasing their intrusive interstitial mobile penalty – where if your site loads an interstitial that is super annoying and gets in the way of using your mobile site, then Google will slap you with a penalty. What many of you probably don’t know is that […]

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Search Buzz Video Recap: Google EMD Hunt, ProtonMail Bug, AMP, Wix & Shabbat

This week in search, I covered that Google may be prepping for their next EMD, exact match domain, penalty. Google admitted that there was a bug that preventing ProtonMail from ranking in search. Google promised to release more detailed recommendations for the mobile-first index. Googleâs mobile interstitial penalty scares Shabbat observers. Googleâs popular times for […]

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Google Admits A Bug In Search Hurt Gmail's Competitor ProtonMail?

Many of your probably read the Search Risk – How Google Almost Killed ProtonMail story from a month ago – it has been something I’ve been tracking since August. In August, I spotted a message from Matt Cutts on Twitter that sparked my interest. Matt responded to ProtonMail’s tweets of Google intentionally hiding them from […]

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