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Daily Search Forum Recap: July 2, 2018

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 Tests Making URL In Search Results Snippets Clickable Eric Hedekar from STAT, a tool that tracks the Google search results, posted on Twitter […]

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Google Maps Business Reviews Fraud Checking Tool

There is this new tool at stopcraponthemap.com that looks for suspicious and fake reviews on Google Maps and tells you which one they think they are. “This tool looks for unnatural review patterns from Google users. It uses several well tested heuristics to detect irregular activity,” the tool writes. “More patterns will be added in […]

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Is YouTube serving up more pre-roll & mid-roll video ads?

SEO consultant and podcast host Dan Shure spotted six total ads displayed during a 17-minute video. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 29, 2018

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: Search Buzz Video Recap: Google Rebrands AdWords, Releases Indexing API, URL Inspector Tool & Speed Update New Details This week we learned that Google […]

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Google: Providing APIs Won't Reduce Search Results Scraping

There was a somewhat fun conversation on Twitter around the new URL inspector tool. Some SEOs are saying that if Google provided an API for this tool, it would reduce scraping of the Google search results. As you know, scraping Google’s search results is against their terms of service and Google is not a fan […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 28, 2018

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 Report: We Reduced Link Spam By Almost Half Google released their web spam report for 2017, the two most shocking numbers released in […]

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Optimize for local SEO and drive more customers to your business

Learn the basics of local SEO and best practices in this handy guide. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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How we fought webspam – Webspam Report 2017

We always want to make sure that when you use Google Search to find information, you get the highest quality results. But, we are aware of many bad actors who are trying to manipulate search ranking and profit from it, which is at odds with our core mission: to organize the world’s information and make […]

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Daily Search Forum Recap: June 27, 2018

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 Rebrands AdWords To Google Ads After Almost 18 Years Google has announced they are rebranding their 17+ year old brand money maker, AdWords, […]

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Google Insights report in Google My Business gets subjective attributes

Learn what your customers think of your business with the new “what your business is known for” report in Google My Business insights. Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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Google On Expanding The Google Indexing API

Yesterday we reported how Google released the Google Indexing API specifically for job posting URLs but if you look closely at the wording, the API can be expanded well beyond just job posting URLs. I asked John Mueller of Google about the possibility of Google expanding the Indexing API beyond just job posting URLs and […]

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