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Google Given Right to Appeal in Safari Cookies Case

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The U.K. Supreme Court has granted permission in part for Google to appeal against a ruling relating to a dispute over the user information through cookies via use of the Apple Safari browser. The U.K. Supreme Court has granted permission in part for Google to appeal against a ruling relating to a dispute over the user information through cookies via use of the Apple Safari browser. 0 Comments

Content Marketing: Big Publicized Events Or Continuous Engagement?

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Brands mainly use two content marketing approaches, each of which has unique advantages and disadvantages that may make the approach more applicable to your business model and customer base. Brands mainly use two content marketing approaches, each of which has unique advantages and disadvantages that may make the approach more applicable to your business model and customer base. 0 Comments

TAG, Google Program to Block Invalid Data-Center Traffic

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Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAG’s new program will tap into Google’s internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers. Data center traffic is one of many types of nonhuman or illegitimate ad traffic. TAG’s new program will tap into Google’s internal data-center blacklist to filter bots that are ran in data centers. 0 Comments

Google Job Ad Demonstrates Data Focus

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Big data has recently become enmeshed in every aspect of marketing and SEO is no different, as demonstrated by a recent job posting for an SEO program manager at Google. Big data has recently become enmeshed in every aspect of marketing and SEO is no different, as demonstrated by a recent job posting for an SEO program manager at Google. 0 Comments

Bing Data Reveals Purchase-Powerful Audience

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New audience stats for Bing advertisers reveals a wealthy audience - one-third has a household income of six figures - that spends 22 percent more time online than the average Internet user. New audience stats for Bing advertisers reveals a wealthy audience - one-third has a household income of six figures - that spends 22 percent more time online than the average Internet user. 0 Comments

Bing Ads Improves Age and Gender Targeting

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Bing ads has recently doubled its global coverage of demographic data from search and display behavior, allowing advertisers to better target consumers by age and gender. Bing ads has recently doubled its global coverage of demographic data from search and display behavior, allowing advertisers to better target consumers by age and gender. 0 Comments

Yahoo Powering Search Results with Google

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Since Yahoo loosened the restrictions of its partnership with Microsoft last April, the company seems to be testing out Google powered search results. Since Yahoo loosened the restrictions of its partnership with Microsoft last April, the company seems to be testing out Google powered search results. 0 Comments

Uber Buys Microsoft's Mapping Tech to Lessen Reliance on Google Maps

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Uber has purchased Bing mapping technology and absorbed 100 Bing Maps employees in an effort to build its own geo-location data. The move could allow the company to break ties with Google Maps. Uber has purchased Bing mapping technology and absorbed 100 Bing Maps employees in an effort to build its own geo-location data. The move could allow the company to break ties with Google Maps. 0 Comments

Google Earth Turns Ten and Adds Two New Features

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For its tenth birthday, Google Earth has added two new ways to explore the world: Voyager, which offers 3D city views, and Earth View, a library of Earth's most beautiful places. For its tenth birthday, Google Earth has added two new ways to explore the world: Voyager, which offers 3D city views, and Earth View, a library of Earth's most beautiful places. 0 Comments

Does Thumbtack + Google Ventures = Conflict of Interest?

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Recently, Thumbtack.com was penalized by Google for violating Webmaster Guidelines. Was the penalty removed because of the site's involvement with Google Ventures? Recently, Thumbtack.com was penalized by Google for violating Webmaster Guidelines. Was the penalty removed because of the site's involvement with Google Ventures? 0 Comments

Bing Video Search Gets a Streamlined Makeover

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Bing has redesigned its video search layout to help users find results more quickly by enlarging thumbnails and improving related content suggestions. Bing has redesigned its video search layout to help users find results more quickly by enlarging thumbnails and improving related content suggestions. 0 Comments

Emojis Disappear From Google Search Results

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Google seems to have made good on its promise to remove emojis from search results, since many emojis, including those from Expedia, have disappeared today. Google seems to have made good on its promise to remove emojis from search results, since many emojis, including those from Expedia, have disappeared today. 0 Comments

'Right to Be Forgotten' Laws to Be Strictest in Russia

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If the bill is passed, Russians won't even have to provide the links they want removed, putting the onus on search engines to crawl the entire Internet - an impossible task, says Yandex. If the bill is passed, Russians won't even have to provide the links they want removed, putting the onus on search engines to crawl the entire Internet - an impossible task, says Yandex. 0 Comments

Google Trends Expands to Focus on Real-Time Data

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The new Google Trends homepage displays a carousel of news items that are currently trending, allowing users to explore each on a real-time, minute-by-minute basis. The new Google Trends homepage displays a carousel of news items that are currently trending, allowing users to explore each on a real-time, minute-by-minute basis. 0 Comments