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Surfacing content from iOS apps in Google Search

We’ve been helping users discover relevant content from Android apps in Google search results for a while now. Starting today, we’re bringing App Indexing to iOS apps as well. This means users on both Android and iOS will be able to open mobile app content straight from Google Search. Indexed links from an initial group […]

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App deep linking with goo.gl

Starting now, goo.gl short links function as a single link you can use to all your content — whether that content is in your Android app, iOS app, or website. Once you’ve taken the necessary steps to set up App Indexing for Android and iOS, goo.gl URLs will send users straight to the right page […]

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Google’s handling of new top level domains

With the coming of many new generic top level domains (gTLDs), we’d like to give some insight into how these are handled in Google’s search. We’ve heard and seen questions and misconceptions about the way we treat new top level domains (TLDs), like .guru, .how, or any of the .BRAND gTLDs, for example: Q: How […]

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Google Admits Clicks Impact Your Google My Business Listing Rankings

I believe this is common knowledge in the local SEO world but I don’t think I’ve seen Google come out and say it. Google’s Rahul J from the Google My Business team posted in the Google My Business Help forum four ways to help promote your local listing in the Google search results. The fourth […]

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Google's Near Parameter Still Lets You See Results By Specific Location

So yesterday, Google stripped away the ability to use the Search Tools options in the user interface to show search results as if you are in a specific location. This upset many many SEOs and webmasters, especially the ones who do SEO outside of the US for US customers. The thing is, you can still […]

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12 Years Covering The Search Industry

12 years doesn’t seem that long but when you look back at it, look how much has changed over the years. This site has been around for 12 years today and the basic purpose of the site has not changed. That being, we bring what the industry is talking about to the forefront of the […]

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Fixing “full path disclosure” issues

Whether you’re running a web service or a blog, you should always keep your software fully patched to prevent attacks and minimize your attack surface. Another smart step is to prevent full path disclosures. For example, if your blog or service throws an error like “Warning: require(ABSPATHwp-includes/load.php) [function.require]: failed to open stream: No such file […]

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Google+: A case study on App Download Interstitials

Many mobile sites use promotional app interstitials to encourage users to download their native mobile apps. For some apps, native can provide richer user experiences, and use features of the device that are currently not easy to access on a browser. Because of this, many app owners believe that they should encourage users to install […]

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#NoHacked: How to avoid being the target of hackers

If you publish anything online, one of your top priorities should be security. Getting hacked can negatively affect your online reputation and result in loss of critical and private data. Over the past year Google has noticed a 180% increase in the number of sites getting hacked. While we are working hard to combat this […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: December 2, 2015

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: 12 Years Covering The Search Industry 12 years doesn’t seem that long but when you look back at it, look how much has changed […]

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Four Tools To Break You Out Of The Keyword Research Box

Need inspiration for expanding your keyword research? Columnist Paul Shapiro has some creative suggestions for you. The post Four Tools To Break You Out Of The Keyword Research Box appeared first on Search Engine Land. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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